We began the second week of the school year on a Tuesday that felt like a Monday. This week Ms. Averette began the AP math and Virtual Math pull-outs. Mr. McDonald will begin TD pull-outs next week since this week is dedicated to the COGAT tests that all 2nd graders take.
In math we are continuing the place value unit but since my class has been mastering the content, I am going to move ahead tomorrow with comparing numbers up to seven digits (< > =).
In science, we began our Forces and Motion unit with an introduction to magnetism. The class started out with the following warm-up:
The students turned and discussed their hypothesis and then I proved that Steve was correct by submerging a magnet into a beaker filled with water with paper clips at the bottom.
Then, I passed out to each group a cup with various items. Their task: use a magnet and determine which items were attracted to the magnet and which ones weren't. The wrote it down on the chart.