Monday, January 18, 2016

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 Last week we spent many days discussing MLK and his contribution to the world.  Martin Luther King was a brave and determined man who worked hard for a dream he deeply believed in.

 Watch a clip from MLK's famous "I have a dream" speech. 

In honor of MLK day we spent some time with our 2nd grade blogging buddies asking each other questions about Martin Luther King. Watch the videos we created below.

Write a comment to your friends about the videos they created. Do you agree with their answers? Did they say something that made you think or share an idea you hadn't thought of?  What do you think about working with 2nd grade?

Remember the best comments start a conversation, so be sure to ask a question!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Rainy Days

Rainy Days

This week we have been enjoying some tremendous weather!
Have you ever wondered what causes lightning and thunder? 
Watch this Brainpop video to find out. 

Rainy days keep us inside for most of the day, but that doesn't mean we can't have fun!

Today we brought in blankets and pillows and cuddled up with our books. 

We laid out blankets, uncurled sleeping bags and even made forts from sheets.

Once we were all settled we pulled out our chapter books and plunged in. 

We even sipped on some hot chocolate as we enjoyed our books!

What is your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?

Do you prefer the rain or the snow?

Write a 3 -5 sentence comment. Make sure you use adjectives  to describe your activity or setting.