Second Grade Rock Stars

Tour News!

What is a biography?

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Next on tour: Upcoming Events

  • 01/12- CLICK HERE for the Math Monday question!
  • 01/15- Talent Show Auditions from 4:00-7:00pm
  • 01/15- WCS Board Meeting at 6:30pm (PW Campus)
  • 01/16- Spirit Day: Sports Theme
  • 01/19- No School (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  • 01/21- WCMS Information Night at 6pm
  • 01/23- Progress Reports Go Home
  • 02/05- WAVE Meeting at 6:30pm
  • 02/07- My Princess and Me Dance
  • 02/13- Spirit Day: Twin Theme
  • 03/17- Our Living Wax Museum (more details to come!)

Our Strategies We are working on!

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

We are kicking off our People Who Made a Difference Unit! This is a fantastic unit where students will not only learn about history, people who made a positive impact on the world, and important events, but they will learn that there are many ways to make a positive difference and change the world! Over the next few months, in class students will choose a person to research, write a biography book on that person, write a speech, and design a costume! Students will take on immense ownership, voice, and choice while using some 21st century skills of researching and technology. Students did such a wonderful job on the last unit by working with a partner to research their country of choice! I simply can't wait for them to use what they already learned and expand on it. Students will become their person they research and write about in March during our Living Wax Museum where they will dress up as their person, show off their biographies, and deliver their speeches to audiences (including you!).

I have been conferencing with students about their interests and people that they might be interested in researching. They filled out an interest inventory and then we spoke further about they interests I helped them to narrow and direct their focus into the right areas. Then, students looked up and read a little about people that fit their focus and made a list of possible people they are thinking about learning more about. Connect with your child by asking who they think they would like to research! They will be making their final decision on Monday and then they will begin reading a biography about their person.

Brief Overview of Unit

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Rockin' and Rollin' into Next Week!

Math: Subtraction and Addition

Reading: Non-fiction/Informational

Writing: Informative paragraphs, main idea, topic sentence with supporting details

Grammar: Homophones, homographs, possessive and plural possessive nouns

Conventions: Commas, apostrophes, and quotation mark rules

Social Studies: People Who Made a Difference

Spelling: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking...and it says it's name! (ea words 01/12-01/16) (ai words 01/20-01/23)

Where we went in December!

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Contact the Band Manager!

Jen Martin

Second Grade Teacher

Westlake Charter School

Remind 101:

Simply text: @rock2nd to the phone number: (925) 338-8054

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