In this first unit of our Bridges math curriculum students created beetle glyphs to represent personal information: gender, birth month, number of people with whom they live, and favorite sport. We then sorted the glyphs in a variety of ways, learning more about the new classroom community in the process. Lastly, we laid them out in a picture graph formation and as a class constructed a bar graph to represent the data.
The Leaping Lemurs have been carefully observing the differences and similarities between waxworms and mealworms for the past couple of weeks! After carefully observing each specimen through a magnifying glass, as well as the naked eye, students came together and created a venn diagram to capture the differences and similarities between the two. Mrs. Choi and Ms. Romero were blown away when students brought background knowledge about these specimens to enrich the conversation further!
Ms. Gordon came in and led a workshop with the Leaping Lemurs about reading with expression! Some brave souls read a page aloud from their books in an expressive tone of voice. The class favorite: a mischievous tone of voice!
We celebrated Jackson’s 8th Birthday! Its only been our second week of school and we’ve been lucky enough to have had 3 birthday celebrations!
Happy Birthday, Jackson!
We celebrated Ava’s summer birthday this afternoon! Ava turned 8 in August!
Happy belated birthday, Ava!
On Friday, Grey brought in an ostrich egg shell to share with her classmates. Her grandfather found the ostrich egg in the forest and together they cracked, cooked, and served it to their family! Grey passed the egg shell around so that her classmates could feel just how smooth and shiny it is.
A small piece of the ostrich egg is on display in our classroom.
Come and take a look!
Welcome to 2JR!
We took individual portraits on our first day of Second Grade!
We’re looking forward to an exciting year together!
After selecting a wide variety of possible class names and engaging in a difficult voting process 2JR has finally voted on a class name!
We are officially the LEAPING LEMURS!
We celebrated our first class birthday this past week! Willow is the first Leaping Lemur to turn 8!
Happy Birthday, Willow!