Students in second grade are reading, writing and experimenting to learn more about force and motion! During science the students are conducting experiments to answer questions like whether a car goes further on carpet or rugs, and what pushes and pulls are necessary to make our school playground equipment function most efficiently. In reading workshop, second graders are reading nonfiction books and working on strategies to self-monitor for understanding as they read. They are also using post-it notes to connect what they learn in their books to what they already know or what new questions may arise from the information they discover as they read. Finally, in writing workshop, students are learning to write like scientists! Second graders are writing lab reports about their science experiments that include a question, a hypothesis, a procedure, results and a conclusion.