1st and 2nd News Note

2017.2018WelcomeLetterJune

Dear 1st & 2nd graders and families,

We are so eager to have you join us for an exciting year of learning and growing. Our classes will become communities of learners and experts, and we cannot wait to get started!

We are looking forward to working together as a team again. Our regular schedule sees us sharing ELA small group time, Theme time and lunch as a grade level team, while Art and Math are split by grade level.  We also have homebase time for theme, ELA and specials.  We will continue to use Envision Math, which features more technology to practice math skills.  We will again have small independent groups using the Daily 5 Model for reading and writing.

Welcome back to our new 2nd graders and upcoming 1st graders!  Our theme this year is “The Circle of Life” with the concept of Relationships as the focus of our yearlong learning.  We will begin with a social studies focus on families, ancestry, and traditions. Science units will be about: air, weather, and the water cycle; earth formations and rock cycle; and the life cycles of salmon and bees.

This year, as one way to better communicate with families, we will continue to try using the Remind system available for iphones and android phones. Meanwhile, please check out the 1st and 2nd grade classroom page on our website at www.tongassschool.org to view our supply list and the TSAS homework policy for 1st and 2nd graders. If you need to get in touch over the summer, email is great.  Please see our email addresses below.

We look forward to learning with you soon!

Love,

Mrs. S. and Ms. Carol

Mrs. S: allyson.sebcioglu@k21schools.org

Ms. Carol: carol.stanton@k21schools.org