Grade 1 & 2 News

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and got a chance to enjoy some time with family and friends. I sure got my fill of turkey!

Let me bring you all up to date on what has been happening in our classroom over the past month. In ELA, the grade 1s continue working with Mrs. McGregor on letters and letter sounds using the LIPS program and the grade 2s have been working independently on a variety of computer programs working on reading, spelling, and even typing. We have also been getting more set up in our Reader’s Workshop routines. We are currently working on building our reading stamina. In Math, the grade 1s are working on numbers to 20 and the grade 2s are extending their knowledge of numbers to 100. Science for the grade 1s has been a time for exploring living things and the grade 2s are learning all about position and motion of objects. We have also been excited about the addition of the vermicomposting system to our classroom (which will be shared amongst a few different classes). In Art, we got a chance to make some nature pictures while using items from nature as our materials for painting. They turned out great!

I would like to remind everyone that Tri-Conferences are coming up soon and you can book a time with Carey to come meet with me. I would love opportunity to meet with each of you and your child to show you a little more about what our grade 1/2 class is doing. As always, feel free to contact me anytime about any questions or concerns you have by phone or email! Take Care!

Janet Adelman