1-2 Classroom

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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Weekend Update

Weekend Update

Happy weekend, everyone! These few weeks between Thanksgiving and Winter Break can historically be a little wonky. Germs can swirl, emotions can run amok, and mental distractions abound. This year actually does resemble this historical trend, but… we are noticing one big difference: We’re continuing to thrive in the classroom! Here’s a view into what we’ve been working on this week: READING UPDATE: Your first grade readers have become professional word-tacklers and are now learning…

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Happy Thanksgiving Break!

Happy Thanksgiving Break!

♥ Happy Thanksgiving Break, everyone! ♥ Wow, what a week. Emotions have been running high, timelines have been feeling short, and it has been absolutely necessary to be a part of such a supportive and loving community such as ours. THANK YOU for being here. Thank you for sharing your hearts with your children and with us, thank you for keeping the doors open for difficult conversations about sadness and hope, and thank you for joining us…

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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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