As I am sure you all realize, we have been very busy learning this year. You children have worked very hard and we have not had very many parties or celebrations in order to make time for our important work.
Here is just small sample of our work this year (we figured this out together):
We have spent:
Over 11,000 minutes studying math
Over 14,000 minutes reading
Over 4,500 minutes dedicated to writing
We have also spent 45-60 minutes a day reading, writing, and talking about science.
In honor of all of this hard work, I proposed to the students some celebrations based upon parties that other second grade classes had this year.
During the last week of school, we will spend the mornings completing art, reading, writing, and math projects. However, during the afternoon, we thought it would be fun to do the following:
June 10, Monday afternoon: bring your favorite board or card game from home to play and share with others. Sorry, Battleship, Yahtzee, and Uno are just some examples!
June 11, Tuesday afternoon: bring your favorite "tech" gadget: ipod, DS, Game Boy, iPad, Kindle (for example) or any other handheld game/tech toy -it cannot be plugged in. Please only send what you feel comfortable sending. There are iPads and a computer here for children as well. :)
June 12, Wednesday afternoon: bring your favorite creative toy. This should be something that involves building a creation. For example: LEGO set, Zoobs, puzzles, Lincoln Logs, Marble Roll, paper dolls, etc...
All items will remain zipped in backpacks or closed in bags in lockers or secured in the classroom until the afternoon. Participation is completely voluntary- there will be plenty of things to share and the classroom choice time and technology items will be available.
The students are very excited about this and I am very proud of all of the hard work they have done this year.
This week we are studying the rainforest for our last biome study. I am looking forward to the creative projects. See you tomorrow!