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We have finished with our social studies series so students will be reading Scholastic News and Science Spin for the remainder of the year.

These are just a few of the recycling projects and their creative minds behind the idea!

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During our study of life cycles, students experienced several centers about butterflies. They included: constructing  body, designing the wings, taking pictures of the butterfly habitat, and keeping data.

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Mrs. Luhman made her last visit to second grade for the school year. Students were sad to hear they would not have her informative lessons in third grade since her grant is limited to no higher than second. She reviewed all of the food groups. Students played a matching game and enjoyed a snack.

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Mr. Larry’s visit included information about plants. He read a story which led to filling in a diagram of plant parts and then the students planted seeds. Thanks for all you do, Mrs. Larry!

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Let’s do science centers…..planting, cutting bedding for the chicks, putting together chick puzzles, and painting caterpillars.

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During the week of May 1st students will be reading Lesson 6 called Justice for All in the social studies book called Citizenship.

Let’s vote for our favorite Earth Day project! We will let you know when you the site is up and running for you to choose your favorite!

During the week of April 24th students will be reading Lesson 5 called Community Government in the social studies book called Citizenship.The vocabulary word are: mayor.

Thank you, Mrs. Luhman!!!! Let’s eat the right things from My Plate! Students took a little quiz to see what they had learned during the past 3 years of healthy food presentations with Mrs. Luhman! We also enjoyed a snack of pretzels and fruit snacks!

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During the week of April 17 students will be reading Lesson 4, Our State Capitals, in the social studies book called Citizenship.The vocabulary word is: governor.

During the week of April 3 students will be reading Lesson 3, Our Country’s Capital, in the social studies book called Citizenship.The vocabulary words are: capital, Capitol, diagram, monument.

Do you want to be a Lego building master? You can! We found all about it in a Science Spin!

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The Solar System projects are finished!!!!

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During the week of March 27th students will be reading Lesson 2, Our Country’s Government, in the social studies book called Citizenship.The vocabulary words are: judge, Congress, Court, and Supreme Court..

During the week of March 20th students will begin their final book in our Social Studies curriculum. The book is called Citizenship and the first lesson is titled We the People. The vocabulary words are: government, Constitution, and election.

Mrs. Luhman talked about healthy choices such as veggies with stems and fish! Students made a butterfly using a celery stalk, raisins, pretzels, and WOW butter which is like peanut butter but with no peanuts for a snack!

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Thank you, Mrs. Barnett, for talking about being honest which is the virtue for the month of March!!!!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day for the week of March 13th!

During the week of March 6th we will be reading Lesson 4 in the social studies book called Economics. The lesson is called Producers and Consumers. The vocabulary words are: producer and consumer.

To complete our celebration of Presidents’ Day, we experienced penny centers. Students looked at the penny using a magnifying glass, found the perimeter of a card using pennies, discovered how many drops of water will stay on a penny until they fall off, graphed pennies by the mint date, flipped heads and tails, counted and grouped pennies, grabbed a handful of peenies and counted them, and balanced 20 and 40 pennies using a balance and weighted bears!

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Let’s read about Dr. Seuss in the Scholastic News during the week of February 27th!

During the week of February 20th we will be reading Lesson 3 called Goods and Trade. The vocabulary words are: goods, factory, and trade.

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Students had fun passing out their valentines, reading them, enjoying a yummy snack, and playing fun games!



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After reading a Science Spin about making an igloo students experimented with ice orbs. (Ice orbs are formed by freezing water in a balloon and then taking the balloon off) Each group wrote a science question about what they wished to discover. Next they developed a plan. Next came the experiment. Students used toothpicks, popsicle sticks, salt, lemon juice, pepper, and a penny on the orbs. Last, students wrote about their finding, what they learned, and what other questions they might have discovered.

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During the week of February 13th second grade students will b studying Lesson 2 in the social studies book called Economics. The lesson is called Many Kinds of Work. The vocabulary words are : tax, service, volunteer, and bar graph.

During the week of February 6th, second grade students will be studying Lesson 1 in the social studies book called Economics. The first lesson is called Our needs and Wants. The vocabulary words are needs, shelter, wants, scarce, save, and technology.

Making a Valentine’s Day present for our Gilman Healthcare friends called Love You to Pieces!

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What a variety of snowmen! Thanks to all who helped decorate our hallways with snowmen!

