Monday, April 30, 2018

Good afternoon

We had a great day!  In reading we read a new story, " The Empty Pot."  We reviewed, looked up and wrote sentences with the new vocabulary words.  In math we did word problems using money.  The problems had dollars and cents, so it went right along with the three digit addition we have been doing.  We did capital "t and f" in cursive.  In addition to all of this- we had a guest speaker today- Mr. Kelly, who is a graduate of our school! He told the school about how he just ran the Boston Marathon.  We will be doing a tag day in the future to help benefit an charity he works with.
Communion posters went home with those students who made communion this weekend.  Please return next week.  Congratulations to Serena!  I am sorry, I didn't know she also received communion this past weekend.  Please send in Clorox wipes and Lysol if you can.

Homework

Math- p 113
Spelling- 3 x each
Reading - "The Empty Pot"

Sunday, April 29, 2018

A Few Notes

Happy Sunday :)

First of all I want to wish a very BIG CONGRATULATIONS to-

Julia , Kyle, and Madison

God Bless!  I hope you all had wonderful days and blessed celebrations with your families.

On that note, I will be sending home Communion Posters with all students who received communion.  The posters should be completed and returned the following week.  Students who did not receive communion will get "All About Me" posters to compete.  All posters will be displayed in the hallway.

Also- the weather is about to get HOT.  Please send in extra water.  Please make sure that your child's name/initials are on all water bottles.  As the temperatures get hotter you may even want to freeze water bottles the night before and they will defrost in the heat...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

REMINDER

Lancers Relay for Cancer

Upper School students will be selling items at lunch tomorrow.  The cost is $1.  Items will include baked goods and slime.  Feel free to send in money to help with the cause.
Good Afternoon!

Wow we had a great day :)
We were so busy!!!  I hope you hear all about how we learned about stars and constellations!!!
I will post pictures tonight of the constellations we made!

Homework

Reading- "The Bootmaker's Daughter"
Math- p 110
Spelling- sentences 9-15, 4 in cursive

Monday, April 23, 2018

Good Afternoon

We had a great day!  We are loving that the weather has warmed up :)  In reading we started a new story, "The Hole in the Dike."  The vocabulary words- which we looked up and wrote in sentences today are - dike, rumble, trickling, flooded, windmill and numb.  In math we worked on adding three digit numbers with and without regrouping.  We did the capital cursive letters "J and Q."  In religion we will be working on the bible story "Noah's Arc" all week.

Homework

Spelling- write words 3x, look up the words halt and stalk and write definitions

Math- p 108

Communion Books are due Wednesday of this week (4/25)

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Good Afternoon!

We had a great day today :)
We took our math test for Chapter 8 and will begin Chapter 9 tomorrow.  Chapter 9 is on adding and subtracting in the 100s and it will involve regrouping twice ( just to give you an idea of what is coming.)  We read "Dragons and Giants" and we talked about the many components of the story that make it a fantasy ( animals that talk, wear clothes, have homes with furniture and read books.)  We also talked about the parts that are realistic ( the food chain - snakes and hawks do eat frogs and toads.)  We also reviewed the vocabulary words.  In grammar we worked on words that compare- big, bigger, and biggest.  We talked a lot about the sun today!  They should be able to tell you a few fun facts that we learned!

Homework
Reading- "Dragons and Giants"
Spelling- 2 times each, test tomorrow

Communion Books are due next Wednesday :)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Good Afternoon

We did so much today.  In grammar we talked about sensory adjectives. In reading we read "Dragons and Giants," reviewed vocabulary and worked on summaries of the story.  We did a TON of review for tomorrow's math test.  You will notice that all students have a review packet that we worked on yesterday and today.  Students did some of this independently, however we reviewed what was done independently and finished it as a whole group.  This, combined with the review sheet and the quizzes that went home yesterday will be plenty to help prepare for the test tomorrow.  In science we started to talk about the sun!

Homework

Spelling - sentences 9-15 ( I forgot to tell them to do 4 in cursive so they don't have to do that today)

Math- study for test tomorrow

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Good Afternoon

We had another busy day today.  In reading we read the story "Dragons and Giants" and we reviewed the vocabulary words- trembling, avalanche, brave, afraid, and We also looked the words up and used them in sentences of our own.  In grammar we started to learn about adjectives.  In math we began to review for the Chapter 8 test, which is Thursday.  We worked a lot on rounding to the nearest 100.  We also worked on a packet that I have prepared.  That will go home tomorrow, so you can use it to help study.  Also, test folders are going home today.  They contain two math quizzes which will also help you prepare for the test.  I posted the review to my blog this morning and a hard copy is in today's red folder.  In religion we continued in Chapter 26- taking care of God's creations.  Today is social studies we talked about land forms and maps.  We also did a Scholastic News Magazine- about specific land forms in the United States. 

Homework

Spelling- sentences 1-8 ( 4 sentences in cursive)
Math - p 103
Reading "Dragons and Giants"

** Communion books due next Wednesday please**

Math Review
Chapter 8

~ writing number words in hundreds
~rounding to the nearest 100
~ writing in expanded form (432= 400+30+2)
~know the value of the underlined digit
~write numbers in order from least to greatest and greatest to least
~compare numbers using <,>,=
~ fill in the missing number ( counting by 1s, 10s, 25s, 50s, and 100s)
~ word problems
~ how many numbers can you make with certain digits – if I give you cards with the numbers 2, 4, 7 how many numbers can you make? (247, 274, 427, 472, 742, 724)  What’s the biggest number you can make? Smallest?

