We did fun, hands-on activities on Halloween day. We had a great time exploring pumpkins. The kids predicted whether a pumpkin would sink or float, weighed, measured, and counted seeds. We wondered whether it was true that pumpkins with more ridges have more seeds (that seemed to check out with our pumpkins!) Thank you to the Duitsman family for donating the pumpkins for our activity!
We had a super fun party day in second grade! We designed and engineered pumpkin towers in the morning. In the afternoon it was PARTY TIME! Thank you to Mrs. Silverberg, Mr. and Mrs. Renn, and Mrs. Hart for arranging an amazing party and the parents who came to help. You can definitely see how much fun the kiddos are having!
The second graders took a fun field trip to the apple orchard today. We sat in a big teepee and learned about the history of the farm, played on the playground, visited the petting zoo, took a hayride to the orchard to pick apples, and wrapped up our visit with apple cider donuts and cider. The weather was perfect, too!
Reading about the earth's layers and having fun at the PBIS assembly. Our Evelyn won the pencil balancing game in Minute to Win It! Isabella won VIP seating and Hayden won a VIP lunch with Ms. Dzik. Our class won second place for getting the most hallway Starbuck tickets. Way to go, 2A!!
Fridays with our math buddies from Mrs. Russell's class. Our Friday math games make practicing math facts and reinforcing skills so much fun!
We had a fantastic visit from Miss Susan from the Lake County Farm Bureau! The kids learned about apple trees and how apples grow. We also made an apple craft and received an AgMag about apples to share with you.
We've had a busy but fun beginning to our school year. The kids have spent the past few weeks adjusting to a new building, routines, and friends. We kicked off Reading/Attendance Week with Grandparent's Day. We had several grandparents and special friends visit. All the kids really enjoyed working on centers with them. Here are a few pictures from Monday.
I hope you've all had a fun-packed summer and are ready to begin second grade! I spent my summer traveling and spending lots of time with family and friends. I'm excited for the school year to begin and can't wait to meet my new group of second grade friends! I hope to see you all on Monday evening (August 22nd) for Meet and Greet. Please visit my "About" and "Contact" links to learn more about me and how to contact me. See you soon!