Writing Letters in Second Grade
In second grade, we have been learning how to write a friendly letter and how to address an envelope. We have practiced writing letters to our friends and classmates. Finally, we were ready to write a real letter and mail it! For our final project we wrote letters to our favorite Disney characters and sent them to Disney World! The rumor is that we will get a returned autographed picture from our favorite characters within a couple of months. We are keeping our fingers crossed!
On February 13, grades 1-4 celebrated the hundredth day of school. Activities included building a free standing structure with Solo cups, building with 100 marshmallows and toothpicks, working on circumference while licking a Tootsie Pop 100 times, creating art out of the number 100, and 100 second workouts. It was a great day for all!
A Recipe for Power Hour
To wrap up the listening skill for Power Hour, Mrs. Saunders' group made dirt cake. They were given a recipe that they had to cut in half and away they went without asking questions. It was a yummy, fun activity!
QR Codes in Second Grade
Second graders just learned about QR codes and used them during a math scavenger hunt around the room. Students worked with partners as they searched the room for addition and subtraction facts and answers while scanning QR codes to get the next clue.
Book Tasting Family Fun Night
Grades 4k-4 had a fantastic turnout for the family reading night in October. Parents and students enjoyed reading books at different "reading cafes" while enjoying a tasty treat. Stay tuned for more family fun throughout the 2013-2014 school year!
Grades 1-4 celebrated Earth Day with numerous activities. Students learned about the three R's (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), made an earth from their hand prints, made bird feeders,and planted grass. All students participated in a nature walk as well.
Early in April, students in first through fifth grade do forensics presentations. This teaches them the art of presenting a subject, demonstating something or interpreting a story in front of an audience. The students work hard on this and it's always a fun competition!
Dr. Suess Fun
To celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday grades 1-4 had a special morning to honor him. They made Thing 1 and 2, they wrote stories, listened to stories read by Tim Tebow and Justin Bieber, and made Oobleck. In math class, they did a graphing assignment with colored goldfish.
Valentine's Day Fun in Second Grade
Valentine's day was full of fun activities in 2nd grade! For math, we sorted candy hearts into groups and then made a bar graph to show our results. We also did a lot of estimating activities such as "how many candy hearts would it take to make a foot?" and "how many candy hearts can you balance on your desk before they fall over?" We wrapped up our day with our Valentine's party where we exchanged valentine cards and played a few games such as pass the tissue paper heart and heart lava.
Grades 4K though 4th grade attended Camp-Read-A-Lot during their library class recently. The students bought blankets, pillows and stuffed animals and made themselves comfortable around the “campfire”. A tent and twinkling stars (Christmas lights) helped the students imagine they were on a campout. They listened to campfire stories and participated in chants.
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