Another busy and exciting week in the 1 – 2 Learning Center

Dance Initiative at All School Meeting on Friday
Making El Tioga with Diana with delicious produce from El Huerto

Hello 1 – 2 Families,

We had another busy and exciting week!  We began our week recovering from and celebrating our Outdoor Ed adventures and getting into our routines at school.  We ended the week with an amazing El Tioga led for our learning center by Diana and parent volunteers! (Thank you!!)

This coming week we will be adjusting our schedule a bit…Shelle will focus on teaching literacy and Angie will be focusing on teaching math and writing.

Conversation Starters! Ask your child about…

  • Reading the books, Stay: The True Story of Ten Dogs and The Grouchy Ladybug, and writing social emotional goals for the dogs and the ladybug.

  • The book Do Unto Otters and writing our own social emotional goals for the school year.

  • Harvesting and preparing food from El Huerto with Diana in preparation for El Tioga!

  • Mindfulness with Lisa: Identifying our emotions.

  • Mindfulness with Brad: Taking a dip in the river and shaking off like a dog!

  • Dancing to House Music with the Dance Initiative Group, Flowerz, from Philadelphia at All School Meeting.

  • Learning this year’s Big Event theme…THE SUN!!!

Literacy Centers

  • We began meeting with small reading groups this week.

  • We are moving through our literacy ‘CAFE’ focusing on Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Comprehension.

  • Ask your child about their book box and how to find a Goldilocks book.

1st Grade Math:

  • Students worked on understanding and extending the counting sequence using mystery boxes and dot cards.

  • We discussed our strategies for solving problems involving addition and played the game called One or Two More.

2nd Grade Math:

  • We learned a new addition game called 5 in a Row and played with a partner.

  • Students computed number strings using addition strategies.  For example, 5 + 5 + 7 = ?.  5 + 5 = 10, 10 + 7 = 17.

  • We pushed our thinking by finding the number of pockets in our classroom. Ask your 2nd grader how we computed the number of pockets in our clothing.


Please make sure your child has a water bottle AT SCHOOL.  It cuts down on trips to the drinking fountain and distractions from class.  Also, the weather is changing so layers are great for cold morning recess and warm lunch recess.

Individual Picture Day is October 4.
October 4 is also Bike To School Day! (The class with the largest biking percentage will earn a free game day with Jenn!)

Back to School Night is October 5 at 6:30 pm.  Back to School Night is a parent/guardian only evening.  If you need childcare, please let Sandra know soon.  We will have 7th and 8th graders available to babysit in the art room.

Potato Day is Saturday, October 7 and CCS will have a float in the parade.  CCS is looking for volunteers to plan and organize our float.   We also need parents to help with line up before the parade at 9:15 and then walk down Main Street to the pickup point at the fence on the south side of the pool. Contact Diana if you’d like to help with either the float or the parade.

CCS GLENWOOD CAVERNS DAY: Sunday, October 8th is the CCS Glenwood Caverns Day.  This is a fundraiser for the 7-8 Learning Center.  Students in 7th and 8th grade are selling tickets for only $25!  (Normally $50).  If you would like to purchase tickets, let us know.  It’s a super fun day at the caverns.

Friday, October 13 will be an Early Release Friday.

All the best,

Angie & Shelle