April 18

Inchworms – Math and Science

I discovered this inchworm climbing up my window frame. An inchworm isn’t a worm at all, but the larval stage or caterpillar of a geometer moth. All moths go through metamorphosis-egg, caterpillar (larva), pupa (cocoon), adult (moth). Inchworms are about an inch long and are commonly brown or green.

Do you see the six legs near its head? All insects have six legs. The inchworm’s name is derived from the way it arches to propel itself forward. Ask your children to move like an inchworm. Start in a plank, walk your feet toward your hands, and then walk your hands forward. Repeat.

Inch by Inch is an excellent book to teach beginning measurement skills. Cut green paper into inch strips (inchworms) and use them to measure items at home or in your classroom. Click here to watch the story.

Amazon.com: Inch by Inch: 9780375857645: Lionni, Leo: Books

Inchworm, performed by Danny Kaye in the movie Hans Christian Anderson, is a classic children’s song. Click here to watch him sing the song with the Muppets.

March 10


I’m seeing robins around Atlanta – surely a sign of spring!

They remind me of an old Doris Day song that I learned from my mom. I sang it to my sleepy daughter when I needed her to rise and shine! Maybe the robins are singing to the sleepy animals.

When the red, red robin comes bob bob bobbin’ along, along,
There’ll be no more sobbin’ when he starts throbbin’ his old sweet song,

“Wake up, wake up, you sleepy head,
Get up, get up, get out of bed.
Cheer up, cheer up, the sun is red,
Live, love, laugh and be happy!”

Click here to learn more about the American robin.

Click here to listen to My Spring Robin. The story is read aloud first and then scientists can read it themselves.

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April 27

Field Day

Always an amazing day!

Wish I had a picture of the downpour that surprised us all. Our class huddled together under the first aid tent. The games went on when it was over, and the sun came out only a few minutes later. It was a day to remember!

March 18


This girl can recite the 50 states in order!

Ms. McGuire chose a few students from our class to represent second grade in the Kiwanis Art Show.  It was certainly a difficult choice for her because there is so much talent in this grade level!  Congratulations to Isabella, Rylee, Oivia, Emma Grace, Mason, and Christopher!