Second Grade Update – Week of 6/5
Dear Second Grade Families,
This week, students celebrated the 8th graders’ journeys by sharing the Ribbon Ceremony, Baccalaureate Mass, and then sending them off with an honor guard farewell on the blacktop. There were many high fives given! 🙂
Next week, we start our wrap up of second grade (sniff). Students will reflect on the year and create an art piece. We will enjoy a final trip to the park as well as a few more treats! These lucky kids!
Food Drive: Students did a fabulous job kicking off our food drive with informative posters and an engaging call to action at morning assembly! Please support your child by making a donation (large or small) – second grade is leading this initiative and should be the example with 100% participation.
Below is our second grade learning update.
Focus Areas for Our Learning Next Week:
- Reading –
- In reading groups, students will get the opportunity to perform their readers’ theater play for classmates!
- We will also discuss and set summer goals.
- At night, students should read aloud to practice fluent reading skills. Please encourage your child to observe punctuation, read at a good pace, and read the words as they appear in the text (no deletions or substitutions).
- Grammar/Spelling – In Superkids, students will take a final assessment of grammar and spelling skills. No spelling quiz.
- Writing – We will participate in a gallery walk of classmates’ animal research reports. They will provide kind and constructive comments to help each other grow as writers.
- Math – We will continue reviewing key concepts.
- Religion – We will finish our Family Life Unit – God’s Gift of Community. Students will reflect connections within our community and how we celebrate happy times and show support during challenging times.
- Social Studies –The class will develop ideas for businesses using their knowledge of the needs and wants of consumers and the different types of goods and services. They will identify the human, natural, and capital resources their business would need and where they would locate their business.
- Science – Students will do a case study in biodiversity using the frogs of North America. In our activity, students will learn to identify frogs by their unique calls and investigate which of two locations has a greater variety of frogs. After listening to recordings of frog calls, students create words that will remind them of the sounds, and then use those words to identify frog sounds in different environments.
Other Updates for this Week:
- Alameda Free Library’s Summer Reading Challenge! – Please see the details below!
- Dates to Remember:
- Friday, Jun 2 – Second grade reflection video due to Mrs. Suer Please send this weekend if you haven’t already! 🙂
- Tuesday, Jun 6 – Free dress for June b-days
- Tuesday, Jun 13 – Last Day of School – Moving Up Ceremony 9:30 / Dismissal 10:30 / No Share and Care
We look forward to seeing our students on Monday! Wishing you a wonderful long weekend!
All the best,