Mrs. Marques’ class welcomed April with a poetry
celebration! The 2nd graders
spent much time reading, writing and illustrating poems. They discovered a great poetry mentor in Kenn Nesbitt. From his website and tutorials, the children
learned various poem styles and features.
Let’s all celebrate National Poetry Month…Keep a Poem in Your Pocket…on Thursday, April 30!
In support of World Autism Awareness Month, James
Madison Primary School staff and students showed
support by showcasing the most recognized symbol for autism- the puzzle
piece! All JMP students and teachers “lit it up blue” by
decorating puzzle pieces and displaying
them in a blue hallway to represent acceptance and awareness for
autism. The Self-Contained Autistic classroom teachers (Miss
Markowitz, Mrs. Peltz, and Mrs. Gibilisco) visited all second grade classes to spark discussions,
answer questions, and educate students about autism. Students showed
respect and compassion during the story, and were engaged and interested to
learn more about children with autism.
In Social Studies Mrs. Floersch’s class is learner about how
our world has changed over time. We are
learning about how communication, schools, transportations and our communities
have changed over time. To show our understanding of how things change over
time, we create our own individual time lines.
We had a great time creating and sharing or time lines, showing how we
have changed from the past to the present.