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Gallatin Cares

Third Grade visited local nonprofit, Gallatin Cares.  The students served 1 family every 2 minutes!  The students debriefed following the trip, and one student said it best, ” God loves those people so much, and it is our job to show them we love them too.”

This Week in 2nd Grade

Important Dates

3/28 +9 Fact Quiz

3/30 Unit 4 Reading Vocabulary Review Quiz, Math Chapter 7 Test

3/31 Unit 4 Spelling Review Test, Reading Benchmark Assessment

4/3-4/7 ITBS Testing

4/13 Holy Thursday, 11:30 Dismissal

4/14 Good Friday-No School

4/17 Easter Monday-No School


Reading: We have finished Unit 4 and will be reviewing the selections we have read. A quiz over vocabulary words will be given on Thursday.

Spelling: Review Test on Friday.

Language Arts: We have started a new unit on adjectives and adverbs. The students will continue to practice cursive letters.

Math: A test over Chapter 7 will be given on Thursday. The test will cover counting money (dollars and coins) and telling time.

Religion: We are learning about the parts of Mass (Introductory Rites, Liturgy of the Word, Liturgy of the Eucharist, and Concluding Rites). We will also discuss what we do during each part.

Science: Our next unit in Science is on the Solar System. We will be learning about constellations, the sun, what causes night and day and the seasons, and the moon and its phases.

Look What’s Happening in Kindergarten

I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing Spring Break.  We want to finish these last 8 weeks strong!  There is quite a bit happening here at SJV, so please check folders, the website, and read the weekly newsletter. 

Mark your calendars… Friday, April 21st there is no school for Kindergarten and PreK.  We will be screening incoming students for the 2017-2018 school year.

Here’s what’s happening in our classroom.

MATH – This week we will be adding 3 and 4 to numbers, practicing writing number sentences in both horizontal and vertical fashion, and adding using a ten frame.

SCIENCE – We will begin our unit on Organisms/ Living Things.

READING/LANGUAGE ARTS – We will be reviewing alphabet letters and sounds, identifying the “long a” sound, blending final phonemes to make words, producing and identifing rhyming words, practicing using the pronouns he, she, and it, following multistep directions,  using the table of contents for information,  using the comprehension strategies Classifying, Categorizing, and Analyzing and developing an understanding for new vocabulary words.

RELIGION – This week we will begin discussing Jesus’ journey to the cross.  We will begin discussing the Stations of the Cross.

WRITING WORKSHOP/HANDWRITING – This week we will practice writing the vowels and the letter Qq.  We will also follow the writing process and create a piece of writing about Spring.

Junior Science Olympiad

We have been busy in Junior Science Olympiad this year. Below are a few of the activities we have done. There are only 3 meetings left before the end of the school year!

In October, we were detectives and used all five senses to discover the identity of the hidden items.

In December, we made fake snow! The students enjoyed the cool texture of the baking soda and shampoo mixture.

We often use food in our experiments. In this one we hypothesized about what would happen to candy canes in four different liquids: water, water and baking soda, salt water, and vinegar.

In January, the first and second graders had fun with the longest paper chain challenge. The challenge required teamwork and compromise. We were very thankful for the fifth graders who came to help us!

We also learned about gravity and how finding the center of gravity allows an object to balance. Here we balanced a popsicle stick on a dowel rod using a pipe cleaner and clothespin.

There were