2nd Grade


Field Trips
*Science/Weather *** The Building for Kids What's the Weather: Create a cloud in a jar, explore properties of air, water, and temp. Take home weather predictor.

*Science/Light *** The Building for Kids Self-directed experimentation with microscopes, prisms, optical illusions, telescopes. Make a Kaleidoscope to take home. 

*Science/Insects **** Bubolz Nature Preserve Foss Connection: See the diversity of aquatic and terrestrial insects through field investigations; observe insect life cycles and compare the stages of metamorphosis exhibited by each species.

*Local History **** Ann Kloehn Log Schoolhouse Experience going back in time to school life between 1848 and 1900 in Appleton. Download teacher guide
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*Local History Historic Appleton Adventure Includes a 1 1/4 hour guided tour of Hearthstone, a 1 1/4 hour self-guided tour of The History Museum, and a 1 1/4 hour guided bus tour of historic Appleton sights.

*Local History Hearthstone Museum Hands-on exhibits and tour featuring the hometown history of hydro-electricity in Appleton.
*Local History History Museum at the Castle Exhibits, tours, programs, and curricula featuring five "Hometown Histories" personalities.

Local History History Museum - Charles A. Grignon Mansion

"School Days"

Download the fall school days poster

Download the spring school days poster

Social Studies

Heritage Hill State Historical Park

Field Trip - Discovery Days: 1905 Belgian Farm
Social Studies

Heritage Hill State Historical Park

In-class - Wool: From Sheep to Shawl

Social Studies

The Building for Kids

Where in the World? This fun introduction to geography has students exploring continents, landforms, products animals and landmarks. Students create an oversized map of the world to take back to the classroom.

Science/Health/Local History/River Locks Paper Discovery Center Scientific method with paper strength testing; paper's role in health/hygiene. Create bar charges from paper testing and calculate elevation changes during interactive lock map activity linked to local history. Explore the river's impact on area history.

*Science/Environment  Heckrodt Wetland Reserve Wildlife Wonders: Learn about many different animals that may live in a wetland. New Spring 2011 - White Pelican! Others include eagle, owl, beaver, deer, raccoon, fox, groundhog, fish, backyard birds, frogs, butterflies.


In-Class Program Opportunities
English Language Arts Appleton Public Library Friends of Books: An age-appropriate storytime introducing students to series and books they may enjoy. The program is free.
 * Indicates AASD recommendation due to strong curricular links. 
*** / ****   Adjacent field trips are suggested as a combination trip.