Tuesday, December 9, 2008

When 2nd Grade Turned Green

Our new Book of the Month When Santa Turned Green by Victoria Perla inspired us to brainstorm ways that we could help save the planet. The author wrote this book to teach her own children about global warming in a non-scary way. She wanted to show them that they could make a big impact just by making lots of little changes. Each of us made our own list of ways that we could help and then we used Wordle to create a word cloud. As you can tell the biggest thing we can do is to recycle! Check out this list off more ways you can "go green."

Monday, December 1, 2008

City lights,play parts and wake ups

Today in gifted we got parts for our play.We also did our Wake Up [it was tricky stuff!]Mrs.Skipper our teacher,said that the whole class could do city lights.Do you know how we did city lights?We painted on a paper[we used oil pastels first.]We had a fun day.Posted by Vaishnavi,Alyssa, and Olivia.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Jr.Spiders in gifted!

Today in gifted we made a web out of yarn by telling about ourselves and made up story about four spiders. Our gifted class went on a spider hunt.We only found one itty,bitty ,teeny,weeny brown spider.We created our own special spider.Then,we pretended we were the spider on a spider interview.We did spider facts.Did you know? That.................. The goliath tarantula is as BIG as a dinner plate?Spiders live in every continent except Antartica?WARNING!The black widow can be very poisonus and be recognized by the red hourglass it has on its abdomen. By:Vaishnavi and Franchesca

Monday, October 6, 2008


We have been playing the role of "science detectives" in gifted the past two weeks. We have been piecing together clues to learn about how things work. We have been asking questions, making observations and predictions, testing ideas, changing variables, analizing our data, and sharing our results. These skills are part of the process that we call scientific inquiry. We have been learning about density through scientific inquiry. There is nothing magical about density. It is simply the mass of a substance or object relative to the amount of space it takes up. We have been testing the density of different liquids. You can check out this Zoom video and find out more. http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/phy03.sci.phys.matter.zoil/

Teachers' Domain, Density and Buoyancy: Testing Liquids, published January 22, 2004, retrieved on

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Your Daily Gifted News

Excepts from our Gifted Class on September 15th:

We did our own glyphs about ourselves and we got to learn about eachother today. A glyph is when there are numbers and you need to color it in depending on the decicion. We got to learn enev more about ourselves in something called inside outside circle. We moved around in a cirlce and got to tell about ourselves. Mrs. Skipper let us do two other things. The first one was a map of a continent. Then the second one was about respect. We got partners and we wrote and drew about respect. Then we did actions without words. Today was fun!


Me and Franchesca and the gifted class were doing lots of fun stuff. The first thing we did was glyphs. A glyph is a information sheet that tells you about people. Then we did inside/outside circle. The next thing we did was respect. We pantamime performers people tried to guess what we are acted. The next thing was if you think. It was when you really have to use your brain. We read the book of the month. And the last thing was the musical.

-Ian and Franchesca

Monday, September 15, 2008

Deleted Post!!

Dear Second Graders,
You will not believe what just happened to me! I just finished typing in your "blog posts" from today and I tried adding some pictures. I accidently added the same picture twice and when I went to delete it the WHOLE post got deleted as well!!! I am too tired to type it again. I promise I will work on it tomorrow. Stay posted!!!
Mrs. Skipper

Monday, September 8, 2008

Posts from around the world

Today was our first day of gifted. The first thing we did was learn about eachother. Mrs. Skipper challenged us with a Wake Up sheet with different games. We heard songs from our new musical "Top 40." In art we learned about using lines and we got to sketch a picture with a paperclip. We played an Atlas game and we earned candy! We can't get "I Love Rockin Roll" out of our heads! It was a great day! That all for today! Stay tuned for more "posts from aound the world!"

The 2nd grade gifted class

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Welcome Back!

Dear Students,
I am so excited that our school year is about to begin! Our journey this year will take us around the world in 180 days. Together, in gifted, we will virtually explore our world and have lots of fun along the way. In preparing for our journey I would love to know where you want to go. If you could learn more about our world or travel anywhere, where would that be?? Please click on "comment" below and tell me your answer!
Your travel guide,
Mrs. Skipper