Second Grade News

Week of March 19 - March 23, 2018

*I hope everyone had a relaxing, fun-filled Spring Break!!

*Tues., March 20 is a dress down day sponsored by YESS. Come Comfy in Spring Colors.

*Friday, March 23 is a TRIBE activity. Students may wear their TRIBE shirts with uniform that day. Each TRIBE will be doing a service project for Lent.

*For the next couple of weeks, we will be doing a unit on the Iditarod Race. We will be doing a lot of different hands-on activities. One thing that we are in need of is paper towel rolls for an art project. If you have any at home, that would be greatly appreciated!!

* Students started the Iditaread Challenge. The students will each become a musher in the race. Their challenge is to read 600 (a little over half of the miles of the Iditarod race) minutes during the month of March. Please continue to fill out reading logs. There is a race board in the main hallway by 2A that tracks each musher’s progress.

*A Sneak Peek At Our Week...

*Religion - We will be working on Ch. 19 - We Go in Peace to Share God’s Love.

* Mass for grades JK-8 on Mon., March 19.

*Third grade will be doing Live Stations of the Cross for grades JK-2 on Fri., March 23 at 2:00 P.M.

*Reading - This week we will be working on inference and drawing conclusions in our reading groups.

*Spelling - Words with the /ar/ & /or/ sounds

We will be trying to individualize the Spelling list to each child. Therefore, we will incorporate more challenging words into our Spelling lessons. Your child will be responsible for bringing his/her list home on Monday. . A Spelling test will be given every Friday unless otherwise notified. Please note that we will continue weekly dictation sentences as part of their test. These two sentences will consist of spelling words and high frequency words. Students will be tested over 15 words. They will still receive replacement words for the first five. TEST THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 23.

*Spelling Words: car, are, hard, start, jar, cord, more, store, fork, sports, about, down, round, forward, & party.

* The following 5 words may take the place of the first 5 words on the list. Your child will know on Monday if the following 5 words will replace his/her first 5 words on the list.

*harvest, warmth, quarter, toward, & starving.

*English - We will be working on contractions and how to write a book report over the next few weeks.

*Math-We are starting Topic 12- Geometry this week. We will work on identifying solid figures by their faces, flat surfaces, edges, & vertices, plane figures that form solid figures, identify and draw polygons, & recognize and name trapezoids, parallelograms, & hexagons.

* Students will continue to take a timed subtraction test every Friday. There will be 25 problems with addends 1-10. Please study fact families for 0 - 10. We will do subtraction timed tests as practice for the next couple of weeks. Our first graded timed test will be this Fri., March 23.


*Study Spelling Words

* Read at least 15 minutes every night for fun! If your child is participating in the Pizza Hut Book-It Program, the next turn-in day will be Fri., March 30. This is optional. Please color the Reading Log.

*Monday - Thursday - Students will have a nightly math sheet to complete and return the next day. For the third & fourth quarter, students will also receive an enrichment sheet associated with topics we are studying in class. Please check assignment pads for nightly homework.

Have a Great Week!!