We have been learning about who lives in and around a fresh water pond. We have charts with a list of facts about Pond animals and plants. In addition, we are listing any new vocabulary to our Pond Word Bank. Today I read two Nonfiction texts titled Life in Ponds and At The Pond. The students and I added new facts that we found in both books on the charts. Later, the students recorded what they have learned about the Pond in their booklet titled Pond Life. They will record their learning in this booklet throughout this unit of study.
Next week, the children are going to create a bulletin board displaying a pond with some of the animals and plants that live there.
The children will get an opportunity to see this habitat close-up very soon. On Monday, May 14th we will visit Brookside Wetlands. Lynn Vanderkamp who works for the City of Portland’s Environment Program will lead the tour. I will be sending the Permission Slips home on Thursday, May 3rd.
The children have been sharing and playing the Fairy Tale Games. They are thoroughly enjoying playing each other’s games. I can see the creative effort the students put forth in their games. Well Done Second Graders!
Art Night is on Thursday from 6-8pm. We will have our Art Docents telling you all about Vincent van Gogh and about the wonderful art that they created. See you there!