1-2 Classroom

We are so grateful for YOU!

We are so grateful for YOU!

♥ Happy Friday, everyone! ♥ As we send you off to Thanksgiving Break with happy children who are ready for a week of family time, we want to be sure that you know how thankful we are to have you in our community. Your support means the world to us, and your children have the innate ability to brighten our days and our hearts every day. We always say, “We are in this together”, and we…

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Tools, science, and growth!

Tools, science, and growth!

♥ Happy Friday, everyone! ♥ Now that we’re back to our regularly scheduled school days, it’s been incredible to watch your first and second graders continue to stretch their imaginations, grow as learners, and support each other as a community. Here are some snapshots of our week at school: READING UPDATE: We’re building onto our active reading skills by learning more about parts of words (-ed endings can make 3 different sounds and then there’s the…

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Authors, archeologists, and all-around awesomeness!

Authors, archeologists, and all-around awesomeness!

♥ Happy weekend, everyone! ♥ READING UPDATE: How do you share something you’ve learned?  This is the guiding question we are using to frame our study of non-fiction literature.  We’ve begun reading information texts to learn more about the habits of elk.  Be sure to check-in with your reader to learn the predators of elk, whether they are herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores, and what adaptations they make in order to survive the winter. Sustained independent reading stamina:…

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Happy Snowy Monday!

Happy Snowy Monday!

Hi, everyone! Last week’s Friday Flash Newsletter is coming your way on this week’s Monday because… well… that’s just the kind of week we had last week! Here’s the synopsis of last week: READING UPDATE: We are voraciously reading!  We’re practicing reading strategies in shorter picture books as well as longer chapter books.  Reading groups are delving into more complex text as these readers gain confidence and independence. Non-fiction:  To support our recent elk skeleton…

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Picture Day AND Hiking Day!

Hey, first and second grade families! A quick reminder that tomorrow is both our school picture day AND our hiking afternoon. Lots of outfit changes may be in your child’s future! Our time slots for school pictures are in the morning, and we won’t leave for our hike until 11ish. Let us know if you can join us for the hike. Pack some sturdy shoes and a lunch! – Your 1-2 Crew