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Lego Engineering: WeDo Robotics

Second graders are always excited to explore our Lego Engineering WeDo Robotics science unit each spring. Over the last week, we have built five different robots: dancing birds that tweet, a monkey that drums, a  crocodile that opens and closes its mouth, … Continue reading

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A Simple Gift

The video above is a project created by our first Africa Bridge Kid’s Team 7 years ago. It reminds us what we all have in common with each other: the joy of music, dance, laughter, and love. When we focus on this … Continue reading

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Here Are Our Spring Challenges!

Welcome back from Spring Break! We are ready to start new units of study and new challenges. The first is a writing challenge: write one complete sentence on our own on our weekly Padlets. Be sure to the words in the question to write … Continue reading

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Africa Bridge Reading Challenge

Second graders will have the opportunity to participate in a special literacy program throughout the month of April.  We call it the Read to Feed/Read to Build Reading Challenge Project. This program is designed to raise money to help support the students … Continue reading

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Let’s Explore Greatness: Biographies

What do these people have in common? Florence Nightingale, Thomas Edison, Helen Keller, Abraham Lincoln, Bill Gates, Malala Yousafzai. When you read the stories about their lives, their biographies, you will learn that they have a number of the same … Continue reading

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Great People in History

  We are looking forward to more nonfiction reading after Spring Break when we will explore the biographies of people in history. We know that we can learn important lessons by understanding the stories of their lives. We are inspired by the personal … Continue reading

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Animal Adaptations

In our reading and research about ecosystems this last week we talked about animal adaptations. We learned that adaptations are the physical or behavioral changes an animal makes in order to survive in an ecosystem.   We also talked about food webs.  Part … Continue reading

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Protecting Our Ecosystems

As we continue our study of ecosytems we know that we must pay attention to how we can protect the environment around us. Listen to this song and then add to our Padlet how you and your family are doing your part … Continue reading

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The Rice Rock Museum

We went on our field 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.  What a great place to explore and be a rock hound. … Continue reading

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Let’s protect our Earth!

Watch this creative project that teaches all about ecosystems and how we can do our part to protect our home, the Earth.  Thank you to the students at Marryatville School in England who put together this animated video that illustrates perfectly our definition of an ecosystem. Thank you for … Continue reading

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Ecosystems

  We are beginning our study of ecosystems this week. What is an ecosystem? An ecosystem includes all of the living things like plants, animals and organisms in a given area that interact with each other, and also with non-living things like weather, sun, soil, and … Continue reading

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