Today we had an assembly called Math Magic and Fun! It was so cool to see different magic tricks and hear how math was involved. We even learned a few tricks to try at home...so we won't be sharing what we learned here on the blog. Be prepared to be amazed!!
This week we began our Air and Weather Science unit. It is full of experiments, so we are having so much fun! We explored air and what it can do through a variety of objects: a straw, plastic bag, feather, cotton ball, balloon and styrofoam ball. We also tested what happens when you put a vial in a basin of water upside down and then tilt it. We had to figure out how to put a paper towel in the vial and keep it dry while it was underwater!
Take a look at some pictures from the first exploration we did!
Here are some questions for students to answer! Leave a comment on the blog with your ideas, and we're going to experiment to find out next week!
During our Map Study, we made maps of our classroom! We broke up into groups and planned what was important to include on our maps. We tried to make them different from the other group maps. It was messy but awesome, and it was our favorite project so far in Second Grade!
Map #1: IC, JN, ET
Some unique things we included on our map are our hand sanitizer dispenser, the chips on our desk, the flag, and a scale. We learned that the title is important, we have to look around us to know what to make, and we don't have to rush. Details are important!
Map #2: JR, LR, JBW
Some unique things we included on our map are the cubbies, the flag and the job wheel. We learned that a map always needs a compass rose, and in our classroom, North always points towards the windows. We also learned that maps are very helpful! It would be hard to live in our world without maps!
Map #3: MC, RC, GT, JT
We included the bookshelf, mailboxes and Ms. Young's table. We learned that making maps is hard work, but maps are easy to read if they are colored and have labels. Maps help tell us where to go!
Map #4 EN, MN, GP, CW
We included the computer cart, the smartboard and the door. We also made our map 3D! We learned that it is hard to work in groups and you have to divide work between everyone. We also learned that maps should be neat so they are easy to read.
Map #5 AC, CG, BP, BW
Our map includes the cubbies, blue tables and chairs with tennis balls on the bottoms. We learned that making maps takes hard work, and it can be gluey!
Map #6 HH, AM, BM, JDW
Our map includes the calendar, the computer cart, chips on our desks and the watering can. We also added the centers and mailboxes. We learned that it is important to put things in the right place on a map so people can find their way. It is also important to have maps because people use maps every day.
Have you ever tried to make a map before? What was the hardest part for you?
This morning, we read the morning away in celebration of everyone turning in reading calendars for the month of August! We loved spreading out and diving into our books. We loved it!
Jersey Day was a lot of fun! We ordered our jersey numbers from least to greatest. We made number sentences out of our jerseys. It was also fun because we sorted ourselves into even and odd numbers. We also saw a short video about even and odd numbers. We practiced adding and subtracting 1 and 10 to our numbers as well.
We have some questions for you!
Where is your favorite place to read a good book?
What is your favorite number? Is it even or odd? Is it greater than or less than 50?
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