Week of November 13-17
We have a busy week ahead of...
Tuesday, November 14 @ 9:45am we will be going to Cherish. We will return no later than 10:30.
Wednesday, November 15 @ 6:30pm 2nd graders will be performing in the Thanksgiving Program.
Please have your child dropped off at our classroom by 6:15pm. Please have your child dressed in causal church attire. No t-shirts, jeans are fine.
Next week is Fall break. Please remember that the Tuesday we return from break, November 28th our 2nd graders will be making their First Penance-a letter went home with your child a week ago with all the information. A reminder that this is a Penance Service and not a Mass. Please have your child wearing nice church clothes.
It has been brought to my attention one of our 2nd graders is missing a sweatshirt. Please make sure that your own child has his or her own sweatshirt and not their classmates. Most parents write their child's name on the inside tag. Also, please make sure your child takes care of his or her sweatshirts many sweatshirts are found on the ground in the classroom as well has being left outside on the playground. Tell your child that when they take off their sweatshirt they should immediately put it in their backpack.
I will no longer be doing homework help on Mondays. Homework help will be Tuesday-Thursday 2:30-3:00pm. Please make sure you pick up your child by 3:00...otherwise he or she will be sent to extended care. Extended care costs $5.00 an hour.
Math-Finish our chapter on multiplication and division
Reading-Chapter 13 of our Superkids reader. Observing punctation in dialogue.
Language Arts- Silent k and w words; homophones, and prefixes un- and re-.
Science- Completing Chapter Dinosaurs and Fossils.
Social Studies- Week 14 of our California Studies Weekly, Land Use in California.
Religion- Learning and preparing for First Penance.
Week of November 6-10
Week of November 6-10
Hello parents! The month of November will be busy for our second graders. The most important thing happening in second grade this month is your child will be receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This special event will be on Tuesday, November 28 at 6:00 pm at St. Patrick's Church. A letter will be going home with your child on Monday regarding information about this blessed celebration.
Remember NO SCHOOL this Friday, November 10th.
Other important dates to remember....
Tuesday, November 14- Cherish. If you volunteered to drive please plan on doing so..I will write in your child's planner a reminder as the date approaches.
Wednesday, November 15- Thanksgiving Program. Second grade will be performing that evening in our auditorium. The program begins at 6:30.
Our class is also in the Christmas Program which will be held at St. Patrick's church on the night of Wednesday, December 20th at 6:30 pm.
This week in class we will be learning....
Math- Multiplication and Division. We began this chapter last week learning about multiplying by 2's we will continue with our 2's and also introduce multiplying by 5's. PLease continue to works with your child at home either with flashcards or have him or her write down their multiplication facts on paper.
Reading- We will begin Chapter 13 in our Superkids reader.
Language Arts- Decoding soft g and soft c words; synonyms and antonyms; and narrative writing.
Science- We will continue with our chapter on Fossils and Dinosaurs.
Religion- Preparing for Reconciliation.
Week of October 16-20
I would like to thank all the parents who volunteered their time last week to drive to Cherish and to the Hunter's pumpkin patch!! Thank you again to Mr. and Mrs. Hunter for inviting our class come and enjoy your beautiful and fun pumpkin patch:)
Please keep in mind that we will be going to Cherish next month on Tuesday, November 14. If you signed up to drive that day please plan on doing so:)
There is no school on Monday, October 16th~enjoy the day with your kiddos!
All next week will be a minimum day schedule due to teacher/parent conference. I look forward to meeting with you all!
On Saturday, October 20th there is an All School Mass at St. Patrick Parish at 5 p.m.
Remember if you and your child attend please have your child wearing his or her school uniform.
This week in class:
Reading: Chapter 9 in Superkids. We will practice reading with expression and tone.
Phonics: Reviewing commas in dates. Discussing similes, rhyming words, and spelling words with the long A vowel. We will be working on Informative writing. Your child will be writing an animal research report in class this week.
Math- We will continue to review subtraction and addition word problems. Please continue to work with your child on his or her math facts. (Flash Cards!!)
Social Studies: Week 10 of our Studies weekly, "Where is the United States." We will learn about maps and scales. Learn about distance, yards, feet, and miles. We will also review cardinal direction.
Religion: Since October is the month of the rosary we will be discussing the importance of the rosary, review how to pray the rosary and work on a Virgin Mary diorama.
Science: We will wrap up "Earth's Resource." All week we will review and on Friday there will be an open book test.
Week of September 18
Dates to remember this week:
Wednesday, September 20th there will be free dress for $5.00 the money will be donated to the American Red Cross for the hurricane victims.
Friday, September 22 will be Spirit Free dress. Wear an OLM tshirt!
Reading: Superkids Chapter 5. We will work on observing punctuation and reading with expression.
Phonics: Plurals ending with s & es; using syllables to decode longer words; understanding connected events; words ending in ed, ing, & y.
Math: We began Chapter 3 last week...subtraction up to 1,000. Some students are struggling with subtraction (math facts). The best thing to do to help your child improve is work nighty on math facts...flashcards work great!!
Science: Chapter 3, People Grow and Change.
Social Studies: Our Studies Weekly topic is Explorers. We also will be learning about maps.
Religion: We will be discussing choosing what is good and how are conscience tells us right from wrong.
Week of September 4th through September 8th
Hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend!
This on Friday, September 8th there will be an All School Mass at 8:15am.
Curriculum for the week:
Reading: Chapter 3 of our Superkids reader. Children are learning to read with tone and expression.
Phonics: le and ng endings; nouns and verbs; pronouns; contractions; and explanatory writing.
Math: We will be completing Chapter 2. There will be a test on Tuesday, September12th. Your child will be coming home with a study guide be sure to review the guide with your child.
Social Studies: Primary and Secondary Sources; artifacts; the difference between life from long ago and life today.
Science: Mammals, Reptiles, Insects, Birds, and Amphibians.
Religion: Prayers of Praise; Psalms; and the importance of thanking God for all that we have.
I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend:)
Friday 11/18--progress reports go home
2nd grade brings St. Vincent lunches
Tuesday 11/29--Reconciliation 7 p.m. at St. Patricks Church
***Next week--NO SCHOOL! Fall Break***
This weeks curriculum:
Reading~Chapter 14 in our Superkids reader.
Language Arts~ words ending with -ight, -stle, and -igh; prefix words; and writing a story in sequence. Spelling words.
Math~ Using the bar model to help solve word problems.
Social Studies~ Pioneer life, farming, technology.
Science~ We have a test on Thursday, November 17th. We will be reviewing all week.
Religion~we will continue to prepare for our Penance service.
Children should wear church clothes on the night of the Penance service. Girls can wear a nice simple dress and boys should wear nice pants with a dress shirt ( a tie is not necessary).