March 2011 Grade 1&2

Thank you to all parents and students for being so accommodating and coming in early for your interviews! I really enjoyed the student led parent-teacher interview, and think that it put an interesting spin on the whole process! Just a reminder to dress appropriately for the Winter Carnival on Friday….layers are probably a good idea.

Not much has changed in our class since the last newsletter! The grade one’s are wrapping up their math unit on measurement and will soon begin learning about numbers to one hundred. The grade two’s are nearing the end of their very long unit on addition and subtraction to eighteen, and are moving on to measurement. The students are really enjoying our ELA centers, where they move from different stations each day. Some of the stations include guided reading, independent or buddy reading, computers, phonics, listening stations, spelling, and so forth. We are also learning about different strategies in our Fairy Tale unit, such as sequencing, blends and digraphs, antonyms and synonyms, and word families. We have also started some creative writing, where we are using our imaginations to write own stories. We are almost done are dinosaur unit in science, and are still working on a healthy body in health and gymnastics in Phys. Ed.