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2nd September 09 2017 Homeroom

Welcome to 2nd Grade!

I am so excited to begin a new year with your children.  We will learn, discover, and grow in God's love this year!  Here are a few highlights of the curriculum this quarter:

In Religion, we will learn about saints, prayer, and the sacrament of Baptism.

Saxon Phonics is a rigorous and thorough phonics instruction program. We will become better readers and writers this year!

Our Journeys Reading series includes many stories, both fiction and non-fiction.

Step Up to Writing was new to us last year, and we will learn to write quality paragraphs this quarter.

My Math is the math series we will use, along with Simple Solutions for spiral review. We will focus on number sense and addition strategies this quarter

Nancy Larson science will have us experimenting with matter.

In Social Studies we will learn about being good citizens and how to read maps.:

 

2nd May 21 2017 Homeroom

Final Week of School

We have entered our last week of school.  It has been a privilege to watch your children grow this year.  Thank you for all your support throughout the year.

Friday will be a 11:00am dismissal.

We will review our year this week and take some cumulative assessments to help me see what was retained.

I hope you each have a safe and fun-filled summer!

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2nd May 14 2017 Homeroom

Week of May 15th

Special Announcements:

SPPO Meeting is Tuesday at 7pm. Come hear next year's principal, Mrs. Kellly Kaimann, address the parents.

Field Day is FRIDAY, with a NOON DISMISSAL. No Lunch with be served. Please contact the School Office if you can help...we could use more volunteers.  Thanks for helping make this day fun for all!

2nd May 07 2017 Homeroom

Week of May 5th

Special Notes:

Final BOOK ORDER of the year is due THIS WEDNESDAY. 

Flower Sale Pick up is THURSDAY, at the Picnic Grounds, from 3-5 pm.

The Week Ahead:

In Religion, we are studying the prayers of the rosary. We will examine closely the Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, and Apostle's Creed.

We will finish reading From Seed to Plant. We will dissect and diagram a flower. Test will be Wednesday.

In Saxon Phonics, we will will learn our final set of sight words, practice identifying final, stable syllables that begin with ci/si/ti, and learn digraphs ei (veil/receipt) and ie (pie/shield).  There are four sounds for these two digraphs.

In Math, we will finish our data/graphing unit by studying line plots.  Our test will be Wednesday. We will then begin our measurement unit.

In Science, we will continue our Ornithology unit. We candled our eggs last week, and now we will learn about features specific to birds.

In Social Studies, we will create our own landforms and write a paragraph to describe them.

2nd April 30 2017 Homeroom

Week of May 1st

Special Notes:

Wednesday is our May Crowning mass. Students come to school dressed in First Communion attire. SEND UNIFORM as well, and we will change right after mass. You are welcome to the mass and to help your child change afterwards.

ACA Pledge cards will go home this Wendesday in the Blue Folders. Pledge cards can be returned by Friday for a special collection at the mass.

Friday is a SPIRIT DAY with NOON DISMISSAL. 

On Tuesday, we will get a visit from the Kona Ice Truck as we watch 7th/8th Grade practice for their Jack and Jill game.

Our Week:

Religion:  We will attend mass on Monday! We will continue celebrating Easter, and learn about the rosary for the month of Mary.

Saxon Phonics We will learn suffix -ous,  final, stable syllables [-cious and [-tious, and new sight words (beautiful, certain, climb, door, floor, give, live, move, often, poor).

Spelling Words: station, nation, caption, right, tight, bright, high, might, together*, have*, America*, once*, other*          *sight words

Dictation Sentences:  It is late now and you should get to bed.

                                    The chipmunk ran up the big tree and hid.

Reading: We will read From Seed to PlantWe will examine text and graphic features as well as practice our monitor/clarifying skills.

Language: Pronouns - little words that take the place of nouns   

Math:  We will work on  graphing this week. We will create bar graphs and pictographs and analyze data.

Science: We will continue our bird study.

Social Studies: We will learn about common landforms on earth.

2nd April 23 2017 Homeroom

Week of April 24th

Special Notes:

Our special week has arrived!  First Communion rehearsal is this Thursday, at 6:30pm.  Please arrive promptly.  It is our only chance to practice with the PSR students.

Cardinal DRESS DOWN FOR ONE DOLLAR is Tuesday. 

Gospel Reflections and Good Deed Calendars are due THIS WEDNESDAY. Thank you for your work with this project!

Our Week:

Religion:  We will celebrate Easter and study saints that have a special connection to the Eucharist!

Saxon Phonics:  We will learn digraphs ey (key) and ue (glue). We will also learn suffixes -es (plural) and -ous.

Spelling Test is deferred until next week.

Reading: We will do a unit on poetry. We will analyze and write our own poems.

Language: Pronouns - little words that take the place of nouns   

Math:  We will work on  graphing this week. We will create bar graphs and pictographs and analyze data.

Science/Social Studies: We will celebrate Earth Day and begin our ornithology unit.

2nd April 08 2017 Homeroom

Week of April 10th

Special Notes:

Holy Week is the most important week of the church year.  Many of our activities this week will revolve around Holy Week and its significance in our lives.

We have a NOON DISMISSAL on Thursday.  Enjoy your Spring Break!

