Sof is having a fantastic year in second grade. She loves the non-fiction focus in reading and writing, and of course loves all her teachers. I love that her teacher takes so many pictures and posts them for us see. I love catching a glimpse of my girl at work.
I always donate a book to the classroom on the girls’ birthdays. I wrap it all up, and they don’t know what title it is until they get to school and open it. This year it was “Ada Twist, Scientist”! I couldn’t resist this book! It’s message is that girls can be scientists too, and asking questions is all you need to do to start being a scientist! To top it off, Ada is a second grader!
One of the non-fiction studies they did was on owls. Sof was totally into this. She worked several days at home printing out pictures of owls and looking up facts. Then she made it into a book. Mrs. Giles let her share it with the whole class!
The whole class looks forward to Thursdays when we Skype with the Grace Care girls in Sri Lanka. We’ve run into lots of issues. We’ve had sessions that wouldn’t connect, miscommunication about time, technology issues on both sides, and one session where we had no sound and had to use a white board to communicate. Still, the children are so patient and willing to try. I just love it!
I would never have these pictures if it weren’t for Sof’s teacher. I’m so thankful she takes these!