Dear Second Grade Families:
Hope you all had a great Weekend and are looking forward to the Christmas Break!
IMPORTANT: This Thursday, CHRISTMAS PARTIES will be in the classrooms from 2:15-2:45, with an INDOOR DISMISSAL; classrooms are small so please NO siblings and ONLY parents that signed up to help with the party please because of the size of our space. Thank you for your support and understanding.
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.
There will be NO Spelling homework due this Thursday nor a Spelling Test on Friday due to Christmas Break coming up. We will have a Social Studies test this Tuesday on Unit 4: People of Long Ago. We will continue to focus on DIVISION all week. 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 16- 20, 2019
Week at a Glance:
Math-Chapter 15 and Chapter 5 we will continue to learn and review DIVISION; as well as working 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 1: CONTINUE: we will blend words and build oral language skills and fluency skills; sounds: long a; ai; ay; a_e; sounds; ; Groups Read: “Gross Jobs”; and “Quest for Steps”; 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; 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– BIRTH OF JESUS: CONTINUE: to understand all about the birth of Jesus; Christmas play; REVIEW and TEST prayers: Our Father, Hail Mary, Angel of God, Glory Be; and daily reflections from the Bible.
Social Studies– Unit 4: People of Long Ago- Test on Tuesday. We are learning and describing 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.
*Thursday, NO Spelling homework due to Christmas Break
*Thursday, December 19th., Ugly Sweater Day.
*Thursday, CHRISTMAS PARTIES in the classrooms from 2:15-2:45, with an INDOOR DISMISSAL; classrooms are small so please NO siblings and ONLY parents that signed up to help with the party please.
*Friday, NO Spelling Test this week due to Christmas Break
*Friday, December 20th., MASS andCARLINE WILL RUN: dismissal at 10:30 AM
*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 the Second Grade families be blessed at this Christmas Season and always.