Parent News November 4-8, 2013

-This is Conference Week. School is dismissed at 12:22 every day.

-Every family has a conference time scheduled. If your appointment does not work for you, contact your child’s teacher to reschedule!

-The very best way to contact your child’s teacher if you aren’t able to come by the classroom is to email them: or

Language Arts Focus:

Unit 3: Text Structure

Week 1 Story: “Chinatown” by William Low

Spelling Words


1.   that

2.   this

3.  with

4.   white

5.   while

6.  why

7.  ship

8.   shape

9.  tricked

10. chin

11. each

12. rich

13. them

14. China

15. Thursday


2.RL.4-Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines)supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

2.W.3-Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

2.SL.1- Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

2.L.2- Demonstrate a command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


Math Focus:

Unit 4: Using Place Value to 100

Purpose/Focus: Students will read, write, and represent a number of objects with a written numeral (number form or standard form). They will have many opportunities tor read and write numerals in different ways. Students will be reviewing to greater then >, less than <, and equal to = and have ample experiences communicating their comparisons in words before symbols are started.

Second graders will rely on first grade knowledge of hundreds, tens, and ones, modeling numbers, and comparing them.

Common Core Standard:

2.NBT.3 & 4: Read and write numbers to 1,00 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form; and: Compare two three-digit numbers based on the meanings of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits, using >, <, and= symbols to record the results of comparisons.

Standards for Mathematical Practice:

MP2: Reason abstractly and quantitatively. Attend to meaning of quantities, not just how to compute them. “How is ______related to____?”; “What is the relationship between____and___?”

MP7: Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. “What patterns do you find in______?”; “How do you know something is a pattern?”

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