I looked at the forecast for this week and it seems like Friday, September 19th is going to be sunny without rain. Because of this, we will plan on going on our Essex Junction community walk. We will walk after lunch and return before the end of the day. Please let me know if you have any conflicts with this. Although it is not supposed to rain, it may be chilly. Please make sure that your child comes to school with good walking shoes and something warm to wear outside. Thank you!
We have started our “Communities” unit in Social Studies. We discussed what a community is and compared various types including: rural, suburban, and urban. We even wrote about the type of community we would like to live in.
During this unit, we will explore our own community of Essex Junction. We will discuss the various goods and services that are provided in this community as well as determine the difference between needs and wants.
I am very impressed with the writing that is taking place in our second grade class. We have already settled in to our Writing Workshop routine! This week, we have been focused on writing about “small moments.” In doing so, we have chosen topics that are meaningful and focused. We have been working on focusing in on one thing and S-T-R-E-T-C-H-I-N-G it out. We are off to a fantastic start!