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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Back Up and Running!

Woohoo! I purchased a new app that hopefully allows me to quickly add content to our classroom blog quickly and without it crashing like the old app was doing! Hopefully this means more blog updates for you!! Stay tuned and check back often. 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Dont Judge a Book

This month we celebrated Dr. Seuss. We read his biography, and many of his books. One of the more famous books that most students had schema about was Green Eggs and Ham. One of the lessons I have been teaching in Reading Workshop has been to discover and determine why the author wrote a book or what was the lesson of the story. So we did a little project after the story. I gave each child 2 cups, each had a drink in them one looked like blue kool-aid juice and the other like muddy water. Everone assumed that the blue drink would tast delicious while the muddy drink would be disgusting....look how it turned out..

lets try the blue first.... (salt water)

Now the brown (orange juice and food color)

The lesson can't judge a book by its cover!

Pasta Punctuation and More

We have been working hard on using quotation marks when writing dialog and it has been tricky! So we tried a few alternative activities...

Pasta punctuation, we used elbow macaroni to make our quotation marks.

we worded with a partner to find all of the quotes in one of our books

Even ninja's use punctuation!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Science Day

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It was super science day in our classroom! Today we moved our classroom to the school Multi-Purpose room and camped there for the day. We had an all day science experience.

Our second grade science unit is about balance and weighing. We began the day talking about the Scientific method and made super scientist crowns to wear for the day.  

Our first task was to balance a butterfly on a pencil.

Our science buddies helped us work through all of the experiments.

We balanced cubes on a beam by moving the fulcrum to different parts of the beam in order to get the weight distributed .

Then it was time for the arm balance

We weighed, compared and measured using objects, school supplies, and even food

We had a super science day!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Egg Project

Today we celebrated our classroom diversity and discussed how lucky we are to be able to be in class with so many different and unique friends!

Next we completed the "Egg Project"  and discussed how even though the eggs were different on the outside they were the same on the inside.

The student responses were thoughtful and sincere

We listened to Dr. Martin Luther King's speech as we worked

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Math Snowball Fight

Today was the perfect day for a snowball fight!

Click the link to see a video of our indoor Math snowball fight!

We also did a STEM activity and finished up making "snowflakes" on our tables.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Halloween Bash

Here are a few pictures from our Halloween celebration! What a fun day we had!!

Some of our craft stations