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When your child is absent, please send a note stating the reason for the absence. THANK YOU!
Scholastic Reading Club News
Our class will be participating with the Scholastic Reading Club formerly known as Scholastic Book Club. This is a great way to purchase books at a great price. If you would like to order online, please go to: https://clubs2.scholastic.com
Our class code is GXWDF.
Our February order is due Monday, February 6, 2017.
In Literacy, we will do Units of Study in Reading and Writing.
- Students will be reading literature in partnerships of two or three students from our classroom libraries.
- These libraries have been funded through grants and teachers' money.
- Students need to treat books respectfully
- Damaged or lost books need to be replaced
Module 1: Sums and Differences to 100
Module 2: Addition and Subtraction of Length Units
A: Understand Concepts About the Ruler
B: Measure and Estimate Length using Different Measurement Tools
C: Measure and Compare Lengths Using Different Length Units
D: Relate Addition and Subtraction to Legnth
- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
- Model with mathematics
- Use appropriate tools strategically.
- Attend to precision.
- Look for and make use of structure.
- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
Room 14 Attendance
It is important for students to attend school everyday, on time, and for the full length of the school day. Excellent school attendance paves the way for academic achievement. Melrose Elementary's goal is for all students to achieve 96% attendance or better, having no more than 5 - 7 absences for the school year.
January Perfect Attendance:
Josie, Kathryn, Grace, William, Maven, Abigail, Jack, Joanne, Tristan, Jorge, Azaliah, David, and Kelly.
Welcome to Room 14!
Welcome to Room 14's webpage!
I'm looking forward to the many learning adventures that we will have this school year. Here you will find the updates for Room 14 regarding assignments, projects, and the various learning experiences. Check out 2013-14 5th Grade webpage for for detailed learning experiences.
I invite you to my personal webpage for more information about me.
We Blog on KidBLogs!
Check out our KidBlogs!
Ms. Miyaji, Room 14 (2016-2017) is our Class's Name on KidBlogs.
We started using Schoology as our Learning Management System (LMS). Students log in using their lausd email username and password.
Second Grade Community is using Course: GRADE 2: Section 1
Our Community Agreements
We visit the school Library weekly on Fridays. Students need to return their school library books on Fridays!
Students book shop weekly. See the schedule for your child's book shopping day of the week. Your child is bringing home books daily to read at home. Those books and the book log need to return to school on a daily basis.
Middle of Year (MOY) Reading Assessments
Second grade students were assessed for MOY. A report was discussed with your child that demonstrates his/her reading level in various areas. The report was given to you child to give you,his/her parent(s). They should be able to share the information with you.
Instructional Reading Expectations for 2nd Grade for Text Reading Comprehension
(TRC) with Fountas & Pinnell Levels
Beginning of Year
(Aug - Sept)
(Jan - Feb)
End of Year
(May - June)
4 - Exceeds Expectations
3 - Meets Expectations
J to K
L to M
2 - Approaches Expectations
F to H
1 - Does Not Meet Expectations
E and below
H and below
J and below
Suggested Activities to do at HOME
See below for tasks that should be done at home.
iPad are being sent home as of 1-31-17 so the app and movie making tasks can be done.
1) Read (Students select books from school. They also have a book log & should be jotting in their Reader's Notebook.)
2) Create a How to.. movie. (see bullets below) (Use video and/or iMovie to film AND iMovie to add your Title) DUE: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
- Present something you are an expert at.
- 2 - 4 minutes long
- Use realia in your movie.
- (We will have a sign-up sheet in the classroom for presenting the student work.)
- ixl Math (See Mathematics Folder in Schoology for skills to practice.)
- Word Study activites (Students may bring home their Word Study folders to show their families what spelling patterns they are learning this week.) (Note: There is a weekly spelling quiz.)
- Epic Reading
- Math apps
- other activities are coming
About Sachiko Miyaji
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I received a BS in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. GO BRUINS! I obtained my teaching credential from California State University, Los Angeles. In the summer of 2008, I completed a Masters program: MA in Educational Administration, Option: Educational Leadership from California State University, Los Angeles. I earned National Board Certification (an advanced teaching credential): Class of 2012. To learn more about National Board Certification, click on this link. Spring of 2014 I completed a 2 year fellowship with the Cotsen Art of Teaching.
About Alexis Contreras
I grew up and was raised in the small city of Pico Rivera. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Minor in Theatre from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). I am currently student teaching under UCLA's IMPACT Urban Residency Program. I will receive my Elementary Teaching Credential at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. I will also receive my Masters in Education December of 2017.
Ms. Miyaji and her pets
2nd Grade: School Supply Wishes
- 2 composition books (black/white cover)
- 5 durable, 2-pocket folders, at least one plastic, with 3 fasteners for binder paper
Classroom Supplies (for students and teachers to use as a community)
- pens (blue, black, red, green)
- Crayons - 24 count
- Colored pencils
- Colored markers, thick and thin (Box of 8)
- Black dry erase markers (thin)
- Color pack of dry erase markers (chisel)
- Plastic sheet protectors (1 pack)
- Glue sticks
- Photocopy Paper
- Hand sanitizer
- Disinfecting wipes or Baby wipes
- Boxes of tissues
- Post-It notes (to use during Reader's Workshop)
- Anything for "Treasure Box" (student rewards)
Physical Education (Students should be prepared daily)
- Tennis shoes/ athletic shoes
- Appropriate clothes for PE
Please Note: Parent purchases are voluntary, and greatly appreciated.
Thanks to everyone who attended the mandatory Digital Citizenship meeting with their child. Students who attended with their parent(s) are now able to take home a laptop. There are several families that have NOT attended. Attend a make-up meeting so that your child is able to take home a laptop. It is a MANDATORY meeting.
Practice Keyboarding with Typing Club
For Homeroom 28 students:
Use your ixl UserName and Password
Second Grade will have weekly Physical Education on Wednesdays with Coach Andy from Got Game, and on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays with Mr. Gaffield, Ms. Miyaji, Ms. Contreras, and Ms. Evelyn.
Please have your child dressed appropriately for physical activities on the days stated above.
How to talk about Books with your Child
In Literacy (reading), it is not only important to learn to read the words in a book, but in is even more important to understand what you are reading. There are different levels of comprehension. You may want to ask these type of questions when talking about a book.
Literal Characters, setting, problem, plot detail
- What happened in this story?
- Who are the characters?
- Where does it happen?
Inference Connects details of story, grasps implicit meaning
- Is it possible that?
- What might happen before/after...?
Critical Evaluates story information and meaning.
- Do you have opinions about the story?
- What do you like/not like about the story?
Creative Imagination sparked by story.
- Has anything like this happened to you?
- Tell a story that comes to mind after reading this.
THANK YOU to everyone who donated to these projects! Both are now completely funded.
Room 28 Project: Creating a Fifth Grade Library Together!
This project qualified for a matching grant from Kia. Kia will match funds for this project when the other half gets funded by donors AND while their funds last.
Room 28 Project: 5th Grade Library II (American Chiller) and MORE!
This project qualified for a matching grant from Elsa & David Foundation.
All materials have arrived!