Plants and Animals

Good afternoon,

Second grade has been studying Plants and Animals over the past few weeks. We planted sunflower seeds one afternoon and discussed the parts of a plant. We are anxious to see their progress over the next few weeks! We received our caterpillars in the mail and we’ve been observing their changes over the past week. They are getting ready to pupate. Next, they will stay in the pupa stage for 7-10 days before emerging into beautiful butterflies. We are so excited to see all of our projects emerge over the next few weeks!! Stay tuned for more information and pictures.

Sarah Carpenter
Spring

Hello all,

Happy first day of Spring! Springtime is my favorite time of the academic year. We always have lots of fun projects occurring around campus.

We received our Publishing Kit from Student Treasures yesterday so we will start creating our class book. All of my students will be published authors by the end of the year! : )

Unit 4 in our reading curriculum is all about Plants and Animals so it fits perfectly in line with our science units! We are planting seeds this afternoon to observe over the next few weeks. (pictures to come) We also have caterpillars coming in the mail the first week of April.

Our book fair is going on this week in the Lower School commons area. Clifford the Big Red Dog came to see us this morning in Chapel! The kiddos were pretty excited to see him on campus. Come by the book fair this week to support our school!

Have a great week!

Sarah Carpenter
Measurement

Second grade has started a math unit on measurement. We are learning about customary length, weight, and volume. We are also working with measuring the metric length, weight, and capacity of items. I decided to organize a scavenger scoot game for my students to complete this afternoon. They had a great time completing this assignment.

Sarah Carpenter
Grandparents' Day

Hello all!

Second grade has been busy preparing for our upcoming Grandparents’ Day. We made a birdbath out of clay pots that we painted together. We had the brilliant idea to paint rocks to add in the birdbath for our little friends to enjoy.

We are looking forward to Grandparents’ Day next week! We can’t wait to show our family everything we’ve been busy learning over the past few weeks! We have our landforms on display in the Lower School commons so please feel free to stop by to see them. See you all soon! : )

Sarah Carpenter
Second Grade

The first few weeks of second grade have been fast and furious. We have been busy learning all about our classroom expectations. One of our favorite things about second grade so far is the class hamster Coconut. Having a classroom pet lends itself to integration across all subjects (e.g. "How much does our hamster weigh?" "What adjectives describe our hamster?" "What does our hamster need to survive?"), instills in students a sense of responsibility, and is proven to lessen classroom tension. 


I’ve enjoyed getting to know all of my new students over the past few weeks! I’m looking forward to a wonderful year together.

savannah jarratt