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5/13 - 5/17

posted May 17, 2019, 8:19 AM by Susana Kwan

This week, students learned...'
Benchmark -
  • Identify Key Details and Determine Main Ideas

  • Build Vocabulary: Use Root Words

  • Use Images to Clarify a Text

  • Draw Inferences to Formulate a Hypothesis

  • Synthesize Information from Two Texts to Discuss a Topic
Phonics:
  • Prefixes un-, re-, dis-
  • Abbreviations
Math: Graphs: pictograph, line plots, symbols, bar graphs
Writing: Opinion Writing - using the checklist to edit and revise writing
Tall Tales: characteristics, John Henry, Paul Bunyan
Jr. Achievement: People in the Community Work Together

5/6 - 5/10

posted May 10, 2019, 9:34 AM by Susana Kwan

This week, students learned....

Benchmark - Unit 10
Essential Question: How can something old become new?
In this unit, students read and compare selections about the states of matter and their properties to analyze how matter can change.
  • Identify Key Details and Determine Main Ideas

  • Identify Author’s Purpose

  • Use Images to Clarify a Text

  • Build Vocabulary: Use Root Words

  • Identify and Describe Technical Procedures

  • Compare and Contrast Text Features of Procedural Texts
Phonics- Possessives (singular and plural)
Math - Topic 16 Time - quarter to, quarter past, half past, calendar
Grammar - Helping Verbs
Writing - Opinion Writing and typing an opinion writing piece in Google Classroom.
Poetry - Rhyme, Rhythm, Alliteration. Students typed up a I AM Poem about themselves, Haikus
Art - Mother's day art project

4/29 - 5/3

posted May 3, 2019, 1:01 PM by Susana Kwan

Dear Parents,

This week, students learned...

ELA/Benchmark:
  • Identify Story Events

  • Build Vocabulary: Predict the Meaning of Compound Words

  • Use Text Evidence to Draw Inferences

  • Compare and Contrast Key Concepts in Two Texts
Phonics:
  • Silent Letters /n/ gn, kn; /r/ wr; /m/ mb
Math: Finished Topic 15 Measurements. Took a test on Friday
Writing - Opinion Writing
Science - Parts of the Plant, made grass heads
Social Studies - resources
Art Project
Grammar - Linking Verbs

4/22-4/26

posted Apr 26, 2019, 8:49 AM by Susana Kwan   [ updated Apr 26, 2019, 8:56 AM ]

Dear Parents,

This week, students learned...

ELA/Benchmark:
  • Identify Story Events

  • Build Vocabulary: Predict the Meaning of Compound Words

  • Use Text Evidence to Draw Inferences

  • Compare and Contrast Key Concepts in Two Texts
Phonics:
  • Schwa
  • Irregular Plural Nouns (men/men; foot/feet)
Math: Topic 15 Measurement: centimeters, inches, foot, yard. Students need to the know which measuring unit is used to measure different types of items and how to measure using the different measuring units. 
Social Studies: Producers/Consumers/Buyers/Sellers/Goods/Services
Science - Plants

4/15 - 4/19

posted Apr 19, 2019, 1:57 PM by Susana Kwan   [ updated Apr 19, 2019, 2:00 PM ]

Dear Parents,

This week, students learned...

ELA/Benchmark: Unit 9 Week 1  
Essential Question: How do the goods we make, buy, and sell connect us?
  • Identify Key Details and Determine Main Ideas

  • Build Vocabulary: Predict the Meaning of Compound Words

  • Identify Author’s Purpose

  • Identify Story Events

  • Identify and Analyze Sequential Text Structure

  • Draw Inferences

  • Compare and Contrast an Informational and Literary Text
Phonics:
-y Ending, -ly Ending
Math:  Topic 14 test (adding, subtracting estimating money). Next week, we start Topic 15 learning about Measurements
Social Studies: Producers / Consumers
Writing: Complete Heroes book

4/8 - 4/12

posted Apr 12, 2019, 9:46 AM by Susana Kwan

Dear Parents,

This week, students learned...

