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 Jodie shared with us an article titled Endangered Animals Get A New Lease On Life from the Yahoo News online.

Jodie explained that zoo keepers in Singapore are breeding endangered animals. They successfully hatched a Komodo Dragon in captivity. Jodie also shared her opinion with us stating, “This article is important because people need to make sure that endangered animals don’t die out. I like this article because people are helping animals from extinction. It is important that everyone can be able to see these animals in the future.”

Jodie created a poster to help deliver information from her article to the class. She also created an informational poster to help us learn more about the Komodo Dragon. She finished her presentation with handing out a quiz she created, assigning this Friday as the due date.

On Friday, Jodie handed back quizzes that students had completed. She marked scores, gave each student an encouraging comment and a sticker for their effort. When asked what it’s like to be a teacher, she stated, “It’s a lot of work!”

Bertha also shared with us another article reminding us about the devastation that took place in Haiti recently. Her article was titled Survivor Pulled From Haiti Rubble from CBBC Newsround.

Bertha shared with the class, “A man has been pulled alive from the rubble in Port-au-Prince two weeks after the earthquake destroyed the city. This article is important because Haiti needs help and everyone needs to care about Haiti!”

Both Jodie and Bertha shared additional pictures from their articles and answered questions from the rest of the class.


One Response to Current Events

  1. Rosemary Jairo says:

    Congratulations for this Jodie and Bertha!

    Keep it up and work hard. Bertha you should watch more news and less Cartoons to enhance you knowledge of what is happening in the World and in Tanzania. It will be good if you could also look into calamities which happened in Tanzania.

    Once again, Congratulation – you both shine.

    Rosemary Jairo

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