This week has been focused on our completion of our two standardized tests that all second graders take. We completed both the IOWA and CogAT assessments throughout the week. It can be tiresome, but we’ve tried our best to mix in some fun, engaging activities throughout the remainder of our days.
In Science, we completed a “walking water” activity that was a lot of fun, and a shelter survival STEM activity to connect with weather and natural disasters. Our math unit is in the review stages, as we go over thoroughly the multiple strategies to solve and show work in addition problems.
Both our Box Tops Collection & Cereal Drive concluded this week. Thanks to all who participated and/or donated.
The Week Ahead
We transition from February to March with a full week ahead. We move on from the standardized testing, and wrap up our fourth unit in our reading and writing curriculum. Students will be doing research and writing an informative paper on a natural disaster throughout next week for our writing PBA. It’s been going well, and it should be a fun process. In addition, we’ll also wrap-up the fourth unit with our next end of unit assessment. The math unit we’ve been working on will come to a conclusion too. It’ll be the theme of the week – concluding a month and multiple units!
To break up the week, and to have a lot of fun with connecting all of our work, researching, and reading on natural disasters – students will be creating a volcano. This is an involved, messy, but entertaining activity! We’re looking to do this throughout the afternoon on Wednesday, and we’re even going to look to get some assistance with fifth grade science students! On Wednesday, students will mix, build, and sculpt their very own volcano. We’ll wrap up the week on Friday by using the volcanoes to house a simple chemical reaction to simulate an erupting volcano. It should be a fun, memorable week of science!
Wednesday, February 28 – BESAzon Shopping Day
Tuesday, March 6 – Spring Picture Day (Class Picture is taken!)
Friday, March 9 – End of 3rd Quarter (Can you believe it?)
Sunday, March 11 – Daylight Saving Time Begins (set clocks forward)
Thursday, March 15 – COSI on Wheels @ BES!
Friday, March 16 – 3rd Quarter Report Cards go home
Tuesday, March 20 – PTO Meeting (7-8 PM)
Wednesday, March 21 – BESAzon Shopping Day
Thursday, March 22 – Calendar Concert (Evening Performance @ BES!)
Friday, March 23 – Last day of school before Spring Break (Classes resume April 2)