Weekly Newsletter

April 16, 2018

 

Dear Parents,

We have a very busy and meaningful week ahead of us.  Please read about our events.

Reading:  This week in our Superkids series, we will go on to a new unit, which means taking a unit assessment.  Then we will review rules for adding ing and ed to base or root words.  We continue to practice comprehension strategies while reading about the Superkids and in our small group chapter books.

Writing:  Our writing project will focus on how-to writing

Math:  We will finish up our unit learning about 3 digit numbers.  Our next unit will focus on adding and subtracting three digit numbers with and without regrouping.

Please help your child to study his or her math facts for the timed test on Thursday.

Science: We will learn about how seeds travel.  

Religion:  We continue to learn about the mass by practicing how to fully participate.  Learning the proper responses and parts of the mass will make attending the weekly celebration more meaningful.

Bread Baking Activity:  Jesus gave us His body in the form of bread.  This Friday, we will spend the day baking bread as a preparation for First Eucharist.  This activity is meant to be fun as well as a time to be thankful for all the blessings we have received and to reflect on the greatest blessing, the gift of Eucharist.

A big “Thank you!” goes out to the parents who will be helping with this special Second Grade event.  If you have time on Friday morning and would like to help, please let our wonderful room parents know. A Sign-Up Genius was sent out to the parents who signed up to help with this activity. However, we could use more help. First session helpers, please meet in the second grade classroom at 8:00.

Those people who signed up to send in ingredients, please send the items you signed up to bring by Thursday before 12:30 p.m.  Thank you for your help.

Please send an oversized tee shirt or apron to school for your second grader to wear over their uniform on Friday.

Oral Reports: There are no oral reports this week. Next week’s topic is “When I am 25, I would like to…” or “What I want to be when I grow up.” Please help your child limit his/her report to about 4-5 sentences.

April-May Book Report:  Your second grader has information about our last book report entitled “Americans Who Have Made A Difference.” Read the information carefully with your child. Please note that this is a book report and articles from the Internet or similar sources are not acceptable.  We have classroom books available for the children to borrow. 

More important current and upcoming events:

·   First Eucharist:  Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th

·   First Eucharist: Saturday May 5th and Sunday, May 6th 

·  May Crowning Mass:  Tuesday, May 8th   (Second Graders will wear their First Eucharist Clothes, participate in mass and have a group picture.)  8:30 a.m. *Usually the third grade parents host a coffee after mass for the second grade parents. A few parents will be needed to help afterwards as the students change our of their First Eucharist clothes into the uniforms.

·   Special Person’s Day:  Friday, May 18th (Parents and/or a special person comes to school to eat lunch with your children. Each class prepares a dance to perform for the parents and guests.)

 ·   American’s Who Have Made a Difference Oral Reports: Thursday, May 24th 1:20-2:40  (Second Grade invites parents to attend.  Students will dress as famous Americans for their presentations.) 

 

Mrs. Williams and Mrs. O’Sullivan