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SECOND GRADE NEWSLETTER                                 WEEK #9                          OCTOBER 16, 2014

   

Dear Parents and Guardians,

            It's hard to believe that we are about to end our First Quarter of the year next Friday!  The Accelerated Reading goal for the Second Quarter will be 8 points.  Students will be taking the Star Reading Diagnostic Test again in the next few weeks to see if their reading ranges have changed since August.

            If you were not able to attend the First Communion/First Reconciliation meeting last
Wednesday night and still wish for your student to receive the sacraments of First Communion and First Reconciliation, you will need to contact our Parish Director of Religious Education, Mr. Mark Butler, at 614-861-1521 ext. 12 or
reled@holyspiritcolumbus.org.         

            A Fall Celebration will take place in the classroom on Friday, October 31st.  As part of the afternoon festivities, students will be constructing a scary shadow box.  Please send in a box (shoe box, cereal box, etc.) by Wednesday, October 29th so that your child may participate in the activity.  If anyone can send in more than one box it would also be appreciated. 

            In Religion, students began an in depth study of the sacrament of Baptism.  We discussed many symbols of Baptism including water, words, and light.  We will attend Mass in the church next Wednesday at 8:30AM for an All School Liturgy.  Students should wear their dress uniforms.  Please join us for this celebration!

            In Math, students worked hard on practicing 2 and 3-digit subtraction without regrouping and completed one 2-digit subtraction assignment with regrouping.  This is a big concept to understand!  I am excited how they are catching on and enjoying their learning in this math area.  Next week's addition timed test will cover (+8).  It will be taken on Tuesday and Thursday (retest) of next week. 

            In our literature studies, students met in their books clubs to review and finish some stories including two from the Polk Street School series by Patricia Reilly Giff titled, The Candy Corn Contest and The Secret at the Polk Street School and two from the Horrible Harry series titled, Horrible Harry’s Secret and Horrible Harry and the Ant Invasion.  We hope to start a short unit on fairy tales next week.  I continued to read from the current read aloud titled, Sideways Stories from Wayside School.   Also, students continued with their independent reading and are making progress toward picking out “good fit” books.  An AR report for your student is included in the red Friday folder.

            In Health, the class continued to learn about nutrition and food safety in Chapter 4.  Students explored the new My Plate version of the food groups and learned about how the five types of nutrients, plus water, are important for healthy diets.

            Students began a review of Chapter 1 in Social Studies.  A chapter test will take place on Friday of next week.  A study guide will be sent home on Tuesday to use as a study tool at home.            In Science, the class students learned how to record the weather and temperature for the day.  We are keeping a weather log for the next few weeks that will give us data.  Our goal is to graph the data and analyze it once it is collected.  We are also making pinwheels to track the type of wind (calm, gentle, moderate, or strong).

            Well, I think that about covers this week's news!  Have a wonderful, long weekend! 

 

                                                                                                Sincerely,

                                                                                                Miss Costello  

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:

Monday, October 20th-Hot Lunch Day

Tuesday, October 21st-Hot Lunch Day

Tuesday, October 21st-Physical Education Day

Tuesday, October 21st-Addition Timed Test (+8)

Wednesday, October 22nd-Hot Lunch Day

Wednesday, October 22nd-Spelling Pretest for Lesson 9

Wednesday, October 22nd-All School Liturgy/8:30am/Church/Dress Uniforms

Thursday, October 23rd-Hot Lunch Day

Thursday, October 23rd-Addition Timed Test-Retest (+8)

Friday, October 24th-Hot Lunch Day

Friday, October 24th-Chapter 1 Social Studies Final Test/A study guide will be sent home on Tuesday of next week!

Friday, October 24th-Final Spelling Test for Lesson 9

Friday, October 24th-End of the First Quarter

Friday, October 24th-Final Day to take AR tests for the First Quarter

Friday, October 24th-Guest Speaker: Dr. Jeff Wilcox, DDS (Miss Costello’s Dentist)

Monday, October 27th-NO SCHOOL/Teacher Work Day

Friday, October 31st-Fall Festival Celebration in the classroom from 1:40PM to 2:20PM.

Friday, October 31st-First Quarter Progress Reports will be sent home.

Tuesday, November 4th-First Quarter Progress Report Envelopes are due back signed.

Wednesday, November 5th-Fall Musical Presentation for Grades 3, 4, and 5/1:30PM and 7:00PM in the gym.

 

 

 

REMINDERS AND SUGGESTIONS:

            With just one week remaining in the first quarter, please remind your children that the Accelerated Reading point goal for this quarter is 6 points!  I have been reminding the class all along.  The final day to take AR tests for the first quarter is Friday, October 24th. 

           

Aluminum Can Collection Schedule

Thursday, October 16th –Miss Costello

Thursday, October 23rd-Cornell/Tuck Family

 

 

 

Please let me know if you are able to take cans to the recycle during the Second Quarter.  You can E-mail me at:  kcostell@cdeducation.org.  Thanks!

 

 

 

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Monday, October 20, 2014

1. Math-Chapter 3 Worksheet

2. Math-Study for +8 Timed Test on Tuesday

3. Spelling-Study for Lesson 9 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, October 21, 2014

1. Math-Chapter 3 Worksheet

2. Spelling-Study for Lesson 9 Pretest on Wednesday

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

4. Social Studies-Use the study guide to study for Friday’s Chapter 1 Test.

 

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

 

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

1. Math-Chapter 3 Worksheet

2. Math-Study for +8 Timed Test Retake, if the student needs to retake it.

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

4. Social Studies-Use the study guide to study for Friday’s Chapter 1 Test.

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Thursday, October 23, 2014

1. Math-Chapter 3 Worksheet

2. Spelling-Study for Lesson 9 Final Test on Friday, if the student needs to retake it.

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

4. Social Studies-Use the study guide to study for Friday’s Chapter 1 Test.

 

*Physical Education Days are Tuesday and Friday for Grade 2.   1. Math-Chapter 3 Worksheet

 

      

 

                      

 

 

Spelling List

Grade 2

Lesson 9

 

Basic Words

            wink                                    ring

           sing                                     hang

 

           sink                                     bank

          

           king                                    wing

 

           long                                    drink

 

Enrichment Words

swing      blink        think

 

Champion Enrichment Words

belong         kingdom      cranky          finger

           

Challenge Words

vitamin         mineral

 

  

 

                                                                                                  NIGHTLY AR READING

                                                           PARENT/CHILD PARTICIPATION SHEET

                                                      We read together for 15 minutes this night:

 

                                                                      Week of October 20th 

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:__________________________________________