Second Grade Update

Dear Second Grade Families,

I hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather this weekend! I look forward to seeing many of you at the Crab Feed tonight!

Wow, Flashback Friday was fun! We spanned the current decade, the 90s, 80s, 70s, 50s, and even 1870s! – Great to see all the spirit and creativity in our class. πŸ™‚

Students and I are working on individual goal-setting, and all students will have a one-on-one meeting with me by the start of our final trimester. We are identifying areas of strength, areas for growth, and then developing a plan to work toward a goal in one area for growth. This is good life skills practice for setting achievable goals, identifying actionable steps to help them realize success, and figuring out what to do if their first plan is not working for them. Underlying aims of this process are learning to take on challenges with hard work, demonstrate humility and resilience, and build self-confidence along the way. I will be checking in with them throughout the trimester as well. πŸ™‚

Below are other important updates and dates to remember:

  • What We Are Learning
    • English Language Arts
      • Word Work – reading and encoding pattern words with endings -ed and -ing (identifying which spelling changes are necessary)
      • Reading – starting SUPER magazine; identifying and developing strategies to determine the meaning of words that are important to the text
      • Writing – identifying complete sentences (review)
    • Math – solving money story problems involving pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters
    • Social Studies – developing personal timelines
    • Science – beginning our plant unit; discussing how plants reproduce, specifically the form and function of seed dispersal
    • Religion – learning about the Mass
  • Important Dates/Events This WeekΒ 
    • Monday, Feb. 24th – Free dress for February birthdays
    • Wednesday, Feb. 26th – All School Mass for Ash Wednesday
    • Monday, Mar. 2nd – Students bring book report books for use in class (please see this week’s homework for details)
    • Tuesday, Mar. 3rd – First Reconciliation at 6:30pm in the Church
    • Friday, Mar. 13th – Noon dismissal (sports picture day)
    • Friday, Mar. 13th – Report cards coming home
  • Weekly Reflections:
    • Quote of the Week – β€œIn the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.” – Anne Frank
    • Music Piece of the Week – “See You Again” – Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth

With gratitude,
Mrs. Suer

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