“You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!”
― Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
|Ms. Riplinger's Second Grade Classroom!|
Our class is paired up with Ms. Maguire's class again for Reading Buddies. Each week, we meet and work on literacy skills that match up with specific holidays or themes. The students LOVE to see their reading buddy each week!
This week (in our pictures), we worked with popcorn and writing down describing words for the popcorn (adjectives). It was a good lesson to work with adjectives for both the third graders and the first graders.
This school year, we have been meeting weekly with our 3rd grade reading buddies from Ms. Maguire's class. During the month of November, we have done many hands on activities together. We have written letters to our Veterans and we have made thankful turkeys saying what we are thankful for. Look for pictures monthly showing what we are doing with our reading buddies!
October was filled with many learning opportunities with our reading buddies. In October, we learned about Christopher Columbus and wrote about what we would do if we found new land and we investigated ways to use our adjectives to describe apples through our 5 senses. We used those adjectives to create a web and then formed sentences in an apple template to talk about apples. Our reading buddies were a great help, since we are just starting to learn how to write! Our projects turned out great!
This year, Room 117 is pairing with Ms. Maguire's 3rd grade class for reading buddies. The kids were so very excited to meet their buddy for the first time. Today, the first and third graders interviewed each other, and tried to get to know each other. Fun was had by all!
Ms. Riplinger, a second grade teacher in the Chicago-land area.