Dear Second Grade Families:
I hope you all enjoyed your sunny weekend!
Test this Wednesday in Social Studies, Unit 3. There will be NO school this Friday-Teacher in service day. Therefore, Spelling Homework will be due on Thursday along with the Spelling Test. The decodable summary project/books will be sent home on Wednesday but NO decodable project due. This is in an effort to give the students more time at home to complete their Diorama Chapter BookReportwhich will be due on March 27th.
STM will be having a diaper drive during Lent. Please note:
1 in 3 children under the age of 3 live in poor families
- The average baby uses 8-10 diapers a day
• At $100 or more a month, diapers become a
luxury item for many families.
- Earning minimum wage, diaper cost is 12-15% of take-home pay
- Food Stamps, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and Medicare cannot be used for diapers.
How to Help
STM Diaper Drive During Lent! Monetary or diaper donations appreciated!
Greatest Diaper Need:
sizes 4, 5, 6
We are always collecting wipes and adult supplies, too!
Clean Diapers = Healthy Babies • Decreases infectious disease
- Prevents diaper rash
• Eliminates the need to reuse disposable
- Reduces crying, stress, and potential child abuse
- Laundromats do not allow washing cloth diapers
- Daycares require parents to provide a daily supply of disposable diapers
Donate Diapers Today!
St. Thomas More School
7071 East Otero Ave Centennial, CO 80112
***We still have a few girls in the classroom without their legs covered on cold days. Please cover the girls’ legs with either tights or leggings as we will still go outside for recess and please review the following weather protocol:
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.
Week of March 9- 12, 2020
Week at a Glance:
Math-Chapter 13 on Measurement. To reinforce the measurement skills we will add several worksheets and projects in an effort to continue to learn how to use a ruler to estimate and measure length; find the difference ;in lengths of objects; measure length to the nearest inch; find the difference in lengths of objects in inches; play measurement games with supplements. We will continue to learn to tell time; 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 4 lesson 3: we will blend words and build oral language skills and fluency skills; sounds: ew; ue; long u; u_e; sounds; Groups Read: “Hungry Little Hare”; and “In My Backyard”; concentrate on informational texts; continue to identify homophones and multiple word meanings; use the prefixes dis and un; cause and effect; personal narratives; write a draft; analyze and evaluate the personal narrative; 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 and sequence; 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; compound words; cause and effect; adverbs and adjectives; rhyming words; silent letters; synonyms and antonyms; 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 to inform; and continue daily work in journals; clarify and make connection
Religion– LENT; discuss Lent; work out of Totally Lent Books; attitude adjustments; a special change in Jesus; Luke: “Give and it shall be given to you”; Continue to REVIEW and TEST prayers: Our Father, Hail Mary, Angel of God, Glory Be; and daily reflections from the Bible.
Social Studies– Unit 3 Using our Resources: Test this Wednesday on Unit 3, Using our resources; describe natural resources and how people use them; identify and compare urban, suburban, and rural areas; compare and contrast farming today with farming long ago; describe changes in transportation and communication; start Unit 5; a world of many people.
*Wednesday: calendar parent initials due on reading of decodable books; test in Social Studies: Unit 3: using our resources.
*Thursday: Spelling homework due and Spelling Test due to shortened week
*Friday: No School for Teacher in service
*Diorama Chapter Book project due on March 27th.
*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 Holy Lenten Season and always.