Safe Touch will be presented by Mrs. Lovette on Wednesday.  Forms explaining this program were sent home with the youngest child in the Wednesday folders.

The banners and felt people are beautiful!  Continue working on your Gospel Reflections and Good Works throughout Spring Break.  These will be due the Wednesday we return.

Our Week:

Religion:  We will attend Stations of the Cross on Monday. This week, we are preparing for our First Holy Communion mass!

Saxon Phonics:  We will review this week. There is NO SPELLING.

Reading: Alexander Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday - This is a great story to read at the end of studying money. We will focus on cause and effect and finding the lesson of a story.

Language: Pronouns - little words that take the place of nouns   

Math:  We finish our money unit.

Science: Our caterpillars have moved into the next stage of development!  

2nd April 02 2017 Homeroom

Week of April 3rd

Special Notes:

First Holy Communion Banners and felt people are due this Wednesday (April 5th).  Don't forget to complete the Gospel Reflection and Good Works Calendar.

Please send $15 (checks payable to St. Paul School) for the chalice project in Art.

Our Week:

Religion:  We will attend Stations of the Cross on Monday and Adoration on Thursday. We will test over the Liturgy of the Eucharist Wednesday.

Saxon Phonics:  We will learn about:

  • final, stable syllable [-sion
  • digraph ew (/oo/ cashew)
  • the Doubling Rule (Part I) - When a word ends with 1 vowel and 1 consonant, you double the final consonant before adding a vowel suffix.
  • New Sight Words include - become, both, busy, measure, rough, sure, through, tough, woman, women

Spelling List (test is this Tuesday): stitch, stretch, ouch, each, rust, paint, tail, snail, pail, air, learn*, father*, trouble*, listen*, island*                                                                                                                 *sight words
Dictation Sentences: Hang the U.S. flag on the first pole.
                      Which teacher has a birthday this week?

Reading: Me...Jane - We will determine how illustrations help tell a story and discuss story structure through point of view.

Language: Comparative Adjectives  

Math:  We continue studying MONEY. Students should be able to identify all coins (and know their value). We will learn about dollar bills this week and dollar-decimal  notation.

Science:  We are studying the Life Cycle of a Butterfly. We will also learn about how wheels help with work.

Social Studies:  We will begin learning about the economy. We will distinguish between wants and needs, producers and consumers.

2nd March 25 2017 Homeroom

Week of March 27th

Special Notes:

Grandparents Day is this Friday.  Students will go to mass with their Grandparents, have breakfast, and then take their Grandparent's on a tour of the school. Grandparents are then invited to attend a special encore presentation of the Spring Fling. We have a NOON dismisal this Friday.

Remember that 1st Eucharist Banners and felt people are due on Wednesday, April 5th.  Also, the Gospel Reflections (yellow sheet) and Good Works Calendar (blue sheet) are beginning, so don't forget to work on these together.

 

Our Week:

Religion:  We had a great celebration of reconciliation on Thursday. We continue to study the mass this week, focusing on the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Saxon Phonics:  We will learn how to code words that have three consonants between the vowels. We will also learn to spell the final /k/ sound with a c after multisyllable words. We will learn the scribal o sound (short u) and how to code it with a schwa.

Spelling List (test is next Tuesday): stitch, stretch, ouch, each, rust, paint, tail, snail, pail, air, learn*, father*, trouble*, listen*, island*
                                                                                            *sight words
Dictation Sentences: Hang the U.S. flag on the first pole.
                      Which teacher has a birthday this week?

Reading: Rosie Revere, Engineer - We will analyze character impact through the story and discuss the use of rhyme in stories.

Language: Irregular Past Tense Verbs  

Math:  We are studying MONEY. We will first learn to identify all coins (and know their value). We will then count values of a group of coins to $1.00. Students will learn the cent sign and dollar-decimal  notation.

Science:  We will learn about work.  We are ready to test over force and motion this week.

Social Studies:  We will learn about the three branches of government.

2nd March 18 2017 Homeroom

Week of March 20th

Special Notes:

Donuts with Dads this Wednesday! Drop backpacks off in the classroom before going to mass. Anyone without a special person can come to the classroom at regular time, and we will go to mass together.

Grandparents Mass (Friday, March 31st) - Remember, this is a NOON DISMISSAL day

 

Our Week:

Religion:  We will review going to reconciliation and celebrate this sacrament again on Thursday. We continue to study the mass.

Saxon PhonicsWe will learn the short o sound that a makes when it comes before l, or after w or qu (wallet). We will learn new sight words.

Spelling List: joy, boy, coin, join, wife, shake, brave, window, grow, glow, many*, enough*, buy*, answer*, ocean*
                                                                                            *sight words
Dictation Sentences: When the dog sees his master, he will jump up and bark out loud.
                      Will she win the contest next week?

Reading: Library Lion - We will analyze character development throughout the story.

Language: Articles (a/an/the - we will learn their proper usage with nouns)  

Math:  We are studying MONEY. We will first learn to identify all coins (and know their value). We will then count values of a group of coins to $1.00. Students will learn the cent sign and dollar-decimal  notation.

Science:  We will learn about the force of gravity.  

Social Studies:  We will learn about the three branches of government.

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