Category Archives: Social Studies

Our Countries of Origin

The Country of Origin Fair in first/second grade was amazing!  Students spent the past several weeks reading texts and books online to learn more about immigration and the many different people who have immigrated to the United States from many different countries, … Continue reading

Posted in English Language Arts, Social Studies

Countries of Origin Research

Students in first/second grade are researching to learn more about some of their countries of origin.  After a conversation with families, each student chose one country to focus their research and learning on.  One of the goals of this research project … Continue reading

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Handmade Globes

First/second grade students recently completed a 3-day process to create individual paper mache globes.  First, students wrapped newspaper strips dipped in paper mache paste around balloons.  After the balloon spheres dried, students painted them blue.  On the third day, students … Continue reading

Posted in Life in Second Grade, Social Studies

Learning About Ourselves As Friends

In first/second grade this week we continued our social studies unit-of-study by focusing on three different books written by one author; we read and discussed the Weird series by Erin Frankel.  The three books are important in that they not only focus … Continue reading

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Countries of Origin Fair

Today’s Country of Origin Fair in second grade was amazing!  Students have spent the past several weeks reading books and articles online to learn more about immigration and the many different people who have immigrated to the United States from many different … Continue reading

Posted in English Language Arts, Social Studies

Country of Origin Research

Students in grade 2 are researching to learn more about some of their countries of origin.  After a conversation with families, each student chose one country to focus their research and learning on.  Ms. Lobenstine and Ms. Lee in the Learning … Continue reading

Posted in English Language Arts, Social Studies

Maps, Maps, Maps!

In grade 2 students are learning all about maps, including how to read them and create them.  We’ve talked about map keys, map grids, scale and the compass rose.  Students are also learning about the seven continents.  Last week they … Continue reading

Posted in Social Studies