Friday, December 6, 2019

Science

This week we have started our unit on matter. We have been discussing the purpose and properties of objects. The children were tasked with creating a sun hat that they could wear to protect them from the heat and sun. The children were given paper towels, tinfoil, paper plates, and paper bags to use. They needed to rate each item on a scale from 1 being the best to 4 being the worst in four separate categories. For each material they tested the softness, stiffness, absorbency, and the materials ability to repel water. After, they needed to design a sun hat that would work best for them. The children were not allowed to use scissors or glue. Only the materials tested along with a piece of string and two clothespins were allowed. We had some very creative hats!











Saturday, November 16, 2019

Writing Celebration

We have wrapped up our small moment narrative writing unit! The students have been working very hard over the last week to publish their favorite story that they wrote. To make sure their work was perfect, the student's edited, revised, and rewrote their work multiple times. They also drew covers and illustrated their books. To celebrate all of their hard work, we had a reading party. The students ate popcorn, drank cider, and rotated around the classroom reading each other's work. Great work second graders!






Saturday, October 26, 2019

Audubon

Our class had the most wonderful time at the Audubon on Thursday. It was fantastic to get outside and connect with nature. The amazing group leaders at the Audubon taught us all about leaves, migration, and animal homes in Vermont. The students had the opportunity to have a migration relay race, build a nest, and go on leaf scavenger hunts. Thank you to all the chaperones that came out and joined us!





































Friday, October 18, 2019

The Keeping Room

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 small houses. Their models include a large fireplace with a cauldron, the most important part of the Pilgrims home.  









Science

This week we have started our unit on matter. We have been discussing the purpose and properties of objects. The children were tasked with c...