December’s virtue

The virtue of the month for December is Generosity. This morning we talked about how being a generous person means that you think of others and what you can do to help them or make them feel good. As a way to spread the true meaning of Christmas our class is going to do a RAK each day until the holidays. A RAK is a Random Act of Kindness. We have a jar full of suggestions, and each day we will pull one out and have it as our goal for that day. We have a poster on our classroom door where we will post the ones we have done. I will also post them on the blog at the end of the week.

I feel that it is important to focus on more than just Santa and presents during this holiday time. And by doing a RAK it is a small way that our class can make a difference. Happy Holidays 🙂

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Thinking as you read

Even though we have only had 60 days of grade 2, I am so impressed with the progress of my little darlin’s in their ability to think while they read during workshop time. This week we have been writing our thinking down in our Idea Books during our independent reading time. If they make a Connection they write a C and then a note about their connection. If they Visualize something they write a V and then a note about their visualization. On Monday morning- everyone was on task, and super quiet.

Reading Workshop is my favourite time of day!

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