Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thursday, January 28th

Happy Thursday!

This week we are continuing our unit on nutrition.  Your second graders were introduced to the Meat and Beans group yesterday and did some research on all the great things it does for our bodies!

Here are some thoughts from the day:
"I learned that eggs are in the meat group." -Ana
"More than just meat is in the meat group, like fish and beans and seeds." -Zoe
"Natalie lent us a book." -Ruby and Grace
"Sophia offerred to play with me at recess." -Lucia
"Adina complimented me on my shirt." -Ryan

Be sure to ask your child about making peanut butter this week!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tuesday January 26 - Franz Bakery Trip!

Hi everyone!
Today we visited Franz Bread Factory!  We couldn't take pictures from the factory floor, but here are some from the learning room - we had a great time grinding wheat, learning more about the factory and trying some BREAD!  Great time all around - thanks to all of the parents who drove and helped us for this trip!  Enjoy the pictures!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Tuesday, January 19th

This week we are starting our unit on grains!  We will be learning about how this important food group helps our bodies.  We also read a book about the life of Rev. Martin Luther King.  Here are some thoughts from the day:
"Bread can be cooked in all different shapes." -Ruby
"I read a book about how chocolate is made and where it comes from." -Aven
"I learned that bread is yummy and amazing!" -Ashe
"Ryan complimented me on my glasses." -Natalie
"Sophia made me an iPod out of paper." -Lucia
"I learned how to solve story problems." -Tyler
"Bread is an important part of our lives." -Sophia
"Natalie said she would make me a bracelet." -Ryan
"I learned how to make bread." -Miles

Don't forget to ask your child about what we are doing for Kindness Week!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Friday January 15

Hi everyone!  We were busy to day with reading, writing, math and MAKING BUTTER as part of our study of food and the dairy group!  Enjoy the pictures and have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Happy Art Museum Field Trip

Hi everyone!
We had a great walk to the MAX station - wet, but fun!  Here are some pictures from our trip!

 Here are some ideas from the day!
"We really liked drawing in our journal at the museum." Luke & Lucia
"It was kind when Zoe made me a bracelet." Ryan
"I learned that art isn't just something you look at, but you can experience it with all your senses." Grace and Zoe
"You can make art from anything." Liam
"It was kind when Xander gave me the window seat." Tyler
"I learned about a lot of different artists." Zach
"Art is more than just paintings." Ashe
"Sculptures are art, too." Ana
"It was kind when Adina gave me a bracelet." Mathilda
"It was kind when Sam offered to read a book with me." Aven

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tuesday January 12

Hi everyone!
Today we continued our study of food by learning more about the trip milk makes from the farm to the store.  Here are some ideas about the day from the learners:

"I learned the idea parallelogram." Zoe
"We learned more about shapes and how great this school is." Miles
"I learned about palindromes- and I am one! "  Ana
"It is kind of Sam to illustrate the books I type at home." Ashe
"Ryan helped me feel better today." Adina
"It was kind when Tyler invited me on a playdate." Aiden
"I learned that three empty shapes can be filled three different ways." Grace
"I learned how milk gets transported to the store." Aven
" I learned that there are dairy cows and other cows." Matilda

Have a great day - field trip tomorrow!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Monday January 11

Hi everyone!  Happy New Year!
Sorry this is the first post of the new year...last week was generally hectic!

For the next month or so we will be working to learn more about health and nutrition, how different food helps our bodies and why, germs, and dental health.

In mathematics, we are entering a unit on geometry; specifically the characteristics of 2-D and 3-D shapes and equivalent area.

Today we began with a wonderful art lesson led by Jen:

We focused on more geometry during math and shared our poem and story of the week.
Here are some ideas the learners shared today:

"I learned the word quadrilateral." Adien, Lucia, Darby
"Ryan apologized when she bothered me, and it warmed my heart." Grace
"Zoe helped me feel better at recess." Ryan
"I learned the shape 'oval'." Tyler
"This was a wonderful day because of my class, friends, teacher and school." Miles
"Ana made me feel better at recess when someone was unkind." Adina
"When I got hurt today, Liam, Sam and a bunch of other kids were really kind." Ashe
"I learned more about fact families!" Natalie
"When my friends found me an played with me at recess." Ana
"At recess when nobody would play with me, Ryan did!" Zoe
"When Ashe got hurt he was a good sport about it." Sam

See you tomorrow everyone!