miércoles, 21 de noviembre de 2018

Science projects with 2nd Grade

Yesterday, the students in 2B created the science projects for the unit. The project included identifying, coloring, and labeling the key parts of the digestive system, and then filling in the information about the system on the page underneath.

The kids had a lot of fun coloring and labeling the picture, and also hunting down the correct information in their books! They reviewed the key vocabulary and practiced their spelling skills. "Oesophagus" is hard to spell, even for us native English speakers! Way to go, 2nd graders!

domingo, 18 de noviembre de 2018

A Sneak Peak: Digestion projects for 2nd grade

Students in 2nd grade are learning about the digestive system in science class. Here's an example project using information about the digestive system along with an interactive drawing.



Halloween Celebration

Halloween is a popular holiday in the United States. This year, we decided to make a show out of Halloween--quite literally! For the 1st and 2nd graders, we taught and performed the story "Five Little Pumpkins." If you're not familiar with the story or song, take a look at this wonderful youtube video by The Kiboomers.

First, we created actions and taught the children how to do the actions along with the story. Then, Jacqueline told the story to the children while Melissa and I used our pumpkin "puppets" to tell the story. The kids had a blast, and so did we!

For the 3rd through 6th graders, we had a whole different plan...

Melissa and Jacqueline adding final touches to our mysterious boxes
"Brujilda" with her potion pot and boxes of "ingredients"

Luckily, "Brujilda" made a special visit to Colegio Torrente Ballester and was able to teach the children how she makes her special Halloween potion. All she needed was: the squishiest of brains, the heart of a wild pig, the skin of a goblin, the intestines of a vampire, the fingernails of a princess, the prettiest of eyeballs, spider legs, the baby teeth of a zombie, and Frankenstine's hand.

We put all these "ingredients" in boxes for the kids to feel. Later, the students had to guess what the special ingredients actually were. Can you guess what ingredients we used?

Here's a reveal of one of Brujilda's special ingredients: intestines! Our "intestines" were actually the leftover insides of a pumpkin (from our morning pumpkin carving activities with infantil). 

Happy Halloween from Brujilda, Pirate Jackie, Minnie Mouse, and the rest of Colegio Torrente Ballester teachers and staff! 👻