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SECOND GRADE NEWSLETTER                               WEEK #13                                   NOVEMBER 14, 2014

 

Dear Parents,

            It's difficult to believe that the middle of November is already upon us. 

            In its literature studies, my reading club continued reading from the Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner.  We also started a new read aloud titled, A Cricket in Time Square by George Selden.            Next week, we will delve into some books about the pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving.  In our Language studies, students were introduced to singular and plural nouns. 

            In Religion, the class completed Chapter 5 with their assessment on Tuesday which covered the sacrament of Confirmation.  It’s included in this week’s red Friday folder.  Please sign and return it by Tuesday next week.  Students read through Chapter 6 fairly quickly which focused on the liturgical seasons.  There is no assessment for this very short chapter.  Students made their own liturgical calendar wheels to remind them of the various seasons in the church.  We will celebrate an All School Liturgy next Wednesday at 8:30AM in the church.   Please join us if you are able to attend!

            Students are close to finishing their Air and Weather unit in Science.  This week, students completed some hands-on activities that included making a parachute and discussing air resistance.  A final unit test will take place on Friday of next week.  A study guide will be sent home on Tuesday.      

            This week in Health, the class completed Chapter 4 and will take their final quiz over the second half of the Chapter (Lessons 5-9) on Tuesday of next week.  A study guide is included in this week’s red Friday folder.  Overall, students performed very well in this chapter about nutrition.

            In Math, students completed their Chapter 3 Math Test on Thursday.  This will be sent home in next week’s red Friday folder.  Students also finished up their addition facts by taking their final timed assessment.  I have sent their test and final score and time with a letter in the red Friday folder.  We also took our pretest for the upcoming subtraction timed tests.   Subtraction timed tests will begin next Tuesday with -0 and -1. 

            In Social Studies, students will take a vocabulary quiz over words used in Chapter 2 on Wednesday of next week.  A study guide is included in this week’s red Friday folder.  This chapter has students learning about consumers and producers and the products (goods) and services they may make, grow, sell, and buy.    

            Remember to send in your canned goods for the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry drive.  If possible, students are asked to bring in 5 food items per family. 

            That's it for this week.  Thanks, as always, for your support!  Enjoy the weekend ahead!

 

                                                                                                            Sincerely,

                                                                                                            Miss Costello

UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:

Monday, November 17th-Friday, November 22nd-Food Drive for St. Vincent De Paul

Monday, November 17th-Hot Lunch Day

Tuesday, November 18th-Hot Lunch Day

Tuesday, November 18th-Physical Education Day

Tuesday, November 18th-Chapter 4 Health Quiz over Lessons 5-9

                       A short study guide is included in this week’s red Friday folder.

Wednesday, November 19th-Hot Lunch Day

Wednesday, November 19tht-Social Studies Chapter 2 Vocabulary Quiz

   A study guide in included in the red Friday folder!

Wednesday, November 19th- All School Liturgy/8:30 AM /Church

Wednesday, November 19th-Spelling Pretest for Lesson 13

Thursday, November 20th-Hot Lunch Day

Thursday, November 20th-Subtraction Timed Re-test (-0/-1)

Friday, November 21st-Hot Lunch Day

Friday, November 21st-Final Spelling Test for Lesson 13

Friday, November 21st-Air and Weather Final Test/A study guide will be sent home on Tuesday!

Friday, November 21st-November Scholastic Book Orders are due back!

                                             

REMINDERS AND SUGGESTIONS:

            Please check to see if your child is in need of any supplies such as pencils and erasers. 

       Begin reviewing those subtraction facts! 

       Remember to encourage your student to use the Renaissance Home Connect at home.  They may work ahead on Accelerated Math and parents can check out their Accelerated Reading record at home!

 

 

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

Friday, November 21st-Miss Costello

Tuesday, November 25th-Maysey Family

           

 

        

Spelling List

Grade 2

Lesson 13

        Basic Words        

     safe                                   day

 

    rain                                   stay

 

    say                               play

          

     ate                               save

 

     may                              wait

 

Enrichment Words

always         plain       space

 

Champion Enrichment Words

stain        daisy       spray       plate 

           

Challenge Words

       mountain     landform          

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Monday, November 17, 2014

1. Math-Chapter 4 Worksheet-Using a picture to solve a problem.

2. Math-Study for Subtraction Timed Test (-0 and -1)

3. Spelling-Study for Lesson 13 Pretest on Wednesday

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

5. Health-Study for the Chapter 4 Quiz over Lessons 5-9/A study guide was sent home in the red Friday folder.

 

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

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

1. Math-Chapter 4 Worksheet-Using a picture to solve a problem.

2. Spelling-Study for Lesson 13 Pretest on Wednesday

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

4. Social Studies-Study for the Chapter 2 Vocabulary Quiz on Wednesday./A study guide was sent home in the red Friday folder.

5. Science-Study for the Chapter Air and Weather Unit Final Test on Friday./A study guide was sent home today.

 

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

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

1. Math-Chapter 4 Worksheet-Using a picture to solve a problem.

2. Math-Study for the -0/-1 timed retest or the -2 timed test for students who move on to -2!

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

4. Science-Study for the Chapter Air and Weather Unit Final Test on Friday./A study guide was sent home on Tuesday.

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Thursday, November 20, 2014

1. Math-Chapter 4 Worksheet-Using a picture to solve a problem.

2. Spelling-Study for Lesson 13 Final Test on Friday, if the student needs to retake it.

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

4. Science-Study for the Chapter Air and Weather Unit Final Test on Friday./A study guide was sent home on Tuesday.

   

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

 

 

                                                                                                  NIGHTLY AR READING

                                                           PARENT/CHILD PARTICIPATION SHEET

                                                      We read together for 15 minutes this night:

 

                                                                         Week of November 17th 

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:__________________________________________