February 9, 2018                                                                                                    

Dear Parents,

Coming home today is your child’s homework packet.  Our math homework will be the reteach pages 6.7, 6.8, 6.9 and 6.10.  For ELA, students will work on the Drops in the Bucket  page B17 and the ABC spelling page.  Students will also need to write the Gospel message.  Students should read and respond each night (only three nights this week).    Homework will be due Thursday, due to no school on Friday.

In science this week, students drew a diagram of the water cycle.  It would be great if your child was able to explain the water cycle to you at home.  J

We will finish up our math unit 6 by next Tuesday.  We will have a unit 6 review on Wednesday and the students will take the test next Thursday. This will complete the first math book in second grade.  I will send home the test and your child’s math book on Tuesday, February 20.  After attending the MAP assessment class on Thursday, I realized that the area of geometry and measurement were areas that we could improve upon. I plan on teaching my next few units “out of order”.  I want to make sure that we really focus on measurement and geometry.  We will then look at reading & interpreting data and learning about money & time towards the end of the year.   So…some worksheets may have “review” items that we will either skip or do together, since they will not have learned it yet.  I feel it is important to move these units around, as geometry and measurement are important second grade standards.

Second grade will be involved in Ministry Sunday at the beginning of next month.  On Sunday, March 4, our class will be readers, ushers, greeters and bring up the gifts at the 9:00 am mass.  I will let you know soon what each child will be expected to do.  All children will need to come dressed in their uniforms and will sit together with me.  Please let me know if you are unable to attend the 9:00 mass.  Thank you! 

Attached to the homework is a class list for Valentine’s cards.  We will celebrate Valentine’s on Tuesday, February 13, since Valentine’s Day actually falls on Ash Wednesday this year.  If your child decides to bring in Valentine’s cards/candy, please make sure that there is one for each child. 

Our class will participate in the Spelling Bee this year.  Coming home today is the copy of spelling words for second graders to study.  On Thursday, February 15, we will have our class spelling bee.  The top two spellers from our class spelling bee will move on to the school spelling bee on February 27.

This week I sent home the unit 2 social studies test.  It was an open book test and most students did very well.  If your child struggled with this test, he/she may fix any incorrect answers and turn it back in to me for partial credit.  If he/she needs to bring home the social studies book, I am fine with that.  It just needs to be returned by the next day.    

Upcoming events:

February 13:  Fat Tuesday and Valentine’s Day party (Valentine’s Day falls on Ash Wednesday this year, so we will move it to Tuesday)

February 14:  Ash Wednesday mass at 9:00. 

February 16:  No School President’s Day weekend

February 19:  No School President’s Day

February 23:  Stations of the Cross at 2:00 PM.  Join us if you can.

February 27:  School Spelling Bee

March 4:  2nd grade Ministry Sunday

God bless you!

Liz McAllister       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.