Articles by: Kristina Weller, Casey White, and Katie Bird

Connections, snow, and gratitude

Connections, snow, and gratitude

Happy weekend, everyone! Here’s what’s been happening in the first and second grades this week… READING UPDATE: Your first grade readers are learning how to get super smart about nonfiction topics!  Their natural curiosity is being fanned as they learn about the world. We take on nonfiction early in year because it’s important for young readers to learn how to pull information out of informational text. Embedded in the reading log this week are the…

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Whew. We made it!

Whew. We made it!

♥ Happy Friday, everyone! ♥ Wowzas, have we had a whirlwind of a week here in 1-2 Land! Celebrity guest readers, ACES, reading, the Aspen Art Museum, El Tioga, math, non-fiction writing, and All School Meeting are just some of the highlights of our week. Super short blog this week because, really, we just want to check in and thank you. Thank you for all of your help with this week’s El Tioga. Thank you for checking your spam…

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Snow and celebrations!

Snow and celebrations!

♥ Happy Friday, everyone! ♥ Wowzas, what a week! Did you see the SIZE of those snowflakes?! Gorgeous. Here’s what we’ve been up to in the classroom this week: READING UPDATE: Your first grade readers are studying names to learn more about short and long vowel power. Using this information, we’re looking carefully at unknown words and applying the phonetic principles while asking ourselves, “Does this make sense?  Does this look right?” Your second grade readers are…

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Fall Break is coming… but we’re not there yet!

Fall Break is coming… but we’re not there yet!

♥ Happy Friday, everyone! ♥ As we head off into this gorgeous weekend, we want to leave you with a snapshot of our recent days in 1-2 Land. Things are humming in our classroom this week! READING UPDATE: Your first grade readers have just finished the first unit of our reading curriculum titled, Building Good Reading Habits, and are beginning a mini word study unit. We’ll become word detectives, uncovering patterns, phonograms, blends, digraphs, prefixes, and suffixes. This…

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Books, BBQs, and Buddies

Books, BBQs, and Buddies

Happy Friday, everyone! READING UPDATE: Don’t miss our Family Literacy Night on October 4th! We are lucky enough to host Gary Johnston, an educational expert known for his engaging presentations for parents about how to support reading at home. Kids can snuggle up in their PJs for a cozy evening of reading and pizza in their classrooms with a teacher. This is really an event you wont want to miss, even if you have a family…

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