1-2 Classroom

We’re a’growin’, a’shakin’, and a’movin’!

  Happy Friday, everyone! Wowzas, what a week! The past five days have flown right by, chock full of reading, math, non-fiction writing, fiction writing, sledding, art, cross-country skiing, music, and general merry-making. The days are just full! Your first or second grade reader has been strengthening his or her verbal retell skills through the sharing of folktales. Using these oral traditions, students can retell information about characters, setting, problems, solutions, and the ending of…

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Full Steam Ahead!

Full Steam Ahead!

♥ Happy Friday, everyone! ♥ Wow! It’s only been four days back with your first and second graders, but our week was FULL of extraordinary events. We can’t wait to see what will happen NEXT week! Your first or second grade reader has been focusing on important fluency and comprehension strategies during The Daily 5. Be sure to check in with your reader during homework time this week. You can expect extra attention to the punctuation…

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New year, new smiles, new growth!

New year, new smiles, new growth!

We’re back! Our hearts were warmed by the sight of your joyful children sauntering into school this morning. It is so great to see everyone again, and to hear tales of adventures, family love, and journeys. We are 100% back in the swing of things here in the 1-2 Learning Center. Art, music, reading, writing, math, snack, lunch, recess… it’s all business as usual! As we look forward to this winter season, we realize that we need to…

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Happy Winter Break!

Happy Winter Break!

♥ Happy Winter Break, everyone! ♥ Holiday wishes for you from the first and second grade: We wish you more poofy powder days than lost mittens. We wish you more laughter than tears. We wish you more nerf gun wars than homework. We wish you more giving than taking. We wish you more keeping of family traditions than losing them. Your fabulous first or second grader is coming home with a huge smile, much knowledge, and…

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Candy Canes for Breakfast? No, Wait…

Candy Canes for Breakfast? No, Wait…

♥ Happy Friday, everyone! ♥ We are (we promise!) committed to maintaining our social-emotional and academic focus throughout these last school days before Winter Break. It can sometimes feel like a challenge, what with the excitement of the holidays spinning about, but we honor the importance of consistency with first and second graders. Your second grade author has finished his or her final informational book. Be sure to check in with your writer about these awesome…

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