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Congratulations to Mrs Bartlett and her elves - 2nd Place Award at the PPG Wintergarden competition! Santa Breakfast -December 1 Thirty-One Gifts and Yankee Candle Fundraisers going on now. Live Nativity and Family Carol Sing Thursday, Dec 20, 7-8PM SPS Courtyard. School Advent Program Thursday, Dec 13, 7PM St Philip Church

Reading and Magnets

This week, as part of our third Wonders Language Arts unit, the second grade students were attempting to find answers to the essential question, "How do the earth's forces affect us?" The selection of expository text read this week, "Magnets Work!" led to an exploration of magnetic forces. Activities such as using magnet trains to test magnet poles, paper clip chains, "thinking" magnetic putty, and using magnetic forces to power a toy car gave students a chance to experience the text concepts in a hands-on environment.