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

We’re hiking tomorrow!

Hi, everyone! We have three pieces of information to share with you on this lovely Monday afternoon: We are hiking tomorrow! We’re taking off up the hill behind school tomorrow morning. We’re aiming to leave the classroom around 10:15 and to return around 2:00. In order to be totally prepared for our adventure, your first or second grader needs to come to school with the following items: A backpack to carry A water bottle A…

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Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday, everyone! Many thanks to those of you who were able to join us last night at our Back To School Night. We really enjoyed being able to say hello and to chat about our classroom with you. If you weren’t able to join us, then don’t beat yourself up too badly – we get it, life happens. We’re sending a packet home in your child’s homework folder today with the handouts from last…

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Another wonderful week

Another wonderful week

♥ Happy Friday, everyone! ♥ Here’s a look into our week here in 1-2 Land… READING UPDATE: Your first grade readers are reading more and MORE while learning to set attainable goals for their independent reading time. “I have two new books I want to try reading today so I think I’ll change my reading goal from 5 books to 4 books.” This is the type of thinking these young readers are beginning to do. We’ve added…

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First week of school? CHECK!

♥ Happy Friday, everyone! ♥ Wowzas, what an incredible first week of school we’ve just enjoyed with your first and second graders. Routines are becoming more habitual, friendships are being forged and celebrated, and the inquiry that’s flowing through our classroom air is tangible! Here is a more specific look into your first or second grader’s week… READING UPDATE: Your first grade readers are developing habits for reading long and strong!  They have learned that first grade…

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2018-2019 Back to School Letter (aka: We are getting quite excited!)

Oh, yay! It’s you! We’re so happy that you’ve found our Welcome Back blog post. Nicely done! Now… before you read any further, please make sure that you’ve subscribed to our blog. This is our primary mode of weekly classroom communication, and we don’t want you to miss out on any upcoming news or events. Pop over to the right side of our page, scroll down a bit, enter your email address, and then hit…

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