We watched a couple of videos about how to draw a hedgehog by Jan Brett - http://www.janbrettvideos.com/how_to_draw_a_hedgehog_high_bandwidth.htm . If you have never been to www.janbrett.com - you are missing out. My class BEGS to go to the site when they have free time. My kids followed along and drew some VERY cute hedgehogs. They were proud as little peacocks about them and they were all shouting out about what they would name their hedgie. A couple kids chose Sonic, Mr. Prickles, Spike, Makayla, etc. Then one of my babies shouts out that her hedgehog is named Prick. She even wrote it across her paper. So innocent and sweet. None of my kids thought this was funny at all. This is why I LOVE second grade. Of course, my immature butt was over in Jill's room giggling about it as soon as the day was over...
Here are some of their cutie patootie drawings.
In other news, we are talking about inventors and their inventions and how those change and evolve over time to fit our current needs. We have been learning about Alexander Graham Bell and his contributions to our society. We did the phones through time sort that I posted yesterday. Today I asked them to write on Edmodo about what they thought Alexander would have thought of the iPhone. They started talking, a lot, the way they do. But OH MY GOODNESS. They came up with things like he would have been jealous because it is better than his own invention, and he would be "fansinated" by it, and... (insert drumroll)... he would have been so proud that someone else had perseverance like him to keep making it better and he would buy one. HELLO! I.LOVE.MY.JOB.
Happy Friday Friends!