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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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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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Happy Almost Sukkot

Reading This week, the students are practicing writing summaries about stories they have read. The students learned that a summary should contain the most important information from the story. In second grade, the students focus on the characters, setting, plot, problem, and solution. As the students finish writing their summaries, they are recording themselves giving...

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October 4, 2019

I hope that everyone enjoyed Rosh Hashanah and I wish all of you a sweet new year.  Yesterday the 5th grade had the pleasure of reciting special versus with their little friends from JPS as they performed Tashlich near our little stream at CJDS.  We look forward to working with our little buddies during Sukkot...