Bienvenue

Aurelie Sion can be reached at noble_a@4j.lane.edu

Kim Pash-Bell can be reached pash_k@4j.lane.edu

Welcome to 2nd grade!

Mme Kim and Mme Sion

  • Curiosity
  • Creativity
  • Respect
  • Kindness
  • Willingness to make and learn from mistakes (Growth Mindset)

Weekly Updates:

March 11th: Community Night Out at Falling Sky

March 13th: Field trip to U of O art museum and Natural History Museum

March 11-22nd: Food Drive

March 15th: **School in session/Snow day make up

March 15-22nd: School Spirit Week!

Monday, March 18: Class Color Day Yellow Grade 2

Tuesday, March 19: Crazy Hair Day

Wednesday, March 20: French Day Wear school shirts or the color purple

Thursday, March 21: Mismatched, inside-out, and backwards clothes day

Friday, March 22: PJ day

March 25th-31st: Spring Break

April 4th: *NEW DATE* Science Fair:3pm in the gymnasium

Message from Library:

During the week of March 4th your child may receive a library notice regarding overdue books. If your child has overdue books please return them to the library or pay the assessed fines to Bernadette in the office. Need financial assistance with fines? See Bernadette in the office.

If there is an error in the notice, please let us know in one of the following ways:

Library Dropbox:

This will be located outside the library. Let us know your child’s first and last name, teacher and the error. For Example “John Johns/3rd Grade; Paid fines - $20 to office. Please remove fines”

Email the Library:

Email the library at charlemagnelibrary@4j.lane.edu . Let us know your child’s first and last name, teacher and the error. For Example “John Johns/3rd Grade; Paid fines - $20 to office. Please remove fines”

We are working very hard to update the current records. Thank you for your assistance and patience while we work through our records. We really appreciate it.

Questions: email the library at charlemagnelibrary@4j.lane.edu

We need families to return the report card envelopes to our class. We have received very few of them. We use them for spring report cards.

HW: Students will need to create a visual representation of their polar animal in their habitat to show during the in class speech. This is an art project of their choice. They can use any art medium of their liking. Past projects have included poster board, diorama, paintings, collages, ceramic arts, and or fabric art. They will be writing their report and speech in class, so extra writing is not necessary. This will be due the week of March 18th-22nd. Students who finish their report and speech early usually go first. We are behind because of the snow week, so there is a chance speeches may continue after spring break as well.

Week of March 18th-22nd

Reading: Journeys Lesson 26 Digging for Dinosaurs. We will work on fact and opinion.

Writing: Illustrations, title page, and speech writing about our Polar Animal. Speeches will begin this week and art work is due this week as well.

Science: How weather and climate effect soil and the rock cycle. Students will also create a fossil.

French: We are reviewing our common 'sight words' in French writing and a few transitional words. Dictée is Friday. Fannie is doing a poem with them. In writing, they are writing the story of the 3 little pigs.

Math: Unit 8: Counting by multiples of 10 and 100 from any 2-3 digit number to solve problems.

Our mental strategy is called "friendly number" and we transform an equation such as 39 + 14 into 40 + 13. Then the kids decompose to solve.

Art: Pop Art: We made Emojis Pop Art.




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Week of March 11-15th

Reading: Finishing the Polar books and focusing on main idea and details.

Writing: All students will start their final draft of their polar animal report.

Science: Students are exploring soil and how it is apart of the rock cycle. They have learned about humus.

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We will repeat last week content for this week of March 4th-8th

HW: Students will need to create a visual representation of their polar animal in their habitat to show during the in class speech. This is an art project of their choice. They can use any art medium of their liking. Past projects have included poster board, diorama, paintings, collages, ceramic arts, and or fabric art. They will be writing their report and speech in class, so extra writing is not necessary. This will be due the week of March 18th-22nd. Students who finish their report and speech early usually go first. We are behind because of the snow week, so there is a chance speeches may continue after spring break as well.

