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

Valentines, Cross Country Skiing and the…Hoedown!

Valentines, Cross Country Skiing and the…Hoedown!

Happy weekend, everyone! Here’s a peek into the full and exciting week we’ve just enjoyed: READING UPDATE: Your first grade readers are wrapping up our Character Study unit. Channeling the feelings and traits of characters while reading culminated in recorded readings on FlipGrid. You’ll get a chance to view your child’s recording at spring conferences. Your second grade readers are jumping into the world of Same-Book Partnerships, and are really thriving with this new challenge.…

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Happy weekend!

Happy weekend!

Happy weekend, everyone! READING UPDATE: Your first grade readers are engaged in not one but two book clubs! We just finished reading Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel. As a group, we learned how to uncover a character’s feelings, thoughts, and actions. We then practiced identifying a trait to describe a character’s personality. These skills are now being practiced in smaller book clubs. Next week, we’ll begin performing our books, using all we…

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Fresh air and dance moves…

Fresh air and dance moves…

♥ Happy weekend, everyone! ♥ We hope your week has been as active and as full as our week has been – Celebrate the Beat (perhaps you’ve already seen video footage of our class?!), geography and map knowledge, and cross-country skiing are just a few of this week’s highlights. Here’s a more in-depth peek into our week: READING UPDATE: Your first grade readers are getting to really know characters by uncovering feelings, actions, and thoughts. Armed with…

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CTB shoes and other reminders…

Hi, everyone! Some quick reminders as these days come flying by: Every student needs a pair of sneakers for Celebrate The Beat. Thursday is our first day of rehearsal. Every student needs to return the Celebrate The Beat permission slip. Thanks to those of you who have already sent this in! If you can, then please send in a tube of wipes for our classroom. Again, thanks to those of you who have already sent…

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We’re off and running in 2019!

We’re off and running in 2019!

Fish Dance with the Sister Cities Students from Japan Happy Friday, everyone! It has been wonderful hearing about your children’s Winter Break adventures – we’ve shared so many smiles and giggles with the tales and reports! Here’s a glimpse into what we’ve been doing in the classroom this week… READING UPDATE: Your first grade readers are embarking on a character study unit. They are getting to know characters in books like a good friend; thinking…

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