October News

Hello All-Star Families,

MAP testing is complete!  The kids did a great job persisting through the math, reading and language tests.  We will review the testing scores and other work at the upcoming conferences.  Sign up for conferences here: https://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/5317fd70fa2c3e95-studentparenttea

Flat Stanley–Don’t forget to check on Flat Stanley to see when he will be returned.   This is a very important school project for Social Studies in 2nd Grade.

Homework– Homework is Monday-Thursday to be completed each day.  It comes in the packet on Mondays with a cover sheet to explain each assignment.  Spelling words are also attached to practice for the test on Friday.  Please check the box when the homework is completed.  If your child is unable to complete and needs more time, just write me a note on the homework cover sheet. Otherwise, your child completes it during recess, which isn’t much fun!

Math–  Students have been working on skip counting, not always starting at the beginning of numbers (count by 3s, starting at 27), and even/odd numbers. Now that MAP is over, we move on to various ways of subtracting,  then to place value.

Reading– In reading groups we are focusing on main idea and retelling the beginning, middle and end of stories read aloud or written. Students spend time reading good-fit books every day.

Religion– Students have been learning the different forms of prayer including memorized, asking for forgiveness (Act of Contrition), saying thank you to God for the many blessings, praying for others, singing, and now saying a decade of the rosary every day.  Our saint this month is St. Francis of Assisi, and the virtue is peace.  Please teach your children that peace is more than just the peace sign.

Grammar – We do daily grammar so that your child will understand the uses and meaning for capitalization and punctuation in writing.  We learned to capitalize months, days of the week and to include a comma.  Ex: Today is Friday, October 11, 2019.  You can help by guiding your child to begin sentences with a capital letter and end with punctuation.

Writing – Students are getting better at writing week-end news.  This helps with understanding the 5 Ws, in writing and grammar.  Currently, students are learning about writing paragraphs, another important concept of the common core for 2nd grade.

Dates:

Reconciliation Class, October 15, 7pm

Kindness Mass, Wednesday, October 16th @ 9:00 – all are welcome! Dress uniform (white shirt, blue sweatshirt).

Hearing and Vision screening, October 17th

Jog-a-thon Celebration Day, FREE DRESS – We passed our goal – $82,000!!

Special blessings,

Mrs. Hendrickson