1-2 Classroom

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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CTB and More Important Upcoming Events

CTB and More Important Upcoming Events

Happy February ♥ Celebrate the Beat Performance:   When: Tuesday, February 6th.  Please plan to arrive at school as close to 5:00 p.m. as possible.  Students will come to the classroom to change into dancing sneakers, CTB t-shirts, and shake off some nerves together before venturing down to the gym for pre-show warm-ups.  Parents will gather in the central area for some light refreshments, conversation, and important updates from Cowboy Jim. What to wear:  Dancing attire,…

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2018 Is Off And Running!

2018 Is Off And Running!

♥ Happy weekend, everyone! ♥ Happy 2018, and welcome back to school. What a treat to see all of your children’s smiles this week as we listened to stories about wonderful Winter Break adventures. READING UPDATE: Book boxes have been filled with “good fit” books, new independent reading spots are scattered across the classroom, reading stamina is being flexed, and we are diving into reading groups. Whole group instruction in Daily 5 is a blend…

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We are not done yet!

We are not done yet!

♥ Happy Friday, everyone! ♥ While the activities and excitement this week lend themselves to the feeling that we are done with school for the semester… we are not! We are looking forward to three more days of school with your first and second graders next week. We’re not done with you yet! READING UPDATE: This week’s strategy: Chop, chunk and slide. This strategy shines when you come across a big word that you don’t know.…

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Our next round of student author shares!

Happy Monday, everyone! We hope you all enjoyed your weekend, and are settling into the start of this blue sky week. We have updated our schedule of which students are sharing their writing with our class. Here’s our schedule for the next few months: Tues. 12/12 – Strummer reads at 2:40pm Wed. 12/13 – Adi reads at 1:30pm Thurs. 12/14 – Alexander reads at 2:40pm Fri. 12/15 – Caden reads at 2:40pm Mon. 12/18 –…

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