What are we up to in Grade Two?

What a great couple of weeks we have had since being back from February vacation.

First and foremost, it was Purim!!!  We were crazy all week, and we even did some silly skits during morning meeting.2015-03-03 08.27.30

In math, we are working on measuring lots of different things.  We are learning about both the metric system and the U.S. customary system, so that we can be educated citizens of the world.

We learned how to measure length and height using meters, centimeters, feet, and inches.

Next, we learned how to measure mass in grams and kilograms using various types of scales.

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This week, we’ll be learning how to measure volume using liters and milliliters.  Stay tuned, as you hear about your child’s original drink creation.

In science we continue to study different kinds of motion.  Recently we explored magnetic motion, and learned that magnets have two different sides to them.  We also observed that the stronger the magnet, the greater weight the magnet can hold, or the larger it’s magnetic field.

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We are also learning a bit about the motion of sound.  We learned that sound is merely a vibrating motion hitting our ears. This week we will continue to explore pitch and different sized sound waves.

We continue our study of persuasive writing through the writing of book reviews.  Our finished products will be posted in public, so other students might be inspired to read the books we reviewed.  Additionally, we will enter them on scholastic.com so kids around the world can read our reviews.

We look forward to an entire, uninterrupted (mother nature willing) month of learning!