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During the week of January 30th, second grade students will be studying Lesson 5 in the social studies book called History. The fifth lesson is called Freedom for All. The vocabulary words are interview and slavery.

During the week of January 23rd, second grade students will be studying Lesson 4 in the social studies book called History. The third lesson is called Families on the Move. The vocabulary word is pioneer.

During the week of January 16th, second grade students will be studying Lesson 3 in the social studies book called History. The third lesson is called Colonies to States. The vocabulary word is President.

During the week of January 9th, second grade students will be studying Lesson 2 in the social studies book called History. The second lesson is titled Early Americans. The vocabulary words are:Native American, settler, Pilgrim, and colony.

Mrs. Luhman visited second grade to talk about healthy foods like cauliflower and beans. She has examples to show us and we even got to eat some cauliflower! The Wise Guys talked about the importance of eating a good breakfast! We also got to eat wheat bread with strawberry cream cheese. What a great way to start the new year!

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Happy New Year! Lots of great learning will be happening in 2017!

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Beginning the week of January 2nd, second grade students will start their next social studies book called History. The first lesson is titles Communities Now and Then. The vocabulary words are: past, transportation, and communication.

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For the week of December 5th students will be reading Lesson 6 in their social studies book called Geography. The lesson title is We Change Earth. The vocabulary words are: crops, reduce, reuse, recycle

For the week of November 29th students will be reading Lesson 5 in their social studies book called Geography. The lesson title is Earth’s Resources. The vocabulary word is: natural resource

Does it really feel like fall? We can’t be sure but the leaves are falling so we made autumn leaves from contact paper and small squares of tissue paper to hang in the windows.

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Second grade students are in charge of the voting booth next Tuesday; so to get the rest of the students excited about voting they made election posters to hang up throughout the school.

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Special thanks to the room parents for the making the party FUN!

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Students made cards for veterans for Veterans’ Day. We also started a special project to celebrate Veteran’s Day. Can’t wait to see them in the hall!

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Thank you, Mrs. Davis, for providing the cupcakes for our surprise bucket party!

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How many pumpkin seeds were in our pumpkin? 171 to be exact. Ben had the closest estimation!

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For the week of October 31st students will be reading Lesson 4 in their social studies book called Geography. The lesson title is All About Weather. The vocabulary word is:season

Mr. Larry visited today and did a presentation on pumpkins. Students found facts and put them into a pumpkin project. They also watched a movie and had a yummy snack!

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With the help of Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Martinez, students worked in groups to read the Scholastic News on Firefighters. When the reading was complete the groups “taught” the rest of the class about the section they were in charge of reading.

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For the week of October 24th students will be reading Lesson 3 in their social studies book called Geography. The lesson title is Land and Water. The vocabulary words are:desert, landform, valley, river, plain, lake, island, hill, and peninsula.

For the week of October 17th students will be reading Lesson 2 in their social studies book called Geography. The lesson title is Where We Live. The vocabulary words are:state, country, border, continent, and flow chart.

Mrs. Barnett visited the second grade classes and talked with students about the virtue of the month which is obedience. They exercised and followed direction while doing an activity from GoNoodle, acted out a play, and made a key project to help students remember the virtue.

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How does your ghost fly? Students experimented with paper ghosts to see what would help them to fly through the air. Arms folded or unfolded, paper clips on the bottom or top, and many other ways were tried and recorded.

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Students in Mrs. Talbert’s class enjoyed a dance party for filling their drip-drop bucket!

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For the week of October 10th students will be reading Lesson 1 in their social studies book called Geography. The lesson title is All About Location. The vocabulary words are: location

OREO Stacking!!! How many do you think you can stack? Students made predictions; then stacked OREOs to see how tall the stack would be. Our average was 15 for Mrs. Talbert’s class. Thanks to the online Projects by Jen for letting us participate each year!

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The Apples of Mrs. Talbert’s Eye!

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Getting ready for our trip to the Gilman Nursing Home!

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For the week of October 3rd students will be reading Lesson 5 in their social studies book called Culture. The lesson title is People Help Communities. The vocabulary words are: inventor and scientist.

For the week of September 26th we will be reading Lesson 4 in our social studies book called Culture. The lesson is called Customs and traditions. The vocabulary words are: custom, tradition, and culture.

Mrs. Talbert’s class earned a bucket party for good behavior! Ice cream sundaes were the chosen activity!

