Outdoor School (from yesterday)

To celebrate the GLORIOUS (catch my use of the suffix -ous???? how clever haha) weather, we spent part of the day outside doing Daily 5 and art! Here are a couple pictures from our time… we had such a good time and got a solid dose of vitamin D! These particular pictures are when we […]

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Silly Starters

Cassie chose to do Silly Starters in Work on Writing today, and these are just a couple that she came up with. I personally found them HILARIOUS so we thought we would share it for fun on the blog!

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C – Comprehension

Today we started looking at the CAFE Menu from the Daily 5 program; comprehension – “I understand what I’m reading.” We looked at a number of different strategies that the kids can use at school and at home! Do a picture walk – look at all the pictures in the story before starting to read […]

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Word Practice

Before Christmas, we started reviewing letter combinations, particularly with vowels. Making vowels long rather than short seemed to be a little tricky for some kids! We first started with Bossy “e”, which jumps over a letter, bites the other vowel and makes it say it’s name. Today we looked at the rule “when 2 vowels […]

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I PICK

Don’t worry… this is about picking books NOT other things….. 🙂 Even though we started Daily 5 a while ago, I was fortunate enough to go to the Daily 5 conference in Las Vegas this weekend with a bunch of teachers from Ralph McCall! It was such an amazing opportunity and I learned a TON! […]

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Grade 2 Spelling Words

Here is a list of high frequency words that students should be able to recognize and use appropriately in their work by the end of Grade 2. We will be practicing these words in our Daily 5 literacy time in school, but would encourage practice at home as well. Please refer to “How to Make […]

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