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 10/15
Please remember to check green folders daily.
Please fill out and return the note about Jupiter messages that I sent home on Friday. Also, please sign and return report cards.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR UPCOMING EVENT
Third Tuesdays~PO meetings 6 p.m.
10/17~SMS Spirit Day
11/14~Early Dismissal 3:00
12/12~Early Dismissal 3:00
1/9~Early Dismissal 3:00
2/13~Early Dismissal 3:00
3/13~Early Dismissal 3:00
4/10~Early Dismissal 3:00
5/8~Early Dismissal 3:00
2nd Grade Wish List:
Prizes~Happy Meal size or smaller
inside recess activities
READING: Unit 2 Week 4 ~Essential Question: How are offspring like their parents?
Ponics: consonant digraphs: ch, tch,sh,ph, th, ng, wh
Vocabulary: You can find the vocabulary in the Reading/Writing Workshop book. Vocabulary will be introduced on Monday.
Tuesday evening: read vocab story pgs. 150-155
Wednesday evening: read story pgs. 186-201 and 204-205
Thursday evening: review story and vocab for test pgs. 150-155 (VOCAB) & 186-201 (STORY)
ENGLISH/WRITING: The students will learn about irregular plural nouns. They will also begin thinking about what to write to Santa. :0
SPELLING: YOUR CHILD NEEDS TO STUDY THE WORDS HE/SHE CIRCLED ON THE WHITE SHEET OF PAPER. 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 learn cursive after Christmas Break. Please allow me to introduce how to make the strokes in class.
The students will begin chapter 4, Subtract Two Digit Numbers.
M~2 Digit Fact Families
T~take apart tens t subtract
W~regroup a ten as ones
T~subtract from a two digit number
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.
The students will discuss church year and Ordinary Time in chapters 6 and 7. These are very short chapters so there will be no test over either chapter.
***The students are getting better at using the song books at Mass. Now, we need to work on them saying the responses throughout Mass. Please help and encourage your child to participate at the weekend Mass 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: We will have a guest come in on Tuesday for a special lesson and we will also read about life cycles to go along with our reading story.
S.S.: The students will read Time For Kids (TFK) and start unit 2.