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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...

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Happy Rosh Hashanah

Wow! I can’t believe it’s 5780 already! 🙂 Reading The students are practicing three reading strategies we have learned about so far this year: visualizing what they read, asking questions as they read, and comparing and contrasting characters. Each day, we practice these skills as a class with our read-aloud chapter book. Then, the students...

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Happy September!

Reading The students have begun their literacy centers! During this independent work time, the students rotate through activities that review previously taught concepts and have a chance to apply new strategies and skills. Reading centers will focus on phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and there’s even some time to practice spelling words! This week, during...

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Welcome to Second Grade!

Welcome to the Second Grade! We are off to a fantastic start to second grade! Thank you so much for getting the students here on time, making sure they have everything they need and filling me in on the little things that make your child special. We greatly appreciate your support!  What’s Going on in...