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We had another fabulous week in second grade filled with reading, writing, math, science and even some social studies!

We are beginning a new unit all about immigration and family history.  Students will be learning about why people immigrate to another country, where people landed when they came to America, and much more.  Additionally, they will be learning about their own personal family history; where their ancestors came from, why they came to this country, and languages they spoke.  Stay tuned for this fabulous family project.

In science this week, Ronan brought in some fascinating flower buds, and we spent some time dissecting these cool specimens.  Students had to ask their own scientific question for the activity, and attempted to discover their own answers.  We also planted the seeds that we harvested a few weeks ago during our seed counting activity.  Pretty soon we might have an apple tree or an avocado tree.  Let’s keep our fingers crossed!

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We enjoyed our last garden trip of the season, as we planted garlic, and protected it from the cold with straw.

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During reading time, we have been learning about making text-self, text-text, and text-world connections.  Next time you read with your child, ask her if she has any connections she wants to share.