This week in class:
Reading: chapter 21 in Superkids. We will work on distinguishing among characters in dialogue; practice reading text in illustrations; practice reading in a comic strip; and comprehension.
Phonics: verbs ending in -ing and -ed; past tense verbs; adverbs; and we will be writing a narrative focusing on characters and setting.
Math: we will continue on with Fractions.
Social Studies: this week in California Studies Weekly, Capitals or Capitol Buildings.
Religion: our new chapter is, The Gift of the Eucharist. We begin our journey onto our second Sacrament, First Holy Communion.
Science: we will wrap up Scientific Method. Remember to attend the Science Fair this Wednesday at 6pm in the auditorium. Our class project will be on display.
Hello Parents! Catholic Schools Week is upon us...there will be lots going on this week. A schedule of Catholic Schools Week activities went home in the family envelope, be sure to read through it. On Wednesday, February 6th in our school's auditorium there will be a Science Fair. On display will be our class science project that we have been working on. Hopefully you and your family will be able to attend.
This week in class:
Reading: Chapter 20 in Superkids. Comprehension: what the characters motivations are; review cause and effect; story mapping; observing punctuation; and reading with expression.
Phonics: Decoding and encoding long e with words ending -ey, -ie, and -ine; distinguishing between long a and long e; review adverbs; and conjunctions and, but, and or.
Math: We will begin Chapter 12, Fractions.
Social Studies: Our weekly is about United States Government. We will be discussing the branches of government
Religion: Chapter 12, Prayers of the Faithful.
Science: We are learning about the Scientific Method.
Hello Parents! I hope everybody enjoyed the two week holiday. We just completed our first week back and it was good to see all those little faces again. I want to remind you that First Holy Communion is Saturday, May 4th at St. Patrick's Church. I know May seems far off but trust me it will be here before you know it. Information regarding this blessed event will be going home as the date approaches.
Monday, January 21 NO SCHOOL
January 27-February 1 CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK -the events for each day are on your school calendar.
This week in class:
Reading-we began our second Superkids reader this past week, The Superkids Take Off. This week we will read chapter 18. We will practice reading with expression, observing punctuation, reading dialogue with expression, comprehension, and we will review the main idea of a story, setting, and characters.
Phonics-encoding and decoding short u vowel, making contractions with pronouns, suffix words, and review proper nouns. In writing we will be writing poetry. Last week we learned about alliteration..this week we will be writing rhyming couplets.
Math-we will continue with our chapter on Money.
Social Studies-this week in our California Studies Weekly the topic is Consequences. We will also continue to talk about Martin Luther King.
Religion-we are learning about the Works of Mercy and the power of prayer.
Science-we will continue to discuss Sound.
Week of 12/17-12/21
This is our final week before Christmas break. I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope you all enjoy the two week break. There are no spelling words and no homework this week. Remember that Friday is a half day and there is NO EXTENDED CARE.
Reading-we have completed our first Superkids reader, The Superkids Take Off. We will begin the second book when we return from holiday break. The Superkids program offers other material such as Super Magazines and Super Book club..we will spend the week exploring these other resources during our reading period.
Phonics-I will not introduce a new concept, we will spend the week reviewing parts of speech, long vowel and short vowel sounds, we will review parts of a letter, constructing sentences, and paragraphs.
Math-we have completed the first text book we now begin our Math B book. The first chapter is a short chapter about Mental Math and Estimation.
Religion-read and discuss chapter 10, Acting on God's Word. The children will learn about the Works of Mercy.
Science-our new chapter is about Forces and Motion.
Social Studies- our weekly topic is Rules and Responsibilities.
This week in class:
Reading-chapter 3 in Superkids. We will compare and contrast charcters; learn to read with appropriate stress; observe dialogue; and observe punctuation.
Phonics- word families with -ild, -ind, -old, and -ost; decode long i and o words; understanding compound words; and we will learn to write 'how to instructions'.
Math- we will continue to learn 2's, 5's, and 10's times tables.
Social Studies-our weekly is Celebrate America. We will discuss American symbols and important Americans.