Week of Feb 24th-29th

  • English Reading: Student's will continue their polar region reading. The strategy of the week is main idea and detail.
  • Writing: Students will finish their research on the computer about their polar animal and start the rough draft.
  • Science: The last few lessons on rocks will be sand sculptures and natural resources.
  • French: The students will study the sound "eau" (=o). They also will learn a short poem with Fannie that they will recite on Friday. We continue our biography in writing.
  • Math: Writing, comparing numbers using place value as a strategy. Grade 2 level is up to 1000.
  • Art: study of Pop Art.



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Week of Feb. 19th-22nd:

  • English Reading: Students will start a genre study on the Polar region. Students will read books about polar exploration, polar animals, climate change, Inuit culture, scientists in Antarctica and more. Students will work on main idea and detail, text features, and interesting facts. The whole class will be reading Where Do Polar Beats Live. In small group they will have other selections.
  • English Writing: Students will pick a polar animal to research. They will start to find facts about habitat, diet and anatomy.
  • Science- The next unit focuses on how humans use rocks. We will look around the school for materials that use rocks. They will have an experiment with sandpaper
  • French: We will start our biography this week. There is also a new sound for the next 2 weeks. We continue our study on conjugating -er verbs. We'll be adding the plural form this week.
  • Math: We will be writing, comparing 3-digit numbers. I am able to go deeper on place value with some students who are ready to go further.

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Health note:

As we live together, we share the good...and the bad.

Please take a moment to reteach your child how to wash their hands (many kids take soap then go right under the running water to 'wash'..by then there is no more soap).

Please do regular hair checks for lice. Even after treatment, it's super important to recheck, as it takes one egg to restart the cycle.

Schedule changes: Our PE/Music times are changing from Monday and Wednesday to Tuesday and Thursday from 11:05-11:35 and 12:15-12:45.

Week of Feb 11th-15th:

  • English Reading: The last few Journeys units have focused on biographies and Heros. We have also been reading during Read Aloud ordinary people who have changed the world. We have learned about Hellen Keller, Martin Luther King, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Jane Godall, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gandhi and less known African American inventors. Next week we are starting our new genre study on the Polar region. This week students will read lesson 21 Penguin Chicks. Students will focus on main idea and details.
  • English Writing: Students will now focus on non-fiction writing. Students will work on re writing information in their own words.
  • Science: Students are looking at river rocks and experimenting and discussing silt.
  • French: In grammar, we are continuing to conjugate -ER verbs. We'll be adding some pronouns this week. I'm hoping to start writing biographies as well. Keep them coming! Dictée will be this Friday.
  • Math: We are finishing up our short unit on Understanding Place Value. Your child should be able to identify hundreds/tens/unit in any 3 digit-number. This week, we will also work on representing those 3 digit numbers in different ways. For example: 31 can be 3 tens + 1 one or 2 tens and 11 ones, etc.
  • Art: To celebrate Valentine's Day, we will craft a thank you gift for our 5th grade buddies. We are also working on Pop Art movement.

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Week of Feb.4th-8th:

  • French: New sound for 2 weeks: gu/g. In writing, they will discuss a visit at the supermarket to tie in with our money unit in math.
  • Math: We are starting a long work on place value. The students will be understanding, expressing, comparing numbers based on place value.
  • Art: pop art movement
  • English: Lesson 20 in Journeys Dex: The Heart of the Hero. The strategy is compare and contrast.
  • Writing: Students will write a super hero story after they brainstorm super powers
  • Science: Students will explore river rocks and sift through pebble, gravel and sand.

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Jan 14th: Math Madness Kickoff: Bring those packets in!! We want to win the dance party!! :)

Jan 27-Feb 1: CNO at Emerald Lanes

Feb. 1st No School Grading Day

HW: Students now have a yellow reading log to fill out. Students and parents requested to have this accountability. Please fill it out weekly. Students write the titles and parents initial in boxes. Please keep it your student's homework folder. We will give your student a new homework folder. Please have your child request a new HW folder if they have lost it.

