Second Grade Rock Stars

Tour News!

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Next on tour: Upcoming Events

Coming on Tour Soon:

  • 10/19: Picture Day Retakes
  • 10/20: WCS High School Preview Night 6pm at Pebblewood Campus
  • 10/21: NWEA Testing in the morning
  • 10/21: Olympic Triathlon Kick-Off Video Release
  • 10/22: Second Grade Field Trip to Sierra College - wear spirit shirts!
  • 10/23: Mrs. Martin Out: Presenting at Napa Fall CUE Conference
  • 10/24: Fall Festival 2:00-6:00pm
  • 10/24-10/30: Scholastic Book Fair at Del Paso
  • 10/27: Sunglasses Day: "Our futures are looking bright!"
  • 10/27: Mrs. Martin Out: Presenting Research at Provost's Research Showcase
  • 10/30: Hat Day
  • 10/30: Buddy Walking Field Trip
  • 11/04: Explorit Science Night 6pm-8pm at DP Campus
  • 11/05: WAVE Meeting 6:30pm
  • 11/11: No School: Veteran's Day
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Our Highlights: What We've Been Rockin' At!

Another fabulous week in the Rock Star Classroom! This week during Science, we began looking at a broader picture of erosion. We looked at erosion in the United States and where it is occurring. Students as scientists, asked questions, developed hypotheses, and then we designed how we might be able to identify what is speeding the erosion process up in certain areas.

In reading we have been reading Cinderella and learning about the elements of folktales and fairytales. We will be reading different version from around the world of Cinderella this week. Including Sydney Rella (about a football player who loses his cleat), The Rough-Faced Girl (an Algonquin story), The Korean Cinderella, and Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella, and many more. We will be focusing on comparing and contrasting these versions and working on making connections from text to text.

In writing we've been working on parts of our personal narrative writing. We worked on the plot and on focusing in on a small moment. We will be working on writing personal narratives for the next few weeks and publish them into our class library. After we our personal narrative unit, students will be writing their own fractured fairytales and connecting what they have learned through reading different versions and fractured fairytales themselves.

In Math we are going to continue to work on really getting down place value so that students have a solid understanding of why we regroup and not just how we regroup.

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Rockin' and Rollin' into Next Week!

Math: Place Value, Adding with Regrouping

Reading: Comparing and Contrasting Stories, Character Traits, Making Connections: Text to Text

Writing: Narrative Writing: Drafting, Revising, and Editing

Language: Irregular Plural Nouns, Irregular Verbs and Adverbs

Science: Land Changes Over Time, Inquiry into Problem Solving

Theme: Genres, Folktales, and Fairytales!

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Questions to ask your child...

  • What is the value of 582? Can you break it apart to show me the value? (500+80+2)
  • Who is your 4th Grade buddy?
  • Can you name the two parts to a setting? (where and when the story takes place)
  • What's the answer to the Math Monday problem? CLICK HERE to see and answer it!
  • Why do you think some areas erode faster than others? What's your hypothesis?

Contact the Band Manager!

Jen Martin

Second Grade Teacher

Westlake Charter School

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