Dear Second Grade Families:
Welcome to Catholic Schools Week!
Monday: Circle of Prayer, Spirit Dress Day; Tuesday: Dress up day-your Sunday Best!; Wednesday: casual uniform and bake sale and service projects; Thursday: Decades Dress Day and Religion Bowl; Friday: NO SCHOOL!
A BIG thank you to everyone that helped with our field trip to the National Western Stock Show. We could have never done this without all of your help. We really appreciate your support!
IMPORTANT: WEATHER REMINDER AND NEW ADDITION:
Please remember to send the girls in with either tights or leggings to cover their legs in the elements.
We are asking for the students to try and remember their coats as we are entering the cold season. We try and go outside every day for recess if the temperature is 32 or above but sometimes we go out if the temperature is a few degrees below the 32 degree mark. If the temperature at 10:00 is 32 or below the students will need a heavier jacket for the day. If a student does not have an appropriate coat for the weather 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 and support.
We WILL be having a Spelling test this week on Thursday along with the Spelling homework due on Thursday as well. 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 January 27-30, 2020
Week at a Glance:
Math-Chapter 11 lesson 1,2,3 on Money. We will discuss coins and bills; compare money; word problems. We will also continue to work in their workbook and supplements. Also, please continue to help your child to review their multiplication and division math facts as this is important for their retention.
Open Court-Unit 3, Lesson 4: CONTINUE: we will blend words and build oral language skills and fluency skills; sounds:long ce; ci; cy;j; ge; gi; sounds; ; Groups Read: “Langston Times”; and “Bats, Birds, and Beasts”; punctuation symbols; colons; quotations; items in a series; apply comprehensive strategies; narrative writing skills; action tales; draft; graphic organizer; identify quotation marks; 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; silent letters; synonyms; complete and incomplete sentences; word and sentence dictation; capitalize days, months, holidays, cities and states; 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; we will focus this week on writing paragraphs and quotation marks; and continue daily work in journals; clarify and make connections.
Religion– UNIT 4 LESSON 9: CONTINUE: We love God and act as images of God: to understand all about the image of God and the first three commandments etc; focus on Abraham and Isaac; Continue to REVIEW and TEST prayers: Our Father, Hail Mary, Angel of God, Glory Be; and daily reflections from the Bible.
Social Studies– Unit 2 : CONTINUE: The World Around Us- We are learning and describing the world around us which includes: location, landforms, regions, climate, and cardinal directions; we will have a Social Studies Test next week.
*Tuesday: decodable summary project due
*Wednesday: calendar parent initials due
*Thursday: Spelling Homework due and Spelling test;
*Friday: NO SCHOOL!
*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 OR other project that may be assigned in lieu of Summary; 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 the Second Grade families be blessed during this Catholic Schools Week and always.