Sunday, November 29, 2015
The past week, second graders finished our social studies unit on the Founding Families. We spent time at Shelburne Farms, made a Thanksgiving turkey, cooked traditional Pilgrim food, lead an all-school assembly, and had a Colonial day where students rotated through stations.
While at Shelburne Farms students made candles, fed farm animals, carded wool, made bread and butter and got to explore Pilgrim tools. Thank you to all the chaperones and Shelburne Farms who made this field trip possible! Students made cornbread muffins and applesauce during our cooking day. On Colonial day students rotated through the three second grade classrooms and completed the following activities: stenciling, making traditional Pilgrim games, and participating in a one-room school house. It was great to participate in so many activities that connected to our learning!
Monday, November 16, 2015
Please mark your calendars for these important upcoming events for second graders!
- Wednesday, November 18th: Field trip to Shelburne Farms (please dress for outside weather and pack a lunch)
- Thursday, November 19th: Pilgrim cooking
- Friday, November 20th: Pilgrim singing assembly @ 8:00-8:20
- Friday, November 20th: Colonial Day (dress up like a Pilgrim if you want to!)
- Monday, November 23rd-Friday, November 28th: No School
Friday, November 13, 2015
On Friday the 13th our class once again joined Mrs. Lister's first graders for a writing celebration. This was no ordinary writing celebration, however it was a mid-processes CAMPOUT celebration! First graders had been busy working on writing "how to" books, while second graders have been focusing on writing catchy introductions to their teaching or all about books. Students read by flashlights and were wearing pajamas for our campout theme. Second graders helped their first grade buddy decide which "how to" book to publish, while first graders helped their second grade buddy decided which introduction grabbed the reader's attention the most. This was a great way to celebrate our writers and everything they have tried in their informational writing to date. Our classes are providing feedback to each other, forming friendships across grade levels, and learning more about the writing process. We ended our campout celebration with s'mores of course!
On Tuesday, all of second grade walked down to Jericho Settler's Farm to harvest carrots! We met Farmer Mark and he explained the expectations and taught us a little about the history of the farm. Then it was time to harvest! The carrots we picked were huge, baby, curled, wrapped around each other; and there were lots to harvest! We also rotated through two other stations which were journaling or sketching, and a relay race of plant vs, animal foods. We had a fabulous time and thank you to all the volunteers that made this day possible!
Monday, November 9, 2015
Here are the upcoming events for second graders! Please mark your calendars!
- Tuesday, November 10th: Settler's Farm Field Trip 9:00-11:00
- Wednesday, November 11th: 2-hour delayed start
- Thursday, November 12th: Thanksgiving luncheon
- Thursday, November 12th: Big Buddies
- Thursday, November 12th: Cougar Cubs Inventor's Workshop @ 5:00
- Friday, November 13th: RES Movie Night @ 6:30