Second graders had a fun "Cruise" day this week. We spent the morning doing fun activities to review different concepts that we've learned thoughout the school year. In the afternoon we went outside and played lots of fun games and got WET! Thank you to all of those parents who came to help us! It was a fun afternoon!
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Congratulations to our awesome Second Grade Students of the Month: Jordan, Caden, Carter, Aralyn, Kaitlyn, Dominic, Frances, Ryker, Grace W., Dax, Sam, Claire, Mercedes. (Also: Hayden, Natasha, and Grace J. - Not pictured)
Also, great job to our Buckle Winners this month! Keep practicing those fast facts!
For the past couple of weeks the sixth graders have been studying the Renaissance. Each sixth grader chose a character that was influential during the Renaissance to study in depth and dress up as for the Renaissance Fair. The students looked great in their costumes, delivered fantastic speeches, and entertained with their period dances. Way to go sixth graders!
As part of our unit on maps and globes, second grade students sent Flat Stanley to relatives and friends all over the world. We had so much fun reading all about Flat Stanley's adventures as he returned to the school over the last month. Flat Stanley visited 25 of the 50 states in the United States. He also visited Mexico, Brazil, El Salvador, Canada, New Zealand, France, Austria, Kuwait, and India.
To finish a unit of study on Ancient Greece, the sixth graders competed in the Olympics! The students had a great time building temples, testing their knowledge of ancient civilizations, wrestling (thumb war), throwing the javelin (straws), and throwing the discus (frisbee)!
After writing argumentative essays on whether or not America should keep or get rid of the penny, Mrs. Gregory's class used their arguments to write scripts for a courtroom scene to bring their writing to life. The students did a great job gathering evidence to support their arguments. Each time the the courtroom scene was performed, the jury voted to keep the penny!