blessed trinity catholic school

Please see below to see what we are learning in 2nd grade the week of October 15th-19th!

Please send in the field trip permission slip and money, it is due by Weds., 10/31. Parents, if you are interested in being a chaperone and you have been cleared through the Diocese, please send back in the chaperone form and money as soon as possible. 

Also, parent conferences are this week. Please let me know if you are unable to attend your scheduled conference on Thursday or Friday.

Reading – Unit 2 Week 2 – this week in reading we are reading an informational text story titled, Abraham Lincoln. We will learn about Abraham Lincoln’s life and will learn how working together changed history. The skills we will focus on this week are contractions, as well as the following high-frequency words: certainly, either, great, laugh, second, worst, you’re. We will also begin to talk about author’s purpose – are they writing to entertain, inform, or persuade? We will also begin to talk about proper nouns (nouns that name a specific person, place, or thing), and we will create a timeline of Abraham Lincoln’s life using facts from our story.

Phonics – Unit 4 – this week in phonics we will be learning about ‘l’ blends (slide, fly) and ‘r’ blends (bread, tree, street), as well as s blends (st, sp, sk, sl, sw) at the beginning of words. We will also be working on ending blends at the end of words like mp (stamp), ld (cold), st (twist), nk (bunk), lt (melt).

Math – Chapter 4 – this week we will continue with chapter 4 lessons 3-7 which focus on addition with regrouping, break apart numbers to add with regrouping, and adding three addends with regrouping.

Science – we are starting a new unit this week. We will begin to learn about plant life cycles. We will focus on life cycles of bean plants, apple trees, and sunflower plants.

Social Studies – this week we will continue with chapter 1 lesson 3 and will learn about the equator and the Prime Meridian.

Religion – Chapter 9 – this week we will begin chapter 9 which teaches us about the Ten Commandments. We will not take the chapter 9 assessment until 10/26 which will allow us enough time to learn about the Ten Commandments. These are essential in learning because we will learn how to examine our conscience using the Ten Commandments before we make our Sacrament of Reconciliation next month.

Spelling – test is on Friday, 10/19

  1. can’t
  2. it’s
  3. he’s
  4. I’m
  5. didn’t
  6. who’s
  7. she’s
  8. aren’t
  9. isn’t
  10. haven’t
  11. hadn’t
  12. I’ll

Homework – there is homework this week. Please make sure your child brings in their math book daily and please tear out the completed assigned math homework pages. The reading homework is due on Friday, 10/19. Please make sure students also bring in their agendas daily.

Tutoring – continues this week and will take place every Monday after school, and will end at 3:30 p.m.

Resource Schedule 

Monday – PE

Tuesday – art and media

Wednesday – art

Thursday – PE

Friday – Spanish

Important Dates for 2nd grade:

  • 10/2/18 – zoo field trip permission slips sent home with students
  • 10/15-10/19 – Red Ribbon week (make sure student’s wear their red ribbon daily this week)
  • 10/22-10-26 – Health Week – students will need to bring their PE shoes to school on Wednesday 10/24 and will change before attending the My Gym activity
  • 10/31/18 – zoo field trip money and permission slips due
  • 11/3/18 – First Reconciliation Retreat at the school 9-3 (parents must accompany student all day and both will need to bring a bagged lunch)
  • 11/19/18 – field trip to the zoo (students will wear their uniform with their PE shoes)
  • 12/1/18 – First Reconciliation at 10:00 a.m. in the church