Dear Second Grade Families:
Hope you all had a great weekend!
IMPORTANT: Please review NEW HOMEWORK policy at the end of this newsletter. Thank you for your support.
This week we will start MULTIPLICATION; Chapter 6, multiplicaton 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s, please practice these math facts at home. Therefore, the memorizing of the math facts both add/sub will now support the times tables. Thank you to all of the families that have been supporting math facts at home. This will surely benefit your child now that we start multiplication. Please remember that these are fantastic, ongoing second grade habits. Please also continue to review telling time and money with reading and writing practice. Thank you for your support!
Week of November 4-8, 2019
Week at a Glance:
Math-Chapter 6; we are now starting MULTIPLICATION: we will now begin to review multiplication facts; as well as working in their workbook and supplements. Also, please help your child begin to review their multiplication math facts as we begin to utilize them now.
Open Court-Continue: Unit 2, Lesson 2: REVIEW: we will blend words and build oral language skills and fluency skills; sounds: long o; o_e; u; long u_e; rhyming words; Groups Read: “The Abstract Cat”; and “A River of Ice”; 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 and TEST prayers: Our Father, Hail Mary, Angel of God, Glory Be and introduce new prayer of the day. Lesson 15: Jesus is the Bread of Life; daily reflections from the Bible.
Science–Chapter 4: Kinds of Habitats- learn and describe the different kinds of habitats; effects on animals; differences in habitats; work on our interactive science journal.
*Friday, Spelling Test
*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.
NEW HOMEWORK POLICY: PLEASE REVIEW
**ANY DAY OF THE WEEK: Math homework will be sent home the day that we complete a lesson and typically due the next day unless otherwise specified; additional math homework will be sent home if NOT completed or student needs extra practice; may vary for individual students this also includes if a student has incomplete phonics work as well.
**MONDAYS: Complete or finish summary for decodable book to be turned in on Tuesdays; review math facts; read decodable books; and finish any math homework that may be assigned. (Parents please initial calendar)
**TUESDAYS: Turn in Summary for decodable book; review math facts; read decodable books; Phonics homework will be sent home; and finish any math homework that may be assigned. (Parents please initial calendar)
**WEDNESDAYS: Turn in calendar with parent initials; receive NEW decodable books; complete spelling homework to be turned in on Thursday; review math facts; read decodable books; finish any math homework that may be assigned. (Parents please initial calendar)
**THURSDAYS: turn in spelling homework; study for spelling test for Friday; review math facts; read decodable books; finish any math homework that may be assigned. (Parents please initial calendar)
**FRIDAYS: Spelling test given; new spelling homework given
**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 and calendar each night that it comes home and help your child review the spelling words; math facts; and read decodable books each night.
May this Autumn Season be blessed by God and may God continue to bless the second grade families all year long.