Saturday, June 15, 2019

Reading Outside with Our Friends

For a few weeks now the children and I have been going outside in the afternoon to read books on towels/blankets.  THANKS for those parents who did send in towels and we all shared them together.  We will take towels home this Monday. Here are a few pictures of our time outside this week.

Sometimes we read in the Literature Circle- which is in front of the school with the picnic tables.  This allows us some sun, some shade and a few rocks to sit upon.

We alternate days of silent reading and partner reading.  This day was a "read with a friend" day!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Painted Lady Butterflies

We released our Painted Lady Butterflies from our classroom into the Flower Garden behind the school.  
Then the children watched the butterflies as the insects became accustomed to their new surroundings. They are beautiful!
Some of the butterflies were hesitant to leave our net habitat and some of them flew out right away to nearby flowers!

Monday, May 27, 2019

Ecotarium Field Trip: Worcester

The Ecotarium was 3 floors of exhibits plus an outdoor area.

The children were in 4 small groups as we explored the exhibits.

The Animal Adaptations Presentation was informative about how animals adapt to their environment.  Then the children met a corn snake and learned many facts about it!

Friday, May 24, 2019

Outdoor Classroom Day

Yesterday the children and I enjoyed a full day of lessons outdoors.  Here are some pictures of our math lesson which revolved around SYMMETRY and ART.

Students worked in partnerships or solo to create images that has ONE line of symmetry using materials from nature.

The class went for a long nature hike in the morning to collect items for this math lesson.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Norah Jones: Storytelling Presentation by LEF

Norah Jones spoke to the entire Second Grade last week and shared the value of oral storytelling!  She discussed the history of her writing and how her upbringing contributed to her books.

April Jones Presentation

This magnificent writer (April Jones) captured our attention while teaching about her writing process. Her slide show and use of props illuminated the journey writing can take! THANKS April for enlightening our student writers!

Imaginatorium: Designing Games for Ozobot Robots

Students are partnered up and begin the challenge of creating a game
using coding for the Ozobot robots.

The class worked with Mrs. MacGregor to brainstorm ideas for the robot games.  

After 3 sessions, the children created the draft and the final game board for their robot game!!!