2nd Grade Class News

Mrs. Gaudette, Miss Holden, Mrs. Karstaedt, Mrs. Mitchell

Week of April 11, 2016


Nonfiction Book Clubs

In yet another round of book clubs, students will begin reading informational books that will eventually develop into nonfiction book clubs. Later in the week students will form specific nonfiction text book clubs, for example one group might read specifically about ocean animals, space or weather.

Writer's Workshop

Conducting Our Experiment

This week was an absolute blast as we used a ramp to see which a matchbox car would travel faster on, carpet or tile!

In writer's workshop this week, our young scientists will conduct ANOTHER experiment! Student scientists will learn how to write an effective conclusion, detailed results as well as learn how to compare those results to that of another group of scientists. Lastly, after comparing these results they will then experiment once more to gather more data based on what they have learned thus far.

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Line Plots

2.MD.9 Generate measurement data by measuring lengths of several objects to the nearest whole unit, or by making repeated measurements of the same object. Show the measurements by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in whole-number units.
This week, in keeping with the standard from last week, students will learn about another type of graph, the line plot. Students will learn that line plots are created when data is recorded in a bar format using "X's" that are all the same size. Check out this video about line plots from Learnzillion!

Science & Social Studies

2.L.1. Understand animal life cycles.

In science, students will learn about their last animal's life cycle, the butterfly. Students will learn about the four stages of an egg, a pupa, a chrysalis (not a cocoon!) and lastly, an adult butterfly. We hope to see some of these on our field trip to Jordan Lake on Wednesday, April 20th!

Specials Schedule


Monday: Art

Tuesday: Computer

Wednesday: Music

Thursday: PE

Friday: Library


Monday: PE

Tuesday: Library

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: Computer

Friday: Music


Monday: Music

Tuesday: PE

Wednesday: Library

Thursday: Art

Friday: Computer


Monday: Library

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: Computer

Thursday: Music

Friday: PE

Mark Your Calendars!

Monday; April 18th

No School

Wednesday; April 20th

2nd Grade Field Trip to Jordan Lake