Monthly Archives: April 2011

Research and Inquiry: Rocks Really Do Rock!

The  excitement in the room is incredible as we are researching rocks and minerals this week.  As I roam, students are reading articles online, exploring different websites, looking in books, and sharing interesting facts with each other.  They are highly … Continue reading

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Africa Bridge Celebration May 6th

Okaidja Afroso . Second graders will have the pleasure of working with Okaidja Afroso, a native of Ghana, the week of May 2nd-6th.  He will be presenting his Dancing Feet and Talking Drums residency to our second grade classes in support … Continue reading

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Raven loves raptors! Who knew?

Raven and Eduardo . We are so excited to have begun a pen pal relationship with Ryan’s dog, Raven. He has been emailing us for a while now and has most recently gotten his own email address. Yikes, he is … Continue reading

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Math Voicethread

Math Talk. . .As mathematicians we are learning how to talk about our thinking.  During our math discussions we know it is important to find the answer to problem, but it is just as important to be able to express … Continue reading

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How much is $25.00?

. We learned that it costs $25.00 to send a student to school for a year at Pakati School.  We asked ourselves, “How much is $25.00?”.   As mathematicians this was our thinking: With $25 you can buy: 3 movie … Continue reading

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What? You read how much?

. I am amazed to hear how much you are reading, the great books you have selected, and what your personal goals are for the month.  Continue to keep me updated on your progress:  Harry Potter books, The Magic Tree … Continue reading

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I’ll Read to You, You Read to Me!

. Here is a great challenge!  Jake and Joey are challenging other students in second grade to do partner reading for our Africa Bridge Reading Challenge. They selected the same book, and will be taking time from their after-school play … Continue reading

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Report from Tanzania

. . Barry Childs returned from Tanzania to tell us about our friends at Pakati School on last Friday.  He told us how excited they were to get our pen pal letters and the video we made for them.  He … Continue reading

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Africa Bridge Reading Challenge Project

Pakati School students . Second graders will have the opportunity to participate in a special literacy program throughout the month of April.  We call it the Read to Feed/Read to Build Reading Challenge Project. This program is designed to raise … Continue reading

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