Important dates and Reminders
Friday, March 2nd: First Friday Mass ( Second grade will do this Mass)
Monday March 5th: First Communion parent meeting 6:30-7:30 pm in the church
Wednesday, March 7th: Report Cards
Tuesday, March 13th: Lenten Reconciliation
Friday, March 16th: First Communion retreat day at school
Monday, March 19th: St. Joseph Day. Mass at 8:30 am.
Thursday, March 22nd: First Communion practice, 6:00 pm at the church
Saturday, March 24th: First Holy Communion
Wednesday, March 28: Early Dismissal and Easter celebration
Thursday, March 29th and Friday, March 30th: No School
Here is what we've been working on
Phonics: We are working on much larger words in this second half of the school year. All the phonics rules are still a review of what they learning last year, but we are applying them to multi-syllabic words now.
Reading: We read "Big Bushy Mustache", "Rain Forest Babies", and did a readers theater story, "A Mystery Birthday". When reading a play, we focus on voice intonation and fluency, which just means reading the different parts like they would actually be spoken.
English and Grammar: Grammar was a bit tricky this month. We worked on possessive pronouns, both singular and plural, and then we worked on pronouns. We had to do a little extra practice with both of these types of nouns.
Math: We did triple digit subtraction with regrouping this month. The class is doing very well with this concept. We also began working on money and will continue to work on that in the upcoming month.
Science: We are read and studied all about natural resources. The class enjoyed learning about solar power and decomposition.
Social Studies: This month was Black History month. We did a Weekly Reader on Ruby Bridges and compared her story to Dr. Martin Luther King's story. We also talked about Presidents' Day with a focus on George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
Religion: We finished up our unit on parts of the Mass. We practiced for our 2nd grade Mass AND of course, we have been preparing for First Holy Communion. The children got to taste the "wine", (it was sparkling cider), and we tasted an unconsecrated host.
Esme - March 28th