Friday, 7 September 2018

Welcome to Room 21!

 The Grade 2 class of 2018-2019 has been busy this week in their new classroom space in Room 21.  Families will be able to visit on Thursday, September 13 at our open house and book fair but here is a preview.  You may want to share this blog post with others who would like a peek in our room. (Hi Mom!)
 The Daily Schedule is posted to keep track of what's coming up next and our calendar and Planner Page (in red) will reflect what needs to be written in student planners. 
 Our Math Board is a place to refer when we are thinking about numbers during Numeracy Time. 

Our corner called The Chill Zone provides a quiet place to stop to think about things and calm down.  
Our first Science Unit about the Three States of Matter has the Grade Twos very anxious to get learning.  The liquids we will use in one investigation are on top of the filing cabinet in the photo above. 

The Technology Charging station is beside buckets of markers, glue and scissors.  All are used as learning tools in our classroom.

It's been a fantastic week and we are looking forward to a great year ahead in Room 21!

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Second Try Butter with Bread

 After our failed attempt at making butter (link here) we were able to get some Whipping Cream and try again.  

Everyone worked together to shake and shake jars of cream until the butter formed.

After pouring off the buttermilk and adding a little salt, the butter was ready to eat!

Our teacher used a bread machine to mix up a loaf of bread and it was ready at the perfect time!  Hot bread made our butter even tastier and it melted in our mouths!

We've decided this part of being a pioneer would be okay!

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Class Trip to Souris

On Tuesday June 19, we went on a class trip to Souris!

Our first stop was the Rock Shop.  Frank told us about many different rocks that we might find in the Rock Pit.  He said to look for patterns, shapes and colours. Mostly we were looking for agates (you can see light through them) and jaspers (look for ketchup, relish and mustard colours).  In the Rock Shop, there were lots of cool rocks and glow in the dark rocks in a blue box. 

Next, we rode the bus out to the Rock Pit where we crossed a little  dirt and rock bridge to begin exploring! Frank came along to tell us what we'd found.  He also made sure we were safe. 

We went to Subway after the Rock Pit.  Our teacher had ordered it online and we paid $10 so all we had to do was pick it and eat!  We could choose a drink, a cookie, chips and what kind of sub.  Another customer gave the Grade 2 class a compliment about how quiet and well behaved they were in the restaurant.  The teacher was so proud of the kids!!

After our lunch we went on the Swinging Bridge and then the Hillcrest Museum.  It looks like a castle on the outside!  One room upstairs was full of dead butterflies and other insects in frames on the wall from all over the world.

Downstairs was an olden day kitchen but some things were the same as we have now.  

Next we went into a caboose and got to sit up in the lookout part.  
The day ended with a stop at The Dairy Bar for a treat!