Important February Dates:
Early dismissal @ 11:15--Friday, Feb. 3rd
Spirit Dress Day--Monday, Feb. 6th
Early Dismissal @ 11:15 (optional parent/teacher conferences)--Friday, Feb. 17th
Dance Program --Thursday, Feb. 16th
No School (President's Day)--Monday, Feb. 20th
Click on the web address below for links to favorite games, songs and websites that go with what we are (and will be) learning at school this year:
Field trip drivers:
and then follow the directions from the
"Be Smart-Drive Safe" video link below:
Be sure to check the homework tab below to see what is due and when!
Holy Trinity Parish:
First Reconciliation Parent meeting--(6:30) Oct. 20, 2016 @ Historic St. Patrick's Hall
First Reconciliation--(9:00) Jan. 28, 2017
First Communion Parent meeting--(6:30) Mar. 16, 2017 @ Parish Center
First Communion--(11:30) May 7, 2017 with rehearsal on May 6 @ 9:00
St. Patrick's of Merna Parish:
First Reconciliation Parent meeting--(6:30) Nov. 28, 2016 @ Shamrock Hall
First Reconciliation--(9:30) Jan. 21, 2017 OR (6:30) Jan. 23, 2017
First Communion parent/child meeting--(6:30) Mar. 20, 2017
First Communion--(6:00) April 29, 2017 with rehearsal on April 28 @ 6:30 OR
(1:00) April 30, 2017 with rehearsal on April 29 @ 9:00
So what are we learning about in Second Grade right now?
Religion--We have finally finished learning about Reconciliation and we will begin studying the Mass in preparation for First Communion. Be on the lookout for directions for the pew banner that you will be making for your special day.
English--We are continuing to learn basic capitalization and punctuation rules during morning "Tune Ups." We also know quite a bit about using commas and apostrophes too, so be sure to ask us! Finally, we are finishing up our work with adjectives and will be moving on to verbs very soon!
Spelling--We are starting our next set of spelling words. These units can be more difficult, so they may require more study time at home. We will also bump up the number of review words to 6 on the weekly final test. Keep reviewing all of your old lists!
Reading--We finally will be getting back into our small Guided Reading groups starting the week of Feb. 6th. We will begin this cycle by focusing on character traits and the text evidence that backs them up.
Writing--We will be writing about what fills our hearts with love this month.
Math--We are working through Chapter 5 (and 6) which focuses on different strategies for solving 2, and even 3, digit subtraction problems. The students are really looking forward to playing Math Baseball again by the end of the chapter!
Science/Social Studies--We are discussing traits and how plants and animals have adaptations to help them survive in their habitats. We will also be studying the characteristics of several animal groups. The vocabulary for Simple Solutions is beginning to pile up, so please make sure to stay on top of it. There is a Quizlet on our class website for the vocabulary for lessons 1-32, as well as another for lessons 33-51, that you may want to use to help your child review.
Extras--We are currently reading Mr. Popper's Penguins, but will move on to The Doll People when we are done.
Also, as always, try to talk often with your child about the brain beads they are (or in some cases, are not) earning and what level in Rocket Math they are on. Some students need a positive push in the right direction from home. Most students are rocketing through subtraction at this point and some are moving on to multiplication.
Unit 1: sad, jam, glad, flat, dig, list, win, if, fix, was, want, been
Unit 2: wet, job, hug, rest, spot, mud, just, help, plum, said, of, does
Unit 3: cake, mine, plate, size, ate, grape, prize, wipe, pile, rake, give, have
Unit 4: these. nose, use, rose, pole, close, cute, those, mule, one, love, come
Unit 5: tap, tape, fin, fine, tub, tube, rob, robe, cap, cape, slid, slide
Unit 7: next, spin, clip, grade, swim, plant, last, test, skin, left, drag, glide
Unit 8: doll, full, dress, spell, add, hill, class, pull, kiss, mess, fell, spill
Unit 9: dish, what, than, chest, such, thin, push, shine, chase, while, catch, sure
Unit 10: end, camp, thank, sing, drink, hunt, stand, long, thump, hand, think, bring
Unit 11: milk, neck, ask, snake, truck, kick, smoke, rock, desk, black, lake, trick
Unit 13: pay, wait, paint, cave, train, shake, pail, whale, clay, away, they, great
Unit 14: free, each, clean, teeth, please, sheep, beach, wheel, team, speak, sneeze, people
Unit 15: old, won, most, soap, float, hold, both, know, cold, do, goes, toe
Unit 16: night, kind, spy, child, light, find, right, high, wild, July, eye, buy
Unit 17: meet, meat, week, weak, road, rode, tail, tale, be, bee, too, two
Unit 19: days, bikes, boxes, beaches, wishes, dresses, names, bells, stamps, dishes, grapes, children
Unit 20: cot, face, goal, gym, city, page, plug, crash, place, gone, brag, nice
Unit 21: tall, saw, dog, draw, call, fall, soft, paw, ball, yawn, log, small
1. Practice Spelling words---final test on Friday
2. Work on the Common Core (Math/ELA) paper---due on Friday
3. Read the fluency homework with an adult---due on Friday
4. Complete assigned Simple Solutions lesson---due on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (quiz on every 5th day!)
5. Practice prayers (until they are memorized)
6. Practice Math facts (at least 5 minutes daily)
Monday, Feb. 27th:
Simple Solutions lesson 52 is due today.
Signed Friday Folders and quizzes/tests are due today. Did someone write back to your Friday Letter? Did you pick a proud paper for the board?