Monday, September 5, 2011

Week of August 29

Just wanted to wish all my second graders a good day off today! Well, we have completed our second week, and we are getting into our routine of school. We have begun all our academic areas, and we are doing a super job in our daily 5 practice. Our stamina is built up to 10 minutes in read to self, and we will begin practicing word work this week. We should have all our daily five activities up and going in another couple weeks.
We have been reading Kevin Henkes books for our author study. In Chrysanthemum, we discussed how one person can either make a person feel bad and "wilt," or how one person can make someone feel loved and accepted----and how we can be that one person.

We also read The Golden Rule and learned that this rule is followed and practiced all over the world----TREAT OTHERS THE WAY YOU WOULD WANT TO BE TREATED. What an easy way to make a decision...would I want someone to do that to me?
This is going to be a great year, and I look forward to all the learning that will be going on in second grade!

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