Insects have arrived in the second grade classrooms during March. Students are enjoying observing the metamorphosis of mealworms into darkling beetles. They also created habitats for milkweed bugs in a plastic storage bag. Watching these insects molt just like the mealworms has been interesting as well. However milkweed bugs do not become a pupa and emerge looking different. Second graders are learning all about insect characteristics and the basic needs (air, food, water and space) of living insects during this hands-on science study.
In math, students have tackled fractions and measurement. The focus in language arts has been on retelling and summarizing fiction and non-fiction stories. Many second graders have started writing about their family photos. These stories will be combined in a special book that will be shared during our Young Author’s Day at Simmons.