Friday, September 20, 2019

Good Afternoon!

We had a very busy day today!  We worked on independent reading and reviewed making connections.  We talked about the Holy Spirit and Pentecost in religion.  In math we learned about fact families.  We discussed common sentences in grammar.  We also did a very special writing project which we will save to show you in June!  Lastly, we took our spelling test!

Next week's spelling words are below,

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Reminder- Oradell Day is Sunday.  Dr. Valenti and other teachers will be there, so stop by to say hello!

label
basic
vine
program
bonus

wild

gate

huge
zero
made
spoke
use

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Good Afternoon!

We had a fantastic day today!

We talked about making connections in reading and we reviewed sequencing.
In math we did related subtraction facts.
In social studies we did a project about Johnny Appleseed.

There is no written homework tonight.

We do still have a spelling test tomorrow.

Back to School night is tonight at 7 pm - hope to see everyone then :)

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Good Afternoon!

Second grade was stupendous today!

In reading we continued to read Kevin Henkes' books.  We read "Chester's Way" and learned about character traits.  Then we charted the traits of different characters from the book and did a project using both physical traits and character traits.
In math we continue to work on subtraction
In grammar today we talked about how there are different types of sentences.  We focused on telling sentences (or statements.)
We had a special presentation today about taking music/instrument lessons.  A form is going home today to explain.

Homework

Spelling - sentences for words 6-12 ( Please note, that while there will be no written homework tomorrow due to Back to School night, I will still be giving the spelling test Friday)

Math- p 7 ( 7 only, please do not do page 8 yet)

Reading- read your book

See everyone tomorrow

Reminder- Back to School Night tomorrow 7 pm

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Good Afternoon!

Second grade was fabulous today!  We started our day learning more about Johnny Appleseed!  In reading and writing we learned about sequencing.  We practiced this skill as a whole group and independently.  We also did literacy centers.  In math, we started subtraction.  Today in religion, we talked about the disciples and the Apostles.

Test folders are going home today.  Please look at the papers, keep them at home, sign the paper stapled in the folder and return tomorrow.

Homework

Spelling- sentences for words 1-6

Math- p 6

Reading- read your book (keep in your folder)

Back to school night is Thursday 7pm

Monday, September 16, 2019

Good Afternoon!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

We had a very productive Monday here in second grade.  We wrote about our weekend this morning. Then, in reading we practiced two main skills- visualizing and writing about reading.  We listened to a story and visualized as the book was read (we didn't see the pictures .)  Then we wrote and drew about how the main character was feeling based only our our own visualizations and clues from the text.  We also wrote the beginning, middle and end of the story we read.  We worked in literacy centers and read with Mrs. Potter. We took a spelling pretest and corrected it.

In math, we practiced adding three and four digits.  This can be difficult, so please practice with your child at home. Tomorrow we will move on to subtraction.

In religion, we finished Chapter 1.  We reviewed that Jesus was both human and divine.  We also reviewed the meaning of Holy Family and Blessed Trinity.

We are learning about Johnny Appleseed in social studies and we started to share our All About Me posters with the class!

Spelling Words

menu
nose
most
cure
joke
unit
post
vote
soda
mule
human
total

Homework

Spelling- write your spelling words three times each

Math- p5

Reading- Beginning today, I will send one book home in the homework folder p/week.  Please read some of it (or all of it, depending on the book) every night.  Having read independently with every child, this book is a good book for you child's independent reading level.  I will remove the books Friday and send new books on Mondays.  This communication will help you to see your child's progress and will give him/her a book right on level to read.

Reminder
Back to school night is Thursday

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Parents...

For anyone interested in next week's spelling words...

menu
nose
most
cure
joke
unit
vote
post 
soda
mule
human
total

Please disregard the words on the side of my blog page- I am working to update that section, but having some difficulty with the blog program :)

Working on it!
Thanks for your patience!
Good Afternoon :)

We had a great day today!  We did a lot of work in reading.  We worked on making predictions.  We also worked in literacy centers and read with Mrs. Potter.  In math we worked on doubles and doubles plus one and minus one.  In religion we learned about how Jesus was divine.  We also learned about the Holy Trinity and about some of Jesus' miracles.

Tomorrow is the pep rally.  Students may wear gym uniforms. Pizza will be provided by the PTO.  If your child doesn't want pizza, please send in lunch.

Homework

Spelling- test tomorrow
Math- p 4

Please return the forms from the nurse and the PTO

See everyone tomorrow!