Thursday, May 4, 2017

Visit with author Melissa Stewart

Dyer students were very lucky to have a guest author come into school and visit with all of the grade levels! The author's name was Melissa Stewart, and she is a nonfiction author. She has written over 180 books! She shared with us about the writing process, and that making a book takes a lot of time, effort, and collaboration. We are looking forward to reading her next book, which will be released in June!

Here are fun facts that Melissa Stewart shared with us:

  • Frogs can jump 20 times their body length
  • The average human tongue is 4 inches long, if we were frogs, our tongues would be long enough to clean out our belly buttons!! 
  • There are types of tree frogs that do not live in trees, they live in bushes
  • It took her 10 years to write one of her books (No Monkeys, No Chocolate)

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Ecosystem Green Screen Videos!

The students were very busy researching and taking notes on ecosystems around the world over the last few weeks! To show some of what they have learned, the students created Green Screen Videos to share information about the ecosystem they have been researching about. This small group project required them to collaborate with partners and use a variety of 21st Century skills to communicate their learning to others. Below you will find links to check out the culmination of all their hard work and efforts!

Three cheers for our 2nd graders :)

Pond Ecosystem

Forest Ecosystem

Ocean Ecosystem

Grasslands Ecosystem

Rainforest Ecosystem Group 1

Rainforest Ecosystem Group 2

Saturday, March 18, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Fun!

We had a great time thinking about the many ways we could catch a leprechaun on St. Patrick's Day! The students brainstormed ideas about what materials they could use for creating their trap with our 5th grade STEAM buddies. Then they had to problem solve, and possibly redesign their traps, if those materials were not available. They were all very creative! We even left a some in the classroom to see if we could get lucky enough to catch one over the weekend.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

SeeSaw Learning

We have been exploring the SeeSaw app on the iPads to share about what we are learning in Reading, Math and Science. It has been so much fun!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

We have started learning about different nonfiction text features and how they help us to understand what we are reading!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017


Today we went to see students from the middle school perform a play called "The Wicked Witch on Trial". It was very funny and we got to decide whether the witch was innocent or guilty!

We also had a friend come to visit the class who moved away in December!

It was a great day in 2nd Grade :)

Monday, January 9, 2017

Second Graders have been focused on thinking about what resolutions are, and figuring out what they resolve to do for the New Year 2017! One thing that we can all agree on is that resolutions, no matter how big or small, require some work. We spent all of last week working hard on writing resolutions as well as creating a fun "craftivitiy" to display our thinking around this topic. Take a peek at what we were able to accomplish!