Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


"It's December in our town" and we're getting ready to have a celebration!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Preparing for December in our Café

Placing our class ornaments on the school tree and preparing for our performance in December are both traditions in second grade.

Monday, November 19, 2012

What's the Matter?

Definition of matter:  anything that takes up space and has mass. 

Today's exploration at the Museum of Science & History... "Does a gas have mass?"

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Spider Math

To keep with the feeling of Halloween, the students did an activity called spider math. Six groups of students were given a handful of spiders and needed to find out how many total legs their number of spiders has without counting the legs. We started out knowing that one spider had eight legs, but how many legs do 25 spiders have?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Life Cycle of a Pumpkin

Today we read Pumpkin Jack and Seeds, Sprouts, Pumpkin, Pie. These books walked us through the life cycle of a pumpkin. After reading we discussed the differences between the life cycle of a pumpkin and the life cycle of a bean plant, which is what we have been studying the last two weeks. The kids then were given the task to display their version of the life cycle of a pumpkin. Check out their pictures!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Pumpkin math

Today the students were making estimates about the measurements of a pumpkin. They estimated how much the pumpkin weighed, how many lines it has, the circumference, and how many seeds it has. After they made their estimates they found the actual measurements. Tomorrow they will find the differences between their estimates and the actual measurements. It was a lot of fun!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

What a Treat!

Enjoying a fun evening of fall carnival festivities.

Literary Characters Parade

We lined up the halls and cheered the kindergartners and first graders as they showcased their favorite literary characters.

Worm Release and Garden Observation

Today was the BIG day! We released our classroom worms in our garden today. The kids got to witness the worms find their way beneath the soil. They also made their observations about the progress of our class broccoli seeds.

Top Chef #9

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Thinking Scientists

Today, we explored how a juice pouch can be like the roots of a plant.  Check out some of these notes and questions...

Monday, October 22, 2012

Literary Pumpkins

The beautiful displays of each classroom's literary pumpkins.

Which one was your favorite?