- We have been exploring balance this week and have made the following observations:
- Things in motion, such as spinning around an axel (think of riding a bike) or spinning around an axis (think of a top) are easier to keep balanced.
- When something is balanced it may wobble but it won't fall down.
- Adding weight or changing its location effects an object' balance.
We will not begin our final math unit Wednesday, so that we can focus on science and social studies for a few days. Next Wednesday , we will take the protest and then we will jump into Unit Seven.
In social studies we will be addressing the difference between "wants" and "needs" and what makes a "good shopper." This unit is always fun and it is very interesting to view economics from a second grade perspective.
In writing we are finishing up our poetry unit and preparing for our Poetry Cafe.
In Reader's Workshop we are wrapping up our Reading is Fun, please check around the house and make sure that all of my Dragon Master and Lunch Lady books are returned to school. The kiddos were reading these and exchanging them with each other that I lost track of who is reading what. Both of these series are fast and fun books for the summer, unfortunately you can not buy Lunch Lady books on Scholastics. If you want to buy Dragon Masters or any other books from Scholastic Books feel free to do so, just make sure to do it by the first week in June.
Next week we will begin our nonfiction research project s on an animal of their choice. The students will be working with partners or in small groups to research and record the information they discover. Later they will organize their information and write a hardcovered chapter book on their animals.