Primary News ~ 2nd Grade
Our 2nd Grade Scientists just finished an exciting Insect unit. The kids had a great time observing the life cycle of mealworms and Painted Lady caterpillars. We wrapped up our unit with a Field Trip to Magpie Meander in Fort Collins. We are now starting our Air and Weather science unit. Fall is a wonderful time to study the weather because it can change every hour. The kids are learning that weather can be very complex and hard to predict. We will wrap up our Air and Weather unit with a Field Trip to NCAR. The National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder. The building was designed by I. M. Pie. He is the architect that also designed the glass pyramid in front of the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. Not only is it in a beautiful setting, it is an amazing trip for the kids. They will learn how real-life scientists study and predict the weather.
Our students were thrilled to have a visit from our Baconators. They are an awesome group of Fossil Ridge High school students that will visit us to help with a variety of special projects in our 2nd grade classrooms. It is certainly a highlight of the kids’ week!
In math, we have been learning about different strategies for adding and subtracting. Students are learning how to use a number line or number grid to successfully add and subtract. We have also been learning about the difference between even and odd numbers and how to show our thinking in math.
As we finish our first trimester of the year, please keep helping your children work hard at home and school! Nightly reading is essential for building fluency and comprehension in second grade.
It has been a great start to the school year! We have an awesome group of 2nd graders. We are looking forward to a great fall and winter in second grade!
The Second Grade Team