Thinking mathematically comes naturally to these Second Grade Super Stars! Students reviewed concepts such as even and odd numbers, skip counting, and adding coins. They also worked on reading and writing time. Scholars were excited to learn about their math enrichment folders. Some eager students even began working on enrichment activities when they completed their independent math work.
Second Graders began the week by sharing their Hope and Dream during morning meeting. Students also explained why they choose it, and how they planned to accomplish it. Later in the week, scholars became experts at choosing books that are “Just Right” for them to read independently. After they selected and read their book, students wrote, illustrated and shared the connections they made to previous texts. Some of the connections they choose to write about were similar authors, characters, experiences, lessons, themes, and illustrations. Students became very creative and thoughtful after listening to their peers share. They learned that experience with a text varies from person to person.
The Second Grade Geologists were excited to explore how to sort and classify rocks. Using magnifying glasses, students classified river stones into different groups based on their different properties. Students challenged each other to sort the stones in as many different ways as possible. They learned that when classifying items, there is more than one way to do it.