This week we continued our study on "trickster tales" which we connected to our second grade theme of change. We looked closely at how "culture changes story" as we read more trickster tales this week. Students worked with partners on one of five different trickster tales, filled in a graphic organizer and then shared out their findings with the class.
This week students completed their final opinion writing paper. Students focused on their opinion of which superhero power they would have if they could have one. Some examples were flying, being invisible, super strength, etc. Students developed reasoning and supporting details for why they would choose that superhero power.
This week we continued our study on shapes and applied our geometry skills to fractions. Students learned how to divide several shapes equally into halves, thirds, and quarters.
This week students continued making observations on our mealworms/beetles. Additionally, students were eager to find that they had a new life to explore in our classroom. I handed students a vial filled with tiny orange balls and ask students to make observations and share what they thought they were. Students guessed seeds, tiny bugs, food, and eggs. After much discussion many students were surprised to learn that they were actually tiny eggs that we will get to observe over the next couple weeks to see what kind of living thing is inside of them!