Thursday, May 22, 2014

Sorting Solids #resvt

Second graders dug deeper into our science unit on matter on Thursday morning. The focus question for the experiments today was: "how can we describe how solids are similar/different using properties?" As a class, we did six mini experiments sorting solids by: weight, sink/float, stack/roll, magnetism, hardness, and bouncibility. Each scholar had a chance to test the solids and record their data either in a T-chart or continuum.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Pinching Paper Clips #resvt

In second grade math to support subtracting amounts from 100, students pinched paper clips. Paper clips come in boxes of 100, students pinched their paper clips then had to record how many they pinched, write an equation, then solve that equation to solve how many paper clips were remaining in the box. Students had fun using school supplies in a different way and are becoming fluent in subtraction!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Exploring Solids #resvt

Second graders have started learning about matter in our new science unit! On Friday, scholars had the chance to explore different types of solids and make scientific observations. As a class we listed our observations and came up with properties all solids have: color, shape, weight, texture, and hardness.