Architects of Marble Towers

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An architect is someone who designs and builds, not only buildings but all kinds of different structures. Architects are creative problem solvers that use science and math. In Ms. Angel’s second grade, there are some skilled and enthusiastic architects. What do they build? Marble Towers! Read this post to discover how the students of 2A share materials and create new and interesting marble towers. How do these architects design a path for a marble to fall, roll and turn in so many different ways? Find out from the experts!

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Crochet Club in Second Grade!

 

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Almost everyday at 12:15, during Quiet Time, you can find a group of second graders crocheting! Yarn of all different colors and textures is being looped and twisted into ropes of record lengths. They meet in the loft, either upstairs or downstairs, depending on the schedule for the day. Urgent questions that need answering are:

How did the Crochet Club get started?

Why is crocheting so interesting?

What do you make?

Why are so many people interested in crocheting?

What kind of yarn is best for crocheting?

How does someone learn to crochet?

What does the word crochet really mean?

These questions and more require answers!

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2014 Sochi Olympics

 

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The Olympics make us feel so many different emotions: amazement, admiration, astonishment, and more… The skills of the athletes are incredible! The way each athlete has prepared for their events teaches us a lot about practice, persistence (stick-to-it-ness) and determination. WOW! Add a comment and join the conversation about what you will remember about the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

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Artifacts From The Past

Today we had a discussion about how what has happened in the past changes our present. We are also beginning our biography research about leaders, inventors and writers. Some of these famous people lived long ago and changed the way we lived today.
I would love to hear what you are thinking about how things change over time. Please write your comment below. Your thoughts will be shared with others.

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