In class we are reading “Bunnicula” by Deborah and James Howe. The animals is this book are very unusual. Ask your child what is different about Harold, Chester and Bunnicula!
We read “Big Pumpkin” by Erica Silverman today. Ask your child what lessons she/he learned from the book.
Students in room 5 built towers as part of our Solids and Liquid unit. Our focus question was What makes a successful tower? We were used a variety of solid objects to build the tower. Our goal was the build a tower at least 45 centimeters tall and to withstand wind (a fan). This was a fun day!
The children looked at different numbers and we wanted to see what happens when we make groups of twos, groups of five and groups of ten. Ask you child what observations they made when making their groups.
The second grade has created symbolic butterflies and sent them to Mexico for the winter as part of the Symbolic Monarch Butterfly Project. Below is information from the Symbolic Migration Website:
Welcome to the Symbolic Migration 2017-2018!
This fall join 60,000 students across the globe to create symbolic monarch butterflies and send them to Mexico. Children who live beside the monarchs’ winter sanctuaries in Mexico protect the paper butterflies and return them in the spring. Through the Symbolic Migration, children are united by the monarch butterfly and celebrate its spectacular migration. They learn authentic lessons of conservation and international cooperation.
About the Symbolic Migration
The symbolic butterflies’ fall flight is timed to correspond with the real monarchs’ journey south. As the eastern population of North American monarchs are arriving in Mexico for the winter, students from the sanctuary region receive their symbolic butterflies. Sometime in March when the real monarchs’ departure from Mexico is announced, the paper butterflies return north carrying special messages from the students in Mexico.
Join the Celebration!
The annual migration of millions of monarchs across North America is among the world’s most spectacular natural events.
For more information visit: www.learner.org/jnorth/sm/index.html
Many thanks to the Arlington Fire Department fire fighters for joining us on Wednesday to share safety tips for home and school. The children learned strategies for setting up a family meeting spot, they learned to call 911 in case of emergency, as well as learning many safety tips in the event of a fire. The Lion King movie provided important tips and it was a blast to watch!
Each week our class has two different job helpers. These students will run our morning meeting, bring lunches to the cafeteria, help clean the cafeteria and help run our FUNdation lessons. I have been very impressed with the leadership skills our students possess!
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