Help for the Homeless – Kit Making – Tuesday, November 13th, 6:30-8 in Egan Hall. All welcome to help. Thank you for all the donations!
Grandparent’s Day November 15th – Grandparents come to the classrooms between 10:45-11:00 to see the classroom. Then Grandparents will escort the 2nd grader to Egan Hall. No hot lunch on November 15th. Bring a lunch to share with Grandparents.
Saint Reports Due due Tuesday Nov. 13th. Students will read their reports to the class. Presenting to the class is an important skill that we work on in 2nd grade. Have your child practice reading their report to you so they feel ready to share. 2nd graders do three types of writing in 2nd grade for the common core, and this is the first for informational writing. Narrative writing has been our Weekend News, and all students are enjoying writing.
Religion: Students are focusing on the lives of Saints and how saints changed their lives to follow Jesus as the Apostles did. We went to Mass on All Saint’s Day, and talked about All Soul’s Day. Then our saint report is telling our classmates about a saint.
For the rest of November, our focus will be things to be thankful for, and showing respect and gratitude to others.
Math: Place value, greater than/less than, skip counting and #s up to 1,000 and addition facts. Keep up xtramath practice.
Reading: Spelling and phonics continue with practice for better reading fluency. The current reading skills are main idea and details, the 5Ws for writing/reading skills, and sequence in a story.
Social Studies: We read a book about the process of voting for Election Day, then voted on whether we would rather do an art project with markers or colored pencils, which was a hard decision, but the result was colored pencils.
On Thursday, Social Studies was the importance of those serving our country, and the history of Veteran’s Day. Happy Veteran’s Day! Thank a veteran for their service.
Science: There are many things to learn about matter including the states of matter and their properties, building with solids, results of mixing a solid with a liquid for evaporation, using solids to make and remake a design with the given parts, and reversible/irreversible changes in matter. All Stars enjoy Science with all the hands-on activities!
The safety lesson was about getting gifts and keeping secrets. It is wrong for an adult or another child to ask a child to keep a gift a secret from his or her parents. It is never okay for a grown up to ask a child to keep a secret from their parents. We reviewed the touching safety rules – No one is allowed to touch your private parts accept to keep you clean and healthy.
Happy and blessed Thanksgiving,
Mrs. Pat Hendrickson