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Elementary Experiences - Mrs. Susan Choi

From the Desk of Mrs. Choi

General Studies- 3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd grade!

We had a great start to a new year! The first few weeks of school were spent reviewing the 2nd grade curriculum.  This week we finally began the 3rd grade curriculum and the students were more than thrilled. We’ve read 2 stories in our reading program, “Charlie McButton” and “What About Me?” In preparation for our first writing project/unit (personal narratives), we have been busy writing about ourselves in our writing journal.  In math, we have started to practice multiplication by skip counting.

3rd grade will be filled with lots of fun and excitement this year. In order to maintain a healthy balance at school an… Read More »

Elementary Experiences - Mrs. Jenna Sagan

From the Desk of Mrs. Sagan

General Studies- 2nd Grade

It’s been a busy few weeks for second grade! We have been hard at work, developing routines and focusing on learning the ins and outs of our second grade expectations.

During second grade reading instruction, we focus heavily on structured literacy time that helps to develop lifelong habits of reading, writing, and working independently. This year, we have introduced “The Daily 5,”a model of reading instruction created by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser, which provides five authentic reading and writing choices to students, working independently towards personalized goals. 

These five choices include:

  • Read to Self,
  • Work on Writing,
  • Read to Someone… Read More »

Elementary Experiences - Mrs. Lauren Wolder

 From the Desk of Mrs. Wolder

General Studies- 1st Grade

A warm welcome back to our 2016/2017 school year.

We are a little biased in  First Grade, thinking that our year has to be the most awesome year in Elementary school.

Whether you are biased or not, no one can deny that  First Grade is one of those school years where the growth in a child, emotionally, socially and academically is nothing short of awe inspiring!

I feel so privileged to be part of this dynamic transformation.

Our  First Grade classes are settling down well. They have navigated their way around their new playground, classrooms and lunch area and are enjoying waving hello to the new Kindergarten class.... from a… Read More »

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