Teaching Fables in Second Grade

In class we took time to learn about fables and folktales.  Students were divided into four different groups to learn a fable and study the moral.  Each group was then responsible to make a video to share the summary of story.  They are listed below.


The Ant and the Grasshopper

ant and grasshopper video from Shannon Miller on Vimeo.


The Lion and the Mouse

lion and mouse from Shannon Miller on Vimeo.



The Tortoise and the Hare

tortoise and the hare from Shannon Miller on Vimeo.


The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Boy who cried wolf from Shannon Miller on Vimeo.


Now, tell me what you think?  Which moral did you like best?

Measuring Sugar

We are learning all about measurement.  The day we learned about weighing, we that grams is the smallest tool for measurement.  We looked at the nutrition facts on some of our favorite drinks to see how much sugar was in them.  Check out our video.

how much sugar from Shannon Miller on Vimeo.



Here is the picture from the video that shows what we knew before we started to learn about weighing.

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Here is the chart we made in class to help us organize our thoughts on measuring weight.


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