Second Grade Update

Dear Second Grade Families,

Last week we experienced many blessings. Father Robert joined us in second grade for a teaching Mass. He helped students learn more about the items used during the Mass as well as the garments that the priest wears. Students were curious and respectful life-long learners!

We also received some new visitors – Mrs. Devlin (Jos’s mom) brought us monarch butterfly eggs! The class will get to experience their life cycle by observing, making predictions about, and caring for our delicate guests. 🙂 The children will also get to create butterfly inspired art this coming Friday during our first art docent lesson with Mrs. Ortiz-Lynch (Lina’s mom), Mrs. Holmes (Amelia’s mom), and Mrs. Devlin! We are so blessed.

Field trip update – we have our chaperones and drivers, so thank you ALL!! I will be sending out permission slips in the next week or two.

Below are other important updates and dates to remember:

  • Food Drive
    Please donate to our food drive if you have not yet had the chance to do so. Specific items needed are:
    • Canned tuna, chicken and salmon (in water)
    • Canned soup (low sodium)
    • Peanut butter (non-hydrogenated)
    • Brown rice
    • Whole grain pasta
    • Whole grain oats and cereal
    • Canned fruit (in 100% juice)
    • Canned vegetables (low sodium)
    • Nuts, seeds and dried fruit
    • Ground coffee and teas
  • What We Are Learning
    • English Language Arts
      • Word Work – Decoding/encoding le and ng words; long vowel pattern CVVC words (oa, ai, ea, ee, ie, ui)
      • Reading – beginning book clubs with small groups
      • Writing – discussing the steps of the writing process; using graphic organizers to plan personal narratives
    • Math – using number lines; introducing daily story problems (one-step); increasing fluency with facts to 20; comparing 2-digit numbers
    • Social Studies – continuing exploring the different types of communities (rural, suburban, urban)
    • Science – investigating erosion and its impact; observing and making predictions about our class “guests”, the butterfly eggs
    • Religion – continuing discussion about the Holy Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
  • Important Dates/Events This Week 
    • Monday, Sept. 23rd – Free dress for September birthdays
    • Tuesday, Oct. 8th – Friday, Oct. 11th – Family/Teacher Conferences (noon dismissal)
    • Friday, Oct. 4th – Feast of St. Francis, Blessing of the Animals
    • Monday, Oct. 14th – Holiday (no school)
  • Weekly Reflections:
    • Quote of the Week – ““I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle.” – Mother Theresa
    • Music Piece of the Week – “The Throne Room and End Title” – John Williams

With gratitude,
Mrs. Suer

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