Dear Second Grade Families:
Hope you all had a great weekend!!
We are asking second grade families for donations of pears for the poor for our Tuesday Mass. If you already sent some in we appreciate it and thank you. Thank you for your support!
We are asking for the students to try and remember their coats as we are entering the cold season. We try and go outside everyday for recess if the temperature is 30 degrees or above. If a student does not have a coat they will need to stay inside the office while we all go outside. We don’t want to leave any child behind from recess. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please remember we will dismiss this Friday at 11:30 and car-line will be in play. We will return on Monday December 1st. Have a great Thanksgiving Break!
Chapter 6 test in Math on Wednesday and the Spelling test will be on Thursday this week due to our half day on Friday. We are focusing on multiplication tables: 2’s; 5’s; and 10’s so far and will begin 3’s and 4’s. Thank you for all of your support on reviewing math facts daily! . Please also continue to review telling time and money with reading and writing practice.
Week of November 18-22, 2019
Week at a Glance:
Math-Chapter 6 Test on Wednesday; we will review multiplication facts 2’s; 5’s and 10’s and start 3’s and 4’s; as well as working in their workbook and supplements. We will also start Chapter 15: multiplication tables- 3’s and 4’s. Also, please help your child continue to review their multiplication math facts as we begin to utilize them now.
Open Court-Unit 2, Lesson 5: REVIEW: we will blend words and build oral language skills and fluency skills; sounds: long e; and e_e; ee; ; ea; order words and sequence; Groups Read: “In my own Backyard”; and “Start up the Band”; 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’s purpose and genre; 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 on the Rosary and Giving Thanks Journal; and daily reflections from the Bible.
Social Studies– Lesson 2: Early Americans- learn and describe the early Americans; way of life; differences in cultures; Native Americans
*Wednesday, Chapter 6 Math test
*Thursday, Spelling Test due to shortened week
*Mass on Tuesday and 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 NEWdecodable 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.