Friday, October 31, 2014

Building With Solids


While Mrs. Munk was doing the Science lesson the kids were able to build with solids. The kids loved building. They also said building with solids was EASY!



Kids are busy building with solids!




They LOVED LOVED LOVED this activity!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Solid, Liquid, Gas Molecules

Today with Mrs. Munk the kids learned that solid molecules take on a specific shape. Here are many kids in class, making a sold molecule. There is no more room for anyone else and the shape is made! 

Alexis, Reece, Aiden, Lucas, and Talia made a water molecule. They had room to move and could spread out. A liquid doesn't have a shape. It takes the shape of whatever container it is put inside. 


Alexis was then left to be the gas molecule. She had room to move about freely and didn't have a shape. Below is a video of her being a gas molecule!


video

Way to go Alexis! I don't think that I can do that anymore!




Monday, October 27, 2014

Quotation Marks to show Conversations

Dylan did such a great job at using quotation marks to show a conversation was happening! This was our first time doing this activity! I was so impressed with all of them!

Natalie S. has learned that if she makes the print bigger then the character is also talking louder because they are getting excited!


Rae explored some different coloring so that her characters each had a different look about them as they were talking! 


Reece had so much to say that I think her character conversation could have kept going! Nice job Reece!

They used the PicWall app to do this assignment! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

PicWall


Today the kids used an app called PicWall. They were able to take their picture and then add sentences to go along with the picture. The assignment was titled, About Me. We then took a look at how to change the color of the text and change our fonts! That is always a fun thing to learn! Thanks Natalie for agreeing to share yours with us today!

Word Mover

Word Mover is an app that the kids learned last week. They are able to type their spelling words into the app and then move them around on the page. The kids are then asked to move their words into categories. Kian choose to place his words into categories by syllables.  


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Week 10 in Second Grade

Spelling this week will consist of plurals. Your second grader will be given the singular version of a word. They will then be asked to make the word plural and spell it correctly. 

Comprehension Skill: We are again working on Cause and Effect. It is a concept that most have started to grasp. We will be working on finding cause and effect in the books that they are reading. 

Language Vocabulary: As a class we will be introducing several common homophones. Homophones can be very tricky for second graders to begin with but with practice they will get easier. The hardest one for most second graders is their, there, and they're. 

We will be working on expression as our fluency skill. What does expression look like? How can we change our expression? Why is using expression important?

Writing Style: We will be working on an expository/ informational piece of writing. We will be using our i-pads to do some research about different animals that could be kept as pets. 

Remember if you have any questions, concerns, or need anything please let me know! Have a great week, I know we will!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Rocket Station

This station was the class favorite.  How exciting to see the Science behind rockets and explotions. 














Chemistry







Chemistry Magic was another neat way to see Science in action! 

Science Magic

In Science it is very important to wear safety goggles
They LOVED LOVED LOVED the Science stations!!!!! 





Using dry ice and magic bubbles to make ghosts! What a neat experiment for the kids to see and for some to be able to actually be able to participate in! 


Nathan was able to go up and get a "ghost" and let him go free!



We were also able to see them put a dollar in the magic solution "water" and then have them light it on fire. The money was protected and did not go up in flames. How very cool!!!!