Today the Hollis 2nd graders were going places! The book Going Places, by Peter and Paul Reynolds, is one of the selections from this year's Chickadee Book Award List. In this creative story, two classmates (along with all the other kids in their class) are preparing for the Going Places contest. Equipped with a go-kart making kit, each student builds an identical go-kart. That is, everyone except Maya and Rafael, who learn that with teamwork and imagination, they can build something unique but still go places!
After reading and discussing this book, our 2nd graders had the chance to be vehicle designers. Each student was given their own kit with materials to be used to create their own vehicle.
With the materials in their kits, as well as scissors and glue sticks, the 2nd graders created many unique vehicles from their imaginations! Here are some of their awesome creations: