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Rocks and Minerals!

November 30, 2021 | Rebekah Lowe

We are in the middle of our rocks and minerals unit!  Students have been observing and looking at a wide variety of rocks and minerals and describing them using different properties, like color, shape, size, weight, and odor.   Then, students have been talking about the differences between what a rock is and what a mineral is.  Currently, we are conducting tests to identify a mineral one might see out in nature.   We have done the luster, streak, hardness, and acid test.

Students are working in small groups to write down their findings and observations!  They have been taking turns and working together to see the differences, like real scientists do!

We will then talk about sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks, and what they are!  We even made rocks before the break, which we will be using soon (since rocks are made up of minerals).

Ask your child what they have enjoyed doing and learning about in science so far!

Rebekah Lowe

Teacher, Grade 2 Meadows Class

Rebekah Lowe knew that she wanted to be a teacher ever since middle school when she was inspired by an English teacher who developed interactive games and creative acronyms for many of the topics that were discussed. Because of her teachers, Ms. Lowe attended the education program at the College of New Jersey, where she experienced a variety of classroom environments, and earned a teaching degree. She was also a part of the Education Honor Society. After graduating, Ms. Lowe taught English in South Korea, and during this time, she was able to travel around Asia and experience new cuisines and cultures. Her love of travelling increased, and she hopes to travel more in the future! She began her teaching career in the United States at Mustard Seed School in 2018 as a second and third grade teacher in the Meadows class. She’s excited to be a part of the school community and share her many experiences with her students.

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