Hello 2nd Grade Families,
MAP testing is complete! The kids did a great job persisting through the math, reading and language tests. We will review the testing scores and other work at the upcoming conferences. Sign up for conferences here: https://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/5317fd70fa2c3e95-studentparenttea
Flat Stanley– A 2nd grader’s Flat Stanley has returned home! Hooray! Next step: Get the sharing form from me and choose a day to share. If you haven’t mailed Flat Stanley, do so this week! This is our most important school project in 2nd Grade.
Homework– I assign homework Monday-Thursday to be completed each day. It comes in the packet on Mondays with a cover sheet to explain each assignment. Please check the box when the homework is completed. If your child is unable to complete and needs more time, just write me a note on the homework cover sheet.
Math– We worked on subtraction concepts – including fact families, writing subtraction equations to solve stories problems, vocabulary (difference) and setting up problems always using the big # first (10-4, not 4-10). Next week, we’ll start place value concepts. Example: 235, expanded form 200+30+5, word form two hundred thirty-five, model using place value blocks.
Reading– In reading groups we are focusing on retelling the beginning, middle and end or stories aloud and written. We spend time reading good-fit books every day.
Religion– We are practicing different forms of prayer. Prayer circle in the morning is petition prayer. Monday Messages led by 8th graders is intercession prayer. Adoration in the chapel every Thursday is praising & adoring God. The Act of Contrition prayer is asking for forgiveness. We will review and learn more about praying the rosary next week.
Grammar – We do daily grammar so that your child will understand the uses and meaning for capitalization and punctuation in writing. We learned to capitalize months, days of the week and to include a comma. Ex: Today is Friday, October 11, 2019. You can help by guiding your child to begin sentences with a capital letter and end with punctuation.
Zones of Regulation: We learned our first tool to manage our zones – mindful breathing. We sit still, feet on the floor, breathe in, hold for moment, slowly exhale, repeat. Next, we will practice mindful breathing to create peace inside and peace with others. Peace is the virtue of the month. We will also review how to pray the rosary and spend time practicing peacefulness in prayer.
Reconciliation Class, 7pm
Kindness Mass, Wednesday, October 16th @ 9:00 – all are welcome! Dress uniform (white shirt, blue sweatshirt).
Hearing and Vision screening, October 17th
Jog-a-thon Celebration Day, FREE DRESS – We passed our goal – $82,000!!
God bless you!