Please plan to join us at Fleming on Friday, June 3rd, at 1:30 pm, when our Summit Street students will be presenting songs, dances, and art in a performance called: Broadway and Beyond. The performance will take about an hour and will feature all classes in a school-wide showcase.
It is suggested that second grade students wear any combination of red, orange, purple, and black (solid colors).
We have been invited to attend the performance of “Anastasia” on Friday, May 13th at Essex High School. We will be walking to the high school after lunch at 12:30 and returning to Summit around 2:30.
We started our final Science Unit: “Splish, Splash.” This unit will cover the following essential questions:
How can we describe weather?
How can weather be measured?
To what extent does weather change from day to day?
To what extent does weather change from season to season?
To what extent is weather related to the water cycle?
During science, we brainstormed a list of weather words that can describe, precipitation, air, sky and temperature. Next, we will start making weather observations.
We worked very hard on creating our own versions of fairy tales in Writing Workshop. We each chose a fairy tale or folktale that we liked. Then we decided what parts we wanted to be similar to the original and what parts of the story we wanted to change. Today we shared our final pieces with our kindergarten book buddies!
We are finishing learning about the moon. We concluded that the moon changes each night, even if it is only a little bit. We also discovered that it is always there. However, sometimes it looks like it is not there. When this happens, it is usually a “new moon.” We learned that the moon cycle happens each month making it so that we have a full moon and new moon each month.
As a final project, we created moon silhouette artwork. In this piece of art, we created a watercolor background, a silhouette of an outdoor scene and a moon phase we wanted to feature. We then wrote in our Science Notebooks about the moon phase we chose, why we chose it and what it reminds us of.