I gave students limited resources to fill the entire tub with landforms and natural resources. They created wonderful projects, then made up a skit to share with Pre K and 1st grade about their landform tubs.
Students learned about weathering and erosion through a song!
In our 4th Unit, we learned all about animals and habitats. Students inquired about how animals breathe and I decided to show them the dissection of a frog online. They were very interested in the muscles, circulatory system and digestive systems. This was a great way to introduce the students to the inside of a body.
The 2nd grade was lucky enough to have highschool Science teacher, Mr. Brice, set up a fossil dig right here at EABH. Students learned about fossil dig grids, tools used to dig for fossils, and about the real bones that we uncovered. It was a great day to be a Paleontologist!
It was so wonderful to have guests come talk with our class about different holidays from around the world!
Mr. and Mrs. Bigares came in to speak with us about Christmas in Portugal!
Diana decorated our classroom and told us all about German Christmas!
Carole showed us pictures from France and described French Christmas to us!
Ms. Ruth taught us all about Hanukkah!
It's always fun to work with adjectives. Last night I made some cookies for the 2nd graders, and decided to turn it into an adjective activity. First, students could only look at their cookie, then write down the adjectives they see. Second, they could touch the cookie, third, smell it, and last but not least, taste! We talked about the adjective we saw, felt, smelt and tasted. Many students liked the cookies and asked for the recipe, and guess what parents, there are fruits AND vegetables in it!
Banana Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 overripe mashed banana
cooked pumpkin added to banana to make 1 cup
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup raisins
1 cups chopped walnuts (optional)
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg, banana, pumpkin, and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and oats. Stir to combine. Add dry ingredients to the wet, and mix well. Add the walnuts and stir to distribute.
While you can bake these cookies the same day, it’s better after being refrigerated overnight, which hydrates the oats.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Use a small disher or two teaspoons to drop the dough onto cookie greased or parchment-lines cookie sheets.
Welcome to my 2nd Grade Webpage! My name is Rachel Allaire, and this is my second year teaching at EABH in Brazil. I wanted to let you know a little bit about what we do in 2nd grade, so check out all the links, and leave me comments or questions! ~Have fun~