Science-we continue to learn about Changes in Matter.
Religion-chapter 9, we will discuss the creation of the world and we will talk about the meaning of advent.
Welcome Back!! I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday.
This is a big week for our second graders. They will be receiving the Sacrament of First Penance. The children are excited, nervous, and ready to receive this amazing Sacrament.
***Tuesday, November 27th at 6pm, St. Patrick's church. Please be there by 5:45pm so the service can start promptly. This is not a mass...the Penance service will last about 45 minutes at the most. Your child should wear church clothes. Family and friends are invited to share in this blessed event.
Reading-Chapter 14, Superkids. We will focus on reading dialogue in a play, reading with natural phrasing and expression, and reading stage directions in a play.
Phonics-decoding and encoding -ight, -aught, and -ought words; associate ph with f and gh with f. Read and discuss grade level texts, discuss cause and effect, and learn about figurative language.
Math- continue learning our 2's. 5's and 10's times tables/
Social Studies- this week our weekly is about Patriots. We will talk about American Hero's.
Science-begin our chapter on Changes in Matter.
Religion-we will focus on Penance.
Monday, November 12th-NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, November 13th-CHERISH. If you volunteered to drive to Cherish I wrote a reminder in your child's planner on Thursday, 11/8. We will be leaving campus at 10am and we will be back at school by 10:30am.
Wednesday, November 14th-THANKSGIVING PROGRAM, 6:30 pm at OLM. Our class will be preforming a song and dance. Dress code is church clothes, denim is fine.
Friday, November 16th-Thanksgiving Prayer Service at 8:15am.
In class this week-
Reading: Superkids, chapter 13. We will be practicing reading dialogue with expression and tone. We will also review how to use evidence from the text to answer comprehension questions.
Phonics: decoding and encoding kn/n and wr/r words and we will learn un- and re- prefixes. Writing an explanatory how-to-text.
Math: Chapter 6 Multiplication 2's, 5,s , and 10's.
Social Studies: California Weekly, Earth. This weekly focuses on our planet and landforms.
Science: continue learning about Matter.
Religion: preparing for Reconciliation.
Apparently my blog did not post last week. I did post a blog and it showed as posted when I checked it but something went wrong (again). I apologize for the inconvenience. FYI-in the future if my blog is not updated and your child did not write the spelling words in his or her planner, the backpack pages that are assigned for spelling homework have the spelling words (that's why I assign it for spelling homework). That being said, first thing Monday morning your child should write their spelling words in their planner. If they are absent that day it is their responsibility to get the spelling words from a classmate or from me when they return to class.
This week is an important week for us...it's Accreditation time! The Accreditation team will be on campus on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Also, on Thursday we will have our annual Veterans Celebration it will begin at 8:30am. If you know a Veteran please bring them to our event, we would love to honor them.
***Thursday, November 8th -2:30 dismissal***
***Friday, November 9th-NO SCHOOl***
***Monday, November 12-NO SCHOOL***
This week in class..
Reading-chapter 11, Superkids; observe dialogue punctuation, practice reading accurately, and practice reading with expression.
Phonics-decode and encode soft g and soft c words, review synonyms and antonyms, associate c words that sound like s and g words that sound like j. In writing we will finish writing our fiction narrative.
Math-finish our chapter and take a test. Your child will go home with a study guide on Monday and the test will be on Wednesday. On Thursday we will begin Chapter 6, Multiplication 2's, 5's, and 10's.
Social Studies-our weekly is "Land Use in California." We will discuss climate, communities, and California.
Science-last week we began our chapter on "Matter." We will continue to learn about solids, liquids, and gas.
Religion- continue to prepare for First Penance.
It was brought to my attention that only half of my blog posted this week. My apologies--my blog has not been cooperating with me these past couple of months. However, I think I have fixed the issue and moving forward there should be no problems. All postings and alerts should be going out on time!
I have already met with a few of you this week and I am looking forward to talking to the rest of you today and later this week. If you have questions about spelling words or the curriculum this week please ask me when we meet. Again, I apologize for any inconvenience this matter may have caused you.