Turkey snazzy snack

Saturday, November 15, 2014

It's November! My class was in charge of the 2nd/3rd grade hallway bulletin board so we spent an afternoon reflecting on what we are thankful for and making edible turkey snacks. Thanks so much to the Richardsons for providing all our snazzy snack items!

Marshmallow Launch

On Friday, November 14, we had a "blast" with math! We made some marshmallow poppers ahead of time and used them to launch mini-marshmallows, jumbo marshmallows, and ping pong balls. Using an activity sheet, the students ran three trials with each item and then measured how many feet the object went. They compared the measurements and determined the difference (2.MD.4). You can download the activity here FREE from Teachers Pay Teachers - 

Halloween investigations

What better time than on Halloween to do an estimating and measuring project with pumpkins? Students got hands-on with a bunch of pumpkins by weighing them, measuring them with unifix cubes and measuring tape, and determining if they could sink or float. We ordered the pumpkins from smallest to largest and learned that the biggest pumpkins aren't always the ones that weigh the most!

Happy Halloween from 2nd grade!

Land of inch

Today we did a hands-on measurement lesson adapted from AMSTI unit 9. The children watch a video about the land of inch - 

I then handed them rulers, a map direction sheet, 4 land of inch buildings, and a large sheet of butcher paper. Their task - create a map of this "Land of Inch" where everything is miniature. 

The kids had a blast and did a great job creating "extra" things to be on the map.