We have been busy learning the routines of second grade and getting to know each other.  Students enjoyed playing People Bingo, All My Friends Have..., Guess Who, Me and My Bag, Agree/Disagree and many other class building activities.  I learned that this year's group of tigers love to surf, knit, travel, play soccer, swim, play wii, golf, show dogs, learn about different countries and much more.  It is going to be an exciting year!  
Meeting our 5th Grade Buddies was one of the highlights of the first week!  It was fun to see students jump right in and work collaboratively and enthusiastically to complete a fun filled obstacle course.  We are looking forward to our next Buddy Day!  
Upcoming Curriculum and Dates to Remember

Unit of Inquiry
Transdisciplinary Theme: Who We Are
Title:  Better Together
Central Idea: A person's character can affect relationships. 
Lines of Inquiry:  Similarities and Differences, Maintaining and Building Relationships and Conflict Resolution

Language Arts
Word Study- High Frequency Word Assessments and Creating Individual Word Lists 
Writing Workshop- Types of Sentences and Writing a Paragraph  
Learning about Blogging 
Reading Workshop- Reading books with a friendship theme, Mental images and making connections while reading, character traits

Unit 1- Building Number Sense 
Math Fact Fluency- Adding 0 & 1, Double Facts and Making 10

Dates to Remember
Parent Night August 27th 6 to 8 PM Parent Night
Holiday- No School  September 3rd 

I am looking forward to seeing all of you at Parent Night!   

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