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Second Grade Newsletter 11/11/2011


As you may have heard, the students from our classes have been working well together; we are excited to get to know all the second graders!  The PBL presentations have coming together nicely.  The students are super excited to share with you on Thursday, November 17th at 6:30pm.  The students will be sharing their solutions they presented to the panelists earlier that day.  We will eat in the cafeteria, and the presentations will follow in our classrooms.  Please remember, this is a zero waste event.  The goal of a zero waste event is that not one thing ends up in the trash can (plates, silverware, napkins, leftovers, etc).  This may be challenging, but challenge is what we are all about at STEM!  Thank you for participating. 


Remember, Veteran’s Day homework, the writing prompt, is due on Monday, November 14th.  Students are expected to write 5-7 sentences and use transitional words.  (First, next, last)  Students may type or hand-write their paragraph. 

-Tell us what Veterans Day is and why it is important.

(Hint: There may be some research involved.)


We will continue to use for sequential writing and transitional words, students may choose an insect that goes through complete metamorphosis for their comic strip.  We are still finishing our Haiku poems to enter in the writing contest from Creative Communications.


Next Week’s Outcomes:

Science –

-Observe the structure and behavior of painted lady butterflies

-Observe complete metamorphosis in the butterfly and compare it to other insects

-Compare larval segments, legs, and other structures of painted lady butterflies to other insects

-Observe milkweed bug life cycle – egg to nymph to adult (incomplete metamorphosis)

-Pine Beetle Problem Solving  


-Post current work on WordPress 2nd Grade Websites

-Pixton Comics



-Almost all the objects we use every day are examples of technology

-Technology can be made of many different kinds of materials


-Engineers design technology to solve problems

-Drawing conclusions and documenting

-pollination is a natural system

-natural systems are made up of parts, each which have different functions

-if parts of a system are missing, the system may not work

-agricultural engineers design and improve technologies for agricultural

-humans can engineer technologies to manage, replicate, or restore natural systems


-Solve number stories

-Read and show temperatures

-Develop different strategies for adding 2- and 3-digit numbers


STEM Success “Lynx”

Thank you for coming to “Spaghetti Under the Stars”, this enables us to have more field experiences – just what STEM is all about!  Yeah Team!!!


Serving You,

The Second Grade Team

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