Science: We will resume science lessons the week of October 10th.
Science: see Social Studies → We will switch back to Science the week of October 11th.
Tests and Quizzes:
New Spelling List (Unit 2 Week 1):
Math: We will spend the beginning of the week reviewing topics from Chapter 5 in our Math textbooks. This chapter specifically focused on place value. Students should have a copy of the review sheet in their Friday folders. You can find information about topics that will be on the test if you would like to do extra practice at home. You can also access it here. The students will take their first Math test on Wednesday. Then we will start a new chapter on Thursday, and that will focus on addition and subtraction strategies.
Science: None - see Social Studies
Language Arts: We worked this past week on a “get to know me” letter. This upcoming week we will continue with our letter writing as we write a “what’s new” letter that we will mail to a family member. Please be on the lookout this upcoming week for a paper asking for a mailing address. We will mail the letters from school, so you will not have to worry about mailing them!
Reading: This week as we continue with Unit 1 of our Superkids curriculum, we will spend time decoding and encoding words with the digraphs th and wh. We will also form contractions (e.g., it’s, they’re, etc.) and use onomatopoeia words (e.g., bang, splash, boom, etc.). We will continue working through our nonfiction Super magazine. We have learned a lot so far about things that are “new”, including new critters, ice cream flavors, vocabulary words, and skateboarding techniques.
Social Studies: We will continue learning about communities as we learn about specific tools and skills that people use to do different jobs. We will also learn more specifically about government jobs and community leaders. We will discuss why our government has three branches and what each branch of the government does.
Religion: We will transition back to our textbooks as we move into Session 3, where we will describe God as our father. We will practice praying the “Our Father” prayer, and we will be able to define prayers of praise, thanksgiving, and petition.
Religion: We will be spending our religion time learning about the Rosary, which is a very important set of prayers in our Catholic faith. We will learn about different titles with which people refer to Mary, review the Hail Mary and other prayers, and discuss how a rosary is organized (what the beads mean, etc.).
Math: We are continuing to work through chapter 5 in our math textbooks, focusing on place value. Skills we are focusing on this week include:
We will also begin to review for our first math test, which will be the week of September 19th.
Language Arts: During Writing time, we will work on identifying the parts of a friendly “get-to-know-me” letter. We will also plan and write out these letters. The students will be able to write a greeting, a body, and a closing for their letter.
Reading: We finished up our Warm Up Unit for SuperKids and are starting Unit 1 in our SuperKids Hit Second Grade! workbooks and readers. The first unit will focus on spelling and reading words with digraphs ch, tch, and sh. We will also be reading fiction and nonfiction texts, while practicing fluency, vocabulary development, and comprehension. The spelling words this week are pronouns.
Social Studies: As we continue to learn about citizens and communities, we learn about the rights and responsibilities that citizens have in their communities. We will also discuss important jobs in the community and how different members of the community depend on each other.Science: None
Tests and Quizzes: