It was wonderful to see all of the meaningful read alouds happening around Dryden School on Wednesday! Miss Wilson's second graders created their own digital book and shared it aloud in the LMC. That was a definite highlight for me!
The multi-age first and second graders have been busy reading non-fiction books about different animal life cycles. After practicing using a graphic organizer together as a class, students worked in small groups to research about other animals' life cycles. They used the graphic organizers to take notes on what to share with the whole group.
First graders continued their study of poetry in the LMC this week. After exploring some of Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky's poetry, they enjoyed reading some poems aloud from the You Read To Me, I Read To You books.
Guest librarians (4th graders) created a lesson plan using Pete the Cat to teach kindergarteners how to identify problem and solution. They incorporated song and math skills to engage their younger dolphin friends.
There's nothing quite like seeing yourself on the big screen! The second graders got that experience this week as they watched the territory commercials they made. It was so fun to use the green screen app to give the illusion that they were really in their Australian territory!
Links to these videos can be found under the "Find Your Grade" tab, second grade.
The fourth graders have done a fantastic job selecting books for pleasure and research. They love to spend time reading in the LMC and chatting about their books.
Second graders who have read all 20 Dryden Dolphin Book Award books for 2016 earned an indoor recess with Mrs. Kenney and Mrs. O'Kelly. Some students chose to learn a new card game, while others worked on their coding skills. There is still time for more second graders to earn this reward. Keep reading!
Mrs. O'Kelly and