News for Families, August 27-31, 2013

Please come to Back to School Night on Tuesday, August 27th at 6:30 P.M.! Join your child’s teacher in their classroom for a short presentation on what your child can expect in school this year! The first PTA meeting of the year will follow at 7:15.

*Please note: Back to School Night is an adults-only evening. Please attend without your children!


This week in class:

Language Arts:

Unit 1 “Good Readers Ask Questions”

Story: “Dragon Gets By” by Dav Pilkey

2.RL.1 (Literature) and 2.RI.1 (Informational Text) Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

2.W.1 (Opinion) Students will write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state and opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.

Spelling Words



1.   get

2.   run

3.  top

4.   on

5.   sun

6.  yes

7.  box

8.   net

9.  seven

10. pet

11. pond

12. check

13. ten

14. not

15. number



Unit 1: Reinforcing One-Step Problems for Addition and Subtraction

Purpose/Focus: The purpose of this unit is to build on prior knowledge and strategies with addition and subtraction for Grade 1. Students add and subtract numbers within 100 in the context of one-step word problems. Students should have ample experiences working on various types of word problems.

2.OA.1-Reinforce strategies and learnings from prior grades to solve one-step problems for addition or subtraction using drawings, objects, and equations.

2.OA.3- Determine whether a group of objects has an odd or even group of members.

2.MD.6-Represent whole numbers as lengths from from 0 on the number line to add or subtract.


Standards for Mathematical Practice:

MP4: Model with mathematics

MP5: Use appropriate tools strategically






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