Thursday, February 3, 2011

My Little Monsters: How I Love 2nd Graders!

Today, I was lucky enough to be at the smallest ES. I had my normal 5th and 6th grade classes, but today I visited the 2nd graders. After being at ES for 4-5 ish months now, I can really see the changes that occur from one grade to the next. The difference between 1st and 2nd is huge! So today, the 2nd graders learned about body parts. Every time I see 2nd graders, we always sing, “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes”. So the kids know this song well, but not necessarily great. I taught them the basics: head, shoulders, knees, toes, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hair, arms, hands, legs, and foot. For the activity (as there is always an activity or game at the end of a 1st-4th grade class), we made MONSTERS!!! Each student had a blank sheet of paper, colored pencils, and their imagination. I would say, “this monster has 2 blue heads” or “this monster has 5 yellow arms”. They could draw their monster any way they wanted, and it was pretty awesome to see the end results. Here are some of the drawings. If you wanted to know the prompts: 2 blue heads, 5 yellow arms, 5 orange hands, 1 pink leg, 3 green feet, 4 black ears, 8 red eyes, 2 brown noses, 2 purple mouths, and any color hair.

School Lunch: Milk, fruit salad, green tea, "round bun", and two mini tomatoes. (It was pork day)

School Lunch: Milk, rice, green tea, miso soup (YUM),this veggie thing (I don't know what the black stuff is and I'm too scared to look it up in a dictionary, but I like it), and orange gummies.


  1. Hijiki is probably the black stuff... if it looks like twigs? If so, it is just another wacky form of seaweed

  2. I think I might try that activity with new kindergarten kids next year!