Second Grade Creates Jellyfish Newscasts
In second grade, we have been learning about facts and opinions, and how to discern between them in reading.
To enhance our learning experience, I presented my Spanish immersion students with an interactive project that combined science, reading and writing, a bit of arts and crafts, and lots of imagination. In Spanish, each of my students was challenged to research and learn about medusas (jellyfish), write facts and opinions about them,and create a video news report to share with the class. Within their newcasts, each student also included their artistic depiction of a jellyfish made out of materials in their homes.
My class had a lot of fun with this project and, in the process, practiced their Spanish skills, exercised distinguishing between fact and opinions, and learned about an interesting sea creature.