Today we explored the world without friction. To simulate this, we wore wax paper shoes and tried to climb on the playground. We quickly noticed that simple tasks like walking and standing upright were much harder without friction to push against us. Climbing up the slide was simply impossible! At home, brainstorm more ways that friction is both helpful and frustrating as a force in your life!
We are currently in our second writing unit and working towards our first published writing piece of second grade. Today, we learned that the strongest writers make the strongest changes to their stories through revision. We learned how to use checklist to guide our focus and help our partner improve the ideas i
Today, Keira's mom joined us in the classroom to share more about Keira. Keira has diabetes and will now be using a pump to manage her sugar levels. Our class had the opportunity to see Keira's new (stylish purple) pump and ask questions about Keira and diabetes. We learned that Keira can still do all the same things she has always done with us and that we don't have to worry about hurting her. If you or your child has any questions, please contact me!
Looking to support Keira? Visit: Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes to learn more about her quest to create a world without Type 1 Diabetes.
Today, we switched classrooms for our word work (spelling) instruction. Your child will visit the same classroom they visited today each Monday and Friday. On Monday, they will receive their new list of words and learn the pattern that unites their words. On Friday, your child will be assessed on this pattern. During the week, your child will continue to practice their words in the classroom like the students photographed here as well as at home. Spelling homework will begin next week.
This week we dove into our first full science unit of second grade -- motion! During our motion unit we will gain a deeper understanding of force and how it impacts movement on our planet and beyond. To warm up our brains, we went on a motion hunt around school and found countless examples of motion.
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