Saturday, October 8, 2016

We completed another great week in second grade!!!

In reading, we read about being kind to the Earth.  We also read two decodable books.  We reviewed nouns and began to learn about action verbs and alphabetical order.  Looking towards next week, our new story will be "The Elves and the Shoemaker," which is always a fun fairy tale to read.  We will supplement this with reading some other favorite fairy tales as well and will focus on sequencing as a comprehension skill.   Next week we will also begin to discuss "helping" and "linking" verbs- such as is, are and have.

Next week in spelling, we will continue our work with long vowel sounds.  The new words and assignments are already posted on SpellingCity.com so feel free to get started on that during the long weekend.  I am so happy to see that so many students were working on the computer at home with the words!!  Keep up the great work!!

We will spend so much time with fairy tales as a genre this week, and probably going into the following week, that we will also work on writing a response to literature.  The students will focus on writing about whether they liked certain fairy tales and why.  They will be challenged to explain specifically what they like, didn't like, what they were reminded of or how the story made them feel

We are moving on to Chapter 2 in Math now!  Everyone did very well on the first chapter test and we are ready to take on place value! In science, will wrap up our study of matter next week.

In religion we continue to work in Chapter 3, discussing the sacraments.  We will also learn about St. Teresa of Avila, whose feast day is October 15.

A few odds and ends....

~Please continue to send in the class money to Mrs. Robertson

~Mrs. Contini is looking for volunteers to help with the book fair- if you can help in this way please sign up at :
https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=stjosephschool18

~Individual pictures will be taken on October 12.  Please send in the form and money.  Your child may choose to wear regular clothes that day - Sunday Best please :)

~Pizza lunch Wednesday for those who signed up for this.  If you did not order pizza, please send a lunch in as the kitchen will be closed

~Winter uniforms starting Tuesday, October 12, 2016.

Enjoy the rest of your long weekend and I look forward to seeing everyone Tuesday morning :)