Second Grade Nest: November 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Point of View Books and Veterans Day Lesson Planning



Teaching point of view to second graders with fractured fairy tales- suggested book list

Second grade is the introductory year to point of view. We are not introducing the 1st person and 3rd person yet, but we are introducing to these kids how characters think and feel about what is happening in the story. 

If you are going to introduce point of view, I HIGHLY recommend using these books! Under each of the pictures are two links- they are both Amazon Affiliate links to both of the books!

Start by reading the traditional folk tale/fairy tale, then read the fractured fairy tale and your kids will really respond well to it.

Point of View books for students to compare the different points of view

Point of View books for students to compare the different points of view

Point of View books for students to compare the different points of view

Point of View books for students to compare the different points of view
(Link: Cinderella)

Point of View books for students to compare the different points of view

We responded in our Reader's Workbook notebooks about the differences between the two.
It's a fun week of reading lessons! Your kids will love it.



Veterans Day Lesson Planning Ideas- poem, fluency, crafts for reading and writing, and assembly lesson plans

3 day week ahead:

Next week, we get to focus on nonfiction Veteran's Day information since its just a 3 day weekend.

Wednesday: poem and questions on Veteran's Day
Veterans Day Lesson Planning Ideas- poem, fluency, crafts for reading and writing, and assembly lesson plans
{I found this poem on a Google search and loved it}
We will practice our fluency with it.

Thursday: craftivity on Veterans
Veterans Day Craft and Writing Pack- Veterans Day Lesson Planning Ideas- poem, fluency, crafts for reading and writing, and assembly lesson plans    Veterans Day Flip Book- Veterans Day Lesson Planning Ideas- poem, fluency, crafts for reading and writing, and assembly lesson plans
These are found at my TPT store! One of them is for writing and one is for reading and comprehension. My kids really took well to the first craftivity we did, so I am going to try another one!! 

Friday: Veteran's Day assembly
If any of the families at our school have Veterans they know, we honor them in an assembly as a whole school.
Veterans Day Lesson Planning Ideas- poem, fluency, crafts for reading and writing, and assembly lesson plans

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Election Day Activities


Election Day Activities for primary students- hands on crafts and a mock election for different book characters

I am the type of teacher that absolutely adores teaching based around themes. So, September through January for me is basically amazing. :-) There are some teachers who prefer other ways of teaching, but there is nothing I love more than teaching week by week on a different seasonal theme! 

This past week, we learned about Election Day (this kids won't be at school Monday or Tuesday). We did some fun activities, including a mock election and a craftivity. 

Check out these cute boys and girls. :-) 

Election Day Activities for primary students- hands on crafts and a mock election for different book characters

Election Day Activities for primary students- hands on crafts and a mock election for different book characters

Election Day Activities for primary students- hands on crafts and a mock election for different book characters

The craftivity is at my TPT store! 
Election Day Activities for primary students- hands on crafts and a mock election for different book characters



Then, we had our mock election between Grace, Duck, and My Teacher. 
My kids loved this! 

I started by Reading Duck for President, Grace for President, and My Teacher for President.
Then, I split my kids up into campaign teams.
They made posters for their candidate.
Then, we held a mock election. 

Campaign posters for My Teacher for President.

Campaign Posters for Duck for President
Election Day Activities for primary students- hands on crafts and a mock election for different book characters

Campaign Posters for Grace for President
Election Day Activities for primary students- hands on crafts and a mock election for different book characters

If they wanted to vote, they had to fill out a voter registration.
Election Day Activities for primary students- hands on crafts and a mock election for different book characters

The ballot box isn't very patriotic, but all teachers know and understand that sometimes, you just have to make things work when time is limited. :-) 
Election Day Activities for primary students- hands on crafts and a mock election for different book characters