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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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Whew. We made it!

Whew. We made it!

♥ Happy Friday, everyone! ♥ Wowzas, have we had a whirlwind of a week here in 1-2 Land! Celebrity guest readers, ACES, reading, the Aspen Art Museum, El Tioga, math, non-fiction writing, and All School Meeting are just some of the highlights of our week. Super short blog this week because, really, we just want to check in and thank you. Thank you for all of your help with this week’s El Tioga. Thank you for checking your spam…

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Snow and celebrations!

Snow and celebrations!

♥ Happy Friday, everyone! ♥ Wowzas, what a week! Did you see the SIZE of those snowflakes?! Gorgeous. Here’s what we’ve been up to in the classroom this week: READING UPDATE: Your first grade readers are studying names to learn more about short and long vowel power. Using this information, we’re looking carefully at unknown words and applying the phonetic principles while asking ourselves, “Does this make sense?  Does this look right?” Your second grade readers are…

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