1-2 Classroom

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

Happy Friday, everyone! Spring Break has come and gone, our first week back has come and gone, TRYOUTS have come and gone, and we’re 100% ready to jump in for the rest of this creative and challenging month. READING UPDATE: Since this year’s play is all about fairy tales, we are diving into the dissection of fairy tales during the Daily 5. The characters, the journeys, the magic, the good, the evil, the resolutions… all…

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The Quick and Dirty Lowdown…

Happy Friday, everyone! You’re getting the quick and dirty lowdown for a Friday newsletter this week. One, because we already chatted on Tuesday, and two… well… we’re just really tired and this is about all we can eek out this afternoon. So. Here’s what we’ve got: READING – We’ve almost finished up Ramona the Pest. We have our next read-aloud, Ramona Quimby, Age 8 on deck and ready to go. Our spicy kindergarten friend keeps us in…

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Tuesday Tidbits

Happy Tuesday, everyone! We didn’t send out a Friday newsletter last week, so we’re hitting you with the highlights this week. Namely, an Explorers’ Club update and all of our important calendar dates through the end of the school year. WRITING UPDATE: Explorers’ Club has begun!  Wow, they are so excited to dive into their topics.  We’ve finished up interviews and we have solidified students’ focus for this next unit. Here is our list of…

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It’s March? Really?!

It’s March? Really?!

♥ Happy Friday, everyone! ♥ We’ve enjoyed another full and fabulous week with your first and second graders. The sun is shining, the snow is still sleddable (that’s totally a word), and we are flying through our days. Here’s a quick glimpse into our inner workings of the week: READING UPDATE: We have started our new whole-class read aloud, Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary. This classic novel draws us in with tales from the perspective of…

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Smiles and Snow

Smiles and Snow

♥ Happy Friday, everyone! ♥ READING UPDATE: As readers this week, we have been asking ourselves what surprised us and/or what confused us after we read a book. Using The Summer My Father Was Ten as a whole class read aloud, we practiced these deeper comprehension skills together. Your reader’s homework will include a reading log that addresses these same points. This week’s word work has included contractions and -ould words. We’ve been discovering which letters get…

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