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2nd-3rd Grades

Second and third grade is a very exciting time for students.  They are learning to become more independent, responsible, and social beings while building upon the academic skills they learned in Kindergarten and first grade.  The changes from the beginning of 2nd grade to the end of 3rd grade are amazing!

My, what a big toothbrush you have! 2/3 learns about dental health from Nurse Barbara.

posted Mar 18, 2017, 6:22 PM by Vicki Hull

Exploring 100 on the 100th day.

posted Mar 5, 2017, 4:48 PM by Vicki Hull

Snow Dome 2017

posted Feb 18, 2017, 2:48 AM by Vicki Hull   [ updated Feb 18, 2017, 3:04 AM ]

Future Engineers at Work

First, we build up the pile of snow and let it settle for awhile.  
A compact mound is essential for the foundation.

Second, we dig and excavate from three different directions.            

Third, our calculations are correct and we are able to connect the three tunnels.

Forth, we show off our hard work, cooperation, and collaboration!

The finished product built by the 2/3 Engineers! 

2/3 STEM Activities

posted Feb 12, 2017, 7:51 AM by Vicki Hull   [ updated Feb 18, 2017, 3:00 AM ]

2/3 STEM activities include effective communication, collaboration,

problem solving, and critical thinking.

Oh yes, and having fun while doing all that!

"All Things Mammal"

posted Feb 4, 2017, 6:10 AM by Vicki Hull   [ updated Feb 5, 2017, 4:25 PM ]

The 2/3 class have been busy this week doing  "All Things Mammal." 
 To learn about animal teeth we ate apple slices while focusing on our incisors, canines, pre-molars, and molars.

Mammals have amazing physical skills. 
 They can run fast, jump long, and high, hold their breathe for long periods of time, and weigh tons.  In Gym class the class compared their skills with cheetahs, kangaroos, elephants, and seals.

Mounted Mammals
To finish the week out Bill G. came in and talked about mammals in Brooklin.  He  brought in several of his mounts and talked about taxidermy.  


posted Jan 31, 2017, 4:15 AM by Vicki Hull

The BIG news this week is that the class was able to watch as Newman, our Gecko, shed his entire skin!  What an amazing thing for us to be able to witness.  Stay tuned for a short video.

Nature Trail - Take 2

posted Jan 25, 2017, 6:06 PM by Vicki Hull

Last week we hit the Nature Trail again.  This time we went in search of mammals.  We only saw one, but we did see evidence that there  are some hunkered down for the long winter.  

Tracking Mammals in our Classroom

posted Jan 16, 2017, 3:33 AM by Vicki Hull

Students arrived at our classroom this past week to find it filled will mammal prints.  Each group was assigned a set of prints and asked to predict what mammal could have made that print.  They followed their mammal tracks to clues around the room that helped them narrow down their mammals.  Good practice for our trip on the Nature Trail the end of this week.  Let's hope for more snow.

Math Explorations

posted Jan 8, 2017, 9:25 AM by Vicki Hull   [ updated Jan 16, 2017, 3:35 AM ]

Have you ever thought about what makes the answer to a subtraction problem  an odd or even number?   The class explored this and found that when you subtract an odd number from an odd number, or an even number from an even number, the answer will be an even number.  And, if you subtract an even number from an odd number, or an odd number from an even number, the answer will be an odd number.  This week we will explore the answers to addition problems and see if the same rules apply.  Stay tuned for their findings!

2/3 Animal Tree

posted Dec 22, 2016, 10:05 AM by Vicki Hull

After reading the book, "Night Tree" by Eve Bunting, the 2/3 class made animal ornaments to hang on the fruit trees in the front of the school.  Today we were treated to a show of crows enjoying the feast!  

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