Thursday, September 29, 2016

Conservation Fair

We had beautiful weather for the field trip today.  We spent a whole day learning about Earth related themes through kid-friendly info talks, singing and hands on activities.  Highlights for the group included learning about wild blueberry cultivation, aquaponics, decomposers and ecosystems.  We also found the horse track and ran all the way around it!!!!  The kids were so on their game that they earned 200 dojo points today.  I love a field trip for the opportunity to step up to more responsibility and build our classroom team.  Here is a link to a handful of pics.

Conservation Fair

The famous GSB Ecosystem Chorus.
Hmm.....Rot, Rot, Rot, Grow, Grow, Grow, Munch, Munch Munch.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Science Monday

At the end of every month, on Monday, 2nd graders will be celebrating science.  Mrs. Hanna, Mrs. Fake and I will each be offering an afternoon of science.  The classes will rotate through 3 different activities over the next couple of months.  We are fortunate to have community members help us out. Mark Ferraro will be working with Mrs. Hanna on Water Systems.  Chuck Dinsmore will be working with Mrs. Fake on plants and animals at Hidden Valley Nature Center.  I will be working with Sarah Gladu on Earth Systems.  Next month, my class will go with Mrs. Hanna, Mrs. Hanna's class will go with Mrs. Fake, and Mrs. Fake's class will go with me.  This is an exciting collaboration that allows us to offer a hands on science program to all 2nd graders.

For Earth Systems, we explored maps, where water is on earth and then we built models of rivers and erosions.  Please check out the pictures.  I think I got everyone this time.

 Earth Systems

Please remember that picture day is on Friday - send smiling faces and forms.