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SECOND GRADE NEWSLETTER                              WEEK #11                                                October 31, 2014

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

            The first week of our second quarter has passed.  It was shorter and filled with lots of activity including the Fall Celebration today and students taking their Star Diagnostic Reading tests on Tuesday to find out their new reading ranges for the new quarter. 

            First Quarter progress reports were sent home today.  Father Arnold visited each classroom to hand them out personally.  A letter explaining how the marks for each standard were determined for the quarter accompanied the progress report along with several other reports.  You may keep the progress report and other reports, but the envelope and the extra Star Reading Parent Report must be returned signed by Tuesday, November 4th to let me know you received them.  There will be a limited number of spots for parent-teacher conference evenings.  I may ask some families to meet with me on another night so that I may accommodate all.  If you wish to have a conference, please return the form as soon as possible.

            In its literature studies, the class groups began new books including:  Song Lee and the Hamster Hunt and Song Lee in Room 2B both of which were written by Suzy Kline.  Students also listened to the books titled: Fables by Arnold Lobel, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka, and The Mysterious Giant of Barletta by Tomie DePaola. As part of our look at different fairytales, fables, and folktales, we also listened to some stories called Fairytale News which take different fairytales and put them into a newspaper format. 

            The new Accelerated Reading goal for the Second Quarter is 8 points.  Students are encouraged to always have an Accelerated Reading book on their level ready to read at school.  They might also have one in progress at home.  It’s important to encourage your student to read daily, and especially for 15 minutes each night.

            In Religion, the class attended our All School Liturgy this past Wednesday.  They will attend our next All School Liturgy on Wednesday of next week at 8:30AM in the church.  Please join us if you are able to attend.  We will continue with our study of individual sacraments focusing on Confirmation next.  The Chapter 4 Test which covered Baptism will be passed back in next week’s red Friday folder.

            In Science, students continued to learn about concepts and vocabulary related to weather.  We continued to record our daily weather and temperature.  Eventually, we will put this data into a graph.        

             In Health, students continued their reading of Chapter 4 by discuss how food should be handled and stored safely to prevent the growth of germs.  A Chapter 4 Health Quiz will take place on Friday, November 7th.  A study guide will be sent home on Monday.

            In Math, students continued their work in Chapter 3 practicing 2-digit subtraction with regrouping.  Students will take their (+10) addition  timed test on Tuesday and Thursday of next week and will then begin a review of all of the facts (+0 through +10) the following week.        

Students began reading from Chapter 2 of their Social Studies book this week and will learn about the economy.  This week students learned the difference between a want and a need.  They also discussed the concepts of supply and demand.   Last Friday’s Chapter 1 assessments are included in this week’s red Friday folder.  Please sign and return them by Tuesday of next week.

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

                                                                                                Sincerely,

                                                                                              Miss Costello

UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:

Monday, November 3rd-Hot Lunch Day (No peanut butter and jelly or cheese sandwiches will be available as of today!)

Tuesday, November 4th-Progress report envelopes and the extra Star Reading Parent Report are due back sign by today!

Tuesday, November 4th-Hot Lunch Day

Tuesday, November 4th-Addition Timed Test (+10)

Tuesday, November 4th-Physical Education Day

Wednesday, November 5th-Hot Lunch Day

Wednesday, November 5th- All School Liturgy/Church/8:30AM

                                              Students should wear their dress uniforms.

Wednesday, November 5th-Fall Musical Presentation for Grades 3, 4, and 5

                                             1:30PM and 7:00PM in the gym

Wednesday, November 5th-Lesson 11 Spelling Pretest

Thursday, November, 6th-Hot Lunch Day  

Thursday, November 6th-Addition Timed Retest (+10)

Friday, November 7th-Hot Lunch Day

Friday, November 7th-Physical Education Day

Friday, November 7th-Lesson 11 Final Spelling Test

Friday, November 7th-Chapter 4 Health Quiz over Lessons 1-4.  A study guide was sent home on Monday.

Friday, November 7th-Scholastic Book Order for November will be sent home.

 

 

REMINDERS AND SUGGESTIONS:

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

            Keep reviewing those addition facts! 

 

 

SECOND GRADE ALUMINUM CAN

PICK-UP/DROP-OFF SCHEDULE

Friday, October 31st-Miss Costello

Friday, November 7th-Maysey Family

             

Spelling List

Grade 2

Lesson 11

Basic Words

 

            cute                                                tape

 

           wave                                        joke

 

           robe                                         fire

          

           late                                           pipe

 

           mule                                         base

 

Enrichment Words

broke      face        size

 

Champion Enrichment Words

chute      crate       twine      zone

          

Challenge Words

tadpole        swamp

 

 

Please note:  There is a Chapter 4 Health Quiz over Lessons 1-4 on Friday.

I apologize.  This was not in the newsletter for this week. 

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Monday, November 3, 2014

1. Math-Chapter 3 Subtraction Worksheet

2. Math-Study for Addition Timed Test (+10)

3. Spelling-Study for Lesson 11 Pretest on Wednesday

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

5.  Health-Study for Friday’s Chapter 4 Quiz over Lessons 1, 2, 3, and 4.  A study guide was sent home today.

 

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

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

1. Math-Chapter 3 Worksheet

2. Spelling-Study for Lesson 11 Pretest on Wednesday

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

4. Health-Study for Friday’s Chapter 4 Quiz over Lessons 1, 2, 3, and 4.  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 5, 2014

1. Math-Chapter 3 Worksheet

2. Math-Study for +10 Timed Test Retake, if the student needs to retake it.

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

4.Health-Study for Friday’s Chapter 4 Quiz over Lessons 1, 2, 3, and 4.  A study guide was sent home on Monday.

 

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK

Thursday, November 6, 2014

1. Math-Chapter 3 Worksheet

2. Spelling-Study for Lesson 11 Final Test on Friday, if the student needs to retake it.

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

4. Health-Chapter 4 Quiz over Lessons 1, 2, 3, and 4.  A study guide was sent home on Monday of this week.

 

*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 November 3rd 

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:__________________________________________