News From Room 8
Our Second Grade Learning Journey
It's hard to believe we only have 7 more days to go! This will be my final formal flyer for the school year, but I will still send some emails with important end of the year updates throughout the last week.
Scientists used vials with water and screens to separate the ingredients in our homemade soil.
Mrs. Cusimano shared two fun books with our class on Tuesday afternoon.
Writers spent most of the writing workshop time researching and taking notes about their inquiry (passion project) topics. Today, we brainstormed different ways we might share out all of our new learning, like making a poster, creating a book using book creator, and more. Next week, everyone will have a chance to share out about their new learning.
Mathematicians practiced elapsed time this week. Many mathematicians found that using a "clock number line" was helpful when solving these types of problems. Instead of using a round clock, the number line presents all the hours in a day in a number line format, starting with 12 a.m at the left end and ending with 11 p.m. on the right side. Mathematicians completed the end of unit test this week as well. Tests will be returned next Monday. This was our last formal math unit. We will not have any more tests this year.
Scientists explored soil this week as we made our own homemade soil and then compared it to some local soil that we collected from the Lines School garden. Our homemade soil was made of humus (pronounced "hew-mus"), sand, pebbles, and gravel. When we compared the homemade soil to the local soil, we noticed some differences such as the color of the soil, the materials in the soil, and the feeling of the soil. We now realize that not all soil is the same.