Author Archives: culbrethj

We are SO flexible in grade 2!

I can’t even begin to tell you how proud I am of the second grade students!  We talk and read a lot in grade 2 about being flexible and open to change but it is a really hard skill to … Continue reading

Posted in Life in Second Grade

Goodbye Rocks

If your child’s backpack seems a little heavier than normal this afternoon it’s probably because they are coming home with their desk rock collections.  Today in class students sifted and categorized various rocks according to size and properties.  They have also almost completed … Continue reading

Posted in Science

Organizing Data

In second grade, we spent the past two weeks thinking about how to collect, organize and compare data.  Each morning as they entered the classroom, students responded to a different question in graph form so we could discuss and compare the daily results. … Continue reading

Posted in Math


In second grade we are always learning how to better read, write and think like scientists.  At the moment, we are taking a very close look at rocks and soil to see what new things we can discover about very … Continue reading

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Poetry Walk

Second grade students brought some love and color to our school hallway during this snowy week by sharing poems they wrote.  Parents, teachers and students left complimentary post-it notes for the poets’ hard work and the hallway ended up looking like a cheerful … Continue reading

Posted in English Language Arts, Life in Second Grade

Big Thoughts In Small Packages

During writing workshop students in second grade are experimenting with a different way to express their thinking- through poetry!  During this writing unit students are working together to deepen their understanding of poetry by studying mentor poems and writing/editing/rewriting lots and lots … Continue reading

Posted in English Language Arts

Learning Targets and Success Criteria

Here are our grade 2 learning targets and success criteria for the week of January 30th…

Posted in English Language Arts, Math