2nd Grade Thanksgiving projects

Native American Indians introduced popcorn and cranberries to the Pilgrims. Mrs. Holdgreve’s and Mrs. Koverman’s classes took time to study more about these foods.

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  Here the students watched popcorn pop and dance in vinegar and baking soda water.

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 After reading about cranberry plants an cranberry bogs, they bounced and measured the cranberries to see which ones were good, fresh cranberries.

First graders use iPads and STEM activities to extend their Literacy Project!

The first graders at Delphos St. John’s have been hard at work!  They read several stories of The Three Little Pigs and discussed the many different literacy elements of each story.  They also discussed the importance of using good materials and knowledge when constructing a building.  The children used the iPads to research different structural elements and materials.  They were excited to use the iPads to discover the fun of literacy and read various versions of The Three Little Pigs.  To extend their thinking, the students were then given a STEM challenge where they had to construct a house out of the given materials (straws, popsicle sticks, etc..) that the Big Bad Wolf (or a hair dryer) couldn’t blow down.  The students learned a lot about literacy elements, research strategies, and various structural concepts.  But, the most fun of all was pretending they were the 3 little pigs and the Big Bad Wolf was trying to blow their houses down! IMG_0038 IMG_0039 IMG_0040 IMG_0041 IMG_0042 IMG_0043 IMG_0044 IMG_0045 IMG_0046 IMG_0047