Curriculum and Information

CURRICULUM
Religion
*NEW Curriculum – Spirit in Trust by Sophia Institute
  • Sacraments
  • Act of Contrition and Morning Offering
  • Parts of the Mass
  • Virtues and Saints
  • First Reconciliation and First Eucharist
English Language Arts (ELA)
  • Reading
    • Author study
    • Developing reading strategies
    • Foundational Skills and Phonics
    • Comprehension and Fluency
  • Writing
    • Narrative
    • Informative
    • Opinion
    • Writing Process
Math
https://xtramath.org/#/home/index– complete 10 or more sessions total in class and at home per month
  • Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction 2 and 3 digit numbers
  • Math Facts to 20 (1+1…10+10)
  • Length Measurement
  • Telling time
  • Counting Coins
  • Geometry
  • Problem Solving
Social Studies
  • Flat Stanley and Flat Self – mail to a family or friend outside the Seattle area in September.  Complete a simple presentation report to share with the class.
  • Map Skills
  • Communities
Science
*NEW CURRICULUM: Science Dimensions by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Life Science (Plants Habitats)
  • Physical (Forms of Matter)
  • Engineering Design
  • Earth Science (Landforms & Slow and Quick Changes)
2nd GRADE INFORMATION
Homework
About 20-30 minutes of homework is required each week night.  There will be reading, spelling and/or math fact practice.  We will use xtramath.org for math homework.  Students are required to log in to xtramath.org 10 times per month.  In class sessions count towards the 10 times per month.
How can you help your child?
  • Help with math fact fluency
  • Send a water bottle and healthy snack
  • Read with and to your child daily
  • Go to church and pray together
  • Be an example of a reader and writer
  • Make time to play
  • Limit screen time

Help your child choose good-fit books.

I Pick Good-Fit Books

I select a book and look it over, inside and out.

  1. Purpose: Why might I want to read it?
  2. Interest: Does it interest me?
  3. Comprehend: Do I understand what I am reading?
  4. Know: Do I know nearly all the words?

Children need 99% accuracy for independent reading. This leads to greater fluency and comprehension.

Specialist Schedule
Music & PE – Monday and Tuesday, 8:45-9:45
Spanish – Wednesday, 9:15-9:45
Library-  Thursdays, 1:20-2:05

Art – Thursday, 2:10-2:50

Volunteers

Must have completed Safe Environment Training to volunteer.  You must have a volunteer badge on when you volunteer.  Check-in is in the east hallway of the main school building.  Contact Sheila Marty for information or to update your file – smarty@stjohnsea.org

  1. Greenwood Library chaperones
  2. Recess volunteers, 11-12:15 daily – urgent need! email cdahlgren@st-johnschool.org to volunteer
  3. Math Centers helpers

Dress Uniform

The St. John Dress Uniform consists of a white polo shirt and navy sweatshirt with St. John logo. In addition, boys will wear khaki slacks; girls (K-5) may wear khaki pants or Marymount plaid jumper.

School Hours

Students enter the classrooms at 8:15 and school begins promptly at 8:20.  If you arrive after 8:20 report of the office.
Dismissal
School ends at 3:00pm.  Please notify me if your child goes home with a person other than yourself or XDC.
 
Communication
If you need to contact me please:
Call (206) 783-0337, ext. 332
Email toines@st-johnschool.org

Absences & Tardies:

If your child is going to be absent from school, please notify us by calling the school office at 206-783-0337 or use this link https://st-johnschool.org/attendance/. If your child arrives after 8:20, report to the office and then come to the classroom.

Take Home Folder

Your child is responsible for bringing his/her Take Home folder to and from school daily. Please send any notes or forms to me in your child’s homework folder.

Birthdays

We will celebrate your child with a birthday card, song and birthday questions.  Summer birthdays are celebrated in May/June or on half-birthdays. Due to allergies, it is a school policy that we do not share a birthday food treat.

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

Pat Hendrickson and Telia Oines will be teaching the preparation classes for 1st Reconciliation and Eucharist.

Snacks

We are a peanut-free classroom.  Please send your child with a daily snack and water bottle that is packed separate from his/her lunch. Because of food allergies, sharing of lunch and snacks is never allowed.

Class Rules

  1. Respect you teachers and your classmates.
  2. Listen and follow directions.
  3. Raise your hand to speak or leave your seat.
  4. Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
  5. Travel safely and quietly.