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Fire Station Fun

October is Fire Safety Month. Last week we had a visit from our Fire Station 16 friends. The class loved learning about how to stay safe if there was a fire in their houses. They were able to climb out … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Jack

We have been celebrating all things PUMPKIN in class this week. In reading, students have been learning about the pumpkin life cycle through 2 amazing read alouds.¬†Pumpkin Circle is filled with beautiful photos of a growing pumpkin patch, from seed … Continue reading

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March Madness!

March certainly came in like a lion…Well, more like a cheetah! Students had so much fun galloping around the track and helped earn our school a lot of money in the process. Our annual Mustang Gallop was a huge success. … Continue reading

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Blubber Blast

Students continue to be immersed in animal habitats…in particular, the Polar Regions. Students have begun researching polar animals and are learning about what helps animals survive in these harsh, frigid environments. One way animals survive the icy Arctic & Antarctic … Continue reading

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Sailing Into the 2015-2016 School Year!

Our theme this school year is based on the acronym SAIL and stands for Students and Staff Active in Learning. I can’t wait to set sail with my new class of 2nd graders this year. Pier 201 is almost ready … Continue reading

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Cool Cat Poetry Cafe

We have been spending the last month writing and reading poetry. The students have LOVED reading poems, especially by Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein. The poetry anthologies I have from those poets have become well-worn and often fought over during … Continue reading

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Character Bag Discussion Tables

Ms. McFate, our fabulous intern, had an observation by her UNF professor today and the students benefited from another amazing lesson. Over the past several weeks, our read-alouds have focused around strong and interesting characters. Students have been learning about … Continue reading

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Living Museum…Where History Comes to Life

As a final activity for our unit on America, where we learned all about the symbols, government and people that help make our country so great, students brought history to life in our annual Living Museum. Each student chose a … Continue reading

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We Love America!!!

Our class has been studying all things America over the past month. U.S. Symbols: Part of our learning has focused on symbols that are important parts of our country’s history. Partners worked to research these symbols and created posters to … Continue reading

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IMAX Field Trip

¬†What a way to start the week! We had a terrific time to the IMAX movie theater. We watched two movies that taught us all about 2 very distinct and very different habitats. This was a great culminating activity for … Continue reading

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