Important dates and Reminders
Wednesday, November 15th: End of first trimester
Tuesday, November 21st: Early Dismissal 11:45 am
Wednesday, Nov. 22nd-Monday, Nov. 27th: No School- Thanksgiving break
Wednesday, Nov. 29th: Report Cards
Second grade will shop at the Secret Santa Shop
Wednesday, Dec. 6th: St. Nicholas Day
Friday, Dec. 8th: Mass at 8:30 am in the church. All are welcome
Monday, Dec. 11th: FIRST RECONCILIATION
Wednesday, Dec. 13th: Christmas show at 6:30 pm in the Social Hall
Friday, Dec. 22nd: Class Christmas party
Monday, Dec. 25th-Monday, Jan. 1st; Christmas vacation
Here is what we've been working on
Phonics: We worked on vowel diagraphs "oo" and "ee", We also worked on the suffixes "less", "ed", "ing", and "s". And we began talking about final stable syllables such as "ble", "gle", "fle", and a few others.
Reading: We enjoyed doing a "readers theater" story where the children all had parts to read. We also read "Winners Never Quit" and Gus and Grandpa and the Two Wheeled Bike". The students are also working very hard in their guided reading groups working on personal reading level material. . Learning how to make predictions as we read was another topic we've covered this month..
English and Grammar: We have been working on nouns for the past few weeks. We have talked about what a noun is and what is a singular vs. plural noun.
Math: We finished up our unit on 2D and 3D shapes ( geometry) and we also worked on place value. We are now getting reading to begin double digit addition with regrouping.
Science: We are learning about habitats.
Social Studies: We spent time talking about Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving, We also read about explorers in our Social Studies Weekly magazine.
Religion: We have been working hard to prepare for First Reconciliation. We learned how to "examine our conscience" using the 10 commandments as guidelines, We are also learning to recite the Act of Contrition. We learned about penance and absolution. We always enjoy our visits from our seminarian, Mr. Phillip who comes every other Wednesday.
Ethan - November 16th
Colin - December 14th
Debbie - December 22nd
Welcome to Second Grade!
My name is Michelle Hagarman. This is my 9th year teaching at St. Joseph School. I spent six years teaching Kindergarten, and three years in Second Grade. It is a joy and a privilege for me to form young minds and hearts, and I look forward to the year ahead!
Parent Mtg. 6:30-7:30 in Church
1st Reconciliation Retreat (during school)
1st Holy Communion Parent Mtg. 6:30-7:30 in the Church
First Communion Retreat (during school)
First Communion Rehearsal
All students and at least one parent should attend.
10:00 Church (Students should arrive by 9:15)
40 Hours Closing 6:45 PM
Monday - Music
Tuesday - Spanish, Computer
Thursday - Library
Friday - Art