Week of January 28th

  • Reading Lesson 14 Hellen Keller. We are focusing on biographies for the last few weeks. I will continue to do read aloud books of important people including Martin Luther King, Rosa Park, Jackie Robertson, Jane Goodall, and Ruby Bridges
  • Writings: Students will finish their personal narrative and then move on to a short fiction unit . They will also complete a personal narrative writing assessment.
  • Science: Students are collecting rocks and sorting them by properties.
  • French: Students will continue to read their story and practice the sound of the week. Dictée is on Thursday. I will also assess their writing and listening skills this week.
  • Math: I am using this week to wrap up our unit on money with a game "at the store". Prodigy also had review questions.

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Week of January 22nd, 2019:

  • French: New sound "eu". We also started a new grammar point: conjugating verbs in -er. We will be reading books this week targeting 'shopping/food' vocabulary to connect to our math unit.
  • Math: Money: Identifying, adding, trading money.
  • Reading Journey's lesson 17 Luke at Bat. Sequence of Events and district assessments
  • Writing: Students are learning how to write a personal narrative.
  • Science: Students will continue to explore properties of rocks.

Week of January 14, 2019:

  • French: Students continue writing their mystery stories. Dictée is on Friday.
  • Math: We are starting our Math unit on money.
  • Art: Come check our our sunrise from Money in our Hallway!
  • Reading: Students will read Journeys lesson 13 Schools around the World. The reading strategy is main idea and details.
  • Writing: Students will learn about personal narrative writing. They will brainstorm ideas for their small moment personal narrative story. They will also learn how to use quotation marks in the grammar topic.
  • Science: Students will start their new unit on Rocks, Pebbles, and Silt. Students spend their first investigation observing 3 types of rocks.


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Week of January 8, 2019:

HW: Please return your homework folders this week. If your child has lost it we will replace them. Normal homework routines will continue the following week.

English Reading: Students will read Lesson 11 Click Clack Moo and go over the reading strategy drawing conclusions. Students will also review daily 5 station choices and work.

English Writing: Students will review our writing workshop routines. They will begin listing likes and dislikes.

Social Studies: Students will make a new year resolution mobile. We will talk about empathy in our community to continue to strengthen our social skills.

French: The kids have a new sound: qu/k. They will be writing mystery stories to transfer their skills and vocab from English. No dictée this week :)

Math: We are reviewing mental strategies and reading time this week as our 2nd round of testing is approaching.

Art: We will be exploring Monet's style for the next 3 weeks, but shhhhh don't tell them.












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Dec 20th: PTO Meeting 6:30pm

Dec 22-Jan 7th: Winter Break

HW/student work folder coming home on Monday. HW: Students are bringing home English spelling, math or phonics packets that they work on in class; If they have something in their homework folder labeled as HW. They need to complete it because did not finish them in class or needs added practice for mastery. Please complete and turn back in on Friday with HW folder. The chore chart is hopefully still in progress.

Week of Dec. 17th-21st:

Mme Kim will be out Thursday the 20th and Friday the 21st

Aurelie Sion is out on Thursday.

Check out their Art under "Picture". It is both classes combined!

French: We continue the 'er/ez' sound. Dictée is Friday. :)

We are writing books about mixed liquids to go along Mme Kim's science.

Math: We are continuing unit 4 on time. The goal is to read time to the 5 minute mark so 10:20, 11:35, 3:10, etc.

Reading: Students will read Poppelton in Winter a supplemental text in Journeys. They will also read in small groups about animals is winter.

Students will review reading comprehension stratigies from the month.

Writing: Students will make a cover page for their pop up. They will glue their book together. We will share stories with small groups at the end of the week. Students will also continue writing their stuck in a snow globe story and or a Terrible No Good Very Bad Day story.

Science: Students will have their last solids and Liquids experiment. Students will learn about a material that can act like a solid and a liquid, ooblek.







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Week of 10th - 14th:

French: They finished their story either on a collection or an adventure for an object. It will be sent home on Monday. This week, we are writing science booklets on liquids. There is a new sound but it's a secret until Monday.

Math: We are starting our Unit 4 on time. The standard for grade 2 is to be able to read time to the 5 minutes.

