Many thanks to Melissa Orkin for organizing this amazing African drumming workshop. Thanks to the PTO for funding this for the second graders. We also would like to thank Molly Lyons and Heather Mell for their help with the behind-the-scenes work. Thank you Nathaniel Braddock for setting up and sharing your musical support during the workshop. I have never done this before! It really is as fun as it looks!
Our class visited the third grade science fair to help gain excitement for next year’s project. Wow! These projects were amazing! A big congratulations goes to the third grade students, their parents and teachers!
Welcome to the Barth Cafe! Today’s special is Book Series! Ask your child what she/he read during our Book Tasting.
Staff members planted flowers in a garden at Stratton today to remember our wonderful custodian Mr. Rick who passed away in the fall. Mr. Rick was known to be an expert at lawn and garden care as well as being a fun, happy member of our community.
Many thanks to literacy coach, Dr. Magalhaes, for leading two reading group sessions. We learned new strategies to discuss character traits. The children found specific pieces of evidence in their books to support their ideas.
The Circus Smirkus fun continued today at Stratton! Ask your child about the skills they are learning. Many thanks to Stratton’s PTO for funding this residency for us.
Today’s science focus question: How can rocks be separated by size? Ask your child how we separated river rocks.
Today we had a poetry celebration with Mrs. Doherty’s second grade class. It was wonderful to read such amazing poems!
Mrs. Breneisen taught our class the Cloud Burst technique as a way to change negative thinking or mood to more positive or happy thoughts. Give it a try! 🌈
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.
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!