Parent News Novemner 18-22, 2013

-Cookie Dough orders arrive this week.

-Thanksgiving Holiday next week. School is dismissed at 12:52 on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. No School Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29.


Language Arts:


Unit 3: Text Structure

Story: “A Trip to the Firehouse”


2.RI.7 Explain how specific images,  such as a diagram explaining how a machine works, contribute to and clarify a text.

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

2.RI.2 Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.

Spelling Words


1.   pail

2.   tail

3.  pray

4.   stain

5.   clay

6.  wait

7.  bay

8.   paid

9.  braid

10. jail

11. crayon

12. snail

13. sail

14. birthday

15. quail


 Language Arts Academic Vocabulary:

text features, captions, diagrams, photographs


 Language Arts Domain Specific Vocabulary:





 Unit 4: Place Value


 Purpose/Focus: This unit calls for students to read, write, and represent a number of objects with a written numeral. Remember than when reading and writing whole numbers, the word “and” should not be used. 235 would be written as “two hundred thirty-five”. Students are introduced to symbols greater than >, less than <, and equal to = in First Grade and use them in Second Grade with numbers within 1,000.


 2.NBT. 3 & 4 – Compare numbers based on meaning of tens and ones.



2.OA.2- Gain fluency with subtraction facts through 20 (Math Facts in a Flash Practice)


 Standards for Mathematical Practice:


 MP2: “Reason abstractly and quantitatively. Create a logical representation of the problem. Attend to meanings of quantities.” (SJUSD Division of Instruction, June 2013)


 MP7:  “Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.” (SJUSD Division of Instruction, June 2013)

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