Art: Van Gogh

Reading: Students are finished with the Mystery unit and will continue with Journeys. Students will read Lesson 10 The Life of Jellyfish and practice the reading comprehension strategy Fact and Opinion.

Writing: Students are creating Pop up books with the mystery story. They are creating their 3rd and 4th pop up pages and title page. Students will continue to finish their final drafts. If they are not completed by this week, they will need to do it at home. Most students will be able to finish this week.

Science: We will continue to look at mixing solids and liquids. The class will explore if toothpaste is a solid or a liquid.




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Week of Dec. 3rd- 7th:

French:Continuing the sound 'ai/ei/et'. Dictée this Friday.

Students will write a book about an object. This is a transfer from their science curriculum.

Math: We are finishing up our unit 3 on addition and subtraction. Students are asked to think about how to go from a 2-digit number to another 2-digit number mentally.

Art: We started a new study on Vincent Van Gogh.

English Reading: Students are finishing their Mystery chapter books and the strategy of the week is Story tructure.

English Writing: Students will continue working on their Final Draft and transform their story into a pop up book.

Science: Mixing solids and liquids.

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HW/student work folder coming home on Monday. HW: Students are bringing home English spelling, math or phonics packets that they work on in class; If they have something in their homework folder labeled as HW. They need to complete it because did not finish them in class or needs added practice for mastery. Please complete and turn back in on Friday with HW folder. The chore chart is hopefully still in progress.

HW_In math, they have a "fluency to 20" sheet to do as HW. I forgot to write "HW" on it. :( Students can also spend time working on their math skills using Prodigy, a link on our blog under Sion's resources.

HW_In French, they might bring home unfinished work from their independent station if necessary.

HW in English is only for incomplete work.

Week of 26th- 30th:

English Reading: Students will continue reading their mystery story and practicing a readers theater called the Sugar Spies as the story of the week. Student's comprehension strategy is cause and effect. This will continue for next week as well. If you child is reading Journey at home they should read Lesson 9 How Chipmunks got their stripes. We will also be practicing the spelling words from this unit as well.

Writing: Student's will be writing a mystery story. Eventually they will make a pop up book with their story. This week will work on clues and solving their mystery. What are good clues to use during a mystery story.

Science: Students will continue to study liquids and the properties of liquids.

French: New sound (ai/ei). Dictée posted. Reading: books about solids to transfer the vocabulary from science. Grammar: plural of noun and adjectives.

Math: unit 3- relationship between measurement and addition/subtraction.

If you haven't done so, please have your kiddo practice going on the Prodigy website (under Sion's resources among the dictées) The usernames/passwd are uploaded there as well. You shouldn't need a class code to enter.

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Week of Nov. 13th-16th

English: Students will learn about and read about Mysteries. The reading comprehension skill will be understanding characters. They will continue to practice Journey's spelling words for Lesson 7 and added mystery vocabulary words from their books. If you are practicing Journey's at home please read lesson 7 the Ugly Vegetable.

Writing: Students are brainstorming the elements for their mystery story. Then they will write a mystery story that they will eventually turn into a pop up book.

Science: Students will learn the properties of liquids.

French: "Au" (=o) sound. We're reading stories.

Math: We finished our unit 2 on measurement. We started our 3rd unit on the connection between computation and measurement.


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French:

Phonics: Students are reviewing the son 'oi'. Dictée will be next Thursday (the 8th).

Grammar: the article-noun agreement in plural.

Writing: Scary sentences-focus on descriptive verbs.

  • Math: unit 2

Choosing the right measurement tool, measuring tracing to the in/cm.

Extension: measuring, tracing to the 1/2 and 1/4in.

English Reading: Students will start their first genre study. Students will learn about and read about Mysteries. The reading comprehension skill will be Characters. They will continue to practice Journey's spelling words for Lesson 7. If you are practicing Journey's at home please read lesson 7 the Ugly Vegetable.

Writing: Students will continue to list characters. They will draw their character and label it with as many adjectives to create a character.

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Week 29-Nov.2nd

English Reading: Students will take a break from Journeys to read Halloween themed books. The strategy of the week is story structure. Spelling words will also be Halloween themed.

