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Second Grade Shadow Stations

Posted in science, and second grade

Ms. Hillier’s class explored shadow stations in the Jackson Library. After reading The Black Rabbit and discussing shadows, the kids rotated through library stations.

The Black RabbitClick for Review

SHADOW STATION TEKS
Science TEKS

shadow stations

The Black Rabbit Read Aloud

My Shadow Stations Questions

Station 1 – sun simulation
Materials – rabbit stuffed animal, flashlight, Black Rabbit Stu Sheet AK

  • position the light on the rabbit like the sun is in the morning – draw the shadow
  • position the light above the rabbit like it is noon – observe the shadow
  • position the light like the sun is setting- draw the shadow

Station 2- Shadowbox 

Materials- cut the bottom off a paperbox, wrap w butcher paper, get large lantern light, miscellaneous objects

  • stu hold up objects with the light behind it
  • stu take turns guessing the objects

Station 3 – Computers

shadow computer game

Station 4- ComputersPeep Shadow Play

 

My Google Site Shadow Stations from when I was at Ogle

Nancy Jo Lambert Shadow Stations Site

Guess the Shadow Video

 

Lindsey Stirling Shadow Song
Lindsey Stirling Shadow Song

 

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates – Los compañeros no se comen

Posted in books online, character education, picture book lesson, second grade, and social-emotional learning

Last week in the Jackson Library, both English and Spanish-speaking second graders had fun with a silly book! We watched the English and Spanish videos for the book, We Don’t Eat Our Classmates- Los compañeros no se comen and then drew a picture of something we can do to demonstrate being a good friend.

 

We Dont eat our classmates eng spa

We Don't Eat our...activity tpt

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English- We Don’t Eat Our Classmates

WE Don't Eat Our Classmates eng

Spanish- We Don’t Eat Our Classmates

Los Compañeros No Se Comen

 

Spa We Don't Eat our Classmates

 

Fun with Hair

Posted in apps, picture book lesson, and second grade

Second graders had fun discussing hair in the Jackson Library after reading the Bluebonnet book, Crown. We discussed the vocabulary and main ideas in the story; from the history of the do-rag/durag  to the theme of confidence. Then we discussed confidence and what that has to do with getting a haircut. Some kids created hair-dos using Toca Hair Salon during check out.

 

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Crown
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Carol Hurst Book Guide
Crown lesson

Derrick Barnes

Crown Act

Toca Hair Salon
toca hair salon app

Catchy Words Spelling AR

Posted in apps, augmented reality, fun events, games, second grade, and spelling

First and second graders had fun on Digital Learning Day today in the Jackson Library! They used a new app to play a spelling game called Catchy Words. They have to find the letters in augmented reality, ‘catch’ them with an iPad, and place the letters in boxes to spell a mystery word. We watched Kirsten Hood‘s video to see how to do it. Fun!

catchy
App Review


catchy words app

 

catchy how to
Kirsten Hood- Catchy how to

 

 

Context Clues with the Gingerbread Man

Posted in picture book lesson, second grade, and technology

Before the break second graders came to the Jackson Library to learn more about context clues. They used the words and pictures in The Gingerbread Man Loose on the Fire Truck to determine the meaning of unknown words. At the computer station, the kids learned more about the parts of a fire truck on Sparky‘s site and we listened to videos and songs which reminded us how to call 911 and to get outside if there is a fire. 

 

Gingerbread Man loose on the fire truck lessonsparky

Fire Truck Song          Fire Safety HK         Get Outside

Mr. 7 Yea
Firefighter read aloud by Mr. 7 Yea

 

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