Sneak Peek

Miss Roberts * Stoy School * February 8, 2016


This week, we will read about schools in other parts of the world and explore the question, “Why do authors write different kinds of texts?” In the informational text Schools Around the World, we will learn about the ways schools in other parts of the world are the same and are different. We will also read a selection of poems about school in School Poems.

Target Vocabulary: culture, community, languages, transportation, subjects, lessons, special, wear

Phonics Skills: Vowel digraphs ee, ea (long e sound)

Vocabulary Strategy: Using a dictionary

Comprehension Skill: Author’s purpose – tell why an author writes a book

Comprehension Strategy: Analyze/evaluate – tell how you feel about the text and why

Early in the week, the students will put the finishing touches on their Valentine keepsakes. As Valentines are brought in throughout the week, they will be distributed so that everyone can take them home on Thursday.

This week, we will return to fiction writing. The students will revisit the importance of every story to have a beginning, middle and end. They will also see samples and practice writing second grade stories, which are longer and include more details to help the reader visualize their story. Each mini-lesson will focus on how to carry their oral story-telling voice into their written stories. The stories they tell to their friends with their voice should be the same as the stories they tell their readers on paper.


Lesson 6-1: Representing Data: Pockets
  • Solve comparison number stories
  • Count the number of pockets on their clothes
  • Represent the class pockets data in tally charts
  • Draw picture graphs to represent the pocket data
  • Draw bar graphs to represent the pocket data
Lesson 6-2: Comparison Number Stories
  • View Quick Look cards
  • Solve a comparison number story
  • Discuss how to use a comparison diagram to organize information in a number story
  • Solve comparison number stories
  • Practice Fact Triangles
Lesson 6-3: Interpreting Number Stories
  • Mentally add and subtract 10 and 100
  • Solve a number story
  • Share strategies for solving a number story
  • Select situation diagrams to help organize information from number stories
  • Solve number stories

Character Counts and Social Studies

The students will be learning about the TRUST pillar during February and March. The students have discussed that trust is earned over time through various positive actions and behaviors. However, they have also shared how it can also be lost by repetitive negative actions and behaviors. This week, we will read a beautiful story,The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson. It is a story about two girls who earn each others' trust through very simple, caring actions.

We are beginning Unit 4, The Study of People. The students will explore the diversity of people in the United States and identify examples of various cultures within their own community. We will learn how explorers, pioneers, and immigrants helped make the United States what it is. We will begin this unit by talking about our own families. The students will share their cultures and customs. Please share some of your family’s history and unique traditions with your child so they will be better able to contribute to our classroom conversation


February 8th - 11th: Student Council "High Five" sale at lunch .50 cents a piece
February 9th - Follow a Friday Schedule
February 12th - No School: Teacher In-Service
February 15th - No School: President's Day
February 19th - Book Orders due
February 26th- W.E.B. Projects due