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IMPORTANT DATES:  

First Communion Practice:  Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7:00PM in the Church

First Communion:  Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the 11:00AM Mass

 

 

SECOND GRADE NEWSLETTER                                      WEEK #29                                      March 26, 2015

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,   

            The weeks are flying by so quickly!  Holy Week is upon us!   

            In Religion this week, students completed Chapter 15 and dove right into Chapter 16 which continues to focus on concepts related to Mass and the Eucharist.  Students enjoyed a game of Eucharist Bingo which asked students to identify many objects, words, and people that play a role in the church. We attended a All School Prayer Service on Wednesday.  Next week, we will attend two prayer services for Holy Week on Wednesday and Thursday. 

            In its literature studies, students continued their group reading of chapter stories including, Henry and Beezus by Beverly Cleary.  We also read some poems from the book titled, Heroes and Sheroes which focused on some of the famous Americans we are learning about at this time.  Please remind your student that the point goal for the Fourth Quarter will remain at 10 points!  I’ve sent the final AR weekly report for the Third Quarter in this week’s red Friday folder.

            I hope to send the famous American posters home next week so that students can glue on their facts, picture, and decorate the top with their famous American’s name.  These posters will need to be returned to school completed right after the break as we will begin our presentations at that time.

            In Health this week, students learned a bit about safety at school and at home.  They also discussed car and bus safety. 

            In Math, students worked in their first chapter in geometry which focused on line parts and curves.  Students also took their multiplication and subtraction timed tests this week on Tuesday and Thursday.  The fact benchmark for this week was (x5).  Remember, students must pass their test with a score of 90 or higher to move on to the next test.  On Tuesday, March 31st, your student should be starting (x6) of their multiplication facts if they are right at the benchmark.  It’s important to review these facts on a nightly basis for your student to move ahead each week.  Once they have completed all the subtraction fact tests successfully, students will move on to the multiplication facts and then on to division.

            In Social Studies, students began Chapter 4 focusing on culture.

            In Science, the class continued to learn about plants and animal life. Students learned the difference between living and non-living things and living and dead things! 

            Students in Grades K-8 are collecting the following items for their Lenten Service Project. The items will be donated to our chosen charity, St. Stephen’s Community House.  Since 1965, St. Stephen’s has focused its service in the Greater Linden area helping with childcare, family services, and senior services.   Students should bring their items to school to add to the collecting boxes which will be located outside the school office area.  Monetary donations may be sent in an envelope clearly marked with St. Stephen’s Community House.  Envelopes should be handed to the classroom teachers who will then send them to the office.

St. Stephen’s is currently in need of the following items:

Ø       boxed cereal (white and brown)

Ø       canned beans (kidney, pinto, great northern, pork & beans and lima beans)

Ø       tuna fish

Ø       canned chili

Ø       hot cereal (oatmeal, cream of wheat and grits)

Ø       soups (canned and dry)

Ø       sugar

Ø       vegetable oil and olive oil

Ø       monetary donation

            Holy Spirit students will be collecting these items through Monday, March 30th of Holy Week.  Thank you for your support of this school wide project.

            Third Quarter progress reports will be sent home next Thursday.  A copy of your student’s Star Reading results will be sent home at that time.

                        That’s it for this week!  Enjoy the weekend ahead! 

                                                                                                            Sincerely,

                                           Miss Costello

UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:

HOLY WEEK BEGINS

Friday, March 27th-NO SCHOOL-Teacher Work Day

Monday, March 30th-Hot Lunch Day

Tuesday, March 31st-Hot Lunch Day

Tuesday, March 31st -Timed Test (Benchmark: Multiplication x6)

Tuesday, March 31st t-Physical Education Day

Wednesday, April 1st-Hot Lunch Day

Wednesday, April 1st-Spelling Pretest for Lesson 28

Wednesday, April 1st-Tenebrae Service

Thursday, April 2nd-Hot Lunch Day

Thursday, April 2nd-Timed Test (Benchmark: Multiplication x5)

Thursday, April 2nd-Final Spelling Test for Lesson 28

Thursday, April 2nd-Holy Thursday Prayer Service

Thursday, April 2nd-Third Quarter Progress Reports will be sent home today.  Please return the signed envelope and the signed Star Reading Report by Tuesday, April 14th.

Good Friday, April 3rd-Sunday, April 12th-Easter Break

Monday, April 13th-Classes Resume

Monday, April 13th-Famous American Poster Boards are due back at school completed!

Tuesday, April 14th- Please return the signed report card envelope and the signed Star Reading report

 

 

SECOND GRADE ALUMINUM CAN PICK-UP/DROP-OFF SCHEDULE

Thursday, April 2nd-Miss Costello

 

Please let me know if you would like to be added to the recycling schedule for the second semester!  You can send a note or E-mail me at: kcostell@cdeducation.org.  Thanks for your help and support with this family service project.

 

 

Spelling List

Grade 2

Lesson 28

Basic Words

                 far                                    part

                farm                                 dark

                art                                     star

                park                                  hard

                car                                    arm

Enrichment Words

starfish                    shark                  faraway

 

Champion Enrichment Words

start       party         parka        scarf

 

Challenge Words

barter                     services

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Monday, March 30, 2015

1. Math-Geometry Worksheet  

2. Math-Study for the x6 Multiplication Test, the -0 through -10 review timed test or higher for those who are moving ahead!

3. Spelling-Study for Lesson 28 Pretest on Wednesday

4. AR Reading-Please sign off on the reading chart each night.

 

*Physical Education Days are Tuesday and Friday for Grade 2.

 

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

1. Math-Geometry Worksheet

2. Spelling-Study for Lesson 28 Pretest on Wednesday

3. AR Reading-Please sign off on the reading chart each night.

 

*Wednesday is an All School Prayer Service. Students should wear their dress uniforms to church!

 

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

1. Math-Geometry Worksheet

2. Math-Study for the x6 multiplication retest, the -0 through -10 review timed test or higher for those who are moving ahead!

3. Spelling-Study for Lesson 28 Final Test on Thursday

4. AR Reading-Please sign off on the reading chart each night.

 

*Thursday is an All School Prayer Service. Students should wear their dress uniforms to church!

 

 

 

 

                                                                           NIGHTLY AR READING

                                                           PARENT/CHILD PARTICIPATION SHEET

                                                      We read together for 15 minutes this night:

 

                                                                         Week of March 30th

Monday: 

 

      Name of Book: ____________________________________________________

 

      Parent/Guardian Signature:__________________________________________

 

Tuesday: 

 

      Name of Book: ____________________________________________________

 

      Parent/Guardian Signature:__________________________________________

 

Wednesday: 

 

      Name of Book: ____________________________________________________

 

      Parent/Guardian Signature:__________________________________________

 

Thursday: 

 

      Name of Book: ____________________________________________________

 

      Parent/Guardian Signature:__________________________________________

 

 

Planned Reading for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday:

 

      Name of Book: ____________________________________________________

 

      Parent/Guardian Signature:__________________________________________