Grade 2/3 students had an opportunity to experiment with the Chatterpix app and learned how to make photographs and drawings talk. As a way of connecting with their most recent unit of inquiry-Humans affect habitats in both positive and negative ways- students used their research and persuasive writing to speak up for the animals that they had selected. Using the iPads, second and third graders took pictures of the animals they researched, drew a line to make a mouth, and spoke about the animals' concerns.
Grade 2/3 students were excited by the possibilities of ChatterPix, and I look forward to seeing their creative applications.
In this universal immigration story, Dan Yaccarino shares how a little shovel was passed down through four generations of his Italian-American family along with some good advice: "Work hard, but remember to enjoy life, and never forget your family."
Grade 2/3 students were a bit confused tracing the author's roots back to his great-grandfather, but they were able to use the text to figure out the family tree. Students searched for the shovel and discussed its importance to the author's past and future.
Today PJS grades 2 and 3 visited the computer lab during Windows to the World class and learned about a great organization that combines the joy of reading books with the power of helping others. For each book that a child reads online, a new book is donated to one of the organization's non-profit literacy partners.
Second and third graders were excited to see the range of titles available on the website. They logged in to the site with the user name: PJSReads, password:pjsreads. So far, they have collectively read 75 picture books and early readers! Please feel free to use the PJS login information or, if you prefer, create your own account.
Wanda discovers a thornbush growing in an abandoned lot, but she is certain that it is a rosebush ready to bloom. She clears away the trash and cares for it each day, bringing it water from the nearby butcher shop. While her neighbors are doubtful, Wanda does not lose hope and invites them to a tea party in her "rose garden." Everyone is in for a big surprise...
Grade 2/3 students discussed the IB Attitudes that found within this picture book- appreciation, creativity, cooperation, and commitment.