Second Grade Update

Dear Second Grade Families,

On Friday, we completed our final STAR test of the year (if your child was absent, they will complete it tomorrow morning). I am very proud of all students and look forward to sharing their progress with you. Summaries will be going home with final report cards.

Regarding the field trip, I appreciate everyone’s flexibility. I will be sending out a final update on date/time/chaperones/drivers as soon as I clarify one last thing with the office. In terms of permission slips, we will have the normal SPN permission slip as well as one from Semifreddi’s – both need to be returned for students to attend the field trip. I will send an email to alert you when I have sent them home with your child.

Below is our weekly update. I look forward to a great week of learning with your children!

What We Are Learning –

  • English Language Arts
    • Word Work – identifying prefixes and suffixes, understanding homophones, reading pattern words with /ār/ spelled air, airy, ear, are, erry, and ary
    • Reading – exploring SUPER magazine and reinforcing the skills of  identifying words important to the text, sequencing events or steps, and understanding proper nouns and place names
    • Writing – presenting African Animal reports
  • Math – continuing to develop skills with word problems, including those involving currency
  • Social Studies – exploring economic concepts (producers/consumers, goods/services, wants/needs)
  • Science – considering how scientists organize animals into groups based on characteristics; continuing read-aloud, “Top Secret”
  • Religion – finishing service learning project – cards with messages of joy, comfort, and kindness for elderly parishioners who are visited regularly by Father Robert and Father Anthony

Upcoming Important Dates/Events –
– Monday, May 20th –
 Free dress for May/June birthdays
– Tues
day, May 21st – Tropical Tuesday Spirit Day
– Thursday, May 23rd –
 Sports Awards (Lincoln Park, BBQ at 6pm, awards at 6:30pm)
– Friday, May 24th – All School Mass at 8:30am; Noon Dismissal
– Monday, May 27th – Memorial Day (No School)
– Wednesday, Jun. 5th – Second Grade End-of-the-Year Party! (please see the  signup list on Shutterfly – all contributions very much appreciated)
– Thursday, Jun. 6th – Field Trip to Semifreddi’s
– Friday, Jun. 7th – Last day of school – Moving Up Ceremony at 10am with dismissal immediately after

With gratitude,
Catherine Suer

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