Two of the learning outcomes in our Science unit on Hot and Cold Temperatures involve the students' understanding of insulation and how it keeps materials hot or cold. The class has had fun looking at real-life insulators this week in Science, and wrote about different insulation facts using the iPads this week. We definitely need effective insulators in our cold winter weather!
The students of 2B have been busy elves the past few weeks as they've been preparing their Christmas presents! They're all wrapped up now, and the class can't wait to give their gifts to their families at Christmas. Their love and care for their families was very evident in all the effort they put into this (top secret) project!
The students in 2B have been paying extra attention to the author's choices in the books we read this month, and have been focusing on how author's plan and are thoughtful about the details in their writing. We planned and wrote a story as a class, which you can read below, and the students are working on their own stories now. There are so many creative story planners in our class!
We've been learning about different Canadian communities in the past in Social Studies, and this week our class has been focusing on the growth of Saskatoon after the railroad from Eastern Canada reached it. We talked about the pioneering families who came to Canada and then made the trek to Saskatoon, and how Canada advertised for people to come settle more of the land there. You can see the students' pretend historical ads to encourage people to travel to Saskatoon, and their representations of life in Saskatoon in the past from Makerspaces!
We are enjoying our science unit on hot and cold temperatures in 2B! Some highlights have included baking potatoes to see how materials are altered with temperature changes, measuring temperatures with thermometers, and examining how heat rises. The students observed the differences between raw and cooked potatoes, and discovered that raw potatoes smell like potato chips and French fries (you can watch the video below to see how heat is used in the making of potato chips). If you’d like to review the outcomes of this unit, you can take a look at the ten outcomes in the slideshow below!
Not only are we learning all about hot and cold temperatures in our class, but we can also portray temperatures using colour! We learned about warm and cool temperatures in Art last week, and you can see your child's winter snowflake that we painted using cool colours (such as purple, blue, and green) on Seesaw!
The staff and parents at Millgrove's Remembrance Day Ceremony yesterday were so proud of the students' respectful behaviour. They truly brought pride to Millgrove School! We were privileged to have many special guests at our school yesterday, and the students learned a lot and reflected thoughtfully on the sacrifices of Canadian soldiers and veterans, and the value of peace. We read books about veterans and peace in class this week, and the students wrote their own pieces of writing about peace which you can see below and on Seesaw!
With the arrival of colder weather and snow this month, we’ve started a new unit on Hot and Cold Temperatures in Science. We've been exploring different uses of thermometers, learning about different temperatures, and comparing the high and low temperatures from day to day. In this unit, we will be learning:
Stay tuned for our further learning about hot and cold temperatures!
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 kids Jack and Ellie.