Monday, January 16 - MLK Jr. Day - No school
Wednesday, February 1 - End of Semester - No school
Monday or Wednesday 6 or 8 - Museum of Flight
Tuesday, February 14 - Valentine's Celebration
Wednesday, February 15 - Airplane Extravaganza - Evening time TBA
Mercer Slough was a hit! We lucked out with the weather. It rained for about 20 minutes at the beginning and then stopped enough for us to enjoy the swamp and forest habitats provided by the Slough. Students had a lab session exploring forest and swamp decomposers (worms, beetles and other invertebrates). and a field session in which they searched looked for them and other swamp features (spongy soil, stinky smells and fungus). It was a great outdoor learning experience for students as a refresher to our soils unit.
William the Engineer
One of our families has a friend who works at Boeing as a airplane engineer. He came in and talked to us about how an airplane flies. He answered all of our questions ranging from, "Why do they put ducks into the engines (For testing)?" to "Why do they paint the planes white (For heat regulation)?" He finished his talk with a demo from a quadcopter. So cool! Thanks William. If anyone else is or knows someone in the "airplane field", let us know. We would love to have you in.
We looked at how master authors create and start gripping fiction. Producing gripping fiction can be tricky! Students thought about stretching out important moments and starting stories right in the thick of the action.
We are looking at character traits by looking at ourselves as character! We also examined how characters change over as a reaction to events in the story.
We reviewed our addition strategies with math games and took an end of unit test to wrap up addition strategies.
One of the second grade teachers at QAE. Read this blog and stay up-to-date on classroom activities.
|Ms. Thibault's 2nd Grade||