Elm Class Update
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This week in the Elm Class (as told by Elm students)
- We met a horse, the black one was named Ranger.
Sorry there is not much here this week, unfortunately we missed our time for our closing circle this week.
Project Time this Week
We started to observe more areas of Brooklyn during our trip to Prospect Park. Second Graders considered these questions:
- What do you see?
- How do you feel?
- What do you wonder?
You can continue thinking about these questions with your child as you travel in Brooklyn. We are looking forward to further trips in the coming weeks.
Trip to the Salt Marsh Nature Center
Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 10am-2pm
3301 Avenue U
We will need chaperones to join us on this trip. Please contact us if you are available.
Reading this Week
In reading, Elm has continued our study of poetry. We have read many different types of poems including story, list, wondering, silly, and shape poems. We have noticed how poets get creative by having non-living things say or do things like people (personification). We also looked for examples of metaphor (I’m so hungry I could eat a horse) and simile (busy as a bee) in poetry.
Next week we will wrap up our poetry unit by thinking about how and why poetry collections are made and making our own. We will also think deeply about the hidden meanings in some poems.
Exploration and Worktime
You can look forward to seeing these completed projects soon.
October Shares Continue
Please see the following calendar for the upcoming shares and consider a special object, photo, or story with your child.