Writing: Students are working on their scary stories. The grammar topic will be adjectives.

Science: Students will sort their solids with the same properties. Then students will explore building and engineering with solids.



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Week 8 Oct 22nd-26th

English Reading: Lesson 8: Super Storm The learning strategy is main idea and details.

Writing: Students will write a list of scary words, scary sentences and then a scary story. The grammar topic of the week is action verbs.

Science: Exploring the properties of solids.

French: NO DICTEE THIS WEEK!

  • Writing: the students will write their first 'qu'est-ce que c'est?". They give out clues about their chosen object. On Thursday, they will share with their group.
  • Reading: a text with Fannie. It mainly targets reviwed sounds.
  • Grammar: noun-determinant agreement: masculine, feminine, plural.

Math: unit 2: Exploring standards units of length

The kids brought their unit 1 home with a self-evaluation...check backpack. ;)

We are learning to choose the most efficient measurement tool to measure an object. I'm also adding the skills of using a ruler, tracing lines in the correct unit (in/cm). It is silly to me that these are not math standards! I will teach it but not assess it.

Art: We finished our study on warm/cold colors.

We are now exploring the life, the work, and the art of Henri Matisse.





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Oct 19: Picture Day + health screening

Week 7: Oct. 15th-19th

French: Grammar: determinant + noun agreement

Writing: To mimic their English writing, the kids will write their own French silly animal stories. They will use a complex sentence structure.

Reading: The kids will continue their "on" review with Fannie. Dictée on Friday.

Math: We are finishing up unit 1. The kids will have their end-of-unit test. We are then starting unit 2, which is exploring units of measure.

English Reading: Students will start stations in reading. Students are reading Lesson 6 Animal Building Homes.

Writing: Students will write silly brother and sister sentences. Grammar will continue to focus on complete sentences.

Science: Students will start there first science unit titled Solids and Liquids. The first few investigations are about Solids.

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Oct. 8th: Kick off Read-a-thon Fundraiser

Oct. 10: Walk/Bike to School Day

Oct. 11/12: No School Professional Development

HW: Every week children should be reading English books at home, 20 min per day. Reading can include, reading quietly to one self, being read to, and or alternating both options (this is preferable).

If you can, help your child write the spelling words in French and have them tell you what they mean. This is a vocabulary building review.

10/8-10/10

Reading: Students will start stations in reading. They will practice choosing daily 5 routines.

Writing: Students will write a silly animal story. Students will continue to work on the grammar subject sentence structure.

Social Studies: Students will create the flip book about their world.

French: We are reviewing the sound "on". In grammar, we are continuing our study on nouns.

Math: Using a number bond, students understand the relationship between addition and subtraction.


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Week 5: 10/01-10/5

HW: Students should practice how to log in to Thinkcentral. They should practice typing their username and password. Their username and password is being sent home in their homework folder. If every child practices before Thursday; we have a much smoother lesson on how to use Think Central. Students do not have to memorize their username. They will be taped on their computer. They need to experience learning how to click in the boxes and type. I'm hoping they will have some ideas where the keys are to spell their username and how to use drop down menus. Thanks for your help!!!!

Optional HW: Students can also listen to the story of the week which is in their library in ThinkCentral. They click on Student Book Unit 1 and go to lesson 5. There are sound buttons they can click on to listen or they can read it to you.

Please donate healthy non perishable snacks to hand out to 2nd graders who forget. Thanks!!!

Mme Kim is still looking for volunteers on Tuesday morning and afternoon.

Please say your goodbyes at the classroom door. Students should feel comfortable by now and this keeps noise level down before the bell rings.

French:

Reading:The students will review the sound 'in' (pronounced like the number 1 in French) with Fannie. The dictée #4 is posted under Sion's resources.

Note about their 'spelling test' or dictée. My intent with it is to increase their vocabulary and to see who can work independently at the computer.

We wrote our first story about coming to school last week.

Grammar: We started learning about nouns and proper nouns.

