Our class participated in Computer Science Week 2016. The second graders had the most fun trying out coding. Some of the coding resources we used were:
-Box Island (app)
Coding is a great skill to build problem solving and collaboration.
We also began using Seesaw to build digital portfolios. Be on the look out for a note about parent access coming soon!
Finally, Mr. Leiser, our Technology Integration Specialist was a special guest in our classroom. He taught the second graders more about code and even some robotics! We will also be tuning into Mr. Leiser's district wide "Hour of Code" Event later today.
Our new hashtag for our door is #success. Almost everyone brought in a photo of a time he/she felt successful. We shared our wonderful stories, and are now displaying our photos proudly! We have a lot of great stories and talents in this classroom. So proud of ALL of my second graders.
As an introduction to an app (Seesaw) that we will be using in the classroom this year, we did our own Seesaw version of Pokemon Go. Second graders worked in teams to scan QR codes, listen to videos, and perform tasks as a team. It was so much fun!
Stay tuned for more information on Seesaw. To give a little information: Seesaw is an online portfolio app for your child to showcase his/her schoolwork. Parent access coming soon!
As part of learning about clouds and precipitation the second graders conducted an experiment today!
A clear cup, filled halfway with water
The second graders used the shaving cream as a cloud on top of the water. The food coloring was used to create precipitation. The students had to come up with a hypothesis of how many drops it would take to cause the cloud to "rain". Then the second graders dropped food coloring onto the "cloud" and counted the drops.We then recorded our conclusions.
This week in science we continued our weather unit. Second graders learned about the different types of clouds. To put our learning together, we made models of clouds today. The second graders were given a rubric and got creative with how they wanted to show the required information.
We have been studying weather in science. Last week we learned about wind and how to measure wind. The second graders designed and built their own wind socks and we tried them! We had a wonderful, WINDY day to test them. We were able to see which direction the wind was blowing and determine if the wind was light or strong.