Important dates and Reminders
Friday, Dec. 22nd: Class Christmas party
Monday, Dec. 25th-Monday, Jan. 1st; Christmas vacation
Tuesday, Jan. 2nd: School resumes
Friday, Jan. 5th: Mass at 8:30 am. All are welcome
Wednesday, Jan. 10th: Progress Reports
Monday, Jan. 15th: No School
Sunday, Jan. 28th- Friday, Feb. 2nd - Catholic Schools Week
Here is what we've been working on
Phonics: Even though much of what we are doing in phonics is a review from last year, the words are becoming increasingly more difficult. The children are learning to sound out and write words that are much longer and contain trickier letter patterns.
Reading: We read "The Great Ball Game", "Gus and Grandpa and the two-wheeled bike", and "Click, Clack Moo - cows that type". We are also working hard in our guided reading groups. The children bring home these books as we finish them up in class.
English and Grammar: We continue to work on nouns; both regular and proper nouns. We also review correct punctuation daily during our morning work.
Math: We worked hard on double digit addition, beginning with the use of manipulatives and then moving on to figuring out the problems using paper and pencil only. We are now working on data analysis, using charts and graphs to tally information collected in a survey.
Science: We are learning about habitats.
Social Studies: This month we spent most of our time doing Christmas activities.
Religion: Congratulations to 2nd grade for successfully completing their First Reconciliation! We are now talking about the seasons of Advent and Christmas. Next month we will begin studying the Mass and preparing for our next big sacrament - First Holy Communion.
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