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2nd & 3rd Grade: April 8th – 12th

What a wonderful start to the new school year! The 2nd and 3rd graders did a terrific job with speeches, songs and dances to welcome the 1st graders to elementary school.

We had two goals for the week. The first was to get to know each other so that we can work well as a team. Ms. Ellen showed pictures about herself and a video about America. Then we interviewed each other and did presentations about our classmates. We discussed the kinds of skills needed for effective interviewing and presenting.






We revealed even more about ourselves during our super hero lesson. Using sidewalk chalk we drew ourselves as super heroes, named them and talked about their super powers. Everyone’s creativity was astounding!

The second goal of the week was to establish our classroom rules and responsibilities. We came up the rules by ourselves. We brainstormed individually, shared our ideas in small groups and then decided on 11 rules as our class contract. We all contributed to the contract poster, which will hang in the classroom for the year.

Other activities included reading at the library, singing an English song, cleaning our school and running in P.E. class. We are eager to start our Unit of Inquiry about celebrations on Monday!


Ms. Ellen is looking forward to learning with you at ISN!