Today we started a new math unit on measurement! We measured with a variety of nonstandard units. It was as fun as it looks!
Families are welcome to join us on Tuesday, March 19th for Stratton’s Spring Concert. Doors open at 8:45 for the 9:00 show. Students are invited to dress-up/look a little extra special on this day.
Today we started our new science unit called Pebbles, Sand and Silt. Our young geologists made observations while they rubbed rocks today. Ask your child what they noticed during our exploration.
Our class has some fun getting ready for the Super Bowl. We read about Tom Brady, learned about Roman numerals and we used Patriots and Rams information to discuss common and proper nouns.
Today the children designed and built their own bridge creations. Their goal was for the bridges to hold weight, be able to have a “car” drive over it and a “barge” go under it. Their bridges were fantastic!
Many thanks to he Stratton PTO for funding the engaging bridge presentation from the Museum of Science.
What’s cute, has a triangle, hexagon, rhombus or square head and lives in a prairie dog burrow? Well, Yekktis of course! These adorable fictional creatures are assisting second graders with their data lessons. Each Yekktis is unique and we are using this to our advantage when playing sorting games. Ask your child the different rules he/she chose when playing the card (or iPad) game.
Today our class had a nonfiction reading celebration with Mrs. Forse’s class. Our children did a book tour of their nonfiction book selection..
Today our class had a nonfiction writing celebration with Mrs. Forse’s first grade class. The children did an amazing job showing off their fabulous books.
Ask your child about the amazing things we saw at the Museum of Science today. Some highlights for me include the butterfly garden and the train exhibit. Ask your child how many different types of butterflies she/he saw. Many thanks to our wonderful chaperones!
The children met in nonfiction “Rug Clubs” to share their knowledge of informational books. Students took turns providing information and asking questions and/or giving compliments.
Our Fall progress reports will be send home on Friday.
I have attached a link for the rubrics.
I look forward to seeing you at our conferences. Please contact me if you need to change your conference day/time.
Just a quick reminder about the optional Holiday Help Program; If you would like to support the program with monetary donations, please send them in on Thursday.
We appreciate your support.
On Sunday, we are meeting at the Target in Burlington at 12:00. If you are able to join us and you have not send in the permission slip, please send this in to us on Thursday as well.
The children created fall leaves today. Each child wrote what he/she is thankful for. It’s sweet to see hear that the children appreciate so many things they have in their lives.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
The Barth Cafe was open today for a nonfiction book tasting. Ask your child which books she/he “tasted”.
Today the children were provided a “soup mix” of different sized particles. They found ways to separate the mix of solid materials.
Second graders at Stratton have read the hilarious story “Those Darn Squirrels” by Adam Rubin. The visitor at the Barth’s house reminded me of this awesome book!
I love staying connected between the classroom and the children's homes. I look forward to posting often this year! Feel free to leave comments!