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SECOND GRADE NEWSLETTER                                     WEEK #20                                  JANUARY 23, 2015

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

            We added two new activities to our schedule this week!  First, students have started their memorization of the Act of Contrition.  This is a prayer of sorrow and forgiveness that students must recite as part of their preparation for First Reconciliation in late February.  I’ve included a copy in the red Friday folder for students to practice at home.  Second, students began to learn how to form their cursive letters this week.  We are starting with the letters of our names.  Next week we will focus on common strokes and will then move on to learning each and every letter.  

            Second quarter progress reports are included in your student’s red Friday folder.  The envelope and the Star Reading and Math reports should be signed and returned by Tuesday of next week. 

            In its literature studies, students continued reading their stories including, Clues in the Woods by Peggy Parish and Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Please remind your student that the point goal for the new quarter is 10 points!  We are very close to finishing up our current read aloud, A Cricket in Time Square by George Seldon.  We’ll begin a new book late next week!          

            In Religion, students continued with their reading of Chapter 10 with a discussion on free will and venial, and mortal sins. Chapter 9 Tests are included in the red Friday folder to be signed and returned by next Tuesday.  Students also attended an All School Liturgy on Wednesday.  Our next liturgy will take place on Wednesday, January 28th at 8:30AM.  Students should wear their dress uniforms.

            In Health this week, the class finished their reading of Chapter 2.  A Chapter 2 Quiz will take place on Thursday of next week.  Please look for a study guide to go home on Monday.

            In Math, students worked in Chapter 14 practicing their clock reading skills.  We played a game on the Smartboard called Beat the Clock which students loved!  Our Chapter 11 assessments on money are included in this week’s red Friday folder to be signed and returned by Tuesday of next week.  Students took their subtraction timed tests this week on Tuesday and Thursday.  The fact benchmark for this week was (-8).  Remember, students must pass their test with a score of 90 or higher to move on to the next test.  On Tuesday, January 27th, your student should be taking the (-9) test if they are right at the benchmark.  If they are behind, they may be retaking the (-3, -4, -5, -6, -7 or -8) tests, or they may be taking the (-10 or Review) tests because they are able to move ahead.  It’s important to review these facts on a nightly basis for your student to move ahead each week.

            In Social Studies, students continued with their reading of Chapter 3 which focuses on geography and map skills.  Students took their Chapter 3 Vocabulary Quiz.  Overall, they were not the students’ best, so I am going to retest them on their 10 words next Tuesday.  These will be passed back with next week’s newsletter. The words students need to know include: grid map, cardinal directions, intermediate directions, continents, symbols,      oceans, equator, Geography, landforms, and region.  Please help your student review these words for the retest on Tuesday.  A study guide was included in last week’s red Friday folder.

            In Science, students continued with their unit on balance and motion.  Students will do some more exploring of this topic next week!

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

                                                                                                               Sincerely,                                                                                                                                                          Miss Costello

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

First Reconciliation:  Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10:00AM in the Church

First Communion Practice:  Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7:00PM in the Church

First Communion:  Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the 11:00AM Mass

                   (A detailed letter about arrival time will be sent home closer to the date!)

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:

Monday, January 26th-Hot Lunch Day

Tuesday, January 27th-Hot Lunch Day

Tuesday, January 27th-Physical Education Day

Tuesday, January 27th-Social Studies Chapter 2 Vocabulary Quiz-Retest

Tuesday, January 27th-Second Quarter Progress Report envelopes and Star Reading and Star Math

                      Parent Reports are due back signed.

Tuesday, January 27th-Subtraction Timed Test (Benchmark: -9)

Wednesday, January 28th-Hot Lunch Day

Wednesday, January 28th-All School Liturgy/Church/8:30AM

                        Students should wear their dress uniforms.

Wednesday, January 28th-Spelling Pretest for Lesson 20

Thursday, January 29th-Special Persons Day (See Next Week at Holy Spirit school newsletter for details!)

Thursday, January 29th-Chapter 2 Health Quiz/A study guide will be sent home on Monday.

Thursday, January 29th-Subtraction Timed Retest for (Benchmark: -9)

Friday, January 30th-Hot Lunch Day

Friday, January 30th-Final Spelling Test for Lesson 20

 

 

 

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

Friday, January 30th-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 20

          Basic Words         

                 one                                        six

                two                                        seven

                three                                      eight

                four                                        nine

                five                                         ten

Enrichment Words

sixteen           twenty-four       thirty-two

 

Champion Enrichment Words

eleven      twelve        thirteen        fourteen

 

  Challenge Words

     reconciliation                   penance

 

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Monday, January 26, 2015

1. Math-Telling Time Worksheet

2. Math-Study for Tuesday's Subtraction Timed Test (Benchmark: -9)

3. Spelling-Study for Lesson 20 Pretest on Wednesday

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

5. Social Studies-Study for Tuesday's Chapter 3 Vocabulary Quiz-Retest

                               

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

 

 

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

1. Math-Telling Time Worksheet  

2. Spelling-Study for Lesson 20 Pretest on Wednesday

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

4. Health-Study for Thursday's Chapter 2 Quiz

                             A study guide was sent home on Monday.

 

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

 

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

1. Math-Telling Time Worksheet

2. Math-Study for the -9 timed retest or higher for those who are moving ahead!

3. Spelling-Study for Lesson 20 Pretest on Wednesday

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

5. Health-Study for Thursday's Chapter 2 Quiz

                            A study guide was sent home on Monday.

*Students will attend Mass on Wednesday of this week.  Students should wear their dress uniforms.  

 

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Thursday, January 29, 2015

1. Math-Telling Time Worksheet

2. Spelling-Study for the Lesson 20 Final Test, if the student needs to retake it.

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

 

*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 January 26th

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:__________________________________________