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 12/11
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 for their day. Thanks!
Make sure your child can recite the Act of Contrition independently.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR UPCOMING EVENTS
12/14~Christmas Program-meet in the classroom no later than 6:45 and keep your child's coat with you
1/10~Family Faith Formation
1/30~FIRST RECONCILIATION 7:00 P.M.
2/7~Family Faith Formation
3/7~ Family Faith Formation
3/10~FIRST COMMUNION RETREAT 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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
READING: Unit 3 Week 4 ~Essential Question: How does weather affect us?
Vocabulary: You can find the vocabulary in the Reading/Writing Workshop book. Vocabulary will be introduced on Monday.
ENGLISH/WRITING: The students will learn when to use have, has, and had for present and past tense. They will also review rules for writing book titles.
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 begin cursive after Christmas. Please do not introduce cursive to them. Allow me to teach them and you can encourage them to practice letters at home once I have introduced the letters in class. Thanks!
We reviewed chapter 6 today. There will be a test tomorrow, 12/12 over chapter 6.
We will be working quickly in chapter 7 so that the students can take the test before break and can have a fresh start when we return. There will be a quiz on Friday over the first 3 lessons in chapter 7. I realize the program in Thursday evening, but I am confident the students will do fine. :)
M~review chapter 6
T~test chapter 6 and begin chapter 7 take apart hundreds to subtract
W~subtract hundreds and mentally subtract 10 or 100
T~review lessons 1-3 in chapter 7
F~quiz over lessons 1-3 in chapter 7 and begin regrouping
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.
After chapter 11, we skipped ahead to the advent chapter (13). It was a very short chapter, so there is no test over it.
We are now back to chapter 12, which explains more about the sacrament of reconciliation. There will be a test over chapter 12 next Tuesday, 12/19.
We will then discuss the Christmas chapter (14) which is also a short chapter so there will be no test.
Some key ideas to remember for chapter 12 :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: The students will wrap up mixtures with a liquid mixture experiment and some vocab review.
S.S.: The students will read some Time For Kids and a learn more about history in our unitl.