Category: second-general

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Happy 2020!

We are rocking 2020!! Reading This week, we have worked on reading comprehension passages and using the text to answer questions. Often, students think they can remember enough details from the story that they don’t have to check their answers, but we are working on always proving our answers with the text. This is an...

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Shabbat Shalom

Reading This week, the students have been thinking about who is telling their stories and the perspective of that character. For example, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs is told from the wolf’s point of view, so of course, he thinks he is innocent! The students had fabulous theater manners when we saw...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I look forward to speaking with you at our conferences! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Reading This week, we have been working on making inferences by using clues the author puts into his or her story and then adding in our background knowledge. For example, we inferred that Gabby, the babysitter in our...

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Happy Friday!

This was an awesome 5 DAY week! I have noticed that the students are growing more and more independent. In the classroom, I see each student completing his/her centers, reading stories, studying spelling words, and brainstorming new writing ideas all by themself! Reading This week, we continued looking for the author’s purpose for writing (to...

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Shabbat Shalom!

Reading and Vocabulary We began a new read-aloud chapter book this week, The Year of Billy Miller. In this story, Billy faces all of the normal highs and lows of a regular second-grade student and I expect to have some awesome discussions about the way he handles each challenge. Next week, the students are going...