I know that we, as a class, have not added a new post in a while and I would like to say sorry. I am going to change my focus of this blog for the time being. I would like to be sharing the amazing things that are happening in our classroom in my own words.
Today, in health, we were discussing stressful and pleasurable situations that students might face. (using the Rodeo Chaps health unit for grade two) We did two questions together. Then I asked the students to think about and write their own answer to the next questions. The question that the students were suppose to think about was: Willy has his crayons organized neatly in his pencil-case. The teacher asked him to take out his red crayon. Will this be pleasure or stressful for Willy? When they had their answers written I asked them to split up according to what they had said. The students were asked to take turns sharing their ideas. (Which we are focusing on in writing.) My grade twos brought tears to my eyes as they shared their opinions clearly and could explain why! To add to this, when the students were asked to explain what their group talked about in front of the whole class Carter went first. He stood up in front of the class and eloquently explain what he wrote and why. Then several of his classmates did the same thing, upon request. (Hope, Jorja, Jayden, Michiaiah) Thank you, grade twos for being such a pleasurable group of students to work with.