Sunday, December 10, 2017

Week of December 11th

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RELIGION
*Church Seasons study
*Identify distinguishing characteristics of each chruch season
*Illustrate the colors used to identify each church season
*Advent Prayer Service

MATH
*Weekly time tests continue
*Ballpark estimates (rounding to the nearest 10)
*Begin double digit addition
*Learn partial sums algorithm
*Learn how to regroup (carry) the one

DAILY 5
*Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Mini Lesson: Story elements

SOCIAL STUDIES
*Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah study
*Identify important characteristics of each
*Identify fun traditions for each
*Compare to our celebration of Christmas

WRITING
*Sheila Rae the Brave
*Create a character to write a story about
*Alexander and Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
*Create a characters and write about something that happens to that character

Monday, December 4, 2017

Week of December 4th

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Congratulations to all of the 2nd's graders on a beautiful first Reconciliation weekend.  We are so proud of all the students and thankful to have been a part of the journey. 


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RELIGION
*Reconciliation reflection ~ How did it go?
*Learn about the season of Advent
*Advent Prayer Service
*Reflect on how to share our time, talents and treasures
*Prepare a kindness prayer chain for the classroom

MATH
*Weekly time tests continue
*Estimating costs when given $1.00 to spend
*Explorations
*Ballpark estimates (rounding to the nearest 10)
*Begin double digit addition

DAILY 5
*Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Mini Lesson: Adverbs; all parts of speech review

SOCIAL STUDIES
*Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah study
*Identify important characteristics of each
*Identify fun traditions for each
*Compare to our celebration of Christmas

WRITING
*Write a pet story either real or made-up
*Add adjectives to make writing more interesting
*Sheila Rae the Brave
*Create a character to write a story about
*Fun activity for Christmas: Elf Application

Monday, November 27, 2017

Week of November 27

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RELIGION
*Guided Meditation: How Many Times?
*First Reconciliation Review
*Assessment
*Practice the Act of Contrition
*Answer any questions the students may have

MATH
*Weekly time tests continue
*Problem solving tasks using different models: Start to Change: Part Part Total
*Explorations Day
*Review how to read a thermometer and identify temperature

DAILY 5
*Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Mini Lesson: Adjectives

SOCIAL STUDIES
*Identify state and country capital names and locations on a map
*Using Pebblego, begin to research the roles of a mayor, governor and president
*Compare and contrast mayor, governor and president using a tri-venn diagram
*Unit review and assessment

WRITING
*Tradebooks: I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato & Let's Get a Pup!
*Make a likes/dislikes list
*Write a story from the list
*Write a pet story either real or made-up
*Add adjectives to make writing more interesting

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Week of November 13

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Thank you St. Francis families for your generosity at the Bid for the Kids Auction 2017! We are very grateful for your generosity and love for this school.  It is a true blessing. 
With heartfelt gratitude, Mrs. Waters, Miss Neugent, Mrs. Kock
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RELIGION
*Students will complete an Examination of Conscience
*Listen to the story of The Prodigal Son
*Understand why the father in the story was so forgiving
*Connect to the mercy and love of our forgiving father, God

MATH
*Weekly time tests continue
*Review how to solve frame and arrow tasks
*Practice coin exchanges and how to make values using various combinations of coins
*Unit 3 Review
*Unit 3 Assessment

DAILY 5
*Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Mini Lesson: Common Nouns vs Proper Nouns

SOCIAL STUDIES
*Veteran's Day remembrance and observation
*Identify state and country capital names and locations on a map
*Using Pebblego, begin to research the roles of a mayor, governor and president

WRITING
*Publish scary stories
*Illustrate a cover
*Free journal writing time
*Author's Chair sharing

Monday, October 30, 2017

Week of October 30

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RELIGION
*Learn about the 10 Commandments and their meaning here and now
*Identify the Great Commandment
*Discuss Jesus as an example of respect and love
*All Saints Project - how are the students everyday saints?

MATH
*Weekly time tests continue
*Halloween problem solving tasks - solve using pictures, numbers and words
*Begin Unit 3
*Please look for a new family letter
*Students will review hundred, tens and ones place value concepts
*Solve money problems using coins

DAILY 5
*Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Mini Lesson: Common Nouns vs Proper Nouns

SCIENCE
*Human Body Unit
*Identify the heart, brain, lungs and digestive system on the human body
*Name distinguishing characteristics of each
*Recognize ways to keep each healthy
*Guest Speaker: Dr. Stephanie Cox

WRITING
*Turn scary sentences into scary stories
*Sequence thoughts using a graphic organizer
*Use sight and sound words to enhance stories

Monday, October 23, 2017

Friendly Reminder

Tis the season for head lice!  Please remind your children to keep their hats inside their backpacks or coat pocket during the day, especially since they have locker buddies.  And of course, NO sharing hats!  Check your child's head often to be sure there are no lice. Thank you for your help in keeping everyone healthy!!!
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Week of October 23rd

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RELIGION
*Finish sacraments brochure
*Identify symbols and key words for each of the seven sacraments
*Review why we have sacraments and how they strengthen our faith
*Assessment this week ~ look for a study guide to come home!

MATH
*Begin weekly time tests
*Tests will be given at each students' readiness level
*Objective is to solve any given addition/subtraction fact within three seconds
*Finish Unit 2
*Review and Assessment this week

DAILY 5
*Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Mini Lesson: Opinion writing

SCIENCE
*Human Body Unit
*Identify skin, bones and muscles on the human body
*Name distinguishing characteristics of each
*Recognize ways to keep each healthy

WRITING
*Silly sentences based on the book Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers
*Choose a silly sentence to turn into a story
*Edit and publish silly sentence stories
*Create a cover during technology class with Mr. Southward