September 27 Newsletter

Hello wonderful parents!

JOG-A-THON!  Thank you so much for the donations made so far.  We will continue to collect pledges through the end of the month so it’s not too late to donate or get your corporate matching dollars in.

Where is Flat Stanley and Flat Self?  Many of the Flat Stanleys are traveling the globe and enjoying fun adventures with family and friends.  If you haven’t mailed the envelope, do so right away.  When the envelope returns to you, contact me.  I will give your child the sharing form to complete and choose a day to share with the class. Your child will use this website or app to practice math fact fluency at school.  They are welcome to practice math facts at home too.  I sent home a flier this week for you to sign you up.  Let me know if you need any help with signing up.

Volunteers – If you volunteer, you must take the Safe Environment Training.   Next training is October 1, 6:30-9 in Egan Hall.

First Reconciliation and Communion: If you are interested in registering for the St John Parish First Communion program this year, there is still time. Opening Prayer Service is this coming Monday, September 30th, at 7pm in the Church! Link to the registration form:

Homework:  Next week we will practice spelling in class, but not for homework.  Spelling lists will go home with the homework on Mondays and students will have a test on Fridays.

Zones of Regulation-  We are continuing to learn about the different zones we are in through the day.  We can often tell what zone other people are in based on their facial expressions.  Reading facial cues is an important skill for children to learn.  We are guessing a character’s zone during story time to practice reading facial cues.

Blue – Moving and thinking slowly (tired, sick, sad, lonely)

Green- Good to go! I’m calm and ready to learn. (focused, calm, happy, ready to learn)

Yellow- Caution, I’m starting to lose control. (frustrated, silly, anxious, worried, upset)

Red- STOP, I’ve lost control. (angry, terrified, elated, yelling)


  • Memorizing Act of Contrition
  • Adoration on Thursday
  • Morning, lunch, snack and closing prayer


  • Practicing choosing a good-fit book
  • Began reading groups
  • Phonics workbook practice
  • Retelling the 5 W’s to retell a story – Who, What, Where, When and Why.


  • Continue reviewing math fact strategies and vocabulary
    • Counting on (8 + 3 is 8, 9, 10, 11)
    • Counting back (12 – 3 is 12, 11, 10, 9)
    • Make a ten (7 + 5 is 5 + 5 = 10, 10 + 2 = 12)
    • Doubles and Near Doubles (8 + 9 is 8 + 8 = 16, 16 + 1 = 17)
    • Sum and Addend
    • Difference
  • Math games: Guess my Number, Addition Bump and Connect Four
  • Math Centers every Thursday

Social Studies– We are learning how to read a map. We located and labeled our continent, country, state and city by making a Me on Map book.

Read Aloud Book: Lulu and the Brontosaurus


MAP Testing (Measures of Academic Progress): October 8-10, 12-1pm.

2nd Graders will take the math, reading and language skills test.  Each test is taken on the ipad and takes 30-60 minutes each.

Book orders due by October 1st.  Thank you to Amy G. for organizing the book orders!

God bless you!

Mrs. Oines