We've been staying busy in second grade! The kids have really been enjoying our weather unit, and the nice weather last week allowed us to head outside for some fun science experiments. We've been learning about the four components of the water cycle and got to do a fun experiment using colored ice cubes to demonstrate evaporation. After making a hypothesis about what we would find on our papers later in the day, we came back outside and saw a rainbow of color stains on our papers, but no water. We were able to conclude that only pure water evaporates into the air to form clouds and that solid material (food coloring) is left behind.
We also began our multiplication unit this week. The kids have been learning what multiplication truly is by creating and interpreting arrays. We even got to have an array scavenger hunt around the classroom one morning.
Our week ended with a visit from our Mystery Reader, Mrs. Yandrich, who read Trudy and the Captain's Cat, which the kids really enjoyed.