Dear Second Grade Families:
I hope the second grade families all had an amazing weekend! It was my pleasure meeting with you all at Back to School night. Thank you for attending.
Thank you to all of the families that are helping their children review their math facts, flash cards from 1-10, both addition and subtraction. This will prove to be a benefit when we move into multiplication and division as well. Please also keep reviewing time and money with reading and writing daily for 15-20 minutes. Thank you for support!
IMPORTANT FACT: In an effort to get the students ready for third grade, please if you see your child printing from the bottom of the line to the top please help redirect them to always write from the top to the bottom. This will help them this year as they learn D’Nealian and next year as they learn cursive. I will also keep a close eye at school and redirect them to always write from the top to the bottom.
As a reminder, we will have spelling homework sent out every Friday to be returned the following Thursday with a spelling test given every Friday. Their spelling words will be written weekly in the assignment notepad to study from. We will have math worksheets going home for homework once we finish a section in math often to be returned the following day. Please look at your child’s assignment notepad each night with instructions for homework and notes from the classroom. Feel free to also send notes back via the assignment notepad. Please initial on the right side of the assignment notepad and return the next day. On Mondays we will be sending home a white STM folder which will contain most of their work that was completed the prior week. Please take out all of the papers and please sign the form saying you received them and send the white folder back to school, All Fridays will be STM spirit dress day! Please wear an STM shirt or STM T-shirt. This shirt CANNOT be a homemade shirt and please wear jeans or uniform bottoms.
The students seem to be very happy and are off to a great start! Once again thank you for your support! It is a blessing and a pleasure to have your child in my class.
Week of September 9th-13th., 2019
Week at a Glance:
Math-REVIEW WEEK: We will review addition and subtraction facts; base-ten blocks to recognize, read, and write; count by 1’s, 10’s, and 100’s; read and write numbers to 1,000 in standard, expanded form; order 3-digit numbers and identify number patterns; as well as working in their workbook and supplements. We will work on and send home the review for Chapter 1 on Tuesday in preparation for a Math Test on Thursday.
Open Court-Unit 1, Lesson 3: we will blend words and build oral language skills and fluency skills; sounds: s; es; and ed; inflectional and plural endings; Read: “The Bat, Birds, and Beasts”; apply comprehensive strategies; asking and answering questions and making connections; describe story elements; compare and contrast; characters; events in a story; understand the author’s purpose; identify fact and opinion; visualize and ask and answer questions; classify and categorize; classifying characters; antonyms; word and sentence dictation; and continue daily work in journals; clarify and make connections.
Religion- REVIEW prayers: Our Father, Hail Mary, Angel of God, Glory Be and introduce new prayer of the day. Unit 2, lesson 3: Jesus is Our Example; man and woman are created; discover that Jesus is the perfect image of God; learn about the Sacrament of Baptism; understand how important it is for us to be baptized; daily reflections from the Bible.
Science- continue: “Be a scientist”: work on our interactive science journal; identify the skills that scientists use to investigate questions; identify the stages in a plant’s life cycle; describe seeds and their origins.
*Spelling homework due this Thursday with a spelling test given every Friday
*Wednesday, Sept. 11th-Patriot Day: dress down- wear red, white, or blue
*Thursday, Sept. 12th-MATH TEST CHAPTER 1
*Friday, Sept.-13th-SPELLING TEST
*Friday, Sept.27th-NO SCHOOL: ARCHDIOCESAN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY: Lion’s Den open
**Math homework will be sent home the day that we complete a lesson and typically due the next day unless otherwise specified.
**A white STM folder will be sent home every Monday with graded and completed work for your review, to be kept at home. Please remember to sign the form in the folder.
**Please also remember to sign the assignment notepad each night that it comes home and review the spelling words.
It is a pleasure and a blessing to have your child in my class this year. I plan to enjoy each and every one of them and look forward to this new school year as we prepare them for third grade.