Friday Newsletter: Week 1

Week 1 - August 19 2016


Welcome Back to School!

Good Evening Families,

We had a wonderful first day of second grade! We had a complete blast and we were able to get through so many activities today, from Greeting at the Threshold (which we will do every single day of second grade!) to sharing what we “Think, Notice, or Wonder” about the Langston Hughes poem “The Dream Keeper,” to practicing Calendar Routines, completing a 3D-shape activity in math, and thinking outside of the box to create abstract self portraits today for our art lesson. Reviewing from first grade, we stood and practiced the “o’clock” and “thirty” position of our minute hand during Calendar Routines today for math and we watched a fun, educational video! Feel free to review this video with your scholars as we continue to learn more about time and skip counting this year.

Finally, I will leave you with these words from Langston Hughes, which is how we began our morning and our 2016 – 2017 academic year:

“Bring me all of your dreams,
You dreamer,
Bring me all your
Heart melodies
That I may wrap them
In a blue cloud-cloth
Away from the too-rough fingers
Of the world. “