Blog Hoppin’ Scavenger Hunt

We have been learning about different animal characteristics. Yesterday, we learned about mammals. To help us learn about all different types of  mammals, we went on a scavenger hunt around the room and answered a variety of questions.

Our class thought you would also like to test your knowledge about mammals by completing a virtual scavenger hunt!

Here’s how it will work:
1. Read the question and write your answer in the comment sections. (We love comments!)
2. Click the link to “blog hop” to the next blog for the answer and a new question. That’s it!

Have fun and enjoy your virtual scavenger hunt!

Question #1: How far away can a tiger’s roar be heard?

Answer #1:

Students to Doctors!

Today we transformed from 2nd graders to surgeons! We put on our doctor’s masks, gloves, and ID badge and went to work. Our room became a hospital operating room (OR). We used our scalpels (scissors), bandages (bandaids), and stitches (glue) to change two words into one or in other words create a contraction! We recorded what our patients (words) looked like before and after surgery.

Take a look below to see inside our OR.

Moby Max Tablet Giveaway!

4399068In late February, I wrote a post for a colleague’s blog about how much our class loves Moby Max. If you are a teacher and have not yet signed up for this program, please click below and sign up now! I think you and your students will love it! I also provided a link to the blog post I wrote, so you can see what I liked and disliked about this online program.

My Moby Max Blog Post

Moby Max Website

This company read my post and sent me a free tablet to try out in my classroom. This tablet is about half the size of an iPad and a great tool for Daily 5 and math centers.   My second graders love that it fits in their hands easily. No need for an iPad to download an app or a computer to get on the internet, this tablet has the Moby Max program installed and ready to use.

Everything we like about the Moby Max online program is accessible through the tablet!

I had a few of my students create a video about it. Check it out below.

You heard them! Moby Max is letting me give away a free tablet for you to use!

Click on the Rafflecopter below to enter.

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Today was so much fun! In lieu of the cancelled field trip, all of the 2nd grade classes held a Read-a-thon! This morning our class rotated through different stations of reading, which included listening to reading on a laptop or iPad. For the last part of the day, we built forts and read our favorite books. What blast! We were all “caught reading a good book” as you can see from the pictures.

Homework with a Little Bit of Catching Up

Before winter break, our class took a trip to the Witte Museum and man, it was fun! Check out our class pictures below. You will see a few of Mrs. Armstrong’s class with us. See if you can spot all of them!

Here are the homework videos for the week:

“I have a dream” Speech

Watch only the first 4 minutes…