Mrs. LeBrun’s 2nd Grade Class

 

welcome to 2nd grade

Hello!  My name is Jessica LeBrun.  I teach second grade at Evangelical School.

We work very hard in second grade.  I have high expectations for each one of my students, and I try my best to equip them with the tools they need to be successful.

Please enjoy scrolling through the posts below.  They are just a small example of the wonderful things we do in our class.

 

Reading Club

We like to end the year with a reading club in second grade.  The students partner up and then they get to choose books to read together.  They are given a briefcase with a list of projects they can do after they finish reading a book.  A few examples include making a poster to advertise the book or filling out a book report to share with the class.  The projects are kept inside their briefcases and are shared with other students at the end of each reading club session.  The students love the freedom they have in choosing their own books and their own projects.  I love watching them enjoy reading and learning together! :)

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Reader’s Theater

One of my favorite projects in second grade is Reader’s Theater.  The students are grouped and given a script.  They then practice their lines, make costumes and props, and decorate their own backdrop for their play.  Here are some pictures of this fun process:

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We were taking advantage of the beautiful spring weather and practicing our lines outside.

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They were working on their backdrops.

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The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

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The Ant and the Grasshopper

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The Wizard, the Fairy, and the Magic Chicken

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Chicken Little

Spring Projects

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Blooming Readers:  We have been reading so much this year, and all of the students are truly blooming into wonderful readers.  The students were able to pick a book to read for homework and then fill out a flower book report.

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Homophones:  We were learning about homophones, so students paired up, chose sets of homophones, and then wrote sentences for each word.  They then illustrated each sentence.  This was great practice for identifying the meanings of each homophone.

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In social studies we have been learning about our ancestors and how the United States of America is made up of many diverse cultures.  Each student made a flag to represent where his/her ancestors were originally from.

Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, we wrote essays describing ways we can help keep Earth clean.  We then made our own coffee filter Earths.

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Easter

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Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, so the students were divided into groups, given a famous woman to study, and then they created a poster with pictures and information about their famous woman.  Here are some pictures of the process and final projects:

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Spirit Week

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                                                 Red, White, and Blue Day                                                     Disney Day

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                                                Dress Your Best for Worship Day                                                  Career Day

Fun with Science

After completing our unit on matter, the students were put into groups to make a bridge.  The lesson was showing how we combine matter to make many things in our world.  Each group was given the task to make a bridge that could successfully hold the weight of a Matchbox car.  It was neat seeing the different ideas they came up with.

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Math Fun with Coordinate Graphs and Area

After learning about coordinate graphs in math, we made a life-size graph on our classroom floor.  The students had lots of fun placing objects on the coordinate graph and even more fun placing themselves on the graph.  We rolled dice to come up with the coordinates, and then each student had to stand on that point.

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Then we learned about area.  Each student created a flower for our “Area Garden” and then calculated the area of their completed picture.

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