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?