1-2 Learning Center

'...as colorful as a rainbow...'

Watercolors, Weavings and Whimsical What Ifs

We have two super busy weeks coming up in the 1st and 2nd Grade Learning Center! Our young writers, readers and mathemagicians are completing both narrative and expository writing pieces (writing assessments), dabbling in the DIBELS (reading assessments), plus competing against themselves in our Mini-Math Olympics (math skills assessment).  Next Friday, there is NO School for a Teacher Work Day.  Teachers will begin writing your child’s Mid-Year Progress Reports which you will receive in January.…

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Thanksgiving El Tioga

Family/Community Thanksgiving Celebration!

      Ask your child about… Exploring different levels of problems and different ways to cope and cheer ourselves up with the book The Blue Day Book for Kids Coming up with several ‘Cool Thoughts’ to get us through ‘1 Problems’ Acting out scenarios of a ‘1 Problem’ and ending with a Cool Thought Writing what we’re thankful for and making a thumbprint turkey and heart on cards for the tables for Thanksgiving El Tioga…

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Learning the style of Andrew Wyeth

Layers of Colors

Ask your child about… Understanding the virtues of determination and perseverance with the book of the week-Brave Irene by William Steig Using our powers of determination, endurance, and perseverance to finish (with quality) past Literacy assignments Using POWERFUL words (adjectives, nouns, verbs) to write a SUPER-SIZE ‘Brave Irene’ sentence Handwriting and FRY Word spelling assessments Doing ‘Calendar Math’-1st and 2nd graders Investigating addition (addition word problems, math facts, Yahtzee)-1st grade Doing Mathletics on the iPad…

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Tippy Toe Walk!

Doin’ the ‘Walkin’ Disco!

Ask your child about… Learning the process of setting a goal, no matter how large or small (G is for Go for it, O is for Overcoming Obstacles, A is for Achieve, and L is for Life-Long-Learning) using the book A River Ran Wild Writing our academic goals for the school year Organizing our portfolios Reading our goals to our Spud Partners to practice before our Goal-Sharing Conferences Going to the Third Street Center with…

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1st Annual Monster Dash Fundraiser!

READY…SET…DASH!!     Ask your child about… Learning the importance of always ‘being yourself’ with the book A Bad Case of Stripes Writing about a time when we had ‘A Bad Case of …’ and illustrating how we looked Creating a Pay-Kindness-Forward Sequence Graphic Organizer, using transition words in our sentences and illustrations Doodling while listening to The Neverending Story Learning the addition strategy of counting on (And I Can Count On and On and…

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