Parent News for September 9-13, 2013

Upcoming at Carson:


Monday, September 9th, 2013: Fall Photo Day (Students wear uniforms)


Tuesday, September 10th, 2013: Patriot Spirit Day (Wear Red, White, and Blue)


Friday, September 13th, 2013: SELAC meeting 8:05 A.M.


Friday, September 20th, 2013: Walk-A-Thon (Second Grade Walks 10:00-11:30 A.M.) and Harvest Festival (starts at 5:00 P.M.. Remember to volunteer at your child’s class’ booth!)


Monday, September 20th-Friday, October 4th, 2013: (FALL BREAK-NO SCHOOL)


This week in class:


 Language Arts:

 Unit 1 “Good Readers Ask Questions”


 Story: “Mrs. Brown Went to Town” by Wong Herbert Yee


 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 an 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.

2.RF.3a Read and write long and short in regularly spelled words in text.



Spelling Words



1.   bite

2.   late

3.  size

4.  made

5.   side

6. face

7. same

8.   hide

9. line

10. wave

11. rule



14. give*

15. have*


Language Arts Academic Vocabulary:

evidence, independent, collaborate

Language Arts Domain Specific Vocabulary:

close reading, reading strategies, text annotations





 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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