Ok.... school is going great!! It's amazing how much you forget that they are such babies when they come to you in first grade. We are working on building stamina in read to your self workstation. We have been doing lots of thinking work in launching the writers' workshop. I think the most shocking thing this school year is the math work we are doing. We are spending a long time for deep understanding in number sense. My eyes have definitely been opened. They literally have little number sense and are gaining so much each day. :)
Short a buddy read... we did this with two stars and a wish!