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As we continue studying the social studies book called Culture we will be looking at Lesson 3 called Communities Large and Small (September 19). The vocabulary words are: urban, suburban, and rural.

Mrs. Barnett (our new social worker) visited the second grade classes. She introduced several brain break activities and played a get-to-know you activity!

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During our study of Mexico and the Mexican Independence day, we read a non-fiction selection as well as many fiction stories about the country. We also made the flag of Mexico and wrote about what we would do if we went to Mexico to visit!

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Knowing what to do in case of an emergency is very important to our school. During the first 2 weeks of school we practiced the tornado, fire, and intruder drills. On the early out Friday we practiced all of those plus a bus evacuation drill!. Hopefully, we’ll never have to use one but we know what to do!

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Visit this site for more information! You’ll also find games and quizzes on the topics we are learning about in each unit.

http://macmillanmh.com/socialstudies/2009/ss/student/grade2/g2_index.html

The September topics for Scholastic News are: Animal Friends, Communities, Animal Teamwork, Author Work Habits, Constitution Day (online issue)

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The Science Spin topic for September is: What Do Scientists Do? The National Science Education Standard to go with this issue is:Practice 3:Planning and Carrying out Investigations

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We continue working in the social studies book called Culture. This week’s lesson (September 12) is called Living in Communities. The vocabulary words are: community, citizen, law. Check out the website for more helpful information!

During the week of September 5 we will begin studying from our social studies books. The first book is called Culture. Unit 1 is titled We Live Together. Lesson 1 is called At Home and School. Our vocabulary words for this lesson are: quardian, time line, vote. Check out www.macmillanmh.com for more information about what we will be studying!

2015-2016 – Mrs. Ballard made her last visit for this year to each of the second grade classroom! Throughout the year she has discussed each character trait pillar. We thank her for helping us think about how to be a better student.

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During the week of May 9th students will be reading Lesson 6 called Justice for All in the social studies book called Citizenship.The vocabulary words are: justice and immigrant.

The Starlab was in the building for several days in April. Mrs. Duncan came into each second grade classroom to do a presentation before taking the class into the Starlab. While inside she showed several constellations and told the students a Native American legend using stars found in the Big Bear and Bootes. She then took students back to the classroom to do an activity to take home and show a star view app on the UNO. Thank you, Mrs. Duncan!

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April Showers Bring May Flowers! In April Mrs. Talbert’s class put their creativity to work and painted umbrellas to be taken to the Gilman Healthcare Center. In May they will be making flowers to take as well!

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During the week of May 2nd students will be reading Lesson 5 called Community Government in the social studies book called Citizenship.The vocabulary word are: mayor.

The Scholastic News for the month of May are:

            Save Your Skull              What Made This King Angry?

            A Lego Ocean Mystery        Bath Time for Baby

The Science Spin for May is:      Caught on Camera

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During the week of April 25th students will be reading Lesson 4 called Our State Capitals in the social studies book called Citizenship.The vocabulary word are: governor.

During the week of April 18th students will be reading Lesson 3 called Our Country’s Capital in the social studies book called Citizenship.The vocabulary words are: capital, Capitol, diagram, monument.

During the week of April 11th students will be reading Lesson 2 in the social studies book called Citizenship.The vocabulary words are: judge, Congress, Court, and Supreme Court..

In the 4th quarter we will be doing many experiments with plants and recording data in our diary app on the UNO. More info to come as we begin these exciting experiments!

On Monday, April 4th, Mr. Larry from the University of Illinois Extension office will be talking with second grade about hatching eggs. The incubator will be housed in Mrs. Talbert’s room but all are welcome to come see the progress!

Here a variety of pictures that had not gotten posted. Hope you enjoy seeing many of the activities we have been doing over the last few months.

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During the week of April 4th students will begin their final book in our Social Studies curriculum. The book is called Citizenship and the first lesson is titled We the People. The vocabulary words are: government, Constitution, and election.

Click below to see the websites to use for the informational writing during third quarter.

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 The Scholastic News for the month are April are: Amazin’ Caiman, Thank You, Cockatoo!, Penguin Protector, and The Mystery of the Blue Honey.

The Science Spin for the month of April is called Powered By the Sun.

During the week of March 28th we will be reading Lesson 4 in the social studies book called Economics. The lesson is called Producers and Consumers. The vocabulary words are: producer and consumer.

During the week of March 14th we will be concentrating on finishing our president reports, doing St. Patrick’s day projects, and creating Easter baskets.

