Writing: Second graders have finished publishing their poetry books. These will be going home today. We spent a bit of time connecting our writing with our prior reading unit and wrote “fractured” stories. This means that writers thought of a story they had read in reader’s workshop and changed parts of the story- for instance, making Three Little Pigs into the Three Little Monkeys. We kept the basic story lines, but changed the details to make a fractured story. This past week we began working on a research project in which each second grader is studying a different country. Using various research websites through our Media Center webpage, second graders were able to gather information about different countries.
Science: Second graders are loving our study of soil. We had so much fun learning about earthworms and how they are important to soil and plants. We also had a special visit from Ms. Huber in the science center and she taught us all about composting.
Second graders participated in our World Bazaar last week. Thank you so much to our volunteers who helped to make this event possible. I am putting together some pictures from the event and hope to send home a slideshow soon.
Here are some photos from field day. Thanks to Ms. Smith and Ms. Sweet for an awesome day!
What country are you researching? What is an interesting fact you’ve learned?
What strategies could you use to solve 6 x 7?