Category Archives: English Language Arts

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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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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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

Snowflake Bentley

As part of our unit of study around nonfiction, we read an amazing biography the other day called Snowflake Bentley.  Snowflake Bentley is the story of Wilson Bentley, a farmer born in 1865 in Jericho, Vermont.  Bentley loved snowflakes more … Continue reading

Posted in English Language Arts, Life in Second Grade

The Ugly Pumpkin

After several weeks of practice and hard work, students in first/second grade shared their class play, The Ugly Pumpkin, at our school-wide assembly this afternoon.  They really worked together as a team and did an amazing job!  Click here to … Continue reading

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Vocabulary Dress-Up Day

Students at SES celebrated SPARKLING vocabulary words on Friday by dressing up in costume and labeling themselves with one very descriptive and interesting word.  Words in first/second grade included imperturbable, imaginary, desirous, infrastructure, dazzling, and stealthy.  Click here to see more photos of first/second … Continue reading

Posted in English Language Arts, Life in Second Grade

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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