Samantha emailed to tell me to post so here is my first posting. We have had 2 students share — one his two chinchillas, another student his 2 guinea pigs and we did a Venn comparison. Totally not in our outline for grade 2. Thirdly, we had a guest speaker share about composting and he donated a compost worm bin to grade 2. We did do our pre-test for Kaumana grade 2 on plants but thats all we have had time to do. We are growing plants to teach the plant life cycle.
Leanne Ragasa’s class came and performed
the Water Cycle Play. Students loved the
play and costumes as well as learned more
about the water cycle. I like how they
came in a line and surrounded the class
room with their presence. They had
headbands to match the part they read.
Here’s something to get the creative
juices flowing. Use spaghetti noodles
(uncooked) and small marshmallows to build
a tower. Working in pairs helps. You can
demonstrate a triangle (used in most
buildings ) and other shapes for building.
We discussed how the shapes could be
used in buildings on the moon etc.
(Some students like eating the spaghetti
noodles uncooked do you have hungry
AIMs game with pictures and words
really is fun for the second graders,plus
they will take it home after they play it.
Gave them plastic bags for the pieces and
put the vocabulary on a construction paper ba
backing. Try this one.
Students enjoyed blowing bubbles on their
desk as well as black construction paper.
(Be sure to put paper under the black so inck won’t drip.) Then we turned off lights and
they enjoyed looking at the gas molecules
moving around and leaving a silver lining. I
used a flashlight to see the sparkling
If interested, I have the instructions for Nasco physical science Olympiad labs! The materials are pretty simple that you could get yourself. If you would like a copy..SHHH I can pouch a copy to you! Just lotus me or Cathy Iwaoka!
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2nd grade/third grade
For science writing in Source
book or papers, have a contest and
post the winning paper daily.
Students try harder and look for who
got an award. (Can be a gummy bear
or small treat. Writing has improved
by catching student doing well.