This quarter the second grade students have been learning
about different types of weather and tools used to measure them with. The
students have been analyzing, observing, and testing different aspects of
weather and weather tools firsthand. The students observed wind patterns and
made observations using bubbles, anemometers and kites. The students also
analyzed different types of clouds and how that could help them predict the
We discovered our first bluebird nest on March 1st! We are fairly certain this nest does indeed belong to a bluebird, since it is relatively neat, and made out of all pine straw. We can't quite tell if it is complete yet or not, as it looks a little thin. We'll keep checking daily for progress, and hopefully we'll find eggs soon! We also have another bluebird house that shows signs that a nest is being started! Check back soon for more updates on our bluebird adventures!
This month, we learned about Cardinal directions. We discussed how to find directions based on the location of the sun and the time of day. Student's discussed why its important that we use directions in order to find places and locations.
Student's also used the nature around them for inspiration in order to complete a cinquain poem. No better inspiration than a nice sunny day!
In anticipation of Spring, 4th graders are preparing for the arrival of more bluebirds! We have cleaned out all of our bluebird houses so that they are ready for new nests. Students were concerned to find that many of the houses have been stuffed full of rocks and twigs, likely by people. This would obviously be harmful to our future bluebird eggs, and we are working on a plan to educate our school community on how to respect the animals that share our environment with us. We will begin researching how to help protect bluebirds. We are looking forward to their arrival!