Math: Unit 1

We are solving equations (calculs) with 2 digit numbers using decomposing strategy with their knowledge of place value.

Art: exploring warm/cold colors

Reading: Students will read Lesson 5 Diary of a Spider. They will learn their last station choice Listen to Read. Students learn to use three websites to practice reading; Epic, Tumblebooks, and ThinkCentral. Links can be found on Mme Kim's online resource page.

Writing: Students will take a spelling inventory and a writing assessment. These are not district mandates but they give me a good picture of students writing and spelling skills. I keep them to show growth through out the year.

Social Studies: Students will finish the last pages of their flip book North America and Planet Earth. On Friday we will put them together.

Social Emotional Learning: Students will continue to explore the topic respectful learning. Students will learn a kid friendly version of a sun salutation Yoga sequence.


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Week 4: Sept. 24th-28th:

Sept 25th: Curriculum Night/Special PTO meeting: 6:00-6:45 pm: Grades 1 & 2 parents in classrooms. 6:45 – 7:00 pm: Staff intros and Parent Group (PTO) presentation in gym. 7:15 – 8:00 pm: Grades 3-5 Please come to meet teachers in our classroom and hear about our exciting new year!

Sept 28th: Community Night Out @Yogurt Xtreme + first check-out time at our library. The kids can check out a French book and an English book. They are excited!

Reading: Students will read Lesson 3 Dogs. Students will learn their 3rd station choice Word Work. This station is about practicing their weekly spelling words.

Writing: Students will continue to use the brainstorming technique writing lists. Then they will pick from their list and write a story about one of the their friends. The grammar topic continues to be subject and predicate to create complete sentences.

Social Studies: Students will continue creating their flip book on their world. The topics will be my state and my country.

Social/Emotional Learning: Students will continue practicing mindfulness for taking a break. We do this whole class and individually. We will start the first part of the new curriculum the district adopted called Second Step. Students will learn about respectful learning.

French: We finished the sound "ou" (pronounced "oo"). Ask them to sing the "ou" song from Mr. Chappell.

This upcoming week, we are reviewing an/en. The kids are also writing in cursive once a week for different reasons.

Math: unit 1: adding and subtracting within 100- We are going to use place value to add two 2-digit numbers. We are also using number bonds and number line to solve story problems. We have started our math groups to cater to all's needs.

Art: We started our study on colors through the work of artists. To celebrate the beginning of fall, we are painting leaves using the contrast of cold/warm colors.

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Week 3 Sept. 17th-21st

Reading: Students will read Lesson 2, My Family, and practice how to compare and contrast elements in the story. Students will learn the next station choice called work on writing. This station will give students the freedom to write anyway students feel like. Students enjoy writing comics, letters, fiction stories, small books and use ever changing various writing prompts.

Writing: The goal is to learn how to brainstorm using lists. The grammar topic is subjects and predicates in a sentence.

Social Studies: Students will talk about our school community and our city of Eugene. Students are creating a flip book about their world. They will create the 2 pages about their school and their town.

Social/Emotional learning: Last week students focused on growth mindset. This week students will learn about mindfulness.

French: We are reviewing the sound 'ou' this week. We are also starting our small groups instruction. The students will be reading with me, work on phonics with our intern Fannie and listen to the words of the week.

Math: Unit 1- adding and subtracting within 100 using different math tools and strategies.

Art: warm/cold colors through artists' works.

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Week 2 Sept 9th-13th

Reading: Our class will read the story of the week Henry and Mudge. The reading strategy is sequence of events. Students will also learn their first station choice called Read to Self. Read to Self is an opportunity to read self selected books during small group reading.

Writing: Students will be learning how to get their ideas down in their composition book. They will also startlearn to create their own community of writers.

Social Studies: We will be focusing on where they live in the world. This week topic is our street. Students will be encouraged to learn their address.

French: Learning French stations and review of vowel sounds

Math: Adding and Subtracting numbers within 100.


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Week one Sept. 5th- Sept. 7th

Our classes will focus on building community, rules, and routines the first three days of school. We look forward to getting to know your students and building the foundation for a great year.