Thursday, January 24, 2013

Our Class Snowman Lifecycle

Today connection with our Snow men at Night unit we are currently doing with several other grade two classes across North America, we studied the life cycle of a snowman in science.  This was an idea I took from Mrs. Morgan's class grade 2 class in Texas. - Ms. Nairn

We made a snowman today and it turned into a liquid. - Kaleigh
Today we made a science snowman and when the snowman melted we poured the water of the snowman into a kettle.We waited a little while and then the gas came out of the kettle. - Sofiya
Today we made a snowman.  When we came back from recess, the snowman was almost melted.  It was solid and partly liquid.  Then we had another recess and then the snowman was all melted.  Ms. Nairn got a kettle and she put the water in the kettle.  The kettle made water turn into a gas. - Kayleigh
Mrs. Stevens got some snow and put it into a green bucket. She brought it inside so we could use it to build a snowman. Ms. Nairn chose two people at a time to make a ball out of snow for the snowman's body.  Everybody got a chance.  His head fell off after a few minutes because the snowman melts in heat. - Zoe
Our snowman melted and we put it in a cup.  Then put it into a kettle.  The we turned it on and steam came out. - Jason
When we started to build the snowman we had to splash water on the snow. - A
The snow was cold and also very, very wet. - Faith
Today we made a snowman out of snow and we had to splash into the snow because after our snowman melted we put the snowman's water into a kettle and Ms. Nairn put a bucket over it and it made steam in the bucket. - Brook
It was fun because I got to stick my hand in and make the head.  When I made the head my hands weren't cold at all. - Kohen

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Boy + Bot = Excitment

Over winter break I took some time to look for some new books to read in our class this term.  I have been following two educators on twitter who highly recommended Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman for students.  The first day back at school I read the book and the students loved it!  I happen to follow the author on twitter and let her know how much we enjoyed it.

Today, a package arrived in our mailbox, one I knew was coming, but the students did not.  Ame was kind enough to send my students some Boy + Bot swag.

We spent sometime predicting what might be inside the package...was it a stuffy?  a copy of the book?  a different book?  We opened the package and we were thrilled with what we found inside.

We tried on the bracelets and examined the stickers and bookmarks.

The students wanted to say thanks and so we put a quick script together and recorded it. 

Thanks again Ame!  You made our day!
-Ms. Nairn

Thursday, January 10, 2013


We are back at school after Winter Break.  This term we are learning about solids, liquids and gases, place value and 2D and 3D shapes in math, the Ojibway culture in social students and our teeth in health.

Here are some things the students wanted to share:

Yesterday we had spelling sheets and we all improved!!! So we had a little party and got pretzels.  Ms. Christian, our student teacher in not in our class everyday anymore. - Zoe
We got pretzels that were shaped like the alphabet. - Paige
Today we went to music and we played on the instruments. - Kaleigh
In math we have learned about subtraction and addition snap. - Davion
On Mondays I got skating and sometimes I go really fast and my mom gets really scared that I might hurt myself. - Kayleigh
I got a paintball gun for Christmas and I think it is the best thing I ever got. - Nathan
I got a Kobo and I put Alice in Wonderland on it. - Dylan
For Christmas I got a tablet and Halo 4.  Halo 4 has good graphics.- A

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