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Greetings and salutations Second Grade Families! This week we have posted a "Wish Tree" outside our classroom with a number of items on it that the second grade class can use. These include pens, markers, cards, trivia flash cards and even small pillows for our cozy corner. Each item you bring in has a raffle ticket value. For example, pens have a value of 5 tickets while pillows have a value of 15 tickets. Once the leaves on the "Wish Tree" are all gone there will be a drawing for a $25 gift card to the store of the winning student's choice. The more tickets your child earns, the better their chances of winning are! Not only is this fun, but it helps our classroom get things we really need, such as pencils and erasers for when we do our homework. Thanks to all those parents how have already helped us out!
This week the second graders explored the theme of "Trees & Leaves" by reading an old favorite, "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss. Throughout the week we made two forms of "truffula trees", the first you see pictured here! The other "truffula trees" we made were created out of broccoli, cauliflower, and celery stalks and made a delicious snack.
Anthony's take on the Once-ler!
In "The Lorax" all of the Truffula Trees are eventually cut down by the Once-ler and his family. One of the things our students noticed while reading the book, however, is that you never actually see the Once-ler's face! Have you ever seen a Once-ler? What about the Once-ler's brothers, uncles and aunts? Neither had we! So we used our great imaginations to come up with our own ideas of what the Once-ler looks like!!! Check out Anthony's Once-ler on the right, and Matty B.'s multiple versions below.
A new school year has started and here we are! The second grade teachers would like to welcome everyone back to BASE and let you all know how excited we are for this school year.
These past few weeks have gotten us off to a great start with lots of working together and community service based projects. Some of the causes our class has been trying to focus on include:
Backpack Drive for the Homeless: The students were visited by Mr. Tommy from the Baycove Community Crisis Center who told us about the need for backpacks that many of his patients experience. Students did projects that tried to answer the question, "If everything I need had to fit in one backpack, what items would I choose?" Throughout the month of October, our class will be accepting donations of old backpacks to contribute to the Crisis Center's patients. Check your closets!
Braintree Community Food Pantry: Our class has also set up a donation box outside of the kitchen for non-perishable foods to be donated to the community food pantry. This will also be going on throughout this next month.
Our class would appreciate all the help we can get, so check your closets and your cupboards and tell family and friends!