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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

Friday, October 21, 2016


Every Friday we turn out the lights in our classroom and turn on our flashlights for Readers Workshop! On a rainy day like today it was extra dark. Everyone reads quietly and we all have a lot of fun. This is a fun way to promote reading at home too!

Thursday, October 13, 2016


One of my favorite "craftivities" that I do... In Readers Workshop I explain how Schema is your background knowledge or all the stuff you already know about. I have the kids create self portraits and then I "open their brains" so all of their schema can pour out! They scream when I cut their beautiful portraits but they LOVE it and it really helps them remember an obscure word like schema.

See if you can guess who is who...

Ok this one is a giveaway

Writing Boot Camp

Writing boot camp has begun in our class! 

Here some soldiers are ready to begin!

We started with step on of the writing process Brainstorming

Here some of our soldiers are beginning their writing

We worked on complete sentences and incomplete sentences but working together to figure out what they were missing or what they had that made them complete. 

Next we help each other edit because we don't leave a man (proper noun) down (they should be capital) 

Finally we army crawl back to work