Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Which version of The Gingerbread Man is your favorite?

So many to choose from! Many students liked The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst.
In the video, the kids are holding The Gingerbread Girl Goes Animal Crackers by Lisa Campbell Ernst because all of my copies of the story are out!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Winter Open House

We had a great day singing and sharing our gingerbread houses with our family.
We played Roll a Gingerbread too!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

How to writing...

During interactive writing we worked on letter formation, sounds, mechanics and transitional words!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Our first class petition

Students worked together to create a class petition.
First we brainstormed reasons why we felt the way we did.

Using the microphone and Google sheets on the iPad here is our final product.
We will let you know how things turn out!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Writing is developmental!

Emergent writing

My dad go to park.

I listened to music last night.

Developing Writing

I am going go make snowmen.

I go to Agave with grandma.

Proficient Writing

Story 2

Monday, December 1, 2014

Gingerbread Unit

We are excited to prepare for the winter open house! 

Lots of gingerbread stories and activities!

A mad gingerbread boy!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving Service Project

Our second grade buddies met to start phase one of our project. We are making something for those wonderful people in our building who help us out!

Friday, November 7, 2014

This Plant is Amazing!

In 24 hours our plants grew so much! We were ecstatic to see how much these little plants grew overnight!

By the end of the day, we noticed the plant "arching" over towards the window. An hour before the end of the day, we turned the plant away from the window and by golly that plant returned back to the side where the window was. We thought it would take the entire weekend and it gravitated towards the light in less than a hour! The kids really think this plant is a little miracle!

Spider Experiment

We imagined that the water was "spider venom". The sugar cube was a "bug". This demonstrated a change of state from a solid to a liquid. A spider "drinks" the insides of its prey and this is possible by the change from a solid to a liquid.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

First Day of Literacy Work Stations

Handwriting practice and beginning sound work.

Reading and writing color words.

Day 10- It Is Really Growing!

Wow! This amazing miracle keeps growing!
Pea is on the left and the bean seed is on the right.

This is our other bean seed.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Spiders, Spiders, Everywhere!

This is amazing! Did you know that a Daddy Long Legs is NOT a spider? It is a member of the arachnid family. It does not produce silk or have fangs. It is a closer relative to the scorpion. Watch and see how these little guys scatter about!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Day 5 Germination

Here you can see our Pea and Bean seeds. Today, we transplanted them into soil. 
We will have a control group (Pea #2 and Bean #2) and experimental group (Pea #1 and 
Bean #1). The question is Which seed will have the most growth? Why?
One will be limited with sun exposure but will have a "sun roof". What happens? We will
keep you posted!