Ask your child about the two different structures we built on Monday. What improvements did we make to the structures?
Two children from each second grade class helped to lead the PRIDE song during Monday's PRIDE assembly. Thank you to our representatives!
Mrs. Barth's New Puppy
I am excited to share that my family rescued a puppy last Thursday! Chewbacca (Chewie) is possibly a Husky and Bernese Mountain Dog mix. He is just so sweet!
Today our class had an awesome time building bridges! We built arch, beam and deep beam bridges. The children also started their first lab reports. Each child wrote a hypothesis about which bridge she/he thought would be the strongest (to hold 50 weights). Ask your child about the results from the experiment.
In small groups our class built towers. Our goal was to build a 45 centimeter tower that could withstand wind (a fan). Each group did a fantastic job!
Nonfiction Reading Celebration
Our second grade class celebrated the culmination of our Nonfiction Reading unit with each first grade class. Each second grader selected their favorite Nonfiction books and prepared pages and sections to share with the younger students.
Many thanks to Michelle Lambert for joining our class on Thursday. She shared examples of modern day bridges and bridges built through history. The children asked thoughtful questions throughout the presentation. We appreciate you taking the time to join us Michelle!
PRIDE Assembly Tomorrow
Happy New Year
I hope you had a wonderful vacation! The Barth family spent time reading, drinking hot chocolate and celebrating Brendan's 9th birthday on New Year's Eve. I can't wait to see you tomorrow!
Many thanks to Alecia Serafini for organizing the amazing art project before vacation. The children wrote poems about snow/snowflakes. The children then used the poems as trees and created beautiful watercolor backgrounds. Thanks to Liz Forrest and Kevin Zawilski for joining us in class for the project!
Postcards to Antarctica
Second graders at Stratton created postcards which were sent to a science lab in Antarctica. We hope to receive a response back from the lab!
Books and Models
The children brought in books and models to support their nonfiction writing. These items helped us to add details into our books.
Science Museum Field Trip
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!