Monday, November 4, 2013

Week of November 4th

Good Morning Everyone!

What a great time for a "fresh start"! This week we will be starting the second marking period. Can you believe how quickly time goes by? It seems like just yesterday we were entering the classroom for the first time and getting to know one another. Anyways, we have great things planned for the second marking period. Here are our focus standards for the week:

CCSS.Math.Content.2.OA.A.1 Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.1

CCSS.Math.Content.2.NBT.B.5 Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

CCSS.Math.Content.2.NBT.B.6 Add up to four two-digit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.2e Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.3 Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

As you can tell, we will be VERY busy!

The hardest part this week will be in math when we focus on placing an X as the unknown number in a word problem. I like to tell the children they are doing high school math because essentially, this is algebra. Practice at home with your child entering an X for the unknown and reasoning through math word problems, not just pulling out numbers.

In English Language Arts, we will be focusing on the characteristics of a tall tale...see if your child can name them all! The children really have fun with the exaggeration in tall tales and the humor associated with the exaggeration.

Please don't forget that there is a PTA Meeting on Wednesday in the Library at 6:00 PM and that we will have The Brain Show on Thursday. Please see the Allen Frear website for more details.

Have a great week!

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