Current Events

Find out what Current Events are happening this week from IST Grade 2…

What is a Current Event? A Current Event is something that is happening somewhere in the world NOW! Current Events are news stories that include a title, author, and date of publication. Grade 2 students are doing more than just looking up information, they are asking, “What is happening in our world TODAY?”

Each week two students choose an article to present from newspapers, magazines and Internet sites. Students read the article and then use our Current Events Note Taking Form to answer questions like Who, What, When, Where and Why. Students include their opinion about the article and then present their information to the rest of the class.

Today Sage shared with us an article titled Haiti Rescuers Pull Man Alive From Rubble After 11 Days from the BBC News online.

Sage shared her opinion with us stating, “This article is important because people need to know that Haiti needs help.

Danni also shared with us an interesting article about kids learning about money management and investing. Her article was titled Twelve-Year-Old Claims Prize for Stock Market Smarts (winning idea in national contest teaches kids about investing money) from Scholastic – Stacks for Kids.

Danni suggested to her classmates, “If kids knew more about money and how to save and invest it, they might make better choices. I think young people should think about saving and investing their money.

Both Danni and Sage shared pictures from their articles and answered questions from the rest of the class.

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