ELA/Benchmark: Students took the Unit 8 test - scores will be in the homework folder.
  • Identify Key Details and Determine Main Ideas

  • Identify Opinions and Reasons

  • Build Vocabulary: Distinguish Shades of Meaning

  • Analyze Reasons and Evidence
Phonics: comparatives (-er, -est); contractions (‘ll, ‘ve, ‘m)
Language: comparatives (-er, -est); contractions (‘ll, ‘ve, ‘m)
Math: Topic 13 money and test. Topic 14 - adding and subtracting money
Writing: completing all heroes and biography writing

3/25 - 3/29

posted Mar 28, 2019, 7:34 PM by Susana Kwan   [ updated Mar 28, 2019, 7:40 PM ]

Dear Parents,

We had such a fun and eventful week with students dressing up from their Fun Run incentives to the Talent Show. Congratulations to our very own, Kaylee and Austin, who did an awesome job performing at the Talent Show!  Have a wonderful break and don't forget to start working on the animal project if you have time. We had our last Art in Action lesson this week. Thank you to Mrs. Patel for teaching the lesson and Mrs. Mathur for volunteering!

This week, students learned..
ELA/Benchmark:
  • Identify Key Details and Determine Main Ideas

  • Build Vocabulary: Compare Formal and Informal Language

  • Analyze Cause and Effect Text Structure

  • Identify Author’s Purpose

  • Make Connections Across Texts
Phonics:  -er and -or endings; homographs
Grammar: Linking Verbs
Math: Topic 13 Money: students need to know the values of the coins and how to add them up
Science: Research in their Habitat groups. Write about it and they will present it to the class.
Reader's Theater

3/18-3/22

posted Mar 22, 2019, 10:53 AM by Susana Kwan

This week, students learned...

ELA/Benchmark: Volcano, Tornado, Water's Awesome Wonder
  • Identify Key Details and Determine Main Ideas

  • Build Vocabulary: Compare Formal and Informal Language

  • Build Vocabulary: Distinguish Shades of Meaning

  • Analyze Cause and Effect

  • Analyze How Reasons Support Points in a Text

  • Compare and Contrast Two Informational Texts
Phonics: Irregular plural nouns (feet, children, teeth, mice, fish)
Language: Compare Formal and Informal Language
Grammar: Being Verbs
Writing - finish drafts for heroes
Science - Started learning about Habitats

3/11 - 3/14

posted Mar 14, 2019, 12:14 PM by Susana Kwan

This week, students learned...

ELA/Benchmark -  took Unit 7 test and started Unit 8
  • Identify Key Details and Determine Main Ideas

  • Build Vocabulary: Compare Formal and Informal Language

  • Build Vocabulary: Distinguish Shades of Meaning

  • Analyze Cause and Effect

  • Analyze How Reasons Support Points in a Text

  • Compare and Contrast Two Informational Texts
  • High-Frequency Words: against, certain, door, early, field, heard, knew, listen, morning, several
  • Weekly Spelling Words: feet, teeth, lives, fish, sheep, men, women, shelves, children, people
Phonics:
Irregular plural nouns (feet, children, teeth, mice, fish)
Grammar: took subject/verb agreement test, Being Verb
Math: started Topic 12 - Geometry (Plane and Solid Shapes, Vertices, Edges, Flat Surfaces)
Writing: All the heroes writing. Cooperative group paragraph writing on primary source. Biography research writing


3/4-3/8

posted Mar 7, 2019, 10:54 AM by Susana Kwan   [ updated Mar 7, 2019, 10:58 AM ]

 This week, students learned...

ELA/Benchmark:
  • Identify Key Details and Determine Main Ideas

  • Build Vocabulary: Distinguish Shades of Meaning

  • Identify Cause and Effect Relationships

  • Compare and Contrast Key Concept in Two Texts
  • Phonics: related root words (i.e. additional/additional)
    Writing: Helen Keller organizer and rough draft, completing all five heroes' final drafts
    Grammar: Plural verbs
    Math: finished topic 11, students took a test
    Science: experiment on "Zone of Darkness"

    3/14 - Make-up PE day
    3/15 - No School
    3/22 - Fun Run (More information will be sent out in the coming weeks.)
    3/29 - Minimum day - 12:30 dismissal
    4/1-4/5 Spring Break
    4/18 - Open House 6-7pm
    4/25 - Second Grade Musical 6:30pm

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