Wow, what a crazy weekend with icy weather and cancelled school! We are working hard to get back into the swing of things here in second grade.
Last week we began a study as nutritionists looking closely at food and how it helps our bodies. We began with the dairy group and today we made butter from heavy cream!
We are also beginning a mathematical unit about geometry. In second grade we are focusing on the characteristics of shapes, such as being able to day that a six sided figure is a hexagon. We are also working on different units (such as triangles) to determine area and how halves and quarters combine to made shapes. We will be focusing on geometry for about 4 weeks. Today we determined how many sides, edges and corners different 3-D shapes had...sometimes its a little tricky finding a strategy for figuring that out!
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