Category Archives: Life in Second Grade

Quabbin Trip

The kindergarten, first and second grade classes went on a field trip to the Quabbin Reservoir today to help restock the water with rainbow trout.  Students worked together to deliver the young trout to the clean and fresh water in buckets and then watched … Continue reading

Posted in Life in Second Grade, Science

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

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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

Circus Smirkus

Shutesbury Elementary School was lucky enough to participate in a week-long residency with a professional clown from Circus Smirkus!  Mr. Josh taught students how to tumble, balance plates on a stick, balance feathers on their hands, and how to juggle … Continue reading

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Perspective

We have been talking about PERSPECTIVE in second grade.  In geography, students learned to draw and read maps created from a bird’s-eye-view perspective.  In reading workshop, we shared the book The Pain and the Great One and talked about how two … Continue reading

Posted in English Language Arts, Life in Second Grade, Social Studies

Learning Targets and Success Criteria

In second grade we have a white board in the back of our classroom that gets updated every week or so.  It highlights a current grade 2 math learning target and literacy learning target (“What are we learning?”), as well as the … Continue reading

Posted in English Language Arts, Life in Second Grade, Math

Gratitude

There is so much for second graders at SES to be thankful for!  We brainstormed a list in class the other day and the students came up with so many ideas that we couldn’t fit them all on our whiteboard. … Continue reading

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