Yesterday was the Chinese New Year. We learned about some of the customs and traditions the Chinese people have to celebrate this holiday. The second graders painted pandas, created lanterns, and learned to write and say some Chinese words.
Monday, February 9, was the 100th day of school. We celebrated with many learning activities related to the number 100.
We practiced skip counting to 100.
We partnered with the fourth grade class to design and create some glasses shaped like the number 100.
We graphed how many times in 100 seconds we could do jumping jacks, give fist bumps, write our names, do sit-ups, and say a tongue twister.
We played a dice game called "Race to 100."
The day flew by so quickly that our final activity needed to be finished another day. We created really long number sentences on strips of paper. Each one equals 100!
Our class pet, Ellie, invited her sister, Rhonda, to come visit our classroom for a few weeks. Rhonda was pregnant when she arrived. We have been watching her closely and taking good care of her, anticipating the arrival of her babies. We learned that often guinea pigs will develop bald patches when they are pregnant, but the hair will grow back again after she has her babies. We've been talking about different types of animals in science class and studying how baby animals look similar to their parents in some ways, but different in other ways.
When we got to school on Monday we were excited to see that Rhonda had given birth to three adorable babies over the weekend. The students enjoy showing them love every chance they get!