Friday, September 11, 2015

Sept. 8 - Sept. 11

Hooray for finishing our first week of second grade! We spent lots of time getting to know each other, practicing respectful listening and creating a set of classroom rules. Here is a quick rundown of some of our highlights:

  • We held a daily Morning Meeting beginning on the first day of school. The students learned two greetings and read daily morning messages. We will add a sharing component to our meeting next week. This provides us with a good foundation for building a strong classroom community.
  • We practiced procedures such as lining up, walking in the hallway and fire drills. 
  • We created a chart of classroom rules. These will be the guiding expectations in everything we do this year. The rules will be reviewed and reinforced often.
  • We read many school-themed stories such as If You Take a Mouse to School, Chrysanthemum and Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes.
  • We decorated our big bulletin board with a special project. Students reflected on their summer and made goals for second grade. You will see these during open house!
  • In math, we began calendar routines, "played" with the 100 grid and explored important math tools such as pattern blocks and geoboards.
Our Specials:
Monday - P.E. (please wear sneakers)
Wednesday - Music
Thursday - Art
Friday - Library (remember to return your books)

We will also have computer and kindergarten book buddies each week.

Thank you for a great week!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Bradstreet

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