Dear Second Grade Families:
Hope you all had a great weekend!
Chapter 4 test in Science on Wednesday. We have also started multiplication and the children are really doing well and enjoying this! Please practice math facts: 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s, at home. Thank you for all of your support! Please also continue to review telling time and money with reading and writing practice. Thank you for your support!
Week of November 11-15, 2019
Week at a Glance:
Math-Chapter 6 lesson 5: we have started multiplication and will focus this week on 5’s and 10’s: we will review multiplication facts; as well as working in their workbook and supplements. Also, please help your child continue to review their multiplication math facts as we begin to utilize them now.
Open Court-Continue: Unit 2, Lesson 4: REVIEW: we will blend words and build oral language skills and fluency skills; sounds: long e; a; i; o; and u; a_e; e_e; i_e; o_e; u_e; complex text and cause and effect; Groups Read: “All About Earth”; and “Henri’s Scissors”; 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 20: We Talk and Listen to God; daily reflections from the Bible.
Science– Chapter 4 Lesson 3: Oceans and Ponds- learn and describe the oceans and ponds; effects on animals; differences in these habitats; work on our interactive science journal. Test on Chapter 4 on Wednesday.
*Wednesday, Chapter 4 test in Science
*Friday, Spelling Test
*Report cards go home on Friday this week
*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 indiv. 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 approaching Thanksgiving Season be blessed by God and may God continue to bless the second grade families all year long.