Thursday, January 31, 2019

Exeter-Milligan Update: Second Grade News

Back row: Luis Jaegermann, Gavin Mueller, Maddux Milton, Ty Underwood, Anna Sluka, Micah Korf, Nick Hayek, Boden Graham, Eli Johnson, and Beau Becker
Front row: Ryan Sharp, Max Zeleny, Aiden Nichols, Kayla Geiger, Brynnlye Johnson, Caitlyn Murphy, Kate Pribyl, Hannah Petersen, Chezney Kanode, and Alexis Turrubiates

Micah Korf leads group members, Kate Pribyl and Aiden Nichols, during book club.

Second Grade News
By Marla Weber, E-M 2nd grade instructor

Second graders at Exeter-Milligan truly look forward to Monthly Book Club! This book club is just like that of their parents who attend a book club. Participants meet to discuss a book that they have read and express their opinions, likes, dislikes, etc. These second graders are provided with a book and read it during their free time or at home. This month's selection was Anna, Grandpa, and the Big Storm by Margot Tomes. On the day of book club, students grabbed their lunch from the cafeteria and headed back to the classroom for the fun to begin. Student volunteers acted as moderators for their small group. The moderator kept the conversation going by asking group members to tell about some of their favorite parts, etc. They discussed the dangerous conditions of the blizzard of 1888 and how it affected residents of New York City. Most times book club ends with an activity or a quick video related to the story. This month, students viewed the impact the blizzard of 1888 made here in Nebraska by watching a brief video. 
Also this semester, each second grade student gets a chance to take a few minutes to share a story with an assigned high school junior. Having just read Anna, Grandpa, and the Big Storm, the students decided to share this same selection with their Buddy Reader. Buddy Readers plan to meet monthly with the second grade to listen to them share another story.

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