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SECOND GRADE NEWSLETTER                                       WEEK #10                                  October 24, 2014

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

            Another busy week has zoomed by in Grade 2! 

            Dr. Jeff Wilcox, my dentist, visited the class today as an expert on dental health.  Students ask great questions and enjoyed his presentation.    Students also composed their first letters to their new St. Pius X second grade pen pals.  We hope to get a reply in the next few weeks.

            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 its literature studies, several groups finished up their current stories for the quarter.  Most students reached their 6 point independent reading goal for the quarter, as well.  The Accelerated Reading goal for the 2nd Quarter will be 8 points.  The Star Diagnostic Reading Test will be taken by students next week to determine their new reading ranges for the 2nd Quarter.  A Parent Report on your student’s new range will be included with the First Quarter Progress Report.  These will be sent home on Friday, October 31st.  We read aloud three fairy tales this week titled, Cinderella’s Rat by Susan Meddaugh, Kate and the Giant Bean Stalk by Mary Pope Osborne and Stone Soup by Ann McGovern. We also started our new read aloud titled, Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater. 

            In Religion, the class finished their reading of Chapter 4 which focused on the sacrament of Baptism.  Students are currently completing a project in class which asks them to design a paper “Baptismal Gown” which includes signs and symbols of Baptism.  Students are welcome to bring in and share any objects associated with their own baptism to help support their learning.  A Chapter 4 written assessment will take place on Tuesday morning next week.  A study guide is included in this week’s red Friday folder.  Next week’s All School Liturgy is scheduled for Wednesday at 8:30AM in the church.  Students should wear their dress uniforms.  Please join us if you are able to attend.

            Students continued with their data collection weather project this week.  We are recording the daily weather and temperature using a class thermometer and a website over a period of four weeks.  We also discussed the three basic groups of clouds including cumulus, cirrus and stratus.   

            In Health, students continued with their reading of Chapter 4.  Students learned about serving sizes and how to read a food label.  They practiced with planning balanced meals using the MyPlate.gov learning tools.  A quiz over Lessons 1, 2, 3, and 4 will take place on Tuesday, November 4th.  A study guide will be sent home in week’s red Friday folder. 

In Math, students continued their work in Chapter 3 practicing 2 and 3-digit subtraction with and without regrouping.  Students will take their next addition timed test on Tuesday of next week covering (+9).  The retest for (+9) will take place on Thursday.

Students completed their Social Studies chapter on government taking their final Chapter 1 assessment today.  Our next chapter will focus on wants and needs.

            First Quarter progress reports will be sent home on Friday, October 31st.  The report card envelope will be due back by Tuesday, November 4th.  You may keep the copies of the progress report as well as any Accelerated Reading, Star Early Literacy, Star Math and Star Reading reports.

            That's it for this week.  Enjoy the long weekend ahead!

 

                                                                                                Sincerely,

                                                                                                                          Miss Costello

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:

Monday, October 27th-NO SCHOOL/TEACHER WORK DAY

Tuesday, October 28th-Hot Lunch Day

Tuesday, October 28th-Chapter 4 Religion Test during the morning.

                                        A study guide is included in this week’s red Friday folder for                                                                                                 students to study at home over the long three day weekend.

Tuesday, October 28th-Physical Education Day

Tuesday, October 28th-Addition Timed Test for (+9)

Wednesday, October 29th-Hot Lunch Day

Wednesday, October 29th-Picture Retake Day

Wednesday, October 29th- All School Liturgy/8:30AM/Church/Dress Uniform

Wednesday, October 29th-Lesson 10 Spelling Pretest

Thursday, October 30th-Hot Lunch Day

Thursday, October 30th-Addition Timed Retest for (+9)

Friday, October 31st-Fall Festival Celebration/1:40PM

Friday, October 31st-Hot Lunch Day

Friday, October 31st-Lesson 10 Final Spelling Test

Friday, October 31st-Physical Education Day

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

Tuesday, November 4th -Report Card envelopes are due back signed.

Tuesday, November 4th-Chapter 4 Health Quiz over Lessons 1, 2, 3, and 4

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

 

REMINDERS AND SUGGESTIONS:

            The Accelerated Reading goal for our new quarter is 8 points!!!

            Keep reviewing those addition facts! 

 

Aluminum Can Collection Schedule

Friday, October 31st-Miss Costello

 

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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

1. Math-Chapter 3 Worksheet

2. Spelling-Study for Lesson 10 Pretest on Wednesday

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

4. Religion-Use the study guide to study for Thursday’s Chapter 4 Test.

If you have a shoebox, please send it in for our fall activity!!!  Thanks! 

 

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

 

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

1. Math-Chapter 3 Worksheet

2. Math-Study for +9 Timed Test Retake, if the student needs to retake it.

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

4. Religion-Use the study guide to study for Thursday’s Chapter 4 Test.

 

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Thursday, October 30, 2014

1. Math-Chapter 3 Worksheet

2. Spelling-Study for Lesson 10 Final Test on Friday, if the student needs to retake it.

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

 

Fall Celebration on Friday-No Costumes :(

 

 

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

      

 

                      

Spelling List

Grade 2

Lesson 10

Basic Words

            give                                     head

           come                                   some

 

           does                                     live

          

           done                                    have

 

           been                                    said

 

Enrichment Words

glove        love       nothing

 

Champion Enrichment Words

become      gone       shiver      shovel

           

Challenge Words

inch        yard

 

     

 

                                                                                                  NIGHTLY AR READING

                                                           PARENT/CHILD PARTICIPATION SHEET

                                                      We read together for 15 minutes this night:

 

                                                                         Week of October 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:__________________________________________