The month of October flew by quickly. It was good to see all of you for parent/teacher conferences and to meet many wonderful grandparents during our annual Grandparents Day. We had fun learning about fire safety with the Hanover Fire Department and Helmet, their fire dog. The Fall Festival was a success and our Halloween celebration was filled with treats galore! Now it's time to wrap up our first trimester and prepare for Thanksgiving.
Important dates and Reminders
Thursday, Nov. 1st: All Saint's Day Mass. All are welcome.
Sunday, Nov. 11th: First Reconcilation parent meeting at 6:30 pm.
Monday, Nov. 12th: Veteran's Day Mass at 8:30 am. All are welcome.
Friday, Nov. 16th: End of first trimester
Tuesday, Nov, 20th: Early dismissal ( 11:45 am)
Wednesday, Nov. 21st-Monday, Nov. 26th: Thanksgiving vacation
Friday, Nov. 30th: Shambuck party!
Here is what we've been working on
Phonics: We have been working on combinations and diagraphs. We also reviewed a few suffixes, learned about "wild colt" words, and worked on "v-e" words. We also continue to work on sight words ( words that do not follow any regular phonics rules.)
Reading: We read the stories "Diary of a Spider" and "Teacher's Pets". We reviewed all the vocabulary words that go with each story, and we talked about story sequencing.
English and Grammar: We have been working on nouns for several weeks now. We focused on what a noun is and the difference between singular and plural nouns.
Math: This past month we worked on number patterns and skip counting. We also learned about repeated addition, even and odd numbers, and arrays. Then we moved into geometry learning about 2&3 D shapes, sides and angles, and faces, edges, and vertices. Karate Math is going well and the class is having fun moving from belt to belt.
Science: We finished up our plant unit and had fun carving our pumpkin and watching the mold grow and spread inside. We began the chapter on animals and spent time learning to classify animals into vertebrates and invertebrates. We also learned to classify them as mammals, reptiles, fish, birds, insects, and amphibians.
Social Studies: We talked a bit about Columbus Day, the voting process, and fire safety.
Religion: We spent the past few weeks learning all about the 10 commandments. We also watched "The Prince of Egypt". We are now going to prepare to receive First Reconciliation.
November 3rd - Caleb
November 8th - Ava
November 29th - Patrick
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 - 7 PM in Church
1st Holy Communion Parent Mtg. 6 - 7 PM in the Church
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 - Computer
Thursday - Library, Spanish
Friday - Art