WIGS and Weather Tools

Growing our WIGS!

Last month, Ms. Adrienne’s second grade Coyotes participated in a grade-wide WIG, recording their at-home reading minutes. Reporting in as a class, the Coyotes read 7,674 minutes! The class earned an extra recess for their hard work and were very proud of themselves.

Currently, the Coyotes are working on WIGs that they created for themselves. The class decided to continue their in-class reading WIG and create a new one recording their behavior in Specials classes.

When Ms. Adrienne offered to help students track any goals they set for themselves, many students brought in a variety of WIGs, which is hanging up on the Coyote WIGs Board – you can check them out below.

Way to be proactive Coyotes! Goal-setting is a skill that will help to always be leaders!


Weather Tools

Second grade students are learning about weather! They have studied meteorologists and the tools they use to measure and predict weather. Students have discussed weather balloons, weather satellites, thermometers, barometers, rain gauges, wind vanes and anemometers.
Now, they are putting what they learned into practice and creating two of those tools – an anemometer and a barometer.
An anemometer measures the speed of the wind. Students worked in groups of four to use tacks, paper plates, straws, cups, pencils, tape and their understanding of the tool to construct anemometers. Afterward, they tested them out when they took the anemometers outside to see if they would spin. The kids are excited for a really windy day on which to test them out again!
A barometer measures air pressure. Students used a jar, a straw, food coloring, chewing gum, tape and sharpies to create a barometer that will be used to measure air pressure. On a low pressure day, the water will rise!