Monday, October 30, 2017

Good Afternoon
Wow, we got a lot done today.  In reading we did the vocabulary for the story "Corduroy."  The words are - palace, escalator, dashing, yanked and fastened.  We also read the story.  In math we worked on even and odd numbers and skip counting by 3s and 4s.  In grammar we talked about the conjunctions "because and so" and the prepositions "to and from."  In spelling we we took the pretest for this week's works and did a worksheet using them.  You will notice all the words have the letters "ph, wr or kn."  We also went to the computer lab and did spelling city!


Spelling - 3x each, spelling city
Math p 25
Religion - Family Life p 18

No Homework Tomorrow :)

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Good Afternoon!

We had a great day today.  In math we practiced ordering numbers from least to greatest and greatest to least.  We also learned about estimation.  In religion we discussed the sacrament of Confirmation.  We read the "Lion and the Mouse" and continued to work on the vocabulary words.  We finished our pumpkin investigation books with a discussion on the life cycle of a pumpkin.We also had time to decorate our pumpkins.


Spelling - test tomorrow (there IS a test tomorrow since we will not have mass), write sentences 7-12
Math - p 24

Half day tomorrow - there IS aftercare.  If your child is going to aftercare please pack lunch as the cafeteria will be closed.
Reminder - PTO is looking for candy donations for Trunk or Treat - no nuts, no lollipops please

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Pumpkin Investigators 

Good Afternoon 😃 

What a great day! Sure we did reading and grammar and math. And yes we went to the computer lab too for spelling....but it was all about the PUMPKINS 🎃 We has so much fun with our pumpkin investigation today. We measured and weighed. We predicted and hypothesized. We confirmed and adjusted our predictions and hypotheses'. We were true scientists and I was super proud! 

Pictures to come!


Spelling - sentences 1-6

Math- p 23

Religion- family life pages 13 and 17

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who came to conferences today :)

Monday, October 23, 2017

Good Evening!
We were very busy in second grade today!  In reading we read the decodable book "Edith and Pete." and we did comprehension questions.  We read "The Lion and the Mouse" and did vocabulary words- raged, furious, gnaw, and snoozing.  Inmate we compared numbers using  the < and > and = signs.  We also worked with number lines and putting numbers in order.  In science we did a Scholastic News magazine on Bats!  In grammar we discussed the subject and predicate of a sentence and practice identifying them.  We also started to discuss conjunctions.


Reading - "Edith and Pete"

Math - page 22

Religion - Family Life pages 13-16

Spelling - words three times each

Pumpkin dissection Wednesday!!

Saturday, October 21, 2017


- bring a pumpkin Monday - not too big not too small

- pictures Monday you may come out of uniform but dressed up

-Parent teacher conferences Tuesday 

-noon dismissal Friday 

Friday, October 20, 2017

Good Afternoon

We had a great day today!  We took spelling and comprehension tests...went book shopping and read the book "Too Many Pumpkins."  We did an enormous amount of work on our fairy tales.  As of today everyone in the class has established a title, characters, setting, elements of magic and a minimum of one problem and one solution!  This is awesome!  We celebrated two birthdays today!  Happy Birthday Kelly and Riley!


~ Monday is picture day students may wear their own clothes (Sunday best)
~ Conferences are Tuesday- notes went home today to remind you of when you signed up for...if that time doesn't work let me know
~ Friday is a half day

I will try to get the spelling words up on spelling city by Sunday morning.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the beautiful weather!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Good afternoon!
We had a great day today.  We continued to read "the Elves and the Shoemaker" and reviewed the vocabulary.  We worked on pumpkins in science and place value/expanded form in math.  We also continued to work on writing our fairy tales! 


Math - p 21

Spelling - test tomorrow, spelling city, sentences 7-12


Tag Day tomorrow - $2 - wear pink

Book orders tomorrow - LAST CALL

Picture day is Monday - you may come dressed up (out of uniform)

There is no school Tuesday - Parent Teacher Conferences

Bring a pumpkin by Monday (not too big and not too small)

October 27 - half day

Halloween - as always we will have an extended lunch on Halloween.  Students may go home at 11:45 and return at 1 so they can change into costsumes.  Students may stay in the school if parents cannot pick them up - in that case they should bring costumes in their book bag

Wednesday, November 1 - All Saints Day- mass at 10:30- all are welcome

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Writing Fairy Tales

Good Afternoon!

We had a great day in second grade today! We have been so busy. In reading we continued to read "The Elves and the Shoemaker." We also reviewed the vocabulary words for that story- flash, finest, elves, shoemaker, and  In writing we started our fairy tales! We have all established a title and characters. We worked on place value and writing numbers in expanded form. For example the number 54 in expanded form is 50+4. We went to the computer lab to work on spelling city too! We also did a Scholastic News on pumpkins! So busy!


Please bring a pumpkin by Monday ( not a big one and not a really small one)

Spelling - write sentences for words 1-6, spelling city

Math - page 20

Religion - Family Life pages 11-12

Monday, October 16, 2017


Good Afternoon!
We had a great day today.  In reading we started a new book in the text -"The Elves and the Shoemaker."  The students loved reading this because it fits in with our fairy tale unit too!  We had reading groups and read a decodable book and answered comprehension questions in complete sentences.  In math we continued to work on place value.  We started some science work based on pumpkins!  I will ask everyone to bring in one small to medium sized pumpkin by next Monday.  Please not a mini pumpkin and not a huge one.  We will be dissecting them and doing experiments ( weight, circumference, counting seeds, sink/float.) over the next two weeks.


