Aesop’s Fable, The Tortoise and the Hare, came to life when students were given the opportunity to attend a race between Mrs. Bolton’s tortoise and Mrs. Smith’s hare. Just as the popular fable, the tortoise indeed did beat the hare to the finish line. The lesson learned… slow and steady wins the race.
In science, students have been learning about living things and their needs. To enhance their learning further, the second grade students recently participated in four different Makerspace Science rotations. While the focus was on creativity and collaboration, students also focused on math, science, and technology standards as they rotated to different classrooms for hands-on fun.
1) students used various units of measure to measure an assortment of plastic animals; after measuring animals, the students created habitats for the animals using various materials.
2) plant parts and the functions of; identifying and labeling the parts of a plant; creating their own plant using a multitude of crafting supplies
3) the lifecycle of a grasshopper; identifying and labeling the body parts of a grasshopper; creating and constructing a grasshopper using various types of crafting supplies
4) using Life Cycle and Pic Collage apps to create life cycle projects.
Classroom teachers involved in this fun-filled learning experience were Kati Adair, Michelle Bolton, Rachel Kistler, Kassie Smith, and Alison Thompson. Chandra Crawford, Literacy Support Specialist, also facilitated a group rotation. A special thank you goes to Shelby Gibson, Karen Phillips, Brooke Doughtie, and John Bimmerle for their guidance and participation in our Bowie Makerspace!