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IMPORTANT DATES:

First Reconciliation:  Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 4:00PM in the Church (New Date)

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 #25                                February 27, 2015

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

            It’s hard to believe that the end of February is upon us.  Let’s hope our bad weather has disappeared for this season.

            In Religion, students began Chapter 12 and spent much of the week practicing the steps to reconciliation.  First Reconciliation has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00PM in the church.  Continue to help your student with their memorization of the Act of Contrition.  I am very please with their progress with this task. Students also read about the season of Lent and wrote down a Lenten sacrifice or deed they will try to keep or do during this season.  We will be attending our All School Liturgy at 8:30AM next Wednesday.  As part of our preparation for the season of Lent, students will be discussing our school wide Lenten project.  More information about this project will come your way in another newsletter. 

            In its literature studies, students continued their group reading of chapter stories including, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig, The Littles by John Peterson, and Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Students also continued reading from the informational texts about famous Americans.  They are using them to gather information for their reports.  Also, we continued to read from our daily read aloud book titled, All the Money in the World by Bill Brittain.  

            Please remind your student that the point goal for the third quarter is 10 points!  The end of the quarter will arrive before you know it.  Students must remember to read their Accelerated Reading book each night to reach this goal!           

            In Health this week, the class completed their reading of Chapter 8 that focuses on disease.  This week, students learned about cancer and especially how sunscreen should be used on a regular basis to prevent skin cancer.  A Chapter 8 Quiz will take place on Tuesday, March 3rd.

            In Math, students continued their Chapter 7 study of measurement and will be ready for an assessment on Thursday of next week.  Students also took their multiplication and subtraction timed tests this week on Wednesday and Thursday.  The fact benchmark for this week was (x0/x1).  Remember, students must pass their test with a score of 90 or higher to move on to the next test.  On Tuesday, March 3rd, your student should be taking the (x2) test 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.

            Students are working on their Accelerated Math at school once a week.  This supplemental math program will be used by students through the 8th grade at Holy Spirit School to support and review math concepts.  It also allows students to move ahead.  Your student can work on these web based assignments at home by using the Home Connect access login and passwords that were sent home during the first semester. 

            In Social Studies, students will finish Chapter 3 up late next week.  A final Chapter 3 assessment will take place the week of March 9th.

            In Science, students continued with their unit on balance and motion.  We’ll be ready to have a quiz over students’ ability to identify the six simple machines on Tuesday, March 10th.  A study guide will be sent home on Tuesday, March 3rd..  

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

 

                                                                                                            Sincerely,

                                                                                 Miss Costello

UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:

Monday, March 2nd –Hot Lunch Day

Tuesday, March 3rd-Hot Lunch Day

Tuesday, March 3rd-Physical Education Day

Tuesday, March 3rd-Chapter 8 Health Quiz

Tuesday, March 3rd-Multiplication Timed Test (Benchmark: x2)

Wednesday, March 4th-Hot Lunch Day

Wednesday, March4th-All School Liturgy/8:30AM /Church

                     Students should wear their dress uniforms.

Wednesday, March 4th-Spelling Pretest for Lesson 24

Thursday, March 5th-Hot Lunch Day

Thursday, March 5th-Chapter 7 Math Test-Measurement

Thursday, March 5th-Multiplication Timed Retest for (Benchmark: x2)

Friday, March 6th-Hot Lunch Day

Friday, March 6th-Physical Education Day

Friday, March 6th-Final Spelling Test for Lesson 24

Saturday, March 7th and Sunday, March 8th-Diocesan Art Show at Holy Spirit

                                                                     12:30PM-4:00PM each day.

                                                                     Enter through the gym!

Tuesday, March 10th-March Scholastic Book Order Form is due!

Tuesday, March 10th-Balance and Motion Simple Machines Quiz

                             A study guide will be sent home on Tuesday, March 3rd!

Sunday, March 22nd-First Reconciliation/4:00PM/Church/Please arrive 15 minutes early. 

                   Students receiving the sacrament should wear their church clothes!

 

 

 

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

Friday, February 27th-Miss Costello

Friday, March 6th-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 24

Basic Words

     hook                       being

      looked                    weeks

      days                        frame

       sly                            graze

      hood                       stoop

        Enrichment Words

fifteen          footsteps           mood

 

       Champion Enrichment Words

        nook     school       tool    amaze

 

          Challenge Words

          germs      bacteria

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Monday, March 2, 2015

1. Math-Measurement Worksheet  

2. Math-Study for the x2 Multiplication Test, the -0 through -10 review timed test or higher for those who are moving ahead!

3. Spelling-Study for Lesson 24 Pretest on Wednesday

4. Health-Study for the Chapter 8 Quiz on Tuesday

5. 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 3, 2015

1. Math-Measurement Worksheet

2. Spelling-Study for Lesson 24 Pretest on Wednesday

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

 

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

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

1. Math-Measurement Worksheet/Chapter 7 Test on Thursday 

2. Math-Study for the x2 multiplication retest, the -0 through -10 review timed test or higher for those who are moving ahead!

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

 

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

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Thursday, March 5, 2015

1. Math-Graphing Worksheet 

2. Spelling-Study for Lesson 24 Final Test on Friday

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

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                           NIGHTLY AR READING

                                                           PARENT/CHILD PARTICIPATION SHEET

                                                      We read together for 15 minutes this night:

 

                                                                         Week of March 2, 2015

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:__________________________________________