The second grade classes were working on their presentations for Black History Month again this year. For three weeks they researched, planned, and practiced. This year was a bit different from last year - this year, instead of posters, they used the iPad app "Haiku Deck" to create digital presentations to display the information they learned. Finally the day arrived for them to present and they did an EXCELLENT job! They performed in front of all four classes of their second grade peers. I was so proud of each of the groups. Please take a look at the videos of their presentations. If you have time, you can click the links below to see their Haiku Deck presentations!
Oprah Winfrey: http://www.haikudeck.com/p/a05X9ST25A
Barack Obama: http://www.haikudeck.com/p/yNSakX55hP
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: http://www.haikudeck.com/p/FcPAU7iiFh
George Washington Carver: http://www.haikudeck.com/p/gRBsq8742T
Jackie Robinson: http://www.haikudeck.com/p/wHkwO0S8ZU
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
George Washington Carver
Jack was our class Flying Falcon of the Month for January! Jack is an awesome student and I am so glad he's in our class. Here is what his classmates had to say about him:
Jack deserves to be the flying falcon because he is my best friend and he is helpful and great. He talks to no one when he shouldn’t be talking. Jack is a great writer because he writes a lot of good stories. Jack deserves flying falcon because he does his work. He is the best friend in the whole entire world. Jack is nice cause when the teacher tells him to help any student he will go to someone. Jack deserves to be flying falcon because he always tries his best and he respects every one. Jack is a good kid he is nice and funny, he's really cool and deserves flying falcon of the month. Jack deserves it because he bought everyone something from Snack Shack instead of keeping it to himself. He always stays on task. Jack is a great flying falcon because he is always listening and because he's kind friend to everyone.
Keep up the great work, Jack!
Hayleigh was chosen to be our Flying Falcon of the month in December! I am so proud to have Hayleigh in my class. Here are some of the things her classmates had to say about her:
Hayleigh is a good role model to everybody. She works quietly. She is a good listener and at recess she offers to play if you want to play with her – that is nice. She always does her work and tries hard every time. She asks good questions. She always raises her hand and she never goes to yellow. Whenever we are not supposed to talk – she doesn’t talk. She only talks when she is supposed to like when you are supposed to answer a question. She read the books in her head quietly. She is a kind friend. She listens to the teacher or listens to the books that the teachers read. If somebody skins their knee up then Hayleigh will come and help them. She doesn’t hardly ever get in trouble by the teacher because she always pays attention. If someone doesn’t have anyone to play with at recess then she will walk to them and ask if they want to play.
Thank you Hayleigh, for always being a great person! Keep it up!
India was chosen to be our Flying Falcon of the Month for November! I don't think there is anyone more deserving than India. She is a great kid with an awesome attitude. Here is what India's classmates had to say:
India should be the flying falcon because she is a great friend. She always works hard. India deserves to be the flying falcon of the month because she listens and follows the rules and she is nice to people. India is the flying falcon and she is a good girl. I like her shirts always and she says thank you. India is so nice. She will walk up to you and help you without the teacher telling her to. She is always quiet in class and follows the rules. She deserves it because she would come in the classroom with a good attitude! India is nice to me and she is a good kid. She is helpful in math groups. India always tries her best.
Thanks for setting such a great example, India!
Ty was chosen to be October's Flying Falcon of the month for our class! Ty is an amazing kid with great character. Here is what his classmates had to say about him:
Ty deserves to be the flying falcon because he is remarkable. He is always being helpful and nice to everyone. Ty deserves to be the flying falcon because he is so nice and he is good. He is a great friend who likes to help people. He deserves it because he goes up to somebody and helps them when they need it. Ty deserves to be the Flying Falcon because he is nice to other people. Ty never turns his frog any days because he follows the rules all the time. Ty always tries his best. Ty is a good flying falcon and it is cool but Ty is the best and he can be the falcon forever - keep it up!
Thank you, Ty, for always doing your best and being a great kid!
Joshua was our Falcon of the Month for September! He is a fabulous kid and I am so glad he's in my class. Here is what his 2nd grade classmates had to say about him:
Of course Joshua deserves it he did not move his clip once and he’s a very, very, very good friend to every one. Joshua deserves to be the flying falcon of the month because he is good. He never shouts out. I think that he earned it. He deserves it because he listens! Joshua deserves the flying falcon of the month because he is a nice friend. I think that Joshua deserves to be the flying falcon because he follows directions. He deserves to be a flying falcon of the month because he is a good student and because he always follows directions. He is good and Joshua didn’t get yellow. He loves to be good and he deserves to be a flying falcon. He always tries his best. I always believed in him and always will. Joshua deserves flying falcon of the month because he's relay nice!
Keep up the great work Joshua! You rock!
The new school year has begun and I can't even begin to express how much I love our new class. This time of year always causes my heart to be a bit conflicted. There are so many feelings rolling around that I'm always a bit confused. When students from last year come to visit I feel proud remembering how much they learned during their time with me, and that I did my best to prepare them for the world ahead. I'm always a bit nostalgic and begin to miss them terribly. I love each and every one of them, and, much like a parent it's hard to let them go on and continue growing up.
Then it happens. The new students walk through the door. We are all a bit nervous wondering how the year will begin. All of a sudden, I get that first hug - a little boy tells me how glad he is that I'm his teacher - I see the relieved smile from a parent... at it's all over. I give my heart away to a new group of young minds. Just look at those faces! I can just tell this is going to be a great year. Super duper great. Will this class be remarkable? Undoubtedly yes. Not in the same way as last year's class. They will be their own type of remarkable. I can't wait to grow with them.
The second grade classes have been working on their presentations for Black History Month. They worked hard for three weeks researching, planning, and practicing. Finally the day arrived for them to present and they did a WONDERFUL job! They performed in front of all three classes of their second grade peers. I was so proud of each of the groups. Please take a look at the student blog posts about each of their projects.