Monday, April 16, 2018

Good Afternoon!

We had a great Monday in second grade.    In reading we started a new unit which is all about what it means to have courage.  We read a read aloud called "The Royal Bee."  We also read the decodable book "The Lion and the Mouse."  We answered comprehension questions in complete sentences.  As always we did a spelling pretest.  All words have the "aw" sound.  In math we worked on problem solving.  We have finished Chapter 8.  We will review tomorrow and Wednesday and the chapter test will be Thursday.  I will post a review.  In religion we continued in Chapter 26 and talked about how we can care and respect God's creations.  We did new capital letters in cursive - X and I. 

Please remember to hand in all communion books by next Wednesday.

Please not the addition to Monday homework and help your child with the extra assignment

Homework

Reading - "The Lion and The Mouse"

Math - p

Spelling - write words three times each, spelling city,

Vocabulary - Please look up the definitions of the words launch and vault ( on a computer or in the dictionary)  write the word and definition in your spelling book

If you have not paid for Girl Scout cookies please send the money in tomorrow.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

We had a great day today!

Homework

Reading - : "I See An Animal Hiding"
Math- p 101
Spelling - 2 times each, test tomorrow

Girl Scouts tomorrow until 4.  Reminder we will have a guest speaker with a service dog :)

There will be a math test next week- probably Thursday

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Good Afternoon!

We had a great day today!  In reading we worked on the story "I Se Animals Hiding" and we linked it to past science lessons about camouflage.  We continued with place value in math and focused on counting by 1s, 10s, 25s, 50s and 100s with numbers in the hundreds.  In grammar we worked on the indefinite pronouns " anyone, anything, anywhere, everyone, everything and everywhere."  In religion we worked on Chapter 25 and really spoke a lot about the many things that make Mary special and about her specific feast days.  We also did capital cursive letters "Y and Z."

Homework

Spelling- sentences 9-15 - 4 sentences must be in cursive, spelling city
Math- page 100

A few notes....

Communion books are due April 25

Girl Scouts meet until 4 on Friday (4/13)  The next- and last girl scout meeting will be on May 11.  Please note, the meeting is just a pizza party and will end at 3:30.  Please make arrangements for 3:30 pick up on May 11.  The troop does have some extra cookies available for sale if anyone is interested please let me know.


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Good Evening!

We had such a great day in second grade today!  In math, we continued to work on place value in the hundreds.  We talked specifically about the value of each digit in a three digit number.  In reading, we read the decodable took "A Plant that Acts Like an Animal" and did comprehension questions.  We also read the story "I See Animals Hiding."  In grammar, we discussed possessive adjectives.  And in science we learned two awesome facts....

1- The first woman in space was named Valentina :)  (Valentina Tereshkova)
2- The term solar system comes from the Latin word "sol" meaning sun...it is named after the sun because the sun is the most important thing in the solar system

I did tell the students to explain these two facts, hopefully they remembered!

In social studies we discussed national symbols - specifically the Liberty Bell, the Statue of Liberyt, the flag and the bald eagle.  We also read a Scholastic News about bison snd how they were recently named the national mammal.

It was a very productive day!

Homework

Reading - "A Plant That Acts Like An Animal"
Math- p 99
Spelling - sentences 1-8 - 4 sentences MUST be written in cursive, spelling city

Communion books due April 25

Pizza Lunch tomorrow

Girl Scouts please send in cookie money :)

Monday, April 9, 2018

Welcome back!!

I hope everyone had a Happy Easter and a restful vacation.  We were very busy today and got right back into the swing of things.  We wrote about our vacations with a focus on adding details to our writing.  In reading we read a new story and we looked up new vocabulary words.  We actually used dictionaries for two of the words ( instead of the glossary) and this was very exciting!  The vocabulary words are: unaware, protective, available, coloration, imitator and natural.  In math we started a new chapter on place value to the hundreds!  We started a new chapter in religion about the saints and Mary.  In science we did something especially exciting....we started a new unit on SPACE!  We will focus on space between now and our field trip next month.  We also did the capital letters K and U in cursive.  It was a very busy day :)

Homework

Spelling- write words three times each, spelling city

Math- p 98

*** Students who will be receiving First Communion, please hand books in by April 25.  Banners are due at your specific rehearsal.  If you finish the book before April 25, you may send it in.

Pizza lunch on Wednesday!

Girl Scout meeting on Friday from 2:45-4.  Please note....there will be a service dog at this meeting.  We are lucky enough to be getting a visit from my aunt - Ann Benson- who has been training service dogs for Canine Companions for 20 years.  She will be bringing her almost 1 year old golden retriever- Hannon.  She will show the girls the different things that the dog is trained to do and will teach them about the amazing impact the dogs have on the lives of those in wheelchairs.  The girls DO NOT have to touch the dog, but will be allowed to pet it if they wish.  Please let me know if there are any allergies or other concerns.  I know this will be a great experience!