Friday, February 28, 2014

{Almost} March Five for Friday!

It is a beautiful and sunny Friday! I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for a little Five for Friday! 

Last week my second graders and I took a field trip to the beautiful Heceta Head beach and light house. My students' long-term STEM project is guided at exploring our local beach natural resources. I feel so blessed to have the beach so close to my home and school! 

Students collected sand, shells, and other things on the beach. We took them back to school to sort them. Students used their science notebooks to write down how they sorted their beach-found objects. It was a great way to enjoy the sunny weather. 

The next day, my second graders and I made this inquiry chart. We discussed what we "know" about the beach (misconceptions and all) and what we wonder about the beach. I will use the "wonder" questions to guide some of our beach research. 

Math this month has been taken over by skip counting and multiplication! My kids love the change of pace in math, and have been doing quite well! I had a parent volunteer help me make this skip-counting banner. It is a celebration of our new math unit. It looks great in our classroom, and my second graders love to find new patterns that they see in the banner. 

March is here (okay, almost)! This month brings Spring Break, sunshine, rain, rainbows, and leprechauns. My students made these sweet rainbows that went along with our prefix and suffix unit. You can read more about this HERE

I also am excited about creating this St. Patrick's Day ELA unit (shameless plug...Oops!). It is my first like it, and I am so looking forward to using these printables in my classroom to practice 2nd grade language standards... Plus, it was so much fun to make! I learned a lot about leprechauns along the way! Check it out {HERE}

Did you link-up for Five for Friday? What have you been up to this week??


  1. How awesome is it to live so close to the beach! Your weather looks beautiful! We're expecting 6 or more inches of snow this weekend...UGH! It's almost March and it's still thanks!
    Teaching with Giggles

  2. I am SOOOOO jealous of your beachy weather! We just had snow day number 13 on Friday! Those prefix/ suffix rainbows are cute!


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