February 23, 2017

Our Own Seminar Course

Dear Families, I am ridiculously proud of the hard work students have been doing in both reading and writing to strengthen and expand their literacy skills. Their nonfiction reading skills have grown. Students created and gave a presentation last week… [Read More…]

Pictionary!

Families, Some important reminders: Your child needs to be reading 30 minutes a day. Your child needs to be studying their spelling words for 5 to 10 minutes a day over the weekend. There’s no school on Monday, but there’s… [Read More…]

Winter in Our K-1 Classroom

Winter is my favorite time of the school year. Students are in their grooves, they’re making growth and they are excited about what they’re learning. Please enjoy some pictures of our fun month of learning! The week leading up to… [Read More…]

Natural Disasters

Dear Families, Students have been working very hard in their reading research groups to learn about a specific weather-related natural disaster like hurricanes, tornadoes, or blizzards. This week, groups will take the information they learned and create a presentation to… [Read More…]

Building Literacy Skills at Home and School

Dear Families, We had an interesting conversation at one of our class Morning Meetings this week. The topic was our weekly spelling words that we should be studying throughout the week and weekend. Well, it might serve as a complete… [Read More…]

I Enjoyed…

Families, This month has sure been crazy. It was great to get back in the rhythm of school, return to the normalcy of our day, and pick up where we left out with our studies of natural disasters in reading,… [Read More…]

One Week of 2017

We managed to have one full week in this new year, and it was a productive and fun one! Students wrote their first opinion pieces of the year, stating their favorite snow day activity, backed by 2-3 reasons. We also… [Read More…]

Mother Nature

Dear Families, Welcome back to the normal routine of sending your kids to school. I heard from some of you that it was a joyous week in many aspects. While the students may not admit it because that admission would… [Read More…]

Winter Break!!!!!

Dear Families, I hope you’re enjoying your Winter Break thus far, or as you may affectionately call it, “Is it Over Yet?!” Break. It’s only fitting that we’re learning how to strengthen our nonfiction reading skills through studying texts in… [Read More…]

Nutcracker December, Part 2 and a Buddy Celebration

We managed to get a lot in, in our 2 days together this week! Mrs. Bell-Watkins continued her ballet instruction and practice. Students drew, outlined and painted their own nutcrackers Deciding to move up our buddy celebration turned out to… [Read More…]