1-2 Classroom

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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Getting Back Into the Swing of Things!

Getting Back Into the Swing of Things!

♥ Happy Friday, everyone! ♥ We are attempting to going to get back into our regularly-scheduled weekly update blog habit. Thanks for your patience over the past few weeks. The time just flew right by! READING UPDATE: We finished our whole-class read aloud, Beryl: A Pig’s Tale. What a story! Be sure to check in with your first or second grader about this tale of friendship, of hardship, of families, and of inclusion. We highly recommend it!…

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