Second Grade Update

Dear Second Grade Families,

I am in the process of planning our third field trip. To supplement our science unit about plants and their adaptations, we will be going to the UC Botanical Gardens in late March/early April. I will need chaperones only for this excursion as we will be taking a bus! This should be super exciting for the kids. If you would like to join us as a chaperone, please reach out to me. 🙂

We are running low on baby wipes. If you are able to contribute some more to our classroom, I would appreciate it very much. Thank you to those of you who already have!

Also, I know many are concerned about the Coronavirus. I hope you were able to read the communication sent out last week from Mrs. Murray and our Superintendent, Kathleen Radecke. As a class, we have had several conversations in class about proper hand washing techniques, sneezing into your elbow (versus your hand), and ways to stay healthy in general. The school has also ordered all classrooms hand sanitizer.

Below are other important updates and dates to remember:

  • What We Are Learning
    • English Language Arts
      • Word Work – reading and encoding pattern words with a vowel at the end of the first syllable; identifying regular and irregular plurals
      • Reading – finishing SUPER magazine
      • Writing – summarizing our reading with book reports
    • Math – using the number line to support addition and subtraction within 1,000
    • Social Studies – learning about our three branches of government; practicing note-taking
    • Science – continuing discussions about seed dispersal from different types of plants
    • Religion – learning about the Mass
  • Important Dates/Events This Week 
    • 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 – Talent show at 11:00
    • Friday, Mar. 13th – Noon dismissal (sports picture day)
    • Friday, Mar. 13th – Report cards coming home
    • Tuesday, Mar. 17th – St. Patrick’s Day (green and white free dress)
    • Thursday, Mar. 19th – Walking field trip to Rhythmix (2nd-5th)
  • Weekly Reflections:
    • Quote of the Week – “Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.” – Kobe Bryant
    • Music Piece of the Week – “Not Evil” – The Lego Movie 2

With gratitude,
Mrs. Suer

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