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1st and 2nd Grade News 2018-2019

During the first week of school, we have been spending time going over classroom procedures and getting to know each other.  We have a new student that has joined our class this year.  Students were quick to make friends with her and make her feel welcomed at SCS!   I can tell we are going to have a PAWSome year!

September

First and Second graders have been off to a PAWSative start! We spent the first few weeks of school learning new routines and practicing the skills that we will need to make the classroom run smoothly.  During Math, we split into grade level groups and complete work accordingly. We are very excited to be launching an expanded approach to language arts called Walk to Read. We are a lucky enough this year to have been able to align schedules with grades 3 and 4.   During this time we are split into smaller groups to be able to work even closer to students needs.   We are still using the classroom structure called Daily 5. Students currently have the chance to choose between Read to Self and Read to Someone.  Soon they will be able to engage in Word Work, Listen to Reading, and Work on Writing. We have started practicing word sorts in the classroom and will eventually be sending these home.  In Science, we have started learning about Autumn. We have read many books and have experimented with leaves to see why leaves change color.


Homework each night is for Grade 1 to read for 10 minutes and Grade 2 to read for 20 minutes. Please sign chart in agenda to acknowledge that this has been done.
October
Apple Tasting
Apple Prints
Apple Pie in a Cup!










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