Week of April 15th

This week in:

Language Arts–   Distinguish literal from non-literal language using a poem.

Writing– Start a new narrative using two Achieve articles with farming as a theme.

Math– Begin new unit on Elapsed Time and telling time.

Science- Continue our unit on weather and climate, and the tools used to track and predict the weather. Quiz on Wednesday.

 

Question to ask your child: “What is an Anemometor?” (A tool to measure wind speed.)

 

Upcoming Events

4/18 2nd Grade Musical in the Auditorium, 6:30pm

4/22  Madison & Sullivan classes to Living Coast Discover Center

5/6  Nixon & Hernandez classes to Living Coast Discover Center

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Week of April 8th

Welcome Back!

This week in:

Language Arts–   Distinguish literal from non-literal language using proverbs from Ben Franklin.

Writing– Edit and revise writing of a narrative story based on facts from the two astronaut articles and internet research. Our focus will be on using sensory and figurative language, and using dialogue.

Math– Continue our unit on fractions.  Chapter 8 in GoMath.     ***Quiz on Thursday***

Science- Learn about the difference between weather and climate, and the tools used to track and predict the weather.

Question to ask your child: “What is the difference between climate and weather?” (Weather is the current condition of our atmosphere, while climate describes our normal weather pattern over a period of time, ie. “seasons”.)

 

Upcoming Events

4/8  Return to School, minimum day schedule!

4/22  Madison & Sullivan class field trip to Living Coast Discover Center

5/6  Nixon & Hernandez class field trip to Living Coast Discover Center

Week of March 18th

        Spring Break

            Parent Teacher Conferences Continue this week.  Minimum Day Schedule.

                                      Students dismissed at 1:45 Monday – Friday.

This week in:

Language Arts–   Analyze an informative text and continue to practice inferring details from text.

Writing– Finish the writing of a narrative story based on facts from the two astronaut articles and internet research.

Math– Continue our unit on fractions.  Chapter 8 in GoMath.

Social Studies- On hold this week as we continue practicing using the California end of year testing website.  We will be looking at English Language Art assessments this week to include Brief Writes, Editing and Revisions.

 

Question to ask your child: “Please show me 1/3 on a number line.”  (Have your child demonstrate their understanding of how to place fractions on a number line.)

 

Upcoming Events

3/14 – 3/22  Minimum Day Schedule.  Parent / Teacher conferences

3/25 – 4/5  Spring Break

4/8  Return to School, minimum day schedule!

Week of March 11th

This week in:

Language Arts–   Analyze an informative text and continue to practice inferring details from text.

Writing– Continue the writing of a narrative story based on facts from the two astronaut articles and internet research.

Math– Continue our unit on fractions.  Chapter 8 in GoMath.

Social Studies- On hold this week as we continue practicing logging in and using the California end of year testing website.  We will be looking at English Language Art      assessments this week to include Brief Writes and Research.

 

Question to ask your child: “What is RAEEE? Hint, it’s an acronym for writing.” (RAEEE stands for Restate the question, Answer the question, use Examples, Evidence and Explain your answer.  We are focusing on the Explaining part.  Students must be able to Explain why their answer is correct.)

 

Upcoming Events

3/12  Hernandez and Nixon’s class trip to the Zoo

3/14 – 3/22  Minimum Day Schedule.  Parent / Teacher conferences

3/25 – 4/5  Spring Break

3/8  Return to School, minimum day schedule

Week of March 4th

This week in:

Language Arts–   Look at the features of realistic fiction. Practice inferring details from the text.

Writing– Write a narrative story based on facts from the two astronaut articles and internet research.

Math– Continue our unit on fractions.  Chapter 8 in GoMath.  This week we will focus on comparing fractions on a number line.

Social Studies- On hold this week as we continue practicing logging in and using the California end of year testing website.  We will be looking at English Language Art      assessments this week.

Question to ask your child: “What can you infer if someone comes in from outside with a wet umbrella?” (It’s raining outside.)“How does this information effect you?” (The student should realize that he/she will need to dress appropriately if going outside.)

 

Upcoming Events

3/7 Junior Achievement Day- Students will learn about communities, city management, zoning laws and build a replica of a city out of paper.

3/12  Hernandez and Nixon’s class trip to the Zoo

3/14 – 3/22  Minimum Day Schedule.  Parent / Teacher conferences

3/25 – 4/5  Spring Break

3/8  Return to School, minimum day schedule

Week of February 25

Parent teacher conferences

Please check your child’s homework packet/ backpack for conference sign-ups.

This week in:

Language Arts– Using context clues to define vocabulary.  Literal versus non-literal language. Look at the features of descriptive texts.

Writing– Finish informative writing task for the “Astronauts Activity”.  Move on to writing a narrative story based on facts from the two astronaut articles.

Math– Continue our unit on fractions.  Chapter 8 in GoMath.  This week we will focus on strategies to solve fraction word problems.

Social Studies- On hold this week as we practice logging in and using the California end of year testing website.  We will be looking at English Language Art        assessments this week.

 

Question to ask your child: “What are some text features of descriptive (informative) texts?” (Text features include; Title, headings, pictures, graphs, illustrations, captions, and diagrams.)

 

Upcoming Events

2/26  Madison and Sullivan’s class trip to the Zoo         

2/29  Read Across America/ Pajama Day

3/12  Hernandez and Nixon’s class trip to the Zoo

3/14 – 3/22  Minimum Day Schedule.  Parent / Teacher conferences

Week of February 18th

* Students will be practicing logging in and using the California State Testing website this week, Tuesday – Thursday from about 10:00 – 11:45.

This week in:

Language Arts– Authors point of view and interpreting graphic features like illustrations.

Writing– Continue “Astronauts Activity”.  Use two text sources to answer multiple prompts on the subject.  We will be using these texts to write informative and opinion responses as well as for writing a narrative.  This will be a multi-week process.

Math– Continue our unit on fractions.  Chapter 8 in GoMath. Our first focus is on developing an understanding of fractions as numbers and that a fraction represents a whole being partitioned into equal parts.

Social Studies- On hold this week as we practice logging in and using the California end of year testing website.  We will be looking at Math assessments this week.

 

Question to ask your child: “How many fourths are in one whole?” (There are 4 fourths.)

 

Upcoming Events

****4/22 Spring Picture Day is not this Thursday.  It is in April.***

2/22 Dances with Wolves 2pm – 4pm in the auditorium.  The cost is $1.00.  See the PTA table before and after school.

2/22  Spirit Day- Dress up like your favorite Video Game Character

2/29  Read Across America/ Pajama Day