We Are Off To A Great Start

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We have finished our first week of 2nd grade and everyone has been learning the routine of the day as well as their new classroom and classmates.

Our math time has allowed us to explore various math tools and manipulatives. These tools will be integrated into our math learning throughout second grade.  We created “beetle glyphs” or a special picture/creation with parts that mean different things about us. For example, if you chose a blue beetle it would mean that winter is your favorite season, but if you chose a green beetle we would know spring is your favorite season. The number of spots on our beetles indicated the month that we were born.

We used these beetle glyphs to learn about each other as well as explore different ways that we could sort and group them into different categories. We discussed how they are alike and different and therefore learned about our similarities and differences with each other.

 Reading Workshop was a time for us to start building our community as readers. We all shared our reading tastes with each other and learned that many of us like similar books. We discussed where we like to read in our house and wrote about “Our Favorite Books and Favorite Nooks.”

Although we did not have Book Buddies this week with Mrs. Dall’s kindergarten class, we were able to practice the routine of reading with a partner, having a book discussion and being a fair, encouraging, helpful and kind partner while reading and playing the Book Buddy activity.

In Writing Workshop we spent time brainstorming ideas from our heart that we could always write about. These ideas are reminders for us when we are unsure of what to write about.

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Community Self-Portraits

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We had a great first day in second grade! We began our day talking about communities and what will be important in our classroom community this year. Yesterday we drew self-portraits as we began to learn about communities. Their cheerful smiles are a wonderful addition to our classroom.

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Welcome To Our Class Blog!

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Dear 2nd Grader and Family,

      In order to communicate with families about what is happening in the classroom I will use a class blog. The last few years, the class blog was very successful and had a lot of positive feedback. Rather than receiving a newsletter every two weeks, there will be about two posts every week sharing what we are doing in the classroom. The blog has great features including the ability to share pictures, videos, events and websites that your child can use at home. One feature that the children loved was “commenting.” By signing up for the blog you will have the ability to post a comment onto the blog for the class to read and comment back to. You will also receive an instant email that will share with you what was posted! I hope that you will join us by blogging!

Reminder To Unsubscribe To The Blog If You Do Not Want To Receive Updates

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When you receive the email as “A New Post On Ms. Turcot’s Blog”  you will see the following at the bottom of that email: Unsubscribe or change your email settings at Manage Subscriptions. Click on “Manage Subscriptions.” You will then be taken into WordPress.com. Move your mouse over “Ms. Turcot’s Blog” and you will see the word “Unfollow” pop-up. Click “Unfollow.” Thank you for being a part of the blog this past school year!

Happy Summer….How to Unsubscribe to the Blog

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Dear Families,

It is almost another school year! With that, the blog posts will begin again. If you wish to not receive new posts please do the following:

  • When you receive the email as “A New Post On Ms. Turcot’s Blog”  you will see the following at the bottom of that email: Unsubscribe or change your email settings at Manage Subscriptions. Click on “Manage Subscriptions.” You will then be taken into WordPress.com. Move your mouse over “Ms. Turcot’s Blog” and you will see the word “Unfollow” pop-up. Click “Unfollow.”

I will be clearing out the blog for next year’s families. However, I always archive videos that were made so that you can always visit them :) To access them, simply find the “2014-2015” page link on the homepage. Thank you for being a part of the blog this past school year!