Happy Birthday Pirate!

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Happy Birthday Pirate!!

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Scientist of the Week- SNOW!!!

This Scientist of the Week had the crew’s attention right away telling them they would get to watch snow being made and vote on which felt the most like real snow.  They loved the hands on experiment where they got to touch each bowl of “snow” and share observations using their senses!!

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Meet our Elves- Dino Cookie and Snowflake

Wow!  Getting an elf is fun, but this year we got TWO elves from Santa!! Snowflake arrived Frozen but it took a few days for us to see Dino Cookie!! 

These are just a few pictures of the fun we had!!  The elves encouraged some amazing world changing that I’ll add to the blog once the videos get uploaded!!

 

 

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Welcome to America- Immigration Day

The crew had an amazing experience learning about their family history, sharing with the crew, then participating in and Ellis Island experience with ALL 2nd graders!  Students started with seeing real pictures from Ellis Island and hearing about Mrs. Patterson’s family story when they came to America through Ellis Island!  Next, all of 2nd grade waited in LONG lines as they traveled through the Information Application room, Interview room, Baggage room, and Medical room with their luggage and passports!  They had challenging questions to answer before they could enter “America” but once they did, Mrs. Jarrell led an oath ceremony with them!!  Finally we celebrated with red, white, and blue Popsicles!!  We learned so much about the brave people that came to America through Ellis Island and gained a new appreciation for their persistence!!

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Scientist of the Week- Walking Water

I’m amazed as I watch the crew take turns as the teacher on Wednesdays for Scientist of the Week!  This pirate kept their attention watching to see what would happen next! Lots of predictions made and scientific notes taken!!

Look at how attentive they are to note taking!!
Observing what is happening!!

BEFORE picture

AFTER picture

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Superintendent popped by to visit the crew

Our Superintendent, Tim Forson, came by our ship of learning last week!  The crew asked him LOTS of questions about his job like, “How many schools are you in charge of?”  “Are you in charge of Spaghetti Bay?” (ha ha!)  “Does our county have colleges?”  The crew shared what they they were learning about in math with him.  We enjoyed our visit!! 

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Scientist of the Week- Light with lemons

How do you turn on a light using a lemon?  That’s what we learned from this Scientist of the Week! The crew loved this! 

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A Pirate Halloween

Halloween Day we enjoyed our Cardinal Literacy Parade.  Before the parade began, each pirate shared with the crew the book character they dressed as and why the crew might enjoy reading that book.  After the parade the crew enjoyed lollipops while learning about Halloween candy throughout history in our Scholastic magazine!  We then dove into our STEAM day activities with another 2nd grade class!! The crew chose between building a bone bridge or designing the largest Haunted House featuring a spider on top!  They had challenges they had to overcome in the building process, but they kept trying!!!  Learning is SO MUCH FUN!!

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Fund Run Finale

The crew got to celebrate all their hard work earning money for our school at our Candy land Fund run!! They ran and ran and made me proud!!  Thank you families for your support!!!!

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