This week the second graders finished up a unit on habitats in science. They learned all about a given habitat. Then they made posters with the plants and animals in the habitat and then took that information and made a slide show presentation.
Click here to see the presentation for 2-Wells and here to see 2-Taylor.
We also started a plant experiment. The question we are trying to answer is: Do plants need sunlight and water to grow? The classes were divided into 4 groups and each group planted four plants using chia seeds. As you can see from the pictures, we had 4 test areas: with sunlight and with water, with sunlight without water, without sunlight and with water and without sunlight and without water. We also tried planting some seeds with a hydroponics system that was given to us by the zoo.
We will be journaling over the next week to see what happens...stay tuned.
|With sunligh and with water|
|With sunlight and without water|
|Without sunlight and with water (yellow) without water (green)|
|Our hydrponics system|
You have probably heard a lot of complaining this week about testing. We did our spring MAP test for both reading and math. The students (after much griping) all performed well on their tests. Look for these score with their end of year report cards.
Have a great holiday weekend.