Friday, January 31, 2020
We have been wrapping up our nonfiction literacy units in reading and writing. The students have been working hard on making electronic books on the computer with Mrs. Wood both in library class and our own classroom. The students have also selected their favorite nonfiction book and created a book report about it! All three second grade classes combined today to celebrate all they have accomplished in reading and writing over the last couple of months. It was such a joy to see the students beaming with pride when sharing their work.
Over the past couple of weeks, we have been looking at the different properties of walls and earth materials. We examined several different types of walls and their purposes. We inspected the properties of sand, soil, and clay. The class created tile sandwiches with these materials to test how sticky they were and if they could withstand an earthquake. By combining all of this information, it gave the students an idea of what materials would make the best mortar and what design would make a strong wall that could protect a garden from animals trying to eat the vegetables. We have tested the students designs and mortar with a demolition ball. The children had a wonderful time with this experiment and getting their hands dirty.
Friday, January 17, 2020
Thursday, December 26, 2019
Thank you so very much for everyone who was able to donate goodies to make these gingerbread houses possible. We even had extra to send home with the children. Thank you! The students had an amazing time letting their creativity shine. I hope the houses were tasty.
We have been wrapping up our nonfiction literacy units in reading and writing. The students have been working hard on making electronic book...
Some students chose to read their writing aloud during quiet time this week. The children loved it so much, we are going to make it a weekly...
Students got to build a model of a keeping room. The keeping room was the main large room where the Pilgrim ate, slept, and worked in their ...