Friday, April 16, 2010

Space Presentation

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:


Andrea said...

What a great presentation. You really got those planets spinning around the sun. Did all that spinning make you dizzy? I will show it to your Grandpa Funk tonight.
Grandma Funk

Maria said...

Rhianna, that was amazing! You looked so confident and remembered all the planets. Plus, you are just really cute! Great job!

Valerie said...

You are so awesome, Rhianna! I love the poster and I love the presentation. Man, I wish I could go back to elementary school. You get to learn so many cool things!

merathon said...

that was adorable! wow-- second grade seems so much better than first grade. i don't feel like kendall is really learning much that she didn't already know, so hopefully they step things up in second grade like it looks like they do in AZ!