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!
First, we build up the pile of snow and let it settle for awhile.
A compact mound is essential for the foundation.
Forth, we show off our hard work, cooperation, and collaboration!
The finished product built by the 2/3 Engineers!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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