1-2 Learning Center

Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking!

Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking!

Writing…Rewriting…Fix it make it better Edit! Read aloud to a peer!  Listen, critique, offer suggestions! It’s Big Fat Reading Time! Listening to Maury with a Story with Mother, Daughter, Granddaughter and Great-Granddaughter! Busy times in the 1-2 Learning Center! Students will be writing portfolio reflections on their school year goals and selecting pieces of work that prove they have met their academic goals! Children will be reviewing this year’s math objectives and getting reading for…

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They’re HERE!

They’re HERE!

Our 1st and 2nd Grade Entomologists wrote letters of Goodbye and Good Luck to their butterflies and read them aloud as we released their Painted Ladies to the grounds around the school.  We were thrilled to see them flitter and flutter to nearby dandelions for some delicious nectar! Outdoor Ed was an AMAZING experience with ‘could the weather be any better?’ days and nights!  Avalanche Ranch was the perfect place to study pond habitats, the…

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A-Rafting We Will Go!

A-Rafting We Will Go!

Hi-ho the derry-o, a-rafting we will go! It’s Spring Outdoor Ed time, and the kids are excited to learn all about water, water safety, rafting, nature and more.  Thousand of thanks to Molly and Tai Jacober, and Meredith and Chuck Ogilvy from Avalanche Ranch and Hot Springs for allowing us the pleasure of staying at this amazing location! Please be on the lookout for additional information about our trip in your child’s backpack Monday afternoon.…

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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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