Second grade is fun. Mrs. Bolduc reads interesting
books to us. Right now, we are listening to her read Charlotte's
Web. She gives us hard work to do, but we like to learn new things.
She really likes to teach reading. She gives us packets with work for
us to do. We also can get extra work.
In our classroom, there are more than enough
dictionaries for all of us. We have our own little dictionary at our
desk and then we also can use the other dictionaries to look up words.
If we have a hard word that is not in our little dictionary, we go and
ask Mrs. Bolduc to spell
it, so she can write it down for us to look up. Sometimes. if our
dictionary doesn't have the word, we might go and ask Mrs.
We had chrysalides
in our classroom. Claire's grandma, Mrs. Smith brought in monarch
caterpillars for us to observe. When they hatched, we let them go. The
butterflies are flying to Mexico. We made a book with Mrs. Smith called
"Who Do We See?" We drew a picture of ourselves and then we wrote our
names in the book. Using an egg carton, we cut it up to make it look
like a caterpillar. We also made a chrysalis out of paper and stuffed
it with newspaper, and made caterpillar
eggs with dry split peas. We also made butterflies out of
paper by putting paint on one side and then folded the paper so
it would make the two sides match exactly! The one side was a mirror
image of the other side. We made a folder to keep all of our
observations of the monarchs.
We also painted a moon with Mrs. Smith. We took a piece of paper
and drew a moon on it. Then we colored it in. Then we painted the moon
and we put saran wrap over it to make it dry with a texture that looks
realistic. Then we wrote a poem about the moon. We put the poem and the
picture of the moon on a large piece of paper.
Mrs. Bolduc likes to teach math. We have
folders and we keep all of our math papers in them. Sometimes Mrs.
Racine comes into our classroom to help with math assessments. We can
do two or three digit addition! We are learning subtraction
and measurement. We are even going to learn about ants in math class!
We learn how to tell time and all about money.
We have a book that is called Fundations. We learn
our letter sounds. We also have a writing journal that is private with
the student and the teacher. We write things about school, home
We studied apples this year. We learned about Johnny Appleseed, whose real name was John Chapman. We learned a lot about
apples. When we went on a field trip to the Champlain Apple Orchard in
Shoreham, Vermont. We learned how to pick the apples. We picked
Macintosh, Empire, Gala, and Golden Supreme apples. We picked a variety
called Wolf River that had very large apples, so large that it took two
hands to hold it.
We go to "specials".
We all enjoy going to them. We have Guidance, Art, Music,
Education and Library.
We go to all of them once a week, except for P.E. We have that class
twice a week.
We love recess. Some
kickball every single time we go outside. Others go on the swings and
monkey bars. Sometimes,
we jump rope. We play soccer.
Second grade is fun. We are going to learn a lot. We
hope we have a great year!
By Nate, Sam, Abram and Maddie
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