Heading to our time machine now! Five...four...three...two...one...1825, here we come! We've been studying pioneers in Social Studies. We're heading back to 1825 because we want to learn what Troy was like when the pioneers came here. Back then, it was a big, swampy forest with lots of trees. The pioneers had to cut down trees to make log cabins, and they had to grow or hunt all their own food. They had to hunt animals and smoke the meat to have food for the winter. They also used the animal fur for clothes. There were lots of wild animals then, and it was dangerous for little kids! Now you know a little about pioneers. Back to 2014
Oh no! More book sorting! SO MANY BOOKS!! Phew! We finally finished re-sorting aaaaallllll our nonfiction books, and it was worth it. Now we get to do nonfiction Book Clubs! Yaaaaaaaaay! In nonfiction Book Clubs, you get to read all different books on the topic that you choose. You might not get your first choice, but you will get one of your top three. Our Book Clubs are seam mammals, domestic animals, space, intentors/inventions, presidents, reptiles/amphibians, and predators. What we love about Book clubs is that there are lots of books, and we get to talk with our group about what we learned when we read them. We are excited to learn more with our Book Clubs!
It's Spring Break, and the second graders of Room 3 asked for a special way to share their adventures with each other during this week off from school. So, here is your chance, Super Second Graders! What is on your mind? Leave a comment below to tell us how you've been. Check back to read other students' comments as well. You can even leave them reply!
Here are some ideas you could write about:
Pssssshhhhhhh! Watch out! Air is on the loose! Did you know air is powerful? Well we do, because we've studied air in science. When you compress air, it makes a force called air pressure. In science centers, we did five experiments about air and air pressure. At one of the centers, we launched balloon rockets! We had a bag on a string, and we had to pump up a balloon to make it go. At another center, we pumped up balls with different amounts of air to see which one bounced better. The more pumps we put in, the higher the ball bounced, AND the faster the balloon rocket went. That's air pressure!
This blog is maintained as a collaboration between all students and myself. Each week, one student has the classroom job of "Blogger". That student helps decide subjects for our posts, as well as writing one blog post about him/herself.