Friday, October 4, 2013

Five for Friday!

Ohh how we've missed Five for Friday! It's so fun to recap our week and look back on all the excitement of second grade. So let's jump right in...

Johnny Appleseed Day! One of our favorite beginning of the year celebrations is Johnny Appleseed Day! We call it his "birthday party." We spend the week leading up to our Friday celebration learning about fall. (Even though it's been in the high 70s low 80s around here lately!... But we aren't complaining.)  On Johnny Appleseed Day we enlist the help of a few parent volunteers to run the centers. We had 4 centers this year and the best one by far was the apple pancake station! We also did an apple glyph, apple science with weighing and measuring, and apple math. All of these activities and more can be found in our Apples [A Thematic Unit] on TpT. Here's a copy of our apple pancake recipe...

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2! Today we went on our first field trip of the year to see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. We spent this week learning about weather... you know, trying to "connect" our learning. We also did a literature study of the book, which by the way the movie is NOTHING like.  We made a Weather Dictionary and by far one of the cutest activities we did was our precipitation umbrellas! You can find everything you need for the umbrellas in our Water Works unit.

Michigan Products Taste Test!  In social studies we've been focusing on communities: rural, suburban, and urban. Our communities unit is the biggest social studies unit of the year so we really get into it. You can find a ton of communities activities here.  Last week we talked about Michigan made products and you can't talk about Bettermade chips without eating a bag few.  We got 4 Michigan products and did a taste test.  Anything having to do with food and you've got the kids attention!

Here's an even and odd freebie!

We saved the BEST for last! Sister 3 got ENGAGED.

Check back next Friday for another BIG announcement!

1 comment:

  1. We had fun celebrating Johnny Appleseed last week! It is such a fun time of year. I have never had Apple Pancakes, but they sound delicious!