Parent News Decmeber 2-6, 2013

-Kind Kids Field Trip on Friday, December 6th from 9:45-1:15. Please consider chaperoning! We can take 10 parents total.

-Santa’s Secret Shop is open in Room C-10 this week. Hours are 7:30-8:00, upper and lower grade recesses, upper and lower grade lunch time, and after school until 3:00. It is suggested that students make purchases when their class goes to the shop as a group, but the parent volunteers have been somewhat flexible!

Language Arts:


Unit 3: “Text Structure”

Story: “Big Bushy Mustache” 

 2.RF.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.


c. Use context to confirm or self-correct word-recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

d. Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.


2.RL.2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.


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

2.W.5 With guidance and support from adults and peers,focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed through editing and revising.



Spelling Words

1.   cloud

2.   growl

3.  round

4.   scout

5.   count

6.  ouch

7.  down

8.   tower

9.  meow

10. outside

11.  sound

12. mouth

13. loud

14. hour

15. our


Language Arts Academic Vocabulary:


narrative, temporal


 Language Arts Domain Specific Vocabulary:




  Unit 5: Measuring Time


 Purpose/Focus: Students tell (orally and in writing) and write time after reading analog and digital clocks. Time should be to 5 minute intervals, and students should also use the terms a.m. and p.m. Students should understand that there are 2 cycles of 12 hours in a day-a.m. and p.m.. Recoding their daily actions in a journal would be helpful for making real-world connections and understanding the difference between these two cycles.  ( SJUSD Division of Instruction, June 2013)


2.MD.7 Tell and write time form analog and digital clocks to the nearest 5 minutes, using a.m. and p.m..


Standards for Mathematical Practice:


 MP5: Use appropriate tools strategically. Use appropriate tools recognizing the strengths and liabilities of each. In what situations might it be more helpful or informative to use….”


 MP6: Attend to precision. Communicate precisely with others and try to use clear mathematical language when discussing their reasoning.

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