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We have learned a lot in second grade! What is your favorite thing that you have learned this year?

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SHAPING it up in Second Grade!

We have learned so much about shapes the past week! Here are some pics of our class building cubes, creating shapes with geo boards, and exploring with tangrams.

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What Do You Know About Plants?

Check out this little video of our plant knowledge! The second graders worked together to write the last song… we have learned so much about plants!
Enjoy!

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Jane Goodall Webinar

Our class had a great opportunity to watch Jane Goodall during a live on-line webinar. It was fun to see the famous chimpanzee scientist!

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Happy Learning!

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Second Grade Botanists

We are having SO much fun in science this week! We are learning about the life cycle of plants. There are so many fascinating facts about plants!

We dissected seeds and learned about the different parts of a seed.

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Yesterday we talked about photosynthesis and played a fun seek and find game. This game helped our students understand that carbon dioxide and water turns into food for the plant and oxygen thanks to the power of the sun!

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We had 5 hungry plants that needed to make food. Our sun took the carbon dioxide and water and turned it into the sugar the plants need to eat and the oxygen we need to breathe.

Today we talked about chlorophyll and it’s role in photosynthesis. We made some amazing chlorophyll rubbings, too!

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And the finished products….. Look at all that green chlorophyll!

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And check out our sprout houses and seeds.

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Happy LEARNing!

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MoNeY- It all makes CENTS!

Welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful spring break. I had a great time reading, hiking, and playing with my little daughter but I am excited to be back in the classroom!

We are starting our unit on coin recognition and counting money. Today in class we brainstormed and wrote our knowledge of the coin values and interesting facts. Your child should have the names of the coins and their values mastered. We are going to start counting money tomorrow. This skill will be an important foundation for our upcoming lessons.

I wanted to share a GREAT website to help your kiddo learn their coins. There is also a wonderful game that will give your child extra money practice. I encourage you to have your child visit this site! Just click on the picture below.

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There are also some great money videos that will help your child learn the name and values of their coins.

Thanks for all you do to help your amazing kiddos succeed! I sure do love them!

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Second Grade Scientists Share Their Learning about the Water Cycle!

Today in class we watched a short video clip on the water cycle.

What did you learn about the water cycle? Share your learning with me in the comments below!! Tell me at least one thing you learned in a complete sentence.

Happy Blogging!

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Happy Saint Patricks Day!

Looks like the leprechaun paid a visit to our class this morning!

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We also had a fun time working more on our online slideshows on BiteSlide. It’s safe to say we have some tech savvy kids! :)

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Thanks again for all you do!

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BiteSlides are AWESOME!

Today in class we started working on making our very own slideshows about the seasons! And they look incredible so far! Here is an example of what we are making…

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I am so grateful for the awesome technology we have at Ascent and for these incredible kiddos that work so hard to be the best they can be!

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Happy Pi Day!

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Happy Pi Day tomorrow! We had fun learning about diameters and circles in class today. We learned that pi is a number that is related to the circumference and the diameter, and that the number Pi has an infinite amount of digits.

Here is a picture of our class working on some Pi Day art!

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And here is a little video we watched in class showing just some of the digits in pi!

Have fun tomorrow! I hope your day is Pi-tastic!

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