Butterflies, Field Trip and Reader’s Theater

We have had a busy, exciting couple of weeks in second grade and we are not slowing down until the last day of school.  We have been spending a lot of time learning about animal life cycles, through observing our classroom butterflies and also through studying individual animals.  Students are currently working on an animal research project which they will showcase at the Author’s Tea.  Second graders are learning how to research using books and the internet and they practiced being observational scientists by observing their animal at the zoo. Check out the pics from our awesome field trip!

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(Our live butterflies!)

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In addition, students are developing a deeper understanding of the life cycle of the butterfly through practicing a reader’s theater about it.  They cannot wait to share this reader’s theater with you at the Author’s Tea!

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In math, we have been learning about fractions.  Specifically we are learning how to identify, compare, and add fractions.  Stay tuned for the students’ fraction monsters, coming in May 2015 to the second grade hallway.

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