Written by Summer and Alex

Today, our class made a garden.  Mr. Cardona helped us put holes in the mini tub that we made our garden in.  Then, we put the rocks in.  Next, we put very dark soil in, and more soil, and more soil.  Last, we put light soil in.  The whole class got to rub all of the soil down because it looked like a mountain!

Then, when it was all down, we put a line across the dirt with  a stick.  We planted lettuce and spinach!  When the class got into the classroom, our teacher made signs for the plants.


Sentence Challenge I


What’s going on in this picture?

Can you write an exciting sentence to go with this interesting photograph from

Think of our mentor sentences each week.  Now, in the comments below, write a sentence to describe what is happening in the picture, remembering to include plenty of details.  Your sentence should tell a story.  Use as many descriptive adjectives and vivid verbs as possible to make your sentence captivating.

Get creative!  I’m looking forward to reading them!

*Sentence due on Thursday 3/16/17*

Living Wax Museum

To celebrate Black History Month, second grade students hosted a living wax museum. The students spent a month researching about a famous historical African-American figure to create a poster with the information they learned.  On the day of the museum, students dressed up as their figure and pretended to be the real-life wax figure! Parents and classes were able to visit the the museum and interact with the “wax figure” by pressing a red button on the students’ hands.  When the red button was pressed, students had to a recite a short summary about the life and achievement of their historical African-American figure.


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Below is a small snapshot of how the event took place:

What an amazing event!  They truly deserved those Popsicles after standing for two hours!


STEM Friday: Stop Motion Animation

Incorporating the science and technology portion of STEM, students completed a capstone project for what we’ve been learning in science these past couple of weeks.

This Week’s Challenge

Using the materials provided, create a stop motion animation video that explains the cause of Earth’s seasons and demonstrates the change of seasons.

Below are the final products:

Arctic Ocean

Atlantic Ocean

Indian Ocean

Southern Ocean

It was challenge indeed, but they did not give up.  Given that this was their first encounter with stop motion animation, I would say they did a pretty good job!  Great job, friends!