During the week of March 7th we will be reading Lesson 3 called Goods and Trade. The vocabulary words are: goods, factory, and trade.

During the week of February 29th second grade students will b studying Lesson 2 in the social studies book called Economics. The lesson is called Many Kinds of Work. The vocabulary words are : tax, service, volunteer, and bar graph.

During the week of February 22nd, second grade students will be studying Lesson 1 in the social studies book called Economics. The first lesson is called Our needs and Wants. The vocabulary words are needs, shelter, wants, scarce, save, and technology.

HOW TRUSTING ARE YOU? The second grade students had to trust a partner to get them from one point in the classroom to another. Could you do it?

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Scholastic News for March will include the following topics:

  1. The True Story of Green Eggs and Ham
  2. Spring Weather is for the Birds
  3. A Home in a Castle
  4. Hop on Over to Rabbit Island!                                                                                                                                                                                        The Science Spin is titled Rocks That Rock.

During the week of February 15th, second grade students will be studying Lesson 5 in the social studies book called History. The fifth lesson is called Freedom for All. The vocabulary words are interview and slavery.

For the week of February 8th students will be learning about the Presidents in honor of President’s Day!

Students in Mrs.Talbert’s class made mittens that look like snowmen to give to the residents at the Gilman Healthcare Center!

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In January Mrs. Ballard presented in the second grade classrooms. She talked about empathy and being in someone else’s shoes. After choosing another student’s name they accepted the challenge to be nice and do kind things for each other!

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Scholastic News for February will include the following topics:

  1. “Tired of Giving In”
  2. Why is This Groundhog Famous?
  3. Lit Up By Lanterns
  4. Who Was Agent 711?                                                                                                                                                                                          The Science Spin is titled One Man, Many Inventions.

During the week of February 1st, second grade students will be studying Lesson 4 in the social studies book called History. The third lesson is called Families on the Move. The vocabulary word is pioneer.

During the week of January 25th, second grade students will be studying Lesson 3 in the social studies book called History. The third lesson is called Colonies to States. The vocabulary word is President.

In celebration of the snow we received in January we made snowmen to decorate the classroom!

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During the week of January 18th, second grade students will be studying Lesson 2 in the social studies book called History. The second lesson is titled Early Americans. The vocabulary words are:Native American, settler, Pilgrim, and colony.

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday we will be studying his life for social studies during the week of January 11th.

Mrs. Luhman made her January visit to talk with students about healthy food choices. Do you know what legumes and cruciferous veggies include? Ask your second grade child!

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Beginning the week of January 4th, second grade students will start their next social studies book called History. The first lesson is titles Communities Now and Then. The vocabulary words are: past, transportation, and communication.

During Mrs. Luhman’s visit in December she talked with students about root vegetables and citrus. Then she read a book by Jan Brett called The Gingerbread Baby. In celebration of the holidays students made a gingerbread baby from bread, soy bean based peanut butter and various decorative candies.

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The second grade classes participated in a website project put on by Projects By Jen. This is a map of the cards received by Mrs. Talbert’s class!

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A special thank you to Mr. Harkins for talking with us about good character and what it looks like when you are a person of good character.!

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The January topics for Scholastic News are: A Spectacular Speech, Towers of Ice, One Cool Cat, and Uncover Winter Weather.

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The Science Spin for January will teach students about an Owl on the Prowl and understanding how living things in an ecosystem are connected to each other..

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Mr. Larry from Ag in the Classroom visited on Friday, December 11th to share the book Santa is Coming to Illinois. Next came a project grounded in Geography where students were given hints from the book in order to find the right locations on a map of Illinois. During the last part of Mr. Larry’s lesson, a discussion was held about Santa’s favorite snack…..chocolate chip cookies. Students had to figure out the ingredients in the cookies and then how it pertained to Agriculture. THEN….we all tasted chocolate chip cookies made by Mr. Larry. YUM!

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For the week of December 7th students will be reading Lesson 6 in their social studies book called Geography. The lesson title is We Change Earth. The vocabulary words are: crops, reduce, reuse, recycle

WooHoo! Mrs. Talbert’s class showed great character traits and filled their class bucket with drip-drops and earned a party. Students brainstormed a variety of party ideas and voted on their favorites. For this party we made English muffin pizzas and watched several Dr. Seuss movies.

