Some Thoughts from Mrs. Salamon
Aug 26 –30, 2013
*heard a read aloud of Martin's Big Words, by Doreen Rappaport, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of MLK's I have a Dream Speech and discussed our dreams for 2nd grade
*reviewed initial consonant sounds, using classmates names and introduced our Word Wall
*heard a read aloud of Goldie by Diane Stanley, to define what makes something "just right"
*reviewed how to find a “Just Right Book” using the 5 finger rule
*picked 5 “Just Right Books” in our classroom library to keep in our Browsing Bags in our desks
*dissected cookie dough with toothpicks to find the chocolate chips, grouped and count by 2’s (Then ate baked cookies!)
*took Grade Two pretest assesment to show off what we learned in first grade, and figure out what we will learn in second grade
*made a “living” birthday graph using our bodies
*graphed birthdays on paper
*played addition bingo
*began our “All About Me” books for Back to School Night
*focused on using capital letters at the beginning of our sentences and periods (or other appropriate punctuation) at the end
*shared and complemented each other's writing
*created class rules
* discussed what it means to be a scientist
*created our Science Journals for the year
*wrote about animals we observed over the summer
*Welcome! We are off to a great start!
*Special welcome to Johannes and his family! We're so glad you're a part of Key!
*please direct any emails to: Victoria.Salamon@dc.gov
*no school, Monday, Sept 2 - Labor Day
*Please remove information from the “info” side of your child’s blue folder to help us stay organized
*Remember to check and sign your child’s Assignment Book nightly (Mon-Thurs)! There is no homework on the weekends so Assignment Books do not go home on the weekends.