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Elementary Experiences - Mrs. Jenna Sagan

Thursday, 12 May, 2016 - 5:36 pm

From the Desk of Mrs. Sagan

2nd Grade General Studies

Full "S.T.E.A.M" Ahead!

Second Grade Visits Centennial Farm and Imaginology at the OC Fairgrounds

Second grade recently had a special field trip to visit the OC Fairground's "Imaginology" S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, engineering, arts and math) festival.  All students began the day experiencing the Centennial Farm, where they got to learn from experts all about how a variety of plants are grown, and even got to plant their own radish seeds!

The students visited new baby lambs, pet baby chicks, saw a giant ox, and discovered just how loud geese can be when they sense trouble. The farm exploration connected to our current novel study of Charlotte's Web. The students discovered that the author, E.B. White, grew up on a farm, much like the one we visited. Students are reading all about the animals that live on a farm, enjoying connecting non-fiction readings about spiders and various farm animals to the novel's fictionalized talking ones. Seeing the animals in action on Centennial Farm was a highlight of the day!

After the farm, students then spent time exploring hands-on exhibits that ranged from building and racing their own robots to playing musical instruments in the Orange County Philharmonic's "Music Zoo." It was an enriching learning opportunity for everyone, and we all had a wonderful time!

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