The children will be bringing home the directions for making the Leprechaun Traps. We have changed our system and we now do the traps at school. I am sending the information and scoring rubric home today, and then more information will follow. I may need an extra set of hands or two, once we start putting them together. Please let me know if you would be willing to or able to come to school on Wednesday, March 14th at 12:00 to assist us in our project. We will work from 12-1:15 and then the children will be going to Top 20.
We will be having our next Class Mass on Wednesday, March 14th. Mass is at 9:45.
I am sending home a book order and the book-it calendar today. The book report this month will be a Book in a Bag. The children need to tell me which book that they will be reading and then do the report. The reports will be due on March 28th. The book can be one of his or her choice appropriate to their reading level.
We are all finished with the Star Student celebrations. However, if you were not able to come in or share something with us during your child’s week, please contact me and we can arrange for something. For example, if you would like to come in at all and talk about your profession, hobby, passions or crafts. We will fit it in our schedule.
God bless you and your family.
Mrs. Cheryl Wilma
Spring Break: March 4-9
Our Mass on Wednesday, March 14th
Leprechaun Traps: March 12-16, help needed on Wed. March 14th at 12:00 PM
Easter Break: Thursday, March 28, 29 and April 2nd
Second Grade Science Exploration
How to Catch a Leprechaun
It is time for all second grade students to put on their thinking caps, and get ready to capture the elusive Leprechaun! If you plan carefully, and design a trap that is clever and creative, maybe you will be the lucky student to snare one of the little people.
Leprechaun Trap Project Timeline
Friday, March 2: Student information letter goes home. Leprechaun Trap planning begins at school.
March 5-9: Spring Break
Monday-Tuesday, March 12-13: Materials are gathered and organized at school
Wednesday-Thursday, March 14-15: Construction of traps at school. (Volunteers will be needed)
Friday , March 16: Traps set up for the night at school.
Monday, March 18:. Traps go home.
Family support is needed!
This is a big project based unit, and there are several ways that families can help students be successful as they experience the world of engineering.
• materials for the traps, including, but not limited to:
-shoeboxes for base structure
-string, yarn, light weight chain, small rope
-masking tape, duck tape, double stick tape, double stick foam adhesive squares
-beads, old jewelry, play coins, all things shiny
-glitter, tissue paper, sparkling or shiny papers and fabrics
…anything that has potential for incorporating into a trap design is welcome. All materials will be placed into a central supply to be shared with classmates after they are done using it.
Construction assistants will be needed ________________________________________________________________
Extra hands needed for hot glue guns, or assisting students when their design has more challenging
How your project will be graded for Science:
How to Catch a Leprechaun
Draw a plan for your trap. Think about how the Leprechaun will enter, and what can you do to keep him from getting out again.
Show your plan to a classmate, someone in your family, a teacher. What do they think could make your plan better? Do they see a way for the Leprechaun to escape? Write here ideas to help improve your design:
What materials will you need to start building your trap:
|Contact: Cheryl Wilma|