Friday, September 11, 2015

Hopes and Dreams for Second Grade

     What a wonderful first week!  It has been a pleasure getting to know your children.  Their passion for learning and kindness towards one another is heartwarming.  I thank each of you for sharing your child with me.
     This afternoon we completed our "Hopes and Dreams for Second Grade" project.  Yesterday we began a discussion around the question, "Why do we come to school?".  The kids came up with a variety of ideas, including: "to meet and make new friends", "to build our math muscles", "to learn how to be a good friend", "to read lots of books", and "to learn about science", among many others.  This conversation then evolved into a discussion about our goals, Our Hopes and Dreams, as second graders.  The children recorded their Hopes and Dreams on a speech bubble, using the sentence frame, "I hope to...".  Today, the kids created a paper face using paint, yarn, and markers to display with their speech bubble.  Be sure to ask your child about their own personal hopes and dreams for second grade.  Please feel free to stop by our classroom and take a peek at this great artwork on display.

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