Aside

Veteran’s Day & Thanksgiving!

Veteran's Day at Mableton is always so special. Earlier this year we read the book Hero Dad and wrote letters to the Soliders. To celebrate Veteran's Day we made camouflage hats and enjoyed the Veteran's Day Program in the afternoon. Mr. Reggie Ewing was the guest speaker this year. He did an awesome job! I taught 2nd grade to his son, Daniel last year. Look for Daniel to be featured in an upcoming post. He recently visited our classroom as a guest reader! In November, we also enjoyed our Thanksgiving Feast. We had parents, grandparents, and other family members join us for lunch! We also completed Pilgrim writing, and the students wrote about what life would be like if they were a Pilgrim girl or boy. For Homework, each student decorated a plain, boring Turkey … [Read more...]

Aside

Franklin Facts & Wind Socks!

We loved learning about Benjamin Franklin! We read A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin and we charted facts about his life. We then created a kite of "Franklin Facts." The children loved this activity and enjoyed sharing their favorite facts with one another. On the last day of our Benjamin Franklin unit, someone knocked on the door and left us a note. The note was signed by "Ben Franklin" and it said to meet him in the Media Center! We also completed a unit on Weather. During this unit we learned all about the different types of weather and we kept a Weather Journal. One of our favorite activities was creating our own Wind Sock! After our Wind Socks were complete, we took them outside to see which way the wind was blowing! … [Read more...]

Aside

Apple Graphing!

Happy Fall everyone! Our class took the CoGAT test last Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. After all of that testing, we needed some fun! We read a story about Johnny Appleseed and then discussed the types of apples that we know about. We then looked at, touched, smelled, and tasted a Granny Smith apple and a Red Delicious Apple. The students had to draw a picture of each apple and then after taste-testing check whether they liked it or not. We then created a graph on the SmartBoard of which apple we liked the best. The students then created their own graph based on our data. We enjoyed this activity and loved tasting the apples! Apples are just one of the many things we love about Fall. What is your favorite activity to do during this season? … [Read more...]

Aside

Flat Stanley visits Plains, GA!

Our class participated in Jimmy Carter's Flat Stanley Spring Jamboree! Jimmy Carter is a Georgia Hero that we learn about in Second Grade. He is from Plains, Georgia and was once President of the United States! Each student created their own Flat Stanley and wrote a letter to President Carter. We then chose the best Flat Stanley to send to Jimmy Carter in Plains, GA! Annabelle was our class winner and her Flat Stanley and letter to President Carter was on display at the Plains High School Museum! To see Flat Stanley's adventures in Plains, GA click here. … [Read more...]

Aside

Jimmy Carter…

This week we learned all about the Georgia Hero, Jimmy Carter. Did you know that he was once the President of the United States? We learned that Jimmy Carter grew up on a farm in Plains, Georgia. Click here to listen to Jimmy tell you all about his childhood farm. … [Read more...]

&