Sunday, October 2, 2016

Learning About Butterflies

Judy Seigler is a retired u46 teacher and member of the Wayne Garden Club. Her club worked with the 6th grade class when they were ready to dig the butterfly garden in the back of our school. Mrs. Seigler came to our school to tell us about the different plants that attract butterflies. We learned the names of many of the plants and identified them by using pictures of the flowers. We also learned how important butterflies are to nature. We are anxious to observe our butterfly garden again once spring comes.

Being An Entomologist!

In second grade we are entomologist or scientists who study insects. Out first learning adventure was creating a habitat for a mealworm. We observed its growth from a mealworm, pupa, and beetle. We also had ants. waxworms, and butterfly larvae in our room to watch the lifecycle and compare the changes.

Mr. Patterson The Beeman!

Mr. Patterson has many beehives that he maintains and collects their honey! He taught us about the life cycle, behaviors, and the job of a beekeeper. We were amazed observing the part of his beehive he brought with live bees in it! Mr. Patterson also had us sample honey and pretend we were swarming! It was a great field trip brought to us!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Fun Friday

The students earned their first Fun Friday! Every day one student is the captain for the day. If the students have a great day they win for the day. On Friday we see if the students or teacher won for a great week of cooperative and kind behavior. Today the students enjoyed their first win and free time outside! It was a fun day in second grade!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Goodbye Summer Hello School

Summer was seriously a big splash of fun for me but I am ready to see my new favorite second graders! I've enjoyed researching new and creative ideas for the year and our room is just about ready! After many years of teaching I still get nervous and excited! There is no better job than teaching!

A Final Pic

It's hard to believe a new school year is about to begin. I began looking at my picture files and getting them ready for the new year when I saw this favorite one. It was a beautiful day for Field Day and a lot of fun! I wish my favorite third grade students a wonderful new school year!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Wax Museum

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The students were learning about biographies. They chose a famous person they wanted to research. They had to write about their life in first person narrative so they could "become" that person for our wax museum. They created a museum display with a book, artifact, and covered cereal box with information about their character. When our museum opened visitors had to press and "on" button to make us come to life and share our story.