Living Wax Museum

To celebrate Black History Month, second grade students hosted a living wax museum. The students spent a month researching about a famous historical African-American figure to create a poster with the information they learned.  On the day of the museum, students dressed up as their figure and pretended to be the real-life wax figure! Parents and classes were able to visit the the museum and interact with the “wax figure” by pressing a red button on the students’ hands.  When the red button was pressed, students had to a recite a short summary about the life and achievement of their historical African-American figure.

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Below is a small snapshot of how the event took place:

What an amazing event!  They truly deserved those Popsicles after standing for two hours!

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STEM Friday: Stop Motion Animation

Incorporating the science and technology portion of STEM, students completed a capstone project for what we’ve been learning in science these past couple of weeks.

This Week’s Challenge

Using the materials provided, create a stop motion animation video that explains the cause of Earth’s seasons and demonstrates the change of seasons.

Below are the final products:

Arctic Ocean

Atlantic Ocean

Indian Ocean

Southern Ocean

It was challenge indeed, but they did not give up.  Given that this was their first encounter with stop motion animation, I would say they did a pretty good job!  Great job, friends!

Service Project 2017

Last Friday, second grade students had such a memorable field trip visiting residents at Sunrise of Jacksonville nursing home.  Before the trip, students made Valentine’s Day cards for the residents.  When they arrived, they made a craft and played board games together.  It was a nice experience and one I know they’ll cherish years from now.  So many of them even expressed wanting to go back!

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There was one resident in particular the students fell in love with.  She was the life of the party!

Here is what some of them had to say about their experience:

“So, we were playing with an old lady called Ms. Donna.  She was very funny! She put a tablecloth over her head!” (Anaya R.)

“She [Ms. Donna] loved me!” (Summer)

“It looked like the White House, but better.  It was so nice!” (Addison)

“It was fun!” (Alex)