Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.'~Abigail Adams
Welcome to 2nd Grade News
WEEK OF 3/19
Please remember to check green folders daily.
Please remember to bring back a graded paper on Mondays to hang in the hallway. Once they have been in the hall, I will put a blue checkmark on it so you know to pick a different one. Let's show off that hard work!!!
If you know in advance that your child will be absent or leaving school, please send a note or email so I am aware. If your child goes to the doctor, please send a copy of the doctor's note.
Our school day does begin at 8:15. Please help your child have enough time to get unloaded and prepared to start their day on time. Thanks!
I have joined a parent prayer group at Oldenburg Academy. We receive a prayer intention each Monday morning. I have asked permission for the second graders to offer additional prayers. We began this morning by praying a decade of the rosary for the intention and will continue to begin our Monday mornings this way. The class was super excited to be praying for others!!!
IMPORTANT DATES FOR UPCOMING EVENT
3/21~Spirit Day~SMS top and uniform bottoms
3/22~Confession during school
4/4~Family Faith Formation
5/2~Family Faith Formation
5/3~FIRST COMMUNION REHEARSAL 6:30-7:30 p.m.
5/6~FIRST COMMUNION MASS 12 p.m. Be there by 11:15
2nd Grade Wish List:
Prizes~Happy Meal size or smaller
double sided tape
READING: Unit 5 Week 2 ~Essential Question: How do people get along?
Vocabulary: You can find the vocabulary in the Reading/Writing Workshop book. Vocabulary will be introduced on Monday.
ENGLISH/WRITING: The students will continue learning about pronouns this week.
SPELLING: Pretest on Monday, worksheets on Tuesday and Thursday, spelling sentences on Wednesday (come up with your ideas on Tuesday evenings), test on Friday
SPEAKING AND LISTENING:
CURSIVE: The students will finish learning all the upper case letters this week. They will practice their cursive on spelling tests and various assignments.
The students will continue measuring in chapter 11. Since this is a long chapter, there will be a quiz tomorrow over lessons 4-6. Then, with all the other activities going on this week, we will put math on hold until after break and then proceed with with more measuring.
M~review lessons 4-6
T~quiz over lessons 4-6
FYI...Vocabulary will be on the tests. Please be sure to review vocab with your child.
KEEP PRACTICING ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION MATH FACTS DAILY!!! Flash cards are a great way to review and practice.
We will learn about the Church's greatest celebration, the Three Days in chapter 21. This is a short chapter so there will not be a test over it. I encourage everyone to attend church for these celebrations next week so the students can fully understand what we are reading and discussing in the book.
The second and fourth grades will have a retreat on Wednesday to prepare our minds and hearts for the upcoming Easter celebration.
We will also be doing our Circle of Grace lessons this week (Thurs. & Fri.). Be sure to talk with your child about our discussions.
In addion, we will be preparing for confession on Thursday. If your child has gone to confession since the first time the class went together, please help them know how long it has been since their last confession.
Some key ideas to remember for chapter HINT~Use these bullets as a study guide.
The students will prepare for First Reconciliation and First Communion this year. They will receive these sacraments later in the school year, but you can help your child by helping them prepare now by visiting Jesus weekly at Mass and participating.
Science: With the extra miscellaneous lessons and activities this week, science is going to take a back seat until after break.
S.S.: The students will wrap up unit 4 over economics by reviewing and completing some worksheets.