We are entering the home stretch with regards to the school year. That being said we have a lot of things to accomplish between now and June 22. We have started to learn about the Amazon rainforest. Each child has selected an animal to research. The project involves reading about the animal from a variety of sources and using that information to write an All About Book to share with others.
We will be completing unit 8 in math this week and starting our last unit next week. The focus will be working with equal groups, (an introduction to fractions), reviewing money, and multi digit subtraction.
Reading workshop will focus on our rainforest research. With the remaining time of the school year we will be reading and doing activities with Fairy Tales. Both units should capture the attention of second graders who are thinking about summer.
Everyone is writing poems about our trip to Ft. Williams. The photos students took while on our history walk are being used to help generate ideas.
We are learning about plants and their life cycle in science. Everyone has several plants growing. Our last field trip of the year will be to Ft. Williams in June to plant flowers in the Children's Garden there.