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Newsletter for the Week of October 27th  

 

Newsletter for the Week of October 27-31, 2014

 

Next Week in English Language Arts

 

Reading – One Good Turn Deserves Another

RL.2.2. Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

http://www.penguin.com/static/packages/us/yreaders/aesop/index.php

http://www.umass.edu/aesop/fables.php

RL.2.9. Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.

Writing

W.2.3. Write narratives in which they recount a well elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

Language

L.2.2c. Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.

Spelling Words Focus on: Vowel Digraphs (ai and ay)

 

Main              Wait               Say                 Away             Play                Raise

Brain              Paint              Stay                Today                        Tray                Tail


 

http://bogglesworldesl.com/voweldigraphs.htm

 Your child can practice with his/her spelling words on www.spellingcity.com. Search teacher’s name, type in Faye Thompson, and click on the story title for the week.

 

Next Week in Math - http://www.mathplayground.com/

6-1:      Adding Tens

6-2:      Adding Ones

6-3:      Adding Tens and Ones

6-4:      Adding On A Hundred Chart

http://www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/lesweb/second/reteach/reteach.html


 

Next Week in Science

Illustrate the weather conditions of different seasons. It is essential for students to know that each season has different weather patterns. There are four basic seasons: winter, spring, summer, and fall/autumn.

 

Winter               The weather may be cold or freezing; there may be rain, snow, or sleet

Spring               The weather starts to get warmer; there may be a lot of rain; the air can be windy

Summer            The weather is often hot and dry; there may be little or no rain; the air can be windy

Fall/Autumn       The weather starts to get cooler; there may be little or no rainfall; the air can be windy

 

Next Week in Social Studies

Recognize the basic elements that make up a cultural region in the United States, including language, beliefs, customs, art, and literature.

http://www.usconsulate.org.hk/pas/kids/

http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/maps/united-states-regions/?ar_a=1

It is essential for students to know

Students need to know the distinct characteristics of a cultural region, some of the natural features of that cultural region in the United States, and the meaning of cultural diversity. Students should know examples of these characteristics and features such as language, beliefs, customs, art, and literature. Students should understand that these features vary from region to region across the United States.

 

Incentive Program

All students were given a challenge at the beginning of the year to work hard and be on their best behavior. If students meet the set guidelines, they will receive rewards from the administrative staff. Your son or daughter will have a behavior grade sent home. (E-excellent, S-satisfactory, N-needs improvement, or U-unsatisfactory) Students receiving an excessive amount of Ns and Us, will not be able to participate. We will reward students who may be having some academic struggles, but are trying their best and is behaving appropriately. We want to acknowledge their persistence in trying to accomplish their goal. However, students with passing grades that continue to misbehave, show disrespect, and have no regard for district and school policies and expectations, will not be allowed to participate.

 

CogAT and ITBS Testing

All 2nd graders will be taking the Gifted and Talented test on next week. The test will run from Monday, October 27th through Thursday, October 30th. Please have your child here on time because testing will begin by 8:30 each morning.

 


Newsletter for the Week of October 20-24, 2014  

Next Week in English Language Arts

Reading – The Bremen Town Musicians

RL.2.1. Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.  Focus Strategy: Cause and Effect

Writing

W.2.3. Write narratives in which they recount a well elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

Language

L.2.1b. Form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns (e.g., feet, children, teeth, mice, fish).

SPELLING WORDS

Focus on: Plurals –s, -es, -ies

lunch, lunches, story, stories, tune, tunes, switch, switches, baby, babies, note, notes

Your child can practice with his/her spelling words on www.spellingcity.com. Search the teacher’s name and click on the story title for the week.

Next Week in Math - http://www.mathplayground.com/

 

Lesson 5-4 - Count within 1000; skip-count by 5’s, 10’s and 100s.

Lesson 5-5 - Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; Add up to four two-digit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.

Lesson 5-6 - Determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even  number of members, e.g., by pairing objects or counting them by 2s; write an equation to express an even number as a sum of two equal addends; Explain why addition and subtraction strategies work, using place value and the properties of operations.

Lesson 5-7 - Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship[ between addition and subtraction; Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one-and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations  with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

Next Week in Science

Recall weather terminology (including temperature, wind direction, wind speed, and precipitation as rain, snow, sleet, and hail).

It is essential for students to know that weather conditions can be described using specific weather terminology.

Temperature                  How hot or cold the air is at a given time.  Each day the high and low temperatures are recorded.

Wind direction               The direction from which the wind blows

Wind speed                   How fast or slow the wind blows

Precipitation                  The type of water falling from the clouds as rain, snow, sleet, or hail




Temperature
A thermometer is used to measure temperature.
Thermometers record temperature in degrees Fahrenheit or degrees Celsius.

Wind Direction

A wind sock or wind vane is used to determine wind direction.

The wind sock or vane will point in the direction from which the wind is blowing.

Wind speed
A Beaufort Wind Scale is used to measure wind speed in miles per hour (mph).
Visual clues are the essential comparisons.


Precipitation
A rain gauge is used to measure rainfall.
A rain gauge measures in inches.

Next Week in Social Studies - http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/maps/united-states-regions/?ar_a=1

Recognize the basic elements that make up a cultural region in the United States, including language, beliefs, customs, art, and literature.

 

It is essential for students to know

Students need to know the distinct characteristics of a cultural region, some of the natural features of that cultural region in the United States, and the meaning of cultural diversity.  Students should know examples of these characteristics and features such as language, beliefs, customs, art, and literature.  Students should understand that these features vary from region to region across the United States.