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SECOND GRADE NEWSLETTER                                         WEEK #32                                                April 24, 2015

 Dear Parents and Guardians,    

            In Religion this week, students completed Chapter 16 and attended Mass on Wednesday.  We also spent some time practicing for Sunday’s Sacrament of the First Eucharist. Students who are receiving the sacrament should arrive no later that 10:20AM in the church basement.  If you have ordered pictures, you should arrive at 9:00AM to allow for your child’s picture to be taken.  Please do not wait until the last minute to arrive.  The group picture will be taken promptly at 10:30AM. Our next All School Liturgy will take place on Wednesday, April 29th at 8:30AM in the church.  Please join us if you are able to attend! 

            In its literature studies, students are reading Muggie Maggie and Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary, Help! I’m a Prisoner in the Library by Eth Clifford.  Students also presented their Famous American Projects before the class.  They were wonderful!!!  Thank you for your help with finishing the project at home with your student.  We plan to have our museum to share the projects with other students in a couple of weeks.  I will let you know the date as soon as it’s available.  Please remind your student that the point goal for the Fourth Quarter is 10 points!  Students should be choosing both fiction and nonfiction books as well as books in their current reading range.

            In Health this week, students took their Chapter 6 Quiz today.  Our new chapter, Chapter 10, will focus on keeping the environment clean.

            In Math, students worked in Chapter 19 focusing on 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes.  Students also took their multiplication and subtraction timed tests this week on Tuesday and Thursday.  The fact benchmark for this week was (x8).  Remember, students must pass their test with a score of 90 or higher to move on to the next test.  On Tuesday, April 28th, your student should be starting (x9) 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 facts tests successfully, students will move on to the multiplication facts and then to division facts.

            In Social Studies, students continued with their reading of Chapter 4 on culture.  We will take our Chapter 4 Vocabulary Quiz on Thursday of next week.  A study guide will be sent home on Tuesday. 

            In Science, students started an experiment in our Life Science Unit this week. We are seeing how light affects the growth of radish plants starting from the germination of the seeds.   Students also completed their reading of the Life Science text booklet.  A quiz over vocabulary covered in this unit will take place on Tuesday, April 28th.  A study guide is included in this week’s red Friday folder.

            On Friday, May 29th, the students in Grade 2 will be going on a field trip to Shepherd’s Corner Farm and Ecology Center located off of Waggoner Road, in Reynoldsburg.  A permission slip will be sent home with next week’s newsletter.  Please look for it at that time.

            That’s it for this week!  Enjoy the weekend ahead!  Keep our second graders who are receiving the Sacrament of First Eucharist on Sunday in your prayers.

                                                                                                            Sincerely,

                                                                                                                     Miss Costello

UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:

Sunday, April 26th-First Holy Eucharist/11:00AM Mass/Church

Monday, April 27th-Hot Lunch Day

Tuesday, April 28th-Hot Lunch Day

Tuesday, April 28th-Life Science Unit Vocabulary Quiz/A study guide is included in this week’s red Friday folder.

Tuesday, April 28th-Physical Education Day

Tuesday, April 28th-Timed Test (Benchmark: Multiplication x9)

Wednesday, April 29th- All School Mass/8:30AM/Students should wear their dress uniforms!

Wednesday, April 29th-Hot Lunch Day

Wednesday, April 29th-Spelling Pretest for Lesson 31

Thursday, April 30th-Hot Lunch Day

Thursday, April 30th-Timed Test (Benchmark: Multiplication x9)

Thursday, April 30th-Chapter 4 Social Studies Vocabulary Quiz/A study guide will be sent home on Tuesday.

Friday, May 1st-Hot Lunch Day

Friday, May 1st-Physical Education Day

Friday, May 1st-Final Spelling Test for Lesson 31

Friday, May 1st-Fourth Quarter Interim Reports will be sent home only to those who need them!

 

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

Thursday, April 24th-Miss Costello

Friday, May 1st-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, April 27, 2015

1. Math-Geometry Worksheet

2. Math-Study for the x9 Multiplication Test, the -0 through -10 review timed test or higher for those who are moving ahead!

3. Spelling-Study for Lesson 31 Pretest on Wednesday

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

5. Science-Study for Tuesday’s Science Vocabulary Quiz

 

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

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

1. Math-Geometry Worksheet

2. Spelling-Study for Lesson 31 Pretest on Wednesday

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

4. Social Studies-Study for the Chapter 4 Vocabulary Quiz on Thursday.

 

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

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

1. Math-Geometry Worksheet

2. Math-Study for the x9 multiplication retest, the -0 through -10 review timed test or higher for those who are moving ahead!

3. Spelling-Study for Lesson 31 Final Test on Friday.

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

5. Social Studies-Study for the Chapter 4 Vocabulary Quiz on Thursday.

 

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Thursday, April 30, 2015

1. Math-Geometry Worksheet

2. Spelling-Study for Lesson 31 Final Test on Friday.

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

 

 

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

 

Spelling List

Grade 2

Lesson 31

Basic Words

            for                                                    more

            corn                                                 or

            door                                                 fork

            horse                                                torn

            store                                                 born

Enrichment Words

explore              morning                  storm

 

Champion Enrichment Words

acorn         porch           stork              hornet

 

Challenge Words

earthquake          tornado

 

                                                         

                                                           PARENT/CHILD PARTICIPATION SHEET

                                                      We read together for 15 minutes this night:

 

                                                                             Week of April 27th

 

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:__________________________________________