Howe Montessori and Center Based Education

Ms. Truxall’s Second Grade!

Last month in Ms. Truxall’s class, we studied how water changes the shape of the land.  We built land out of cornmeal and salt and placed it on a paper plate.  We then slowly dripped water onto our land.  We observed what happened to the land as the water rained or dripped onto it.  We were all surprised to see the results of each group’s land.   We had rivers and canyons and lakes formed.  We were so excited that we tried the experiment again a different day with different land shapes.  All of us now realize that water is very powerful and can change the shape of the land.

In Social Studies, we learned about our local government in Dearborn.  We discussed the 3 branches of government, talked about why communities form governments and what might happen if we did not have governments.

Last month in Math, we learned how to make an array to help us multiply, we really enjoyed gathering data and using this data to create a graph, and we worked with story problems.

In Daily 5, we learned many new strategies to help us with our reading.  We learned how to read informational writing.  We learned how to make a connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.