October in Second Grade!
The month of October has been very busy for our second graders.
We have just completed our study of Pablo Picasso with an emphasis
on his signature style of Cubism. Our second graders have learned
about Picasso’s sorrowful life experiences that influenced his Blue Period
as well as his happier life events that ushered in his Rose Period.
Please talk to your artful second grader and discuss Picasso’s
painting of Guernica and his passionate plea for peace.
In math, our second graders have strengthened their foundational
knowledge of addition and subtraction as well as gained skills in
accurate measurement. We even had our young mathematicians
measuring the height of various teachers and staff members deepening
their understanding of measuring “in real life” in a fun way!
In science, our second graders have focused their study on sound and sound waves.
We have learned about vibrations, high pitches, low pitches and the invisibility
of sound waves. We have taken these abstract ideas and have had a “noisy”
hands-on science activity creating “laughing Monster cups” to extend our learning
of physical science. The laughing Monster cups are perfect for our Halloween season!
We celebrate our fellow second grader Jack Burry for his school-wide
recognition as a Student of the Month. Jack’s creative research endeavors
and courageous attitude toward taking on academic challenges make him
an exemplary model of an outstanding Lifelong Learner. Bravo, Jack!