Welcome to another school year! I am excited to for this new academic year. Today your child will come home with a packet of information from me and from our school office. Please make sure to review all the information, fill out the required paperwork, and return as soon as possible. In regards to homework..this week your child will only have math homework. Next week, your child will come home with math & reading. Then, beginning the third week your child will have math, reading, and spelling for homework. All three subjects will be given for homework each week for the entire school year, unless noted. Details regarding the homework process will be going home today, if you attended the ice cream social last week then you received that information. The letter from the ice cream social will be attached to the packet coming home today. If you have any questions throughout the year I am on campus from 7:30a.m.-3:30p.m., you may contact me through the front office, you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can write me a note in your child's planner (I check the planner daily).
Please remember on Mass days your child should be wearing their formal uniform. NO SHORTS. There will be Mass twice this week: Monday, August 12th @ 8:15a.m.
Thursday, August 15th @ 8:15a.m.
This week in class:
Reading- our Superkids reading program begins 2nd grade with a 2 week warm up unit, "Superkids, Goodbye, Summer!" We will be reading short stories, and focusing on understanding characters, setting, and plot; comprehension; and fluency.
Phonics- review short and long vowel sounds; understanding 2 parts of a sentence; and identifying and writing declarative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences.
Math- as most of you know our math program is Math in Focus. Chapter 1, "Counting." This chapter focuses on counting and comparing numbers; using 10 base blocks to read, write, and recognize numbers to 1,000; and place value.
Social Studies- our California Weekly 2nd grade curriculum begins with learning about the Pledge of Allegiance; being an honest citizen; and the importance of our flag and how to take care of it.
Science- chapter 1, "Plants Grow & Change." Focusing on living and nonliving things; parts of a plant; the process of plant growth, and what a plant needs to survive.
Religion- we will discuss what it means to be a Child of God; and the Ten Commandments.