Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Spring News

Happy Spring

Hello Parents,
We have been very busy in second grade. Green week has started off with some fun activities for all of us. We are looking forward to making our NOT A BOX on Friday with our Middle School House. We are also looking forward to Grandparents Day and First Communion! We hope to see you at Stream night, we have so much fun watching the eggs drop  from the roof!!

In the Curriculum:
We have been learning about money, recognizing the value of the coins and how to count up the money. A great activity to practice at home is to have your child count up money from your wallet.

In phonics we are learning the vowel team ee, ea and ey. The long e sound is spelled with these 3 vowel teams plus e-e and e. Please continue to review the trick words nightly.

We have finished chapter 19 on sharing God's love with others and will begin unit 4 next week on living our Catholic faith.

The students have picked out a biography book on a famous person, and we will be assigning the project in a few days!

Have a great week!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hello Parents

The second grade students are working hard in class.

The class Valentine parties will be held on Tuesday February 13th from 1:00 to 2:00. We will continue with party in a bag for snack. The students will pass out their valentine's during the party!

A shield form has been sent home. These will be hung up for Catholic Schools week starting on January 29th.

Next week we will begin having the students keep a reading log at home. They should read for at least 10 minutes and then write down on the log the name of the book. In a few weeks we will assign a book project.

In the curriculum:

Topic 9 covers subtraction with regrouping. Please have your child study the facts for fluency.

Chapter 15 covers the Eucharist. We will talk more about the sacrament later in the Spring when the students will receive the sacrament.

In unit 7 we cover multi syllabic words. The 3 type of syllables we have covered so far are: closed syllables, v-e syllables and open syllables. Please continue to study the trick words.

In science the students have been learning about Balance and Motion. Pictures of the children will be posted next week.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Second Grade has been working hard on the following:

Math: Mental Subtraction; finding parts of 100, subtracting on a hundreds chart, subtracting multiples of 10, problem solving with missing or extra information.  We will be testing this Friday.  Our next topic will be adding 2 digit numbers.  It is important that students continue to study their math facts.

Phonics: We have begun the unit on long vowels words that follow the patter of vowel-consonant-e (v-e).  New trick words include: move, only, house

Religion: Students created their own advent wreaths and brought them home.  In class, we are learning about Advent.  We will continue to learn about reconciliation and forgiveness in preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Father Chip will be visiting our classroom to answer questions.

Science: We are learning about sound vibrations.  Students created their own musical instruments.

Mass on Friday will be to honor Mary and is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  It is an early dismissal day for students.