Category Archives: English Language Arts

Small Moments

During writing workshop, first/second grade students have spent the past several weeks turning small moments from their lives into very detailed personal narratives.  As a class we have talked about how to s-t-r-e-t-c-h one moment across several pages of writing … Continue reading

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Learning About Ourselves As Friends

In first/second grade this week we continued our social studies unit-of-study by focusing on three different books written by one author; we read and discussed the Weird series by Erin Frankel.  The three books are important in that they not only focus … Continue reading

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Reading Workshop

After several weeks of discussion, practice and preparation, reading workshop is now officially underway in first/second grade!  Reading Workshop is composed of a 10-minute whole-class minilesson about a reading strategy, genre or text element followed by a variety of approaches to … Continue reading

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Ish

Our first unit-of-study in first/second grade is “Taking Charge of Ourselves as Learners and Friends.”  As part of the unit, we shared the book Ish by Peter Reynolds this week.  In the story, the main character learns that the art … Continue reading

Posted in English Language Arts, Life in Second Grade

Dear Sixth Grade Self…

Two events that focus on the future occurred in second grade today.  First, students visited Ms. Cannon in grade 3 to take a peak at their new classroom and to get to know their new teacher a little better.  After … Continue reading

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Learning Targets and Success Criteria

Here are our grade 2 learning targets and success criteria for the week of May 30th…

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Writing, Reading & Questioning Like Scientists

Students in second grade are reading, writing and experimenting to learn more about force and motion!  During science the students are conducting experiments to answer questions like whether a car goes further on carpet or rugs, and what pushes and pulls are necessary to make our school … Continue reading

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