Our first week in second grade was fantastic! Our second graders are developing good routines and work habits. When they arrive in the morning after recess, everyone reads our daily schedule, passes in notes, and signs in for lunch. Our schedule is consistent from day to day, and we set aside time for Reader’s Workshop, Writer’s Workshop, Fundations, Math Workshop, and content areas on a regular basis. So far, the children have explored the classroom library, begun working with Math in Focus and Xtra Math using the Math Workshop approach, written their “I Know a Summer Day” poems, and completed a spelling inventory. We have learned that “Math is Everywhere!” and “Math is Patterns!” We’ve brainstormed strong verbs that described activities we enjoyed this summer. We can't wait to show you all our hard work at Parent Seminar on Thursday!