Monday, January 28, 2013

Publishing with Scribble Press

We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our iPads!  Here are some narrative stories we published using one of our favorite apps, Scribble Press.  Mrs. Williams let us explore this app until we became experts (about 3 weeks).  She said she is lucky to have so many techies in the classroom (we help her figure out all kinds of things)!  We hope you enjoy our stories.


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Biography Research!

Since our return to school after the winter break we have been working really hard on a big research project.  We are learning about biographies and studying about  famous historical people.  We are trying to answer four big questions:

1. Why is it important to remember people in history?  
2. What makes a person famous?  
3. How are famous people similar or different from myself?  
4. What kinds of personal qualities do famous people have?

Sharing in small groups what we have learned so far about our historical figures.

A paragraph describing the contributions made by Crazy Horse.

A venn diagram that compares a student with their historical figure.
Making notes about what we discovered when we compared ourselves to our historical figure.
A Facebook page for a historical figure.
A classmate drawing her historical figure using Infuse Learning.
Next week we will present what we have learned at our Wax Museum. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

We have started our Biography unit and are in full research mode!  Our culminating activity will be a Wax Museum.  Here are some websites you can use to find information for your research second graders.