Second Grade

Hannah’s Habitat

While reading the story Oh No!  Hannah’s Swamp is Changing by Marilyn Barrett-O’Leary, find out how the swamp habitat of a heron named Hannah changes and how people play a part in that change.  Learn how Wisconsin’s wetland and other water habitats have also changed and how everyone can help protect these delicate ecosystems.

Lake Talk

We will investigate forms of maritime communication from the past and present:  signal lights, Morse code, and code flags. We’ll even do some of our own code-breaking!


Mail by the Pail

Find out the important part ships play in providing for our needs and wants. Investigate how a special mailboat brings letters and packages to crews on the Detroit River. Enjoy a cargo matching activity and write a message to the crew of a Great Lakes freighter!