We finished our unit on Westward expansion of the United States. We learned about the Pony Express, the transcontinental railroad and buffalo hunting. We made quilt squares to cover each topic we read about during the unit and put together a poster with 9 quilt squares.
In our Scholastic News we read about how beavers solve problems in their environment. The students used non fiction text features to cite evidence about beaver facts. Also in another Scholastic News issue, we learned basic economic concepts of budgets, goods, and services.
We performed a reader's theater play called "The Hat" for our other second grade friends and watched them perform their own reader's theater plays as well.
We ended our year with a thorough cleaning of our desks and work folders. Our plan to return in 2017 with a fresh start on a new year.