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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Attention: Reading Volunteers & Reading Tips for Parents

This is actually specifically for the volunteers who are coming to read with the students during our literacy times, but it is also great information for all parents on how to effectively read with their kids! If you are one of our Reading Buddy Volunteers, please take a few minutes to watch the short video […]

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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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New Menu Option!

In the menu tabs, there is a BRAND NEW OPTION called Helpful Sites! It has Raz Kids (for home reading), Mathletics and Accelerated Reader. Just so you know, AR is only available at school as it require the school network for student access. Students should be reading [ideally] every night, and this is a great […]

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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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