Category Archives: Life in Second Grade

Special Guests

First/second grade students had some special guests visit our classroom this afternoon to teach us sign language.  We learned the alphabet and how to say “How are you?” in sign.  We also learned how to sing a beautiful song about … 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

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First/Second Grade Rules!

First/second graders spent the past week reading, writing, sharing and sketching their ideas about our 4 classroom rules.  This is a very caring and thoughtful group of students!  Here are some of the specifics they came up with to support positivity in … Continue reading

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The First Few Days

We have had a wonderful two and a half days here in first/second grade!  We shared a story about how even teachers can get “jitters” before school begins, began to practice our morning and afternoon transition routines, attended an all-school … Continue reading

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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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Quabbin Trip

The kindergarten, first and second grade classes went on a field trip to the Quabbin Reservoir today to help restock the water with rainbow trout.  Students worked together to deliver the young trout to the clean and fresh water in buckets and then watched … Continue reading

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We are SO flexible in grade 2!

I can’t even begin to tell you how proud I am of the second grade students!  We talk and read a lot in grade 2 about being flexible and open to change but it is a really hard skill to … Continue reading

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