Friday, September 14, 2018

The second grade Treasure Seekers are off to a great start! The SS Scout set sail right away.

During our first few days, we made antique world maps to kick off our studies about explorers. We painted them with strong brewed tea to make them look old.

This week we welcomed a new friend into the classroom, a crested gecko we named Luna.  We then started some research about lizards. We have so many great questions to discover answers to.

Some students who thought they might not want to hold a lizard tried it and enjoyed it. We were surprised at how soft she was, and her beautiful eyes.

We celebrated International Dot Day on Friday, joining in the worldwide event. Dot Day is based on Peter Reynolds' amazing children's book that celebrates creativity, courage and collaboration. The theme is "Mark your mark and see where it takes you".
There were school wide special events and projects and games. Our classroom hosted Twister, the Ultimate Dot Game!

An exciting week of learning culminated in a visit from the education department from the Slater Museum of Natural History at the University...