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For the week of November 30th students will be reading Lesson 5 in their social studies book called Geography. The lesson title is Earth’s Resources. The vocabulary word is: natural resource

For the week of November 2nd students will be reading Lesson 4 in their social studies book called Geography. The lesson title is All About Weather. The vocabulary word is:season

The Science Spin for October was all about Spiders. Students in Mrs. Talbert’s class played a game where students had to determine if the sentence was a fact or an opinion. Next students worked with partners and determined if the sentences they were given were facts or opinions and glued them on a chart.

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Scholastic News for November and December include the following topics:

  1. Our Mom, the Veteran
  2. Growing Up in 1620
  3. Eat Up, Bear!
  4. Green All Winter                                                                                                                                                                                          The Science Spin for the two months is titled Fun That Flies.

For the week of October 26th students will be reading Lesson 3 in their social studies book called Geography. The lesson title is Land and Water. The vocabulary words are:desert, landform, valley, river, plain, lake, island, hill, and peninsula.

For the week of October 19th students will be reading Lesson 2 in their social studies book called Geography. The lesson title is Where We Live. The vocabulary words are:state, country, border, continent, and flow chart.

For the week of October 12th students will be reading Lesson 1 in their social studies book called Geography. The lesson title is All About Locatione. The vocabulary words are:location

For the week of October 5th students will be reading Lesson 5 in their social studies book called Culture. The lesson title is People Help Communities. The vocabulary words are: inventor and scientist.

The apples of Mrs. Talbert’s eye!!!

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Mrs. Ballard spoke to classes during the last 2 weeks. Her presentation centered around the books about being Bucket Fillers. This ties in with our character education program and teaching students to be good citizens.

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Mrs. Talbert’s class had a set of twins in our room! Here they are!

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The new Scholastic News and Science Spin are in  for the month. We will be reading about:

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Scholastic News – 1. Firefighters in Three Communities, 2. Why Do We Explore? 3. Bats in Blankets 4. A Cave Under the Earth

For the week of September 28th we will be reading Lesson 4 in our social studies book called Culture. The lesson is called Customs and traditions. The vocabulary words are: custom, tradition, and culture.

As we continue studying the social studies book called Culture we will be looking at Lesson 3 called Communities Large and Small (September 21). The vocabulary words are: urban, suburban, and rural.

We continue working in the social studies book called Culture. This week’s lesson (September 14) is called Living in Communities. The vocabulary words are: community, citizen, law. Check out the website for more helpful information!

During the week of September 7 we will begin studying from our social studies books. The first book is called Culture. Unit 1 is titled We Live Together. Lesson 1 is called At Home and School. Our vocabulary words for this lesson are: quardian, time line, vote. Check out www.macmillanmh.com for more information about what we will be studying!

Mrs. Denton’s class performed an experiment using leaves, red food coloring, and water. They discovered the leaves change color because they are absorbing water through the veins.

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The September topics for Scholastic News are: Back-to-School citizens, Fiction/Non-fiction, Animal Friends, and Johnny Appleseed.

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The Science Spin for September will teach students about science tools and how they relate to scientific inquiry.

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Click below to see the websites to use for the informational writing during third quarter.

President Websites

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Let’s Plant!

For our 4th quarter research paper we are collecting data about planting four different kinds of seeds (lima beans, green beans, sweet corn, and squash) and what happens to them. Students are looking forward to using their UNO books to collect data and pictures of their plants.

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Constellation Sites

You tube video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm2MKez7atI

 Space Hopper – http://www.funbrain.com/constellation/index.html

Interactive Websites – http://interactivesites.weebly.com/constellations.html

Star Child – http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/StarChild.html

Let’s Learn About the Planets!

Click below to learn about our Solar System!

