1-2 Classroom

Okay, so maybe we were slacking a little bit…

Okay, so maybe we were slacking a little bit…

♥ Happy weekend, everyone! ♥ Holy smokes, did anyone else notice that time seems to be moving at hyperspeed right now? Geez, how is it already Friday? Aside from the multitudes of daily ups and downs that we all juggle during this time of year, holding the emotional weight of losing our dear Annie Banannie is putting some extra strain on our ACS hearts this week. We’re all wishing you a restful and rejuvenating weekend…

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We weren’t slacking last week, we promise!

We weren’t slacking last week, we promise!

♥ Happy weekend, everyone! ♥ READING UPDATE: Your first grade readers are tackling tricky words while holding onto their expressive reading skills. This week, 1st graders are challenged to take what they know about the books they are reading and write meaningful book recommendations. This work directly compliments their opinion writing knowledge. Your second grade readers are busy thinking about themselves as readers, considering what would make them even a stronger reader, naming their resulting…

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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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