Well, we may not be inside the four walls of our classroom, but we are still continuing to learn! We now use Google Classroom each and every day. From written directions to teacher videos, Screen Castify, and other online resources, we work and communicate each day. Thank goodness for Zoom and FaceTime too. Who would have thought we could ever do this, but we are! We all miss each other so much, but we will persevere!!
Important dates and Reminders
Friday, May 29th: Last day of school
Saturday, September 19th: First Holy Communion!!
Here is what we've been working on
Phonics: We do phonics each week using videos and scanned in documents. We learned about the 'a' that sounds like a short "o', the vowel-consonant pattern 'vcccv', how to spell words that end in the final /k/ sound, the 'o' that sounds like a short 'u', the final stable syllables [tion and [sion, and the vowel diagraph 'ew'. We even managed to do a test using individual phone calls and FaceTime. We've got this!
Reading: We read the story "Helen Keller" and learned how to write our names in Braille. We are also getting reading to read our next humorous fiction story "Officer Buckle and Gloria." To supplement our reading, the children are using to online sites; BrainPopJr. and Scholastic Learn at Home.
Math: We managed to measure our way through chapter 11. We learned how to use a ruler, a yard stick, and a measuring tape. We figured out how to convert inches to feet and feet to yards. The students had fun each day going around their houses to measure objects. We've also stayed current on our addition and subtraction with regrouping and we are getting ready to do our chapter on place value. The children use the website XtraMath to supplement their basic addition and subtraction skills.
Science: We use our online version of the Scholastic Weekly Reader to keep up with science. We learned about a walkway for elephants, a volcano that interrupted summer, dangerous cats, and gross plants. With our Weekly Reader the students can read and/or listen to the article, do vocabulary words, play a game, watch related videos, and do corresponding reading comprehension worksheets.
Social Studies: We watched a video about Earth Day and did corresponding coloring pages using our math skills.
Religion: Well, we were getting all prepared for First Communion, but this had to be postponed until next year. The good news is the children WILL get to celebrate their special day, just a few months later than planned. We also celebrated a very different Easter this year, but everyone spent quality time with family and took quiet time to remember Jesus' ultimate sacrifice. We are now studying about Mary and getting ready to wrap up our year long religion curriculum.
April 17th - Luca
May 4th - Colton M
May 19th - Mallory
May 30th - Kendall
June 20th - Peyton
July 1st - Avalyn
August 6th - Alyssa
August 8th - Sadie
Welcome to Second Grade!
My name is Michelle Hagarman. This is my 11th year teaching at St. Joseph School. I spent six years teaching Kindergarten, and five 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