Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017


No written homework this week

We still need plastic gallons!
No more cardboard cartons though- thank you 

Tomorrow- healthy living day- students may wear exercise clothes or gym uniforms 

Wednesday- whale day 🐳 please join us to hear our whale reports - FYI students will not be reading to the entire class, they will read reports to their parents only. Also, students will get their adoption certificates for "Oreo"

Friday, January 27, 2017


Please keep the one gallon plastic jugs coming! We need about 30 more to reach our goal 



 Catholic Schools Week Schedule
January 30 - February 3 2017

Monday –  Buddy Reading with Pre-K4

Bring your favorite stuffed animal! We will have buddy reading in the afternoon. Bring in 2 books you love to read!

Tuesday- Healthy Living Day

Today we will discuss all the different ways we can keep our bodies healthy.  Students may wear gym uniform or exercise clothes and sneakers

Wednesday – Whale Day

Today we will celebrate all that we have learned about whales! Please join us at 8:30 am in the cafeteria to hear our whale reports.

Thursday – Namesake Saint Day

Tell us about your favorite saint!  On this day, the students will read, write and share about a saint.  Students should choose the saint for which they are named or they can pick any saint they like.

Friday- Super Bowl Party

Come to school wearing your favorite football/sports jersey or colors!        12:00 Dismissal Faculty/Staff appreciation lunch. NO AFTERCARE.


Thursday, January 26, 2017


Spelling- ***put your words in alphabetical order***, go on spellingcity.com, test tomorrow

Math - page 60

Religion- project due tomorrow

Wednesday, January 25, 2017


Spelling- write sentences for the last 7 words, go on spellingcity.com
Math- page 59
Religion- saint project due Friday 

We still need plastic gallons please :) no more cartons though

Our whale adoption kit shipped today, so hopefully we get it next week!!!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Good Morning


Spelling- write words three times each, go on spellingcity.com

Math- page 57

Religion- Saint Project due Friday


Catholic Schools Week next week
Mass Monday
Half day Friday 2/3- no aftercare

Friday, January 20, 2017

GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!

We have adopted a killer whale :)

As a class we voted on which whale to adopt and the winner in..............

(a good pick for a black and white whale)

She is a female with two baby boys- Cookie and Doublestuff (how cute is this?)

Certificates, information and pictures to arrive in the next couple of weeks :)

Thursday, January 19, 2017



Spelling- write sentences for the last 6 words, go on spellingcity.com, test tomorrow 

Math- p 56

Religion- saint project due next Friday 

Please bring in Ticonderoga pencils
Hat Day tomorrow 🎩 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Spelling- write sentences for the first 6 words, go on spellingcity.com

Math- page 55

Religion- Saint Project due Friday 1/27

Tag Day tomorrow

Moonlight Bingo Friday- please send in forms

We are out of pencils (I don't know where they go) if you can send in Ticonderoga pencils that would be great :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Spelling- write words 3 times each, go on spellingcity.com

Math- page 54

Reading - "Uncle Gene"

Religion- Saint Project due January 27, 2017


~ Tag Day Thursday $2

~ Moonlight Bingo Friday- please send in your forms :)

Monday, January 16, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017




Spelling- write sentences for the last 7 words

No math homework 

Book orders due Friday
We are still collecting plastic gallons and cardboard cartons 😊

Tuesday, January 10, 2017



Spelling- write sentences for the first 8 words, go on spellingcity.com

Math- page 52, test tomorrow- double digit addition

Pizza lunch tomorrow 
Bring in plastic gallons and cardboard milk/cereal boxes
Whale adoption $3
Book orders due Friday 

Monday, January 9, 2017



Spelling- write words three times each, go on spellingcity.com

Math- page 51, chapter 4 test Wednesday- double digit addition

Reading- "Meet the Firefighters "

-pizza lunch Wednesday 
-bring in plastic gallons
- bring in cardboard cartons
-book orders due Friday 
$3.00 whale adoption 

Thursday, January 5, 2017


Spelling - write sentences for the last 6 words, test tomorrow

Math- pg 50, test on Chapter 4 next Wednesday- double digit addition

~$3 for whale adoption :)
~1 gallon plastic jugs
~cardboard milk cartons- any size but cleaned out

                                                                                      January 5, 2017

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year!!  I hope that everyone had a healthy and relaxing vacation.

I wanted to let everyone know about some upcoming units of study here in the second grade.  So we have exciting things coming up for the month of January. 

To begin with, in science (and this will overlap into math) we are starting a unit on “Whales.”  We will discuss topics such as where whales live, migration, baleen whales versus toothed whales, whales are mammals, whales versus fish, how blubber keeps whales warm and much, much more.  We will also compare the lengths and weights of different types of whales.  As part of this unit I will need your help in two ways.  First, as a class, we will be adopting a Killer (Orca) Whale!!!!  This is a great project that I have done before.  The whale is “adopted” through The Whale Museum in Washington State.  As part of the adoption, we will receive a package including a photograph and biography of our whale, a genealogy, a book about orca whales, each child will get his/her own adoption certificate and much more.  The museum will then also email me monthly updates on our whale.  There are about 50 whales to choose from, I will pick a few names that I think the students will enjoy (Oreo and Yoda are two of the whales J) and we will vote next week. Please send in $3 to help cover the cost of the adoption.  I will also need empty and clean water/milk jugs (the plastic gallon).  I will be collecting them in an effort to show how many gallons of milk a baby whale drinks in just one day (some drink up to 100 gallons per day!)  At the end of this unit, each student will choose one type of whale and will write a report about it here in the classroom.

Next, in reading and social studies we will begin to discuss communities.  We will talk about the people and places in our community and how our suburban community is different from both the urban city and the rural farms.  As a part of this unit of study we will be “building” communities. In order to build the communities we will need empty and CLEAN milk/juice cartons.  I am looking ONLY for the cardboard type of cartons (half gallon, quart, pint.)  Any size you send will be great.  We will then be coving them in construction paper and turning them into a 3D community.

I know the class will love both of these projects.  They will be great hands on experiences for them.  Please start to send in the cartons/gallons as soon as you have them and please send the $3 by Monday.

Thank you, as always, for your help and cooperation, it truly makes such a difference.  Happy New Year!

Mrs. Potter

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Happy New Year!!

I hope everyone had a restful week! 
This week we will have only 12 spelling words because it is a short week.  We will be finishing up both the Nonfiction unit in reading and the double digit chapter in addition.  There will be a math test next week.


Spelling - write sentences for the first 6 words

Math- page 49

Reading - "A Force in the Dirt"

Reminder, students must start to hand in First Penance books

**Noon dismissal Friday