Thinking mathematically comes naturally to these Second Graders! Students reviewed concepts such as even and odd numbers, skip counting, and adding coins. Scholars were excited to learn their new routine for using slates and accessing math tools. Eager students even began working on enrichment activities when they completed their independent math work.
Hopes & Dreams
Second Graders began the week by sharing their Hopes and Dreams for the new school year during Morning Meeting. Students also explained why they chose it, and how they planned to accomplish it. Later in the week, scholars discussed how they planned to accomplish their Hope and Dream by discussing expectations for learning in the classroom. Students became very thoughtful after listening to their peers share their hopes and articulated ways to make those dreams become a reality.
This week in science scholars have been studying balance, force and motion. Students learned that for an object to balance that it has to have an even distribution of weight for it to remain upright and steady. Scholars completed many experiments using paper objects while trying to balance them on popsicle sticks with clothespins as counterweights. Students also did frog observations and drew our classroom pets. Ask your scholar what was their favorite part of science this week!