We went to Urban Roots Farm. We sampled fresh veggies like onion and kale. We picked our own carrots and got to eat them after we washed them free of dirt. We learned about the work of bees. Our tour guide was impressed with our knowledge of plant needs and their life cycle!
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Math – Currently, 2nd Graders are busy learning about 2- and 3-dimensional shapes and solids. They are naming them; triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons and octagons. They are learning the attributes of polygons and discerning non-examples using those attributes; closed, 2-dimensional shapes with only straight lines. Students are also learning to name shapes and solids by […]
Science: We have been learning about our earth’s resources and moving into March we will be learning about plants and animals. Students will be working in our gardens to grow flowers and vegetables. Math: After learning about fractions, or equal parts of a whole, students will begin exploring 2D and 3D shapes.
Reading: We are continuing our study of poetry. We are looking and listening for sensory details in a variety of texts. We are learning about similes, alliteration, and onomatopoeia. We are focusing on the rhythm of the poem and finding breaks. As we finish poetry, we will be moving into expository text. We will focus […]
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 […]
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