Friday, June 1, 2018
We had such a great time last year that we have decided to bring back our 2nd Grade Field Day! We'd love to have you join us and help run a station, fill water balloons, set up, etc...
Our field day will take place on the playground/soccer field this coming Thursday, June 7th (2:00-3:30) Please check the signup below if you are available and interested to help us that day! Thank you:)
What a perfect day for a picnic! The students had such a fun time visiting with their friends and/or family while munching outside last Friday. Thank you to those who came out to eat and enjoy this sunny day with our students!
We enjoyed visiting Mrs. Bonine's Wax Museum on Thursday. Our students learned about several prominent figures in history who worked diligently and with great sacrifice to help slaves reach freedom.
We continue with our unit on surprises as we read two new selections this week. Two of Everything is a folktale from China. A farmer finds an unusual brass pot that doubles everything put inside it. But is that always a good thing? In the traditional tale of Stone Soup, we’ll read about a clever man who figures out how to make soup from a stone. With both stories, we’ll explore the question “What clues help you understand a story character?”
Target Vocabulary: contained, grateful, startled, odd, search, leaned, tossed, village
Phonics Skills: Reading longer words; vowel diphthongs oi (boil), oy (toy)
Vocabulary Strategy: Antonyms
Comprehension Skill: Understanding characters—tell more about characters
Comprehension Strategy: Summarize—stop to tell important events as you read
We began our unit on shapes this week. We can identify parallelograms, quadrilaterals, and more! We reviewed flat shapes and solid shapes.
Module 8 lesson 2: I can build, identify, and analyze two-dimensional shapes with specified attributes.
PLTW - Earth's Changes
This week we continued learning about the different forces that change the earth's surface. W used the Scientific Design Process to explore which force causes the most change on earth. For example, we used ice, water, wind, and earthquake simulations. We found that water caused the most change. Next week, we will revisit our problem and attempt to solve it by developing a model that will prevent damage to homes during a landslide.
We have seen many molts and have learned how to label the caterpillar. In addition, we have journaled about our caterpillars and made predictions of what we hope to see next. We are waiting for them to form into their special shape which will indicate that they are ready to form their chrysalises. This has been very exciting and the students have done some fantastic observing and writing. Ask them to sing the song we made up that helps us remember the parts of the caterpillar.