Friday, June 13, 2014

Station Day #resvt #cesuvt

On Friday, June 13th our second graders once again showed their flexibility when our park day was cancelled. Instead, second graders rotated through three different stations in each of the second grade classrooms. Scholars were divided up into their third grade configurations; which gave students a chance to mingle with their new classmates. Students participated in creating with model magic and painting, getting their face painted, playing board games, and experimenting with oobleck! We all had a terrific day!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Park Day Update #resvt

Dear Families,

Due to tomorrow's inclement weather forecast, we will be canceling our picnic and park day. We will be setting up fun indoor stations instead. We'll be grouping the kids in their 3rd grade class configurations so that they'll have a chance to mingle with each other. Thanks to those of you who volunteered; we'll no longer need your assistance. If you were planning on sending in watermelon, popsicles, or face paint, please still do as we will be incorporating these into our fun stations. Students will still be able to receive the normal school lunch or bring lunch from home.

Thank you!
Mrs. Riggs, Mrs. Robinson, and Ms. Darling
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Aniaml Haikus #resvt

Second graders wrote haikus about animals. Haikus are a form of Japanese poetry where the first line has 5 syllables, second line has 7 syllables, and the last line has 5 more syllables. Here are what our class created!

Big eyes and fuzzy
Cute and feathery sharp beak
Turns it's head around. -Amelie

They have spots a lot
They can run very fast cool
And they are golden. -Ava M.

Black and white fun stripes
Africa is where I live
They like to run wild. -Nadia

Black and white cute hair
Eyes that glow all through the night
Sleeping every day. -Ava V.

Tall and skinny spots
Hot and dry African desert
My food is a leaf. -Hailey

I live in Texas
I live life on yellow cheese
Sometimes need to sneeze. -Will

Hermit Crab
Red and carry house
Lives in sand eats clams and bugs
Walks on all four legs. -Ethan

We hunt in a pack
We have black white and gray fur
We live in the woods. -Grace

It waddles around
It goes into the water
As it eats good fish. -Luke

Guinea Pig
A cute animal
Eats hat and carrots and grass
It lives in hot places. -Tessa

Yellow and small bird
Feathers fluffy drink water
Legs are small and thin. -Ginny

Bites it's food drowns prey.
Big and green and slimy green
Blends in the water. -Carl

Grizzly Bear
Brown fur and they roar
Mommies protect their babies
They are furious.-Kyle

The penguin is fat
Penguin is always chunky
He is always fun. -Hunter

Big and black and fat
I live in jungles I climb
I like being cute. -Julia

Swinging on tall vines
In trees they eat bananas
They hang from their tails.-Zoe

It is white meows
And runs off big eyes
Does not take good baths. -Owen

Fast in the water
It goes slow slow slow on land
Smooth shell on my back. -Anna

Runs and barks all day
I like Australia Shepard
Miler is my friend. -Miller
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

What Does Mr. Berry Do All Day?! #resvt #cesuvt

Second grade students wrote a classroom book describing what they believe our principal, Mr. Berry does all day long. This was a creative writing activity, and our second graders have  incredible imaginations! Activities ranged from Mr. Berry talking to aliens, playing sports with athletes, taking trips to different states, dancing, and much more! Watch the video to see Mr. Berry reading his book to the authors and to find out what he actually does all day!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Ruler Exploration #resvt #cesuvt

Our final math unit is on measurement and today scholars had the chance to observe and use rulers. We noticed rules go to 12 inches, they can be colorful, centimeters are smaller than inches, they are long, there are some lines without numbers underneath them and some have different textures. Scholars then had a chance to measure objects around the classroom!

Monday, June 2, 2014

I Spy Time! #resvt #cesuvt

During math on Monday, second graders went on a scavenger hunt spying different times! Students were partnered up and had to find twelve clocks that were scattered around the classroom and record the digital time. This correlates to our Investigations math program, where students have to tell time to the nearest fifteen minutes.