Second Grade Rock Stars

Tour News!

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The Living Wax Museum: Where History came back to life!

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Next on tour: Upcoming Events

Coming on Tour Soon:

  • 03/16-03/18: Mrs. Martin Out: Presenting at CUE National Conference
  • 03/17-03/17: Early dismissal days (out at 1:20 p.m.)
  • 03/18: Spirit Day: Career Day- Dress up as what career you might want to be or any career.
  • 03/21-04/01: No School
  • 03/25: Night Under the Stars on the back lawn of Del Paso from 8:30-9:30 p.m.
  • 04/06: Love and Logic 6-Week Parenting Class Begins (every Wednesday from 6:00-8:30 p.m.)
  • 04/07: Spring Pictures (it was rescheduled)
  • 04/07: WAVE Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Del Paso Campus
  • 04/11: Blood Drive on the Pebblewood Campus Presented by 7th Grade
  • 04/14: WCS Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the Pebblewood Campus
  • 04/15: Spirit Day: Cultures
  • 04/18-04/22: Scholastic Book Fair
The Living Wax Museum: Bringing History Alive!

Our Highlights: What We've Been Rockin' At!

Students did phenomenal during our showcase of our Living Wax Museum! It was wonderful seeing people who made a difference in the past come back to life! So many people who had attended the museum shared that they had learned about so many people, many that they had never heard of before. Not only did these Rock Stars learn about so many difference makers, they helped share their knowledge with others. It was really great to see their hard work and dedication come to an apex as they were speaking to others about their person, their biographies being read, and the excitement and smiles of those listening lit up the room! What a truly fantastic day! The Rock Stars should feel SO proud of themselves!

In math this week students came up with a question they wanted to ask the class and come up with 4 possible answer choices. Then, they surveyed their classmates and recorded the results. Students then took that data and created different graphs based on their own data. Students also found the range, median, and mode of our individual data as well. It was a fun way to create graphs, get to know our classmates, and ask and answer questions that went into real data to work with.

Students next week will be making their top book picks out of possible choices of chapter books. Over the break, I will be placing students into groups based on book picks, student reading levels, and student reading needs. The moment we get back from break we will begin one of my favorite things...Book Club! The group discussions that come out Book Club always amaze me and the students really challenge each other to think deeper, make more intense connections, analyze and critique the book, it's characters and the plot. I can't wait!

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Rockin' and Rollin' into Next Week!

Math: Money, Graphing, Measurement, and Time

Reading: Poetry and Persuasive Techniques

Writing: Forming a Persuasive Paragraph

Language: Affixes and Review of Conventions

Theme: People Who Made a Difference Reflecting on Learning, Starting Learning about Plants

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Questions to ask your Rock Star...

  • What was your favorite part about presenting at the Living Wax Museum?
  • How did you decide what do put on your Difference Maker Name Google Doodle and what did you end up including on it?
  • What did you learn from (not about) the difference maker you chose and researched?
  • After learning about other difference makers from other students, who did you find most interesting (besides the person you researched)?
  • For your graphing, what question and possible answers did you ask each classmate?
  • What is the range? How would one find the range of a data set?
  • Can you answer the Math Monday problem? CLICK HERE to get to it. Remember to answer in a complete sentence. Extra points for explaining what strategy you used!
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fun google doodles we made about our difference makers

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A sample of a biography book below

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Contact the Band Manager!

Jen Martin

Second Grade Teacher

Westlake Charter School