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Let’s celebrate!

You’ll Be In My Heart on PhotoPeach We made it! You have just two more weeks of second grade. You have really grown this year, and I am so proud of you. You put so much effort into your learning, into … Continue reading

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Stafford Kindness Week

Stafford just celebrated Kindness Week by focusing on sharing acts of Kindness school-wide. The fifth grade Joy Team helped students make Kindness Rocks at recess and in the library and then had students hide them around the school for others to … Continue reading

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Meet Okaidja Afroso!

Okaidja will be at Stafford all this week teaching second graders African drumming, dancing, singing and storytelling as our artist-in-residence. Okaidja is from the country of Ghana in west Africa. He will tell us the stories of Anansi The Spider which originate in … Continue reading

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Series Book Clubs

  We are starting a new reading unit on book series this week. We will be exploring both old favorites and looking at new ones. We want to look deeper at the characters in these series across different books with reading … Continue reading

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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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