Monday, September 1, 2014

First Week of School

We’ve had a great week! It’s as though we’ve been here a month already! The kids have been very quick to learn our new routines and schedule. Please keep sending chilled water bottles, the water fountains here are not very cold, so ice helps!!

Check out our 2nd grade blog spot! It has lots of good information!!!
On this site you will find our math flipped learning! You will also find other information - just need to click on the tabs. :) Children are welcome to watch the short videos whenever they want! It's also a great tool for the parents - as it shows how we are "teaching them" here in class.

We’ve also been practicing the “Daily 5” Language Arts routine. Ask your child about what they should be doing during “Read to Self” We are working on building up stamina to read independently for 20 minutes. We are focusing on using the “5 finger rule” and making sure they are “Just Right” books for us!!!

Also, ask your child what “Work on Writing” should look like! We have been discussing the Correct and Incorrect way to do these 2 of the 5 Daily 5 activities. We’ve discussed and modeled how “Read with Someone” should look, but have not practiced it yet…that will happen on Tuesday. Ask your child what “EEKK” style should look like! (Elbow to Elbow, Knee to Knee, I’ll read to you and you read to me!)

We’ve been working on being a BUCKET FILLER throughout the day! Make sure to praise your child when they are doing kind and thoughtful thing at home or with siblings, we are really trying to focus on being a good citizen!!!

If you have any additional questions, please drop me an email!

Have a wonderful Labor Day!

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