Category Archives: Life in Second Grade

Special Visitors

We had some very special visitors in first/second grade on Friday.  The students were thrilled to see them and welcomed them with open arms.  Ask your child for more details. Advertisements

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We Reorganized Our Classroom Library!

We are very fortunate that we have lots and lots of great books in our first/second grade classroom library.  For most of the school year, about half of our fiction books have been organized by category (Funny Books, Holiday Books…) … Continue reading

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SeeSaw

This year the first/second grade class is experimenting with Seesaw in order to share and communicate with families!  Ms. L. and Ms. Lee introduced students to the app in the learning center this winter and last week we used it … Continue reading

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Songbirds, Not Snowflakes

Even though they are beautiful, we just can’t stand looking at the paper snowflakes hanging in our classroom any longer!  So, today the first/second grade students made colorful and cheerful songbirds to hang by our class windows instead.  The birds … 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

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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

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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

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