The second graders are very busy learning. They created catapults and shot cereal, from them, into cauldron targets for a March STEM activity. We also broke away from our math curriculum one day to do some math with potatoes. They counted the number of eyes their potato had, used pennies to balance the potato and counted how many pennies it took to do so, and measured the circumference of the potatoes they brought in. We also tasted different types of plain potato chips and graphed the favored results. They worked very hard reading for the Accelerated Reading Challege against other Lutheran schools in the Nation. Their six weeks of efforts paid off and we are proud to claim the third place. They are currently writing their first research paper about emperor penguins and doing an amazing job at it. We will begin our dinosaur unit soon which will include doing another research paper and visiting the LA Natural History Museum to see, in person, dinosaur fossils.