Friday, April 16, 2010
Have I said yet how much I LOVE Rhianna's 2nd grade class this year?? Today they had their space presentations. This time not only did they have to do a poster and presentation but also a model. There were many different 3-models and posters, one girl dressed like an alien, and even an Earth cake showing the different layers that everyone got to eat.
Rhianna wanted to do the Solar System. She read books and picked out a fact for each planet. She planned out the poster and did most of the work (I just helped by drawing the boxes and orbits in pencil) - she typed the facts and drew the planets and did all the work outlining in markers.
As she was preparing we were trying to think of ideas for the model. In my mind I was thinking this was going to be a big task with so much in the solar system. Then one day Rhianna says why don't I do it like this and starts twisting her hands and spinning around - and I thought it was great! We went to work getting all the pieces to make this work. Steve found the planets online, we got the hat and gloves at the dollar store, and then some old buttons. I did most of the sewing but Rhianna helped. I think it is just fantastic and so creative and fun. You will see that she is happy. She did a great job presenting her poster and facts first and then here is her model demonstration:
Posted by Stephanie at 3:25 PM