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Compound Eggs

Posted in games, holiday, picture book lesson, and second grade

Last week in the Jackson Library, second grade learned about compound words. After reading Walton’s Once I Was a Bull…Frog book, the kids came up to the poster to match the second half of the word to the first. It helped to put the picture of the compound word on the second half. (ESL modification) At the tables, they created compound words with plastic egg halves. This part of the lesson is from The Lesson Plan Diva. I gave each group the same words written on plastic Easter egg halves and when the timer started, they had to put them together to create compound words. The first two winning groups to put all of their eggs together correctly received graphic novel/magazine passes. Check out the video of the kids at work!

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 compound words game from The Lesson Plan Diva

from The Lesson Plan Diva

compound words
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Leprechaun Coin Bridge STEM Challenge

Posted in first grade, holiday, and STEM

Last week in the Jackson Library, first graders competed in groups in a Minute to Win It style game. After discussing bridges and building a sample model with mirror cubes, the kids had to devise a plan to create a bridge-like structure made from only pennies. They had to use all of the 30 pennies in the bag and they had to be able to slide a pencil underneath the bridge. After the challenge, they discussed how they would improve their bridge next time re-vamped their designs.

 

coin bridge

St Patrick's Day STEM Challenge

YouTube from last year

Potatoes and Cabbage song

 

What Was I Scared Of?

Posted in character education, holiday, reading skills, and third grade

Third grade read the unusual Dr. Seuss book, What Was I Scared Of? in the Jackson Library last week. We used context clues to determine the meanings of unknown words and analyzed the character’s actions. We also connected the story to February’s character trait, compassion. The kids loved this story and it gave them quite a bit to think about when it comes to how we should treat people who are unusual.

 

What Was I Scared Of?

 

There’s a Zackson at Jackson!

Posted in holiday, and second grade

Last week in the Jackson Library, second graders read There’s a Wocket in My Pocket (we used the read aloud app because the creatures make cute noises) by Dr. Seuss. Inspired by the adorable creatures, the kids created their own creatures to hide in different places that rhyme. Fun! Check out their creations!

 

Click on the book to read it! 

Book titled 'A Book Created by 2nd Graders'Read this book made on StoryJumper
Theres a Wocket activity
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