Are grade twos always wonderful? I’m beginning to think so! I only had an afternoon with these students and, again, I felt as though the children could run the show. Things felt so zen-like and orderly that the space created a sense of calm. Attendance…the trading of home reading books and the exchange of book cards…and then, reading from the collection of ‘winter books’. I was asked if I would read a book aloud and so I did. The Snow Child: A Russian Folktale by Freya Littledale.
I’ll tell you what…if I had ever read this beautiful folk tale before, I would have made art based on the invention of snow children…but, as it was, I ended up slightly revising an earlier cardinals in winter trees activity that I have previously posted, but on half sheets of blue paper. The students in Elisa’s class work in table pods and so sometimes art lessons have to be modified.
Since I’m featuring Elisa’s class here, I wanted to show you some beautiful ideas for organizing…and it feels as though there is a real focus on numeracy and literacy in this space. I love that the children have access to lots and lots of books.