Dear Second Grade Families:
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving Break!
Thank you to all of the second grade families for the donations of pears for our last Mass before Thanksgiving. We appreciate it and 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 32 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.
We will be sending home the Spelling homework on Monday which will be due this Friday with the Spelling test on Friday due to our Thanksgiving Break. We will be focusing on multiplication tables: 2’s; 5’s; 10’s; 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 December 2-6, 2019
Week at a Glance:
Math-Chapter 15 we will review multiplication facts 3’s and 4’s; as well as working in their workbook and supplements. Also, please continue to help your child to review their multiplication math facts.
Open Court-Unit 2, Lesson 6: REVIEW: we will blend words and build oral language skills and fluency skills; sounds: long e; and long i; i_e; long a: a_e; kn; gn; wr; n; and r sounds; ; Groups Read: “Volcanoe Rising”; and “Quest for Steps”; 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– ADVENT: Advent wreaths; understand all about Advent; REVIEW and TEST prayers: Our Father, Hail Mary, Angel of God, Glory Be; and daily reflections from the Bible.
Social Studies– Unit 4 Lesson 3: People of Long Ago- learn and describe the early Native Americans; way of life in North America; understand events in early American history; describe how landmarks honor our country’s history; identify how the actions of individuals make differences in our lives and for our country.
*Friday, Spelling homework due; because of Thanksgiving Break
*Friday, Spelling Test
*Friday, December 13th., Christmas Program: 1:30 and 6:30 pm
*Thursday, December 19th., Ugly Sweater Day and Class Parties at 2:00
*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 Advent Season be blessed by God and may God continue to bless the second grade families all year long.