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Parent News September 23-27, 2013

Upcoming at Carson:



-September 27th-Second Grade Birthdays on the blacktop benches at 2:00 P.M.! 


-Monday, September 30th-Friday, October 4th, 2013: (FALL BREAK-NO SCHOOL)


 This week in class:


 Language Arts:


 Unit 2 “Good Readers Know What’s Important”


  Story: “Henry and Mudge and The Starry Night” by Cynthia Rylant


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


 2.W.1 (Narrative) Students will write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order,and provide a sense of closure.


 2.RL.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.


 2. RL. 4 Describe how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

2.L.1 Demonstrate command of conventions of English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

d. Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring verbs.


 Spelling Words




1.   ride

2.   globe

3.  bathe

4.  rise

5.   June

6. ripe

7. chose

8.   wrote

9. cube

10. joke

11. your

12. are

13. our

14. every

15. because


 Language Arts Academic Vocabulary:




 Language Arts Domain Specific Vocabulary:


 close reading, reading strategies, text annotations




 Unit 2: Using Strategies for Addition


Purpose/Focus: “This standards focuses on developing an algebraic representation of a word problem through addition. The intent is NOT to introduce traditional algorithms or rules, but to make meaning of operations. Solving algebraic problems requires emphasizing the most crucial problem solving strategies and understanding the situation. ” SJUSD Division of Instruction, June 2013


 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.2- Gain fluency with addition facts through 20


 2.NBT.5 & 6 -Focus on addition strategies based on properties of operations


 Standards for Mathematical Practice:


 MP4: “Model with mathematics. Understand this is a way to quantitatively and abstractly (able to decontextualize and contextualize). What number model could you construct to represent the problem? How would it help to create a diagram, graph, and table…? What are some ways to visually represent…? “(SJUSD Division of Instruction, June 2013)


 MP7:  “Look for and make use of structure. Look for the overall structure and patterns in mathematics. What observations do you make about…? What do you notice when…? What parts of the problem might you eliminate…., simplify…? What patterns do you find in…?” (SJUSD Division of Instruction, June 2013)

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May 13-17, 2013

Computer Lab:

1. Take this survey (a kind of quiz where every answer you give is the right one). Type in your answers and then click to go to the next page.

2. Play the Vermi the Worm game to connect with what you learned at Walden West.

3. Do Math facts in a Flash until it’s time to go back to class.

Spelling Words:

This week you get to choose your Spelling Words! Pick the 15 most challenging words from your list and work with those this week. There will not be a Spelling Test on Friday.


This week, we are working on a project that will show what we’ve learned and share it with others. Details to follow!  

Special Events:

This is Spell-A-Thon Week. We took the test on Monday and will take home the tests on Wednesday. The Spell-A-Thon itself is on Friday. Winners from our class TBA!

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