With the help of Mrs. Sweet, the second grade students created their own maps of Morris. We used a printed map, as well as google maps, to identify the shape of our town, the major bodies of water, including Bantam Lake and Bantam River, and the major roads. Students then replicated the map freehand, using the shapes and sizes of the identified markers as reference. What a great way to learn more about our town, how to read a map, and visual/spacial reference. We will be sharing some of the maps at the upcoming Celebration of Learning.
Second graders have been reading biographies, focusing on character traits and accomplishments people are known for. After reading and taking notes about famous people, they are designing their own projects to present their information. They are hard at work planning, designing, creating, and improving their projects. We can't wait to share the final products!
Ms. Leahey is a 2nd grade teacher at the fabulous James Morris School!