Monday, January 15, 2018

Week of January 16th

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RELIGION
*Holy Trinity Unit
*Identify Jesus as the Son
*Discuss the importance of a name
*List important roles Jesus played in his life
*Name homework assignment

MATH
*Weekly time tests continue
*Creating quadrangles using triangles
*Three dimensional shapes: names and features
*Comparing two and three dimensional shapes

DAILY 5
*Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Mini-Lesson: Non-fiction text features review and assessment

SOCIAL STUDIES
*Continents study
*Identify the names of continents and oceans
*Learn fun facts about each continent
*Sing continents song to support learning

WRITING
*Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day
*I have a dream writing activity
*Finish reading and writing about polar animals
*Turn facts into statements using transition words

Monday, January 8, 2018

Week of January 8th

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RELIGION
*Holy Trinity Unit
*Identify God as the Father
*List characteristics of a parent and God
*Learn about John Bosco as a loving parent

MATH
*Weekly time tests continue
*Parallel vs non-parallel lines
*Explorations Day
*Distinguishing features and names of quadrangles

DAILY 5
*Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Mini-Lesson: Non-fiction text features

SOCIAL STUDIES
*Continents study
*Identify the names of continents and oceans
*Learn fun facts about each continent
*Sing continents song to support learning

WRITING
*Non-fiction writing unit
*Learn about polar lands and animals
*Record facts as statements
*Turn facts into a written summary

Happy New Year

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Grinch Day

Tuesday, December 19th, 
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“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! 
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. 
What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!” 

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