Desert Vista is excited to begin the 2017-2018 school year! I am looking forward to meeting my “school family” and begin building lasting memories. This year I am teaching second grade and moved into a new room to go along with the new grade level. Take a look!
What is your favorite part of the room?
A look at the room from the back.
A view outside at our school garden.
One of our learning places-Daisy’s Garden.
Some of our nonfiction books.
If you look closely, you can see Daisy in the corner by the barn.
Here is Duke’s Corral-another place to gather and learn.
Our collaboration tables are perfect for making friends and learning from each other.
We had a great time performing for our family and friends at the Fairy Tale Festival and Carriage Expo. This was a great way to learn about stories, poetry, and dramas, as well as incorporate descriptive writing. Take a look.
She kept the whole festival going as she introduced each performance.
A slide show letting the audience know some facts about fairy tales.
We invited first grade to watch us.
The princes and princesses performing a poem by Shel Silverstein.
Singing a fairy tale song.
Humpty and the director trying to get Humpty to behave.
Narrator informing Humpty that he isn’t sitting on a wall.
After Humpty fell the King’s men…and women…tried to put him together again.
Giving them a hand after the performance.
Students made a carriage of their own to take them to the ball.
This one has a dinosaur taking him to Legoland instead of the ball.
A milk jug turns into a carriage.
Move over Cinderella, this is one sweet carriage.
What a creative carriage.
Parents and students were able to vote for their favorite fairy tales using Google Form.
If you had a carriage to take you anywhere you wanted,
Each month our families get together to give us a chance to show off what we have been learning in class. This month we all got together to learn about habitats around the world in a little different way. First, we decorated our room with the weather of the habitat.
Then we created dioramas showing what our habitat looked like. We made our habitat interactive, though. Instead of just writing information down and having parents read it, we typed up an informational paragraph about the animals and plants in our habitat. Then we turned the paragraph into a QR code! The parents who came used the QR Code Reader on their phones and our iPads to find out the facts. It was kind of like a mystery.
The best part of the whole day was when we played Kahoot with our parents. All of the questions were from the information we had on our dioramas. Some of the students played with their parents and some played against their parents. Conor won. He had the most points of all.
It was a fun time learning and sharing with our families! We can’t wait for our next Family Follies!
My name is Campbell. This page is about the U.S Constitution. The reason I’m writing about the U.s Constitution is because I did a presentation on the U.S Constitution during my class’ Family Follies Day at school. I used orginalzational features in my presentation to gather information.
Here I am doing my presentation for the families. I am wearing my patriotic dress!
Here are my facts about the U.S Constitution.
Some of the people who took part in making the U.S Constitution were, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, and George Washington. The U.S Constitution is the highest law in the United States of America.The Constitution created the federal government. The Constitution states the rights of people living in the United States and is written to protect the rights people in the United States.
This is where the Constitution was signed.
The Constitution is a piece of paper that has 7 articles and is VERY IMPORTANT. The Constitution was signed on September 17,1787. The Constitution is in Washington D.C.
Do you know any more facts about the U.S Constitution?
Students in our class were bubbling over with joy over the Back to School Bash our first week in school! Why you ask? Well, we had a Bubble Party!
Experimenting with bubbles is a blast!
We spent some time with family and friends participating in bubble activities. We did bubble art, experimented with different types of bubble solution, blew bubbles and tried to catch them with a gloved hand, developed a hypothesis on which temperature of bubble solution would blow the best bubble, and tried blowing bubbles from bubble gum.
Valentine’s Day brought a carnival like no other. What better time to fill your heart with fun and friendship than on Valentine’s Day. The third grade team worked together to organize a Valentine’s Carnival for the third grade students. Each classroom had fun games and challenges to do in their classroom and in the hallway.