Second grade is learning about rocks, how people use rocks, how they change and how fossils are made. We collected different types of rocks from around the school and then classified them by different properties such as weight, color, texture, shape and size. We also experimented with erosion and weathering using wind and water to […]
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We’re all excited to be back. Golly, but the kids all seemed to have grown about 3 inches over the winter break! We hope all are well rested and refreshed. In Math for the month of January we are focusing on financial literacy. Our Essential Questions What are producers and consumers? How can we find […]
Science – We have been learning about the sun, moon phases and the planets. Math – We have been creating our own word problems for classmates to solve. Health/Writing – Our big project right now is our Health PBL. We are learning about making websites, animations, and videos to share what we know about SEL […]
We have been learning about force, motion and engineers. We studied different objects that spin, roll and slide. Then we used the design process to build a car that could roll down a ramp and roll when we exhibited force. Now we are building on our knowledge by making mazes both for marbles and for […]
Over the next few weeks 2nd Grade mathematicians be adding up to four 2-digit numbers using various strategies, subtract 2-digit numbers using various strategies, and to close out the month, they will represent and solve addition and subtraction word problems with unknowns. Here are some examples of Dreambox Activities that support the skills:
For language arts and social studies, second grade is focusing on reading biographies. Each student is researching a person who made a difference, and writing a biography on that person.
Our children have been learning engineering skills! They combined materials to create something new. Their steps were: Draw the design, Build the design, and Modify the design to make it better
In math this month, the students continue to explore numbers through 1,200. Using our work in previous weeks with Base-10 blocks, quick draws of 2, 3 and 4-digit numbers, place value charts and number lines we are now comparing and ordering 3 and 4-digit numbers. Here are a few examples of 2nd grade math and […]
Second grade has launched the annual End-of-Year PBL; a 1-page newspaper produced by pairs of students whose aim it is to dispel misconceptions any first graders might have about what really happens in 2nd grade. It’s called The 2nd Grade Times. They have started out learning about different types of text: procedural, narrative, expository and satire. […]
Second grade had a fun time last week at the Junie B. Jones play. We were a great audience and laughed a lot. A favorite part was the “foam” snow that fell down on the audience at the end of the play!