1-2 Classroom

Cowboys, Raccoon-Catchers, and High Frequency Spelling

Cowboys, Raccoon-Catchers, and High Frequency Spelling

What a week!  Just a quick update on what’s happening in the classroom. Reading:  As a class, we’ve read several book within the beloved Mercy Watson collection by Kate DiCamillo.  As Mercy meanders through her days in search of hot buttered toast, she encounters several very intriguing characters.  To extend our love of reading to home, each student has checked out a book featuring a new character to share with you at home.  Please try…

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Our ACS Halloween celebration is this Friday!

Our ACS Halloween celebration is this Friday!

Our all-school Halloween celebration will be this Friday, October 30th! Woohoo! We wanted to share our day’s itinerary with you, so you can best support your first or second grader. Here’s how our fun Friday will go: 8:00 – 8:10     Students arrive in costume, and come straight to our learning center. 8:30 – 9:30     All-school costume celebration and contest. 9:30 – 10:00   Students change out of costume, enjoy snack and…

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Flip the Sound, The Breathing Tool, and “Z is for Moose”!

Flip the Sound, The Breathing Tool, and “Z is for Moose”!

♥♥♥ Happy Friday, everyone! ♥♥♥  We’ve come to the end of another fabulous week with your brilliant first and second graders. Our students have been working SO hard! We discussed the important reading strategy, “Flip the Sound”, in The Daily 5 this week. This is a strategy that a reader can employ when he or she comes across an unknown word. Say, for example, that you are reading a story and you come to this strange and…

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***Important All-School Updates!***

***Important All-School Updates!***

∗Important All-School Updates!∗ In order to keep everyone safe, we have updated our policy regarding technology on the school buses. Here is our new policy, direct from Jim: “Inappropriate use of personal devices on the school bus has become a problem. Students have been leaving their seats to watch and participate in computer games and this has led to disruptions and unsafe conditions. Some students have applications on their phones which are inappropriate for school and…

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Magical Musical Mornings!

Magical Musical Mornings!

♥♥♥ Happy Friday, everyone! ♥♥♥ These crisp Fall days are the perfect backdrop for the incredible growth we’re seeing in our classroom. Well… okay… we love to see your child’s growth during any season, but there’s something a little magical about Autumn! Speaking of magic, be sure to ask your first or second grader about the magical musical morning we shared during today’s All School Meeting. Special musical guests, all-school rounds, middle school singing and guitar playing… it…

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