Writing: Thank you to everyone who came to our writing celebration this week! We were SO busy this week during writer’s workshop in the classroom. All week, second graders have been researching an animal for our all about book unit. We learned how to read from a nonfiction source and take notes. We also talked about organizing our notes. This is an incredibly important skill. I’m looking forward to showing you this work at spring conferences.
Science: This week we conducted a “settling test”. In this experiment, we combined soil and water in a jar and shook the sample. We then observed it after 2 minutes, 10 minutes, and 48 hours. Second grade scientists notice how layers were forming in the soil.
Fundations: We have continued to work on double vowel words with ai and ay. We have also learned about homophones using these sounds as well as other spelling patterns.
Second Step: Last week, we wrote “I am from” poems. These were poems to describe special things in our lives that make us who we are and how we are more than just being “from” Waltham, Boston, Needham, etc... This week we moved onto our final unit, which is anger management. We talked about anger buttons, which are things that people do that make us feel angry. We are also continuing to work on utilizing calming strategies and finding a personal favorite choice to help us calm down.
What is the most interesting thing you have learned from your research?
What does it mean to decompose a number? What are some ways to decompose 84?
What did the soil look like in your soil shake/settling test after 48 hours?
Dates to Remember:
Friday, April 3rd: No School
Tuesday, April 14th: Delayed Opening
Here are some pictures from our Service Learning project last week.