Saturday, September 17, 2011

We are now a combined grade!

We welcomed some new students to our classroom on Friday - we have 4 new Grade One students, so we are now a Combined Grade 1/2 Class.  We also have 5 students leaving us to join the 2/3 combined class.  I hope everyone will join us on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 at our OPEN HOUSE to see our classroom and have a peek at what we have been learning the past two weeks.  We have been discussing the Four Tribe Agreements, reviewing the School Code of Conduct - Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and working on developing our own pledge/promise.  We have also created I-Charts for Read to Self, Read to Someone, and Listen to Reading as we prepare to start Literacy Work Stations soon.

If you would like a 'sneak peek' of the classroom, I have posted some photos taken last week.

Here are our Tribe Agreements.

This is where we will be posting our reading strategies.  We will also be setting reading goals.  Each student will conference with Ms. Sinclair and decide on an area (Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, or Expanding Vocabulary) to focus on when practicing reading.

This is our Mathematics area.

This is our Word Wall.

These are the leveled books in our classroom. 
Ms. Sinclair is still unpacking more books for our classroom library.

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