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Thanks to Ms. Poole, WAHS student Libby Carbo, Ms. Crummie and Mr. Huneycutt for taking the time to read to the class.
Tent time was the favorite part of the day.
Then they created their own Avatars at SitePal. Click here to go to our Digital Learning Page to link to the avatars with Text-to-Speech messages. (Accessible for the next 2 weeks.)
We also spent part of the day teaming up in pairs researching at Pebble Go and Brainpop about famous African Americans. We will put these quilt squares into a collaborative 2nd grade quilt! (Image coming soon!)
Today was our second field trip of the year to Amazement Square in Lynchburg and it was truly AMAZING! Our kids were so psyched to go after we previewed the exhibits on the website yesterday in class so they could narrow down their free choice exploration time to the things they really wanted to do. We were guided through the Native American exhibit, explored the many hands-on exhibits, and had free time playing on the 4+ story climbing tower. So cool!
Native American Gallery
Valentine's Day is always a favorite for 2nd graders! We delivered valentines to the bags we decorated yesterday, graphed hearts in math (and ate them, too), opened our Valentines, danced along with Kidz Bop, and best of all...made our own ice cream sundaes. Yum! Thanks to Paige and Emily's dad and mom for scooping the icecream!
This week's STEM challenge was the LEGO LearnToLearn lesson, Across the River. After watching a short video What Makes Bridges So Strong saved on our STEM page students launched into the challenge of building a bridge over the river from their LEGO kit. Here are some of the student's creative designs.
What was the most popular activity? Crawling through the mazes they made with the blankets and sheets Mrs. Huneycutt brought!
Is it a solid? Is it a liquid? No, it's Oobleck, a type of colloid that is somewhere in between. We could squeeze it into a ball and bounce it, yet it oozed like glue. Each year when I do this it makes such a mess I think about not doing it, but the kids love it sooo much, I can't give it up. Here is the lab sheet we used.
Today students found out what happens when you mix baking soda and vinegar...a gas is formed! Such a fun way to teach that a gas does take up space and has weight! Click here for the anchor sheet we used.