Second Grade Rock Stars

Tour News!

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Next on tour: Upcoming Events

Coming on Tour Soon:

  • 03/03: WAVE Coffee Talk at 8:25 a.m.
  • 03/03: Parents Go To School Night
  • 03/07: WCS Lottery Night at 5:00 p.m.
  • 03/10: People Who Made a Difference Living Wax Museum at 9:05 am near the Del Paso Cafeteria
  • 03/10: WCS Board Meeting 6:30 p.m. in Room P11 on the Pebblewood Campus
  • 03/11: Last day of the Second Trimester
  • 03/11: WAVE Soup and Stories Night 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • 03/16-03/18: Mrs. Martin Out: Presenting at CUE National Conference
  • 03/17-03/17: Early dismissal days (out at 1:20 p.m.)
  • 03/18: Spirit Day: Career Day- Dress up as what career you might want to be or any career.
  • 03/21-04/01: No School
  • 03/25: Night Under the Stars on the back lawn of Del Paso from 8:30-9:30 p.m.
  • 04/07: Spring Pictures (it was rescheduled)
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  • As a reminder, I will be doing conferences early because I will be out most of conference week due to presenting. If you have not yet, please confirm your date for our Parent Teacher Collaboration. I can't wait to sit down and speak with you about your rock star and share how much growth they have made!
  • Please join us for "Parents Go to School Night" on the Del Paso campus on Thursday, March 3rd from 5:45-8:00 p.m. to learn more about supporting your child's learning at WCS! You don't want to miss out on our keynote speaker, Kristen Baisden, school psychologist for the Roseville City School District and facilitator for Becoming a Love and Logic Parent®. This will be followed by fantastic staff-led sessions about topics of interest to all of our families. Our teachers will be presenting ideas for encouraging all WCS students from our littlest explorers to our middle school students! BASE will be open for the evening. See you there!
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Our Highlights: What We've Been Rockin' At!

Students have been working hard on the writing process of their biography and most are publishing or have published their writing pieces! Students came home yesterday with a copy of their Living Museum scripts that they made for the Living Museum speech to perform as their difference maker person on March 10th. They will be memorizing this for the living museum (no scripts in hand during it). They created it by taking their biographies that they have already written and then they decided what they wanted or needed to keep for the script and what parts to leave out since they will be memorizing it. Please look this over with your child and check for flow, that it makes sense, and that it has all the important parts needed for a brief summary about their life and how they made a positive difference. Students will need to practice memorizing at both school and home. Students can still change their script up if they like, add to it, and take parts out. If your child decides to make any changes to it, just have them bring that script back to school so I can make the changes on our school scripts, too. Please let me know if you have any questions! Check out a few of their cover pages they made on Google Docs above!

In math, we have started graphing while continuing to reinforce money concepts. Students have been awesome at skip counting to count-on in adding money and many students are using the dot method that we learned in class to help them add coins up quickly and correctly. These students are rocking it out with money!

We are so honored to have Ethan join our class! He has been a fabulous addition to our classroom and the Rock Stars have really stepped up to help him figure out where things go, how things flow, and have been leading by example. I am so proud of these rock stars!

Students have been growing during Reading Workshop! As I continue to reassess their reading, I am so impressed with how much they have grown in their reading abilities and how much each of them expresses a love for reading! This group has made so much growth in reading and I can't wait to introduce these flourishing readers all about Book Club after break!

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Rockin' and Rollin' into Next Week!

Math: Money, Graphing, and Measurement

Reading: Non-Fiction: Main Idea and Details, Identifying and Using Text Features, Types of Non-Fiction

Writing: Non-Fiction Informative Writing: Biographies of People Who Made a Difference, citations, reliable sources, editing, and revising. Making Text Features: Timeline, Headings, Bibliographies, Cover Page, Glossary

Language: Synonyms, Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words

Theme: People Who Made a Difference

Questions to ask your Rock Star...

  • How did you decide what went to keep from your biography to your speech and what to cut out?
  • How did you difference maker change the world?
  • What is an epigraph?
  • How did you find and choose what quote you wanted for the epigraph of your biography book?
  • What is tricky for you with adding money?
  • What was your favorite thing about the money scavenger hunt?
  • What should I ask your teacher about at our conference?
  • Can you answer the Math Monday problem? CLICK HERE to get to it. Remember to answer in a complete sentence. Extra points for explaining what strategy you used!

Come to our Living Wax Museum!

Second Grade Living Wax Museum

Thursday, March 10th, 9-9:45am

Westlake Charter School: In the Cafeteria, Del Paso Road, Sacramento, CA, United States

Watch history alive! See difference makers from the past come back to life! Come to our Second Grade Living Wax Museum!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Contact the Band Manager!

Jen Martin

Second Grade Teacher

Westlake Charter School