Sandy Hook in our Hearts Today and Always

Sandy Hook is in our hearts today and always. I think of them often, 
but today my heart is so heavy. There is little to say, but much to do.
A little kindness can go a long way. 
Love, Remember and Honor them
with Random Acts of Kindness.

Sandy Hook Elementary
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Close Reading: Holiday Edition!

This week we welcomed December with a Close Reading about Reindeer! They really loved it and did such a cute job with their annotations. As they get more comfortable with that process it is so fun to see what words and phrases they choose to make note of. One little guy of mine who is   s  l  o  w   to get going on his writing everyday was so motivated by the reindeer facts. I was so pleasantly surprised at how much time he took, and the words he remembered from the readings that he wanted to write about. So cute how proud he was of his work  :o)
We did a simple little art activity too, of course the glittered red noses went over big!
This is one of the Close Reading passages along with lots of writing response pages, vocabulary cards etc.  available in my Close Reading for Kindergarten & First Grade: The Holiday Edition!

Tomorrow I will share this quick 2 minute clip with real reindeer in action before we do our writing…
Here it is if you're interested!