Weekly Newsletter 1/29/16

Monday, January 25, 2016 3:05 PM Posted by Gina Lavoie
News from Ms. Lavoie’s Second Grade - 1/29/16
Hello Everyone,
Wow, where did January go?!  Second graders are VERY excited about diving into their next science unit on solids, liquids, and gases.  As a group last week we gathered to share, “What we thought we knew about solids, liquids, and gases”, came up with questions that they want answers to, and watched in informative video on solids, liquids, and gases.
For the next several weeks we will be involving our scientists in several experiments.  This week all second graders experimented with
*Oobleck (Oobleck is a non-Newtonian fluid; it has properties of both liquids and solids. You can slowly dip your hand into it like a liquid, but if you squeeze the oobleck or punch it, it will feel solid. The name oobleck comes from the Dr. Seuss book, “Bartholomew and the Oobleck.”).
*Properties of Matter- All matter can be described by its properties.  Properties are a list of adjectives that describe what an object looks, feels, tastes, smells, or sounds like.  This week we completed an activity looking at the properties of different fruits.
*Solid or Liquid - Students describe the physical properties of various objects and compare objects with similar properties.  The words used to describe the objects are called physical properties. All objects have physical properties that we can observe such as their color, shape, size, texture, strength, or flexibility.
Math Groups - This week and next week we will be finishing up on our concepts on Number and Operations in Base Ten and Operations and Algebraic Thinking. Beginning February 8th we will be starting a unit on Measurement and Data, beginning with money.  After looking at the most recent NWEA scores, we have regrouped students according to their needs.
See attached Valentine information!

Calendar of Events

2/1 - Monday - Rug Rats PM - Pick up at 4:30
2/8 -Monday -  Rug Rats PM - Pick up at 4:30
2/8 - Valentines can begin arriving

2/12 - Valentine Party

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