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Our Countries of Origin

The Country of Origin Fair in first/second grade was amazing!  Students spent the past several weeks reading texts and books online to learn more about immigration and the many different people who have immigrated to the United States from many different countries, … Continue reading

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What’s your favorite weekend activity?

In first/second grade we just wrapped up our math unit on organizing and interpreting data.  As a final project, students worked in pairs to poll the school about their favorite weekend activity.  Then they coordinated with their partner to turn their … Continue reading

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Countries of Origin Research

Students in first/second grade are researching to learn more about some of their countries of origin.  After a conversation with families, each student chose one country to focus their research and learning on.  One of the goals of this research project … Continue reading

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Organizing Data

In first/second grade, we are currently thinking about how to collect, organize and compare data.  Each morning as students enter our classroom, they respond to a different question in graph form so we can discuss and compare the daily results.  Students are … Continue reading

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Handmade Globes

First/second grade students recently completed a 3-day process to create individual paper mache globes.  First, students wrapped newspaper strips dipped in paper mache paste around balloons.  After the balloon spheres dried, students painted them blue.  On the third day, students … Continue reading

Posted in Life in Second Grade, Social Studies

Collect $1.00

We are playing lots of math games in first/second grade in order to become more fluent and efficient at adding and subtracting within 100.  These games are simple, quick, and easy to play at home with everyday objects.  One of … Continue reading

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Writing As “Experts”

Today we wrapped up our informational writing unit in first/second grade with a writing share celebration!  Fifth grade students, who also just completed an informational writing unit, came to our classroom to share their writing.  The first/second grade students were … Continue reading

Posted in English Language Arts, Life in Second Grade