1-2 Learning Center

Spring Poems and Collages

Spring Poems and Collages

The 1st and 2nd Graders, aka poets and multi-media artists, have their Spring Poem/Collage work hanging in the 1-2 Wall of Fame.  Come check it out! Our ‘no longer larva/caterpillars’, aka pupa/chrysalis ‘J’ shaped creatures, are settling in for a couple weeks of sleep/metamorphosis.  Very exciting! Our Spring Outdoor Ed trip is quickly approaching.  We hope you have located our Outdoor Ed Packet of information and Volunteer Sign-Up Form in your child’s Friday Folder.  If…

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What Changes Do We See?

What Changes Do We See?

The 1st and 2nd Graders, aka, young entomologists, have been busy observing, documenting and learning all about insects, caterpillars, life cycles, symmetry, animal defenses, and more.  Ask your child about this exciting project! The 1st and 2nd Graders, aka, young authors and illustrators, have been learning about the writing process, story elements, and the 6 Traits of Writing as they write their very own chapter books.  We had the great opportunity to be visited by…

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The Caterpillars are Here!

The Caterpillars are Here!

We are beginning our scientific study of ‘Life Cycles’.  Each student now has their own caterpillar (larva stage) to observe, measure, document, name, write letters to, and most importantly be caregiver for their special living creature! Mark your Calendars!!!  Our Spring Outdoor Ed trip at Avalanche Ranch is scheduled for May 3-4 (1st Graders), and May 3-5 (2nd Graders).  More information to come! Next week we welcome Maury with a Story on Monday afternoon.  We…

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Read! Read! Read!

Hello Fabulous 1/2 Families! We cannot emphasize enough how important it is to read with your kids daily.  Have them read and reread their books to you, a sibling, or a pet :) and ask them questions about what they read. Your child may have mentioned that reading groups have changed for some of them this week. These changes were based on various needs and abilities, in order to better focus on getting kids to where they need…

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Bean Bag on the Back Boogie!

Bean Bag Boogie!

*** MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  SPRING OUTDOOR ED IS SCHEDULED FOR MAY 3-4TH for 1st Graders, and May 3-5th for 2nd Graders at Avalanche Ranch!***   Happy April! Ask your child about… Exploring ways that authors ‘hook’ the reader by using clever writing strategies and word choices, using the books That’s Good, That’s Bad, The Opposite, and Stuck Learning about adverbs with Mad Libs and our 7th Grade Spuds Beginning our research for our expository writing…

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