Second grade is working on addition and subtraction. While computational fluency and automaticity are very important, it's also important for students how to use and interpret the tools around them. Understanding how to correctly use a number line to solve a math problem is a form of literacy. The second graders had fun practicing with this number line, but in the future, we will find one that has no advertising!
The Britannica Learning Zone can be found in GALILEO within the Britannica Elementary encyclopedia link. The kiddos loved using the DRAW feature today! Students are free to do free style but they also have the option to select a model to draw. Below, students drew a rabbit and a stuffed bear! A good time was had by all!
Second grade had a fun visit by Puppet Maker Extraordinaire Heidi Carpenter. Ms Carpenter is UBER talented because not only can she do puppet shows, but she makes her very own puppets. Today our students were treated to a behind the scenes look at what goes into making various types of puppets. She talked about using all sorts of household items and things that can be purchased a thrift store. Ms Carpenter always sees the potential to create a puppet so she is always on the lookout for "stuff" she can use! Thank you so much for coming and teaching us about making puppets. This fits into our theme of "KidVentor" (kids who invent and create). We love you and all of your puppets Ms Carpenter. Thank you also to Ms Rich for helping arrange this awesome session! See our slideshow below and enjoy the puppets!
Sue Levine is a Teacher-Librarian in Atlanta, GA.