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SECOND GRADE NEWSLETTER                                      WEEK #35                                         May 15, 2015

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,   

            In Religion this week, students completed Chapter 18 in their Religion text learning about the Liturgy of the Eucharist in detail.  A chapter test will take place on Tuesday of next week.  A study guide is included in this week’s red Friday folder to use at home.  Students attended Mass on Wednesday which included the May Crowing ceremony.   Our next All School Mass will take place on Wednesday, May 20th at 8:30AM in the church. Also, we’ve rescheduled our celebration party for receiving our First Eucharist to next Friday, at the end of the day.  This was the best day to have Father with us. Also, as a school, we’ve been saying part of the rosary, daily, during the month of May.  Today, we said it in Spanish!  Please let me know if you have any special intentions you’d like us to keep in our minds as we pray. 

            In its literature studies, students finished up the novel titled, Skylark, by Patricia MacLachlan.  Students also finished up our dinosaur unit of books.   Our new bin of books for next week will include many animal books which go along with our current Life Science unit in Science. Our new read aloud is quite exciting and is titled, The BFG by Roald Dahl.  It’s a fantasy story about a little girl and a friendly giant who become friends.  Please remind your student that the point goal for the Fourth Quarter is 10 points!  We are working hard to see every student meet his/her AR goal this quarter! 

            In Health this week, students completed their unit on taking care of the Earth.  Their Chapter 10 final quiz took place on Thursday of this week.  Our final chapter for the year will cover the topic of health helpers.

            In Math, students will complete their study of understanding multiplication and division later next week.  A test will take place on Friday of next week.  Students also took their regular multiplication and subtraction timed tests this week on Tuesday and Thursday.  The fact benchmark for this week was (x0 through x10 Review).  Remember, students must pass their test with a score of 90 or higher to move on to the next test.  On Tuesday, May 19th, your student should be starting divide by one if they are right at the benchmark.  Once students have completed all the subtraction facts tests successfully, students move on to the multiplication facts and then on to the division facts.

            In Social Studies, students completed their reading for our unit on culture.  A Chapter 4 final test will take place on Thursday of next week.  A study guide will be sent home on Monday. 

            In Science, students learned how to classify animals as vertebrates/invertebrates.

            As we approach the end of the year, please begin to look for books at home that belong to me or the school.  It’s time to clean under the bed!  Please send them in as we do take an inventory close to the end of the year.

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

                                                                                                            Sincerely,

                                                   Miss Costello

UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:

Monday-Friday-BOOK FAIR in the library!

Monday, May 18th-Hot Lunch Day

Tuesday, May 19th-Hot Lunch Day

Tuesday, May 19th-Physical Education Day

Tuesday, May 19th-Chapter 18 Religion Test/A study guide is included in this week’s red Friday folder.

Tuesday, May 19th-Timed Test (Benchmark: Divide by One)

Wednesday, May 20th-Spelling Pretest for Lesson 34

Wednesday, May 20th-All School Mass/8:30AM/Students should wear their dress uniforms!

Wednesday, May 20th-Hot Lunch Day

Thursday, May 21st-Hot Lunch Day

Thursday, May 21st-Timed Test (Benchmark: Divide by One

Thursday, May 21st- Chapter 4 Social Studies Test/A study guide will be sent home on Monday!

Friday, May 22nd-All students will help celebrate our classmates’ First Communion with cake, in the classroom!  Father will join us to celebrate!

Friday, May 22nd-Hot Lunch Day

Friday, May 22nd-Understanding Multiplication and Division Math Test

Friday, May 22nd-Final Spelling Test for Lesson 34

Friday, May 22nd-Field Trip Permission Slip to Shepherd’s Corner is due today with the $5.00 fee.

Friday, May 22nd-Physical Education Day

 

 

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

Friday, May 15th-Miss Costello

Friday, May 22nd-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.

 

 

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Monday, May 18, 2015

1. Math-Multiplication Worksheet

2. Math-Study for the Divide by 1 Timed Test

3. Spelling-Study for Lesson 34 Pretest on Wednesday

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

5. Religion-Study for your Chapter 18 Quiz on Tuesday

 

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

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

1. Math-Multiplication Worksheet/Understanding Multiplication and Division Test on Friday.

2. Spelling-Study for Lesson 34 Pretest on Wednesday

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

4. Social Studies-Study for your Chapter 4 Test on Thursday

 

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

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

1. Math-Multiplication Worksheet/Understanding Multiplication and Division Test on Friday.

2. Math-Study for the Divide by 1 Retest

3. Spelling-Study for Lesson 34 Final Test on Friday.

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

5. Social Studies-Study for your Chapter 4 Test on Thursday

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Thursday, May 21, 2015

1. Math-Multiplication Worksheet/Understanding Multiplication and Division Test on Friday.

2. Spelling-Study for Lesson 34 Final Test on Friday.

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

4. Social Studies-Study for your Chapter 4 Test on Thursday

 

 

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

 

 

Spelling List

Grade 2

Lesson 34

Basic Words

                  deer                                        tail

                  here                                        hear

                  meet                                       dear   

                  tale                                         our

                  hour                                        meat

Enrichment Words

grate               great               hare

 

Champion Enrichment Words

tow     read         weak         aunt

 

Challenge Words

 

terrarium               rain forest

 

 

                                                           PARENT/CHILD PARTICIPATION SHEET

                                                      We read together for 15 minutes this night:

 

                                                                          Week of May 18th

 

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:__________________________________________