Dear Second Grade Families:
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
This week we will have a Science test this Thursday Chapter 3 on Habitats; and a spelling test on Friday. Thank you to all of the parent drivers/chaperones for our Zoo field trip on Friday! The students had an amazing time!
IMPORTANT: There are still many students that do not know their math facts: addition/subtraction from 1-10. PLEASE help them with either IXL at home or flash cards to review these concepts. I cannot stress enough as to how this is only going to help when we start multiplication which is right around the corner. This will save frustration for the students. We are reviewing at school but need the parents assistance with this please. Thank you for your support. And many thanks to all of the families that are helping their children review their math facts, flash cards from 1-10, both addition and subtraction these students are very pleased and at ease. Please remember that these are fantastic, ongoing second grade habits. This is presently helping as we group and regroup two and three digit math facts which has not been an easy concept for the students whom do not know their math facts. Again, this will also prove to be a benefit when we move into multiplication and division soon as well. Please also keep reviewing telling time and money with reading and writing practice. Thank you for your support!
Week of October 21-25, 2019
Week at a Glance:
Math-Chapter 4: We will be starting Chapter 4: word problems-add/sub; adding on and taking away; comparing two sets; and two step word problems; continue-subtraction with regrouping three digit numbers; subtraction with regrouping in tens and ones; subtraction with regrouping in hundreds and tens; we will continue to review addition and subtraction facts; as well as working in their workbook and supplements. Also, please help your child review their addition and subtraction math facts as we are utilizing them now.
Open Court-Continue: Unit 2, Lesson 1: REVIEW: we will blend words and build oral language skills and fluency skills; sounds: long a; a; ae; long i; i; ie; rhyming words; Groups Read: “Mattland”; Read: “The Girl in the Red Sweater”; apply comprehensive strategies; main idea and details; 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; complete and incomplete sentences; word and sentence dictation; learn to make inferences: using information provided in a text along with what you already know to understand the details the author did not put in the story; 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 5 lesson 12: God is our Loving Father; Prodigal Son reading; continue reciting the rosary indep; with partners; and as a group; daily reflections from the Bible.
Science: Chapter 4:Habitats: learn and identify animal habitats; food chains and food webs; habitat change; chapter 3 review; science test on Thursday chapter 3 habitats; work on our interactive science journal.
*Thursday, October 24th., Science Test Chapter 3 Habitats
*Friday, Spelling Test
*Tuesday, October 29th., There will NOT be an All School Mass
*Thursday, October 31st., Halloween Parade and Classroom Parties: 2:15.
*Friday, November 1st., MASS FOR All Saint’s Day: Holy day of obligation: Grades K-2 attend Mass at noon; PLEASE MASS UNIFORM THIS DAY.
*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. Thank you for your support.
**2nd Step Home Link will always be due one week later.
**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 and 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.
May this Autumn Season be blessed by God and may God continue to bless the second grade families all year long.