Dear Second Grade Families:
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
This week we will have a math test this Wednesday Chapter 3; and a spelling test on Thursday. Last week we postponed the Science test, chapter 2 until sometime next week to be combined with chapter 3, on Habitats. Details to follow later as to what day the following week this test will take place.
IMPORTANT:There are still many students that do not know their math facts: addition/subtraction from 1-10. PLEASE help them with either IXL at home or flash cards to review these concepts. I cannot stress enough as to how this is only going to help when we start multiplication and division, which is right around the corner. This will save frustration for the students. We are reviewing at school but we need parent assistance with this please. Thank you for your support. Many thanks to all of the families that are helping their children review their math facts, from 1-10, both addition and subtraction. This is presently helping as we group and regroup two and three digit math problems which has not been an easy concept for the students whom do not know their math facts. Please also keep reviewing telling time and money with reading and writing practice. Again, thank you for your support!
Week of October 14-18, 2019
Week at a Glance:
Math-Chapter 3: We will be reviewing Chapter 3 with the review coming home on Monday and the test on Wednesday this week; continue-Subtraction without regrouping three digit numbers; subtraction with regrouping in tens and ones; subtraction with regrouping in hundreds and tens; we will continue to review addition and subtraction facts; as well as working in their workbook and supplements. Also, please help your child review their addition and subtraction math facts as we are utilizing them now.
Open Court-Continue: Unit 1, Lesson 6: REVIEW: we will blend words and build oral language skills and fluency skills; sounds: ch; th; sh; w; wh; j; dge; ch; ch; tch; s; es; ed; ng; ing; syllables; antonym recognition; First group Read: “Ellie’s Long Walk”; Second group Read: “David’s Drawing’s”; 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; 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 prayers: Our Father, Hail Mary, Angel of God, Glory Be and introduce new prayer of the day. Continue: lesson 26: The Rosary; learn about the rosary which includes reciting during October the month of Mary; continue reciting the rosary with partners; and as a group; daily reflections from the Bible.
Science- : Chapter 3: Habitats: learn and identify animal habitats in preparation for our Zoo field trip; work in our interactive science journal.
*Wednesday, October 16th., Math Test Chapter 3
*Wednesday, October 16th., picture re-take day. Only students having re-takes may dress up.
*Thursday, October 17th., BETA Harvest Day-bring in nonperishable food items in exchange for a free dress!
*Thursday, Spelling Test
*Friday, Field Trip to the Zoo!
*Tuesday, October 29th., There will NOT be an All School Mass
*Thursday, October 31st., Halloween Parade and Classroom Parties: 2:15.
*Friday, November 1st., MASS FOR All Saint’s Day: Holy day of obligation: Grades K-2 attend Mass at noon; PLEASE MASS UNIFORM THIS DAY.
*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.
**Math homework will be sent home the day that we complete a lesson and typically due the next day unless otherwise specified.
**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 each night that it comes home and review the spelling words.
May this Autumn Season be blessed by God and may God continue to bless the second grade families all year long.