Monthly Archives: October 2014

Anyway You Look At It, Geology Rocks!

Here is a creative way for us to practice our spelling and vocabulary words this week. It is a web tool called Wordle. Wordles are online word clouds. Just type in a list of spelling words, push “randomize” and let … Continue reading

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The Padlet Challenge

Created with Padlet Spelling and vocabulary practice can be fun. We are inviting all second graders to add to our Padlets this week as a homework challenge.  Padlets are online sticky note pads. They are a great way to communicate … Continue reading

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The Rice Rock Museum

We all enjoyed the trip to the Rice Rock Museum this last week to see the wonderful collection of rocks.  This museum is one of the biggest in the Pacific Northwest.  We will begin bringing in our own rock collections soon as … Continue reading

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Geology Rocks

The  excitement in the room was incredible as we began researching rocks and minerals this last week.  We are all enjoying reading our geology books, and sharing interesting facts with each other. It was obvious to me how everyone was highly engaged in their own learning, reading … Continue reading

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Follow Your North Star

Created with Padlet We read a wonderful book last week called The North Star by Peter H. Reynolds. We are doing an author study together with other students around the world who are participating in The Global Read Aloud.  We … Continue reading

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The Biscuit Challenge

  We were inspired by our blogging buddies in Australia, Miss Petzierides’s Class, to practice our reading skills by reading a recipe for “Pink Smiley Face Biscuits“.  We learned that a love for “biscuits”,  or cookies as we call them, is something we definitely … Continue reading

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“Footy” and Pink Day?

A couple of weeks ago we were inspired to celebrate “Footy and Pink Day” thanks to Miss Petzierides’s Second Grade Class at Leopold School in Australia. We met them through the global collaboration project The Student Blogging Challenge.  One of the first … Continue reading

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