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Ms. Down's Grade 1 and 2 Classroom

Welcome to Room 4

Wow! Half way through the year already?! Where has the time gone! Room 4 is learning so many new things in grade 1 and 2. We are finishing off our Information Writing Unit and completing our chapter books. We each chose a different topic we want to teach someone about and are writing a chapter book. So many great things are happening in writer's workshop. We are getting better with using our letter sounds to spell those juicy words to add detail to our writing. We have also experimented with vertical learning in writing, and the engagement was beyond exciting. Way to go Room 4!! In reading, we are finishing up our non-fiction reading unit. We have been focusing on using our strategies of sounding out letters and connecting that to what "makes sense" in the picture.


Math has been so exciting the past month! We have been focussing on choosing a goal to work on each day to help us get smarter in math. We have focussed on our mental math strategies. We are working on "making ten" when solving addition questions, doubles and near doubles, partitioning and counting. Each of us is working on individual goals to help us become smarter mathematicians. We are loving our "stand up math" where we get to work in a group of 3 and work through a math problem. We are learning to work in a team and learn to have appropriate disagreements when solving problems in different ways and what the most efficient way is. It is so neat to see how engaged Room 4 has been in math this past month! We are getting smarter every day!



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