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 8/21
8/16~Spirit Wear Day
8/17~Open House Event 5:00
2nd Grade Wish List:
READING: Unit 1 Week 1 ~Essential Question: How do friends depend on each other?
Vocabulary: You can find the vocabulary in the Reading/Writing Workshop book. Vocabulary will be introduced on Monday.
ENGLISH/WRITING: Students will be reviewing sentences this week. They will review statements, questions, and exclamations with the correct punctuation.
SPELLING: Students will take a pretest on Mondays. They will circle 10 words to study for Friday's test. Everyone will have differentiated lists. They will do worksheets on Tuesday and Thursdays. They will write spelling sentences on Wednesday. The test will be on Friday.
SPEAKING AND LISTENING:
CURSIVE: The students will begin cursive after Christmas.
We are bginning chapter 1 this week.
Lesson 1: addition properties
Lesson 2: count on to add
Lesson 3: doubles and near doubles
Lesson 4: make a ten
Lesson 5: add 3 numbers
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 are beginning chapter 1 and we also had a discussion about the Assumption of Mary into Heaven and colored a picture too.
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 / SOCIAL STUDIES
We are discussing properties of matter and getting our feet wet with our new science program.
*All science tests will be open book/notes. My goal is to have students learn the study skill of looking up answers in their texts to find the evidence to support their answer.
S.S.: We will be discussing communities in our first unit.