Our Second Grade Classroom
Community Hero Project:
Children continue to meet with their Community Heroes, interview them, and introduce them to the class. It has been exciting meeting so many wonderful people in our community. The children have done a fantastic job preparing for these interviews. We discussed the importance of being prepared for an interview with questions written and ready to go. We have some possible options in the works, but are still in search of an illustrator and art teacher if anyone has any suggestions.
Hero Project Choice Paper - to be signed by parents.
Friday a sheet will go home with your child that includes choices for presenting what they have learned for our Community Hero Event. Please read this over and have your child return it to school next Wednesday ( Feb. 13th)
Field Trip to Stop and Shop:
Speaking of part of our community, children learned the importance of a grocery store as a source for food as well as important things such as health, nutrition, and and how our choices impact the environment. Our field trip was enjoyable and educational. We discussed the impact of the store, local food sources, recycling, and plastic waste on our community and environment. Children learned about the food groups and healthy food choices. During our tour of the produce and deli section of the store, children tasted fruit and turkey. We learned a variety of things about how the store is run and many of the roles at the grocery store. We got behind the scenes tours of the recycling room, meat department, and even touched a lobster at the seafood department. Children saw food get packaged and labeled as well as the compressing machine for recycling. Children learned the importance of recycling (though they do show concern and commitment to this on a daily basis) and that a plastic water bottle will take over 1000 years to break down. Ask your child if they remember how many types of apples exist. Each child was also given a reusable Patriots shopping bag filled with goodies. And the trip wouldn't be complete without a visit from the robot, Marty. Enjoy the pictures below.