http://www.planetsforkids.org/

http://kids.nineplanets.org/

http://www.kidsastronomy.com/solar_system.htm

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/planets.html

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Display=Kids

Famous African Americans

1. Bessie Coleman 

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0878934.html

http://www.biography.com/people/bessie-coleman-36928

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2. Frederick Douglass

http://www.factmonster.com/biography/var/frederickdouglass.html

http://www.ducksters.com/history/civil_rights/frederick_douglass.php

http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/frederickdouglass1.htm

http://www.biography.com/people/frederick-douglass-9278324

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3. Duke Ellington  

http://www.factmonster.com/encyclopedia/people/ellington-duke.html

http://www.biography.com/people/duke-ellington-9286338

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4. Jackie Robinson

http://www.factmonster.com/biography/var/jackierobinson.html

http://www.ducksters.com/sports/jackie_robinson.php

http://www.biography.com/people/jackie-robinson-9460813

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5. Hank Aaron

http://www.factmonster.com/biography/var/hankaaron.html

http://mrnussbaum.com/athletes/hank_aaron/

http://www.biography.com/people/hank-aaron-9173497

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6. Thurgood Marshall 

http://www.factmonster.com/biography/var/thurgoodmarshall.html

http://mrnussbaum.com/african-americans/thurgood_marshall/

http://www.biography.com/people/thurgood-marshall-9400241

http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/thurgoodmarshall1.htm

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7. Malcolm X

http://www.factmonster.com/biography/var/malcolmx.html

http://www.biography.com/people/malcolm-x-9396195

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8. Jesse Jackson, Sr.

http://www.factmonster.com/biography/var/jessejackson.html

http://www.biography.com/people/jesse-jackson-9351181

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9. Nat Turner

http://www.factmonster.com/biography/var/natturner.html

http://www.biography.com/people/nat-turner-9512211

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10. Harry Belafonte

http://www.factmonster.com/biography/var/harrybelafonte.html

http://www.biography.com/people/harry-belafonte-12103211

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11. Condoleezza Rice

http://www.factmonster.com/biography/var/condoleezzarice.html

http://www.biography.com/people/condoleezza-rice-9456857

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12. Colin Powell

http://www.factmonster.com/biography/var/colinpowell.html

http://www.biography.com/people/colin-powell-9445708

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13. Matthew Henson

http://www.factmonster.com/biography/var/matthewhenson.html

http://www.biography.com/people/matthew-henson-9335648

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14. Booker T. Washington

http://www.factmonster.com/biography/var/bookertwashington.html

http://mrnussbaum.com/african-americans/booker_t_washington/

http://www.biography.com/people/booker-t-washington-9524663

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15. Mae C. Jemison 

http://www.factmonster.com/biography/var/maecjemison.html

http://www.biography.com/people/mae-c-jemison-9542378

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16. Gwendolyn Brooks

http://www.factmonster.com/biography/var/gwendolynbrooks.html

http://www.biography.com/people/gwendolyn-brooks-9227599

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17. Wilma Rudolph

http://www.factmonster.com/biography/var/wilmarudolph.html

http://www.biography.com/people/wilma-rudolph-9466552

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18. Crispus Attucks 

http://www.factmonster.com/biography/var/crispusattucks.html

http://www.biography.com/people/crispus-attucks-9191864

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19. Benjamin Banneker 

http://www.factmonster.com/biography/var/benjaminbanneker.html

http://mrnussbaum.com/african-americans/benjamin_banneker/

http://www.biography.com/people/benjamin-banneker-9198038

http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/benjaminbanneker1.htm

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20. Jesse Owens 

http://www.factmonster.com/biography/var/jesseowens.html

http://www.biography.com/people/jesse-owens-9431142

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21. Langston Hughes

http://www.factmonster.com/biography/var/langstonhughes.html

http://www.biography.com/people/langston-hughes-9346313

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22. Louis Armstrong

http://www.factmonster.com/encyclopedia/people/armstrong-louis.html

http://www.biography.com/people/louis-armstrong-9188912

 

SEARCH ENGINES

http://www.kidzsearch.com/

http://www.kidrex.org/

http://www.safesearchkids.org/

 

Ready to Study Penguins?

Linked below are some penguin sites the students may be using to learn about these unique birds!

KidZone Penguin Activities

2nd Grade Penguin Unit

National Geographic

Science Kids

Aquarium Penguin Facts

Penguins on Pinterest

 

 

play 1 play 2

 

 

pumpkin 1 pumpkin 2

 

spider 2 spider 1 skeleton 2 skeleton 1

fruit 4 fruit 3 fruit 2

 

Perzee 1  Perzee 2 Perzee 3
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pigs 1  pigs 3 pigs 2

cactus 1  cactus 2

finger 1

finger 3 finger 2

bus 1 bus 2

Ag in the Classroom (Pigs) Ag in the Classroom (Pigs)1 Ag in the Classroom (Pigs)2 Ag in the Classroom (Pigs)3

 

Visit this site for more information! You’ll also find games and quizzes on the topics we are learning about in each unit.

http://macmillanmh.com/socialstudies/2009/ss/student/grade2/g2_index.html

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