On May 15 2-204D went to visit The Brooklyn Grange, a rooftop urban farm. We participated in many farming activities and learned about what is planted and grown here. We learned about the importance of worms and compost, helped to make compost and hold the worms. We learned about the importance that bees have on the farm, looked at the inside of a beehive, and sampled some honey that the bees at the farm made. We even got to walk up and down the rows of crops, sampling some of the vegetables and planting our own plants. Here we are hard at work!
In our newest science unit 2-204D has been studying plants. We extended our studies by germinating beans. We each got a few beans, we wet them, wrapped them in paper towels, put them in a bag, and hung them in the window. Each day we watered the beans and checked on their progress. Once plants started to sprout from the beans we transferred the beans into soil so they can continue to grow. We are still busy tracking our plant growth, but here we are in the process so far!
Second graders have spent a lot of time creating poems and perfecting our poetry techniques. Here we are celebrating the end of our poetry unit and the creation of our books of poems. You can see us here sharing our books with our writing groups, painting pictures to match our poems, and holding up our finished work.