Parent News November 25-27, 2013

-Thanksgiving Holiday this week. School will be  dismissed at 2:22 on Tuesday, November 26th and 12:52 on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013. There will be no School on Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29.

-There will be no After School Intervention Groups for Second Grade this week. We resume on Monday, December 2nd.

-This week’s short homework will be due on Wednesday.

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


 There will be no Spelling Words this week.




  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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