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Dear Parents,

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

            In its literature studies, my reading club is close to completing their reading of The Beast in Ms. Rooney’s Room by Patricia Reilly Giff.  We continued to read from our read aloud titled, A Cricket in Time Square by George Selden. To help inform students about next week’s Thanksgiving holiday, I read the books titled, Sarah Morton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl by Kate Waters and The Secret of Saying Thanks by Douglas Wood.  We also read an article about how the day for Thanksgiving was chosen. We also took a “virtual tour” of the Mayflower and compared how the pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe lived to how we live in our time.  In our Language studies, students completed their study of verbs and were introduced to adjectives this week, a more challenging type of word to use. 

            In Religion, the class completed Chapter 5 with their assessment on Tuesday which covered Jesus and the Holy Family. It’s included in this week’s red Friday folder. Please sign and return it by Tuesday of next week.  Our next chapter will focus on God as the Holy Spirit.  We will celebrate an All School Liturgy next Tuesday at 8:15AM in the church.  Please join us if you are able to attend!

            Students will start a new Science unit the week after Thanksgiving Break that will focus on Balance and Motion.  Next week, students will take their final unit test over Air and Weather on Tuesday.  A study guide is included with this week’s red Friday folder.  Check out our graphs and weather charts in the hall next week!

            This week in Health, students continued their discussion of how the body works.  We focused on learning about the digestive and skeletal systems.  A Chapter 3 Quiz will take place on Thursday, December 1st.  A study guide will be sent home on Monday, November 28th to help students prepare at home.

            In Math, students will complete their Chapter 3 Math Test on Monday of next week.  This test will be sent home the week of November 28th.  Our new math chapter, Chapter 4, will focus on using pictures, called bar models, to solve problems. Students took their subtraction fact pretest as well as their first individual timed test which covered -0 and -1. The benchmark for next Tuesday’s test is -2.  As students begin to take their subtraction timed tests, please note that unlike with the addition facts, all students must reach a score of 90/100 on their individual fact test before they can move on to the next individual fact test. 

            In Social Studies, students took a vocabulary quiz over words used in Chapter 2 this week.  It’s included in this week’s red Friday folder to be signed and returned by Tuesday of next week.

            Remember to send in your canned or boxed goods for the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry drive.  The food drive continues through November 22nd. 

            I will not be sending home a newsletter next week since the school week is so short.  Also, the spelling list for Lesson 13 is for the week of November 28th. There will not be a spelling test next week. 

            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 28th-Hot Lunch Day

Monday, November 28th-Physical Education Day

Tuesday, November 29th-Hot Lunch Day

Tuesday, November 29th-Subtraction Timed Test (Benchmark for the Week: -3/or Retakes for -2)

Wednesday, November 30th-Hot Lunch Day

Wednesday, November 30th-Spelling Pretest for Lesson 13

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

Thursday, December 1st-Hot Lunch Day

Thursday, December 1st-Subtraction Timed Retest (Benchmark: -3)

Thursday, December 1st-Chapter 3 Health Quiz/A study guide will be sent home on Monday, November 30th.

Friday, December 2nd-Hot Lunch Day

Friday, December 2ndFinal Spelling Test for Lesson 13

Friday, December 2nd-Physical Education Day

Sunday, December 4th-Pancake Breakfast after the 11:00AM Mass/Breakfast with Santa!

Tuesday, December 6th-St. Nicholas Day

                                            

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! 

 

 

Don’t forget to support the Holy Spirit School Thanksgiving Food Drive!  It runs through November 22nd!

 


The food pantry is requesting the following items:


 


      Spaghetti Sauce


      Pasta


      Cereal


      Macaroni & Cheese


      Canned Fruit


      Tuna Fish


      Canned Vegetables


      Canned beans (kidney, baked, black, etc.


      Boxed Mashed Potatoes


      Chef Boyardee Items


 


          Additional Items:


 


      Cake Mixes


      Cookies


      Chips


      Pudding Cups or Boxed Pudding


      Brownie Mixes


      Icing


      Crackers


      Gravy Mixes


      Popcorn




 


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


SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Monday, November 28, 2016

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

2. Math-Study for Subtraction Timed Test (-3)

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 3 Quiz on Thursday/A study guide was sent home today!

 

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

 

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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. Health-Study for the Chapter 3 Quiz on Thursday/A study guide was sent home on Monday!

 

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

 

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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

2. Math-Study for the -3 timed retest or higher for those who are moving ahead!

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

4. Health-Study for the Chapter 3 Quiz on Thursday/A study guide was sent home on Monday!

 

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Thursday, December 1, 2016

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.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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