# Second Grade Rock Stars

## Next on tour: Upcoming Events

• 10/23- NWEA Testing
• 10/23- WCMS Chilli Cook Off at 6pm on the Pebblewood Campus
• 10/27-10/31- Red Ribbon Week
• 11/04- Olympic Triathlon Event Day
• 11/06- WAVE Meeting 6:30pm
• 11/10- No School
• 11/11- No School
• 11/17-11/21- Parent Teacher Conferences

## Our Highlights: What We've Been Rockin' At!

In writing we have been working on editing and publishing our Personal Narratives about an important moment in our lives. Check out pictures of the students editing using their Writer's Eyes Glasses (which help them be able to see all of the punctuation, grammar, and spelling corrections that need to be made). We will be publishing these writing pieces next week and students will have gone through their first ever full writing process.

In reading we are currently reading fairy tales. We have been focusing on identifying the problem, solution, characters, setting, and magical elements of the fairy tale Cinderella. We will be looking at fractured fairy tales (mixed up versions of the original fairy tales). Students are so excited to read the variations, The Rough-Face Girl, Sidney Rella and the Glass Football Sneaker, Seriously, Cinderella is So Annoying!, and many more (see the covers below).

In math, we finished up money and will continue to review it sporadically throughout the year. Please also continue to review coins and money with your child at home as well. Have them count the change at home or help you pay at the register and tell you what your change should be. We will be working on really solidifying the foundation of regrouping and building off of those addition strategies that are the needed foundation for most math concepts.

## Rockin' and Rollin' into Next Week!

Math: Addition and Regrouping Foundational Strategies

Reading: Story Mapping (characters, setting, problem, and solution), Comparing and Contrasting two or more versions of the same story (by reading Fractured Fairy Tales and variations of Cinderella), Point of View

Writing: Publishing our Important Moment Stories and focusing on Narrative Writing elements

Grammar: Contractions

Conventions: Apostrophes in contractions

Social Studies: Maps

Spelling: Contractions (combining of words that lose some letter, such as "do not" turns into "don't")

Event: Contraction Surgery!

Jen Martin