The students' Canadian Career Fair was a great success! They've put so much thought and effort into their businesses, and it was neat to see that work pay off as they pitched their companies to prospective employees from 2V. There were many big hires made, and it was great to see 2B share their learning and creativity with their peers. You can watch the video below to get a sense of our exciting afternoon!
Our Flat Stanleys are continuing to make their arrivals at Millgrove, and the students have loved learning about the journeys that their Stanleys made. We've learned about many different provinces in Canada, and it's been amazing to see the diversity of landscapes, culture, and communities in our country. Thanks again for all your help in making this project a big success!
We're busy preparing for our career fair on Friday here in 2B! Students are practicing their presentations, creating props, and putting the final touches on their presentations. They will undoubtedly have many interested employees in a couple of days!
An important part of our science curriculum in elementary is “Problem Solving through Technology,” which is emphasized particularly in the Buoyancy and Boats unit in grade two. With the help of parents who sent in materials and a couple of fantastic helpers, students built their own boats in a boat-building competition to see whose boat could float and carry the heaviest load. We worked on designing, prototyping, and testing different versions of our boats, and the students were thoughtful in considering buoyant materials, stability, and how their watercraft would be propelled. Check out our pictures below, and take a look at what some older students created when they built boats in the Rick Mercer video below.
We’ve been learning all about measuring length this week in our math classes and the highlight of our measuring was comparing the lengths of our limbs, torsos, and heads. We found that if we used different units (such as small snap cubes vs. popsicle sticks) our measurements were different (but still indicated the same length).
This week we made invertebrate drawings that we then painted with watercolour and tempera paints. We had learned about iridescent insects from a book and used that learning to paint our invertebrates with bright, eye-catching colours. You can even watch below to see some art made by invertebrate animals and check out some more science-inspired art here, here, and here!
The students of 2B have completed their research on their invertebrate animals! They used books and online resources to learn about their chosen animal’s appearance, habitat, diet, enemies, and interesting traits. Their writing, research skills, and growing knowledge of various arthropods were excellent! Take a look at the reports below to learn more about a variety of invertebrate animals!
Millgrove’s first track meet was a great success on Tuesday as students got to try out all sorts of challenges and enjoy a beautiful morning outside. Many of the students in 2B took shifts helping at our beanbag toss which was a huge help! We talked about how the beanbag toss is excellent preparation for the field events of shot-put, discus, and javelin!
Our class has welcomed some new guests over the past couple of weeks as we started our science unit on invertebrate animals (small crawling and flying animals). We’ve found it interesting to learn about the diversity of invertebrate animals, and so far have housed crickets, hornworms, superworms, ants, spiders, centipedes, and ladybugs in our bug habitats.
The students have been hard at work researching an invertebrate animal of their choosing, and you’ll see our reports and invertebrate artwork posted here soon. Hopefully we’ll have some new invertebrate visitors to update you on as well!
Here are our learner outcomes for this unit on small crawling and flying animals:
Mrs. Barker is a grade two teacher at Millgrove School. She loves science and reading, and lives in a little brick house with Mr. Barker and her son Jack.