Reading - "A Good Life at the Lake"

Math p 19

Spelling - write words 3 times each

Religion - Family Life pages 8-10

Book orders due Thursday - there are two books we love in class that are not on the form but are available
Scaredy Squirrel - 2 pack- $5
Dragons Love Tacos - $4

If you would like to order these just send the money in an envelope with a note and I will get them :)

Friday, October 13, 2017

Good Evening!

We had a great day today!  In reading we continued to work on fairy tales.  We read two fairy tales today - Little Red Riding Hood and Lon Po Po (Red Riding Hood tale from China.)  We continued to discuss the features of fairy tales.  Next week we will move into writing our own fairy tales. We took our spelling test and our comprehension test!  In math we discussed place value and number words.  We worked on exclaiming and asking sentences in grammar.  Next week we will begin to focus on pumpkins.  We will learn about pumpkins and the life cycle of a pumpkin.

Important Reminders

~Sports Jerseys (for the team your child plays on) may be worn on Fridays over the school uniform (though not on first Fridays when we have mass)  Girls can wear the skirt/skort from the summer uniform (NOT shorts) on this day so as not to have to put the shirt over the jumper
~There is NO SCHOOL next Tuesday
~There are Parent Teacher Conferences on Tuesday, October 24- I will send out a note to remind you of the time you signed up for on back to school night

Thursday, October 12, 2017


Reading- "Hope's Cute Music Box"

Spelling - last 6 sentences- spelling city- test tomorrow 

Religion -Family Life pages 6-7 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fire Truck Visit

We had such a great day today!  We worked on the different elements of fairy tales!  We learned two new words while doing this - quest and enchanted!  Be sure to ask us what those words mean!  In math we took our test.  In religion we continued to talk about the sacrament of baptism.  The fire truck came and we learned about fire safety.  We also did a "Scholastic News" on fire safely. 


Spelling -sentences for words 1-6
Religion- Family Life pages 4 and 5

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Good Evening!

We had a great day today!
We started a story in reading and we read a decodable book.  In small groups we read "Frog and Toad."  We spent a good amount of time reviewing for tomorrow's math test!  Please use the guide I posted (further down on the blog) last week to help you to prepare.  Old quizzes are also helpful. We read another fairy tale.  This week we will continue to read fairy tales and discuss the features of fairy tales.  Next week we will start to write our own! Tomorrow the fire trucks will be coming to discuss Fire Prevention Week.


Reading - "The Mole Zone"
Spelling - write words 3 times each, spelling city
Math- test tomorrow


Winter uniforms are back :)

Pizza lunch tomorrow

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Good Evening

New spelling words have been posted to spelling city :)

Friday, October 6, 2017

Happy Friday! 

I was out this morning at the prek pumpkin trip...and I hear that my class was excellent! I'm so proud 👍

Enjoy the long weekend :)


- Blessing of the Animals 12 noon tomorrow 

- I will post new spelling words by Sunday 

- Fire prevention week next week

- pizza lunch next Wednesday 

- math test Wednesday 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Good Afternoon!

Today we were very busy!  We reviewed the first chapter in math and took the final quiz.  The test will be Wednesday of next week- I posted a review sheet.  In reading we finished  our first story and took a comprehension/vocabulary test.  Both the math quiz and today's comprehension test are in the test folders that went home today.  Please sign and return the folders tomorrow.  We shared all of our baptism projects and pictures!  It was so much fun to see pictures from when we were so little.  We also continued to discuss the sacrament of baptism.


Spelling -write words two times, go on spelling city, no test this week (new words next week)

Math- page 14

Math Test

Math test will be Wednesday of next week.  I will post a review.  Test folders will go home again today with the last two math quizes we took.  These should help you to study/review.

Chapter 1 Review

Dear Parents – On Wednesday, October 11, the second grade will have their first math test. 
Here is a review sheet so you can help prepare your child for the test.

1 – Practice your addition and subtraction with numbers up to 19.
2 – Practice doubles facts.
      Example: 4+4=     5+5=
3- Practice adding more than two numbers (3 and 4 addends.)
      Example: 3+6+7+1=
4 – Fact Families
      Example: 2+3=5, 3+2=5, 5-3=2, 5-2=3
5 – Finding patterns
      Example: 1+3=4, 2+2= 4, 1+3=4
6- Word problems
7- Find the missing number
    Example 3+___=7

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Practicing the Prayer of St. Francis 

Good Afternoon!

We had a great day!
In reading we reread the story "Because of You."  This story explains that peace begins with just one person- you! We reviewed the vocabulary words from the story - kind, precious, share, care and feelings.  This morning we had the opportunity to go to the computer lab as a class to work on Spelling City.  Everyone was able to go on either a computer or an iPad and get in some practice with their spelling words.  We continue to discuss and read fairy tales.  Today we read "Hansel and Gretel," and charted what we already know about fairy tales and what we want to learn.  In math we reviewed adding more than two addends and number stories.  In religion we took the time to observe my personal favorite saint -Saint Francis- whose feast day is today.  We discussed that while he is most known for his love of animals and his gentle ways, he is also known as the inventor of the Christmas creche.  In honor of Saint Francis we watched a short video of him.  All students will bring home a mass card with his picture and prayer.  As a class, along with help from Mrs. Z, we are learning his prayer in the form on the popular hymn.


Spelling - last 6 sentences
Math - p13
Religion - Baptism project and paper due tomorrow

*On Saturday at 12 pm the parish will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with the blessing of the animals.  I hope to see you there :) The Potters will be there with our pup Seaver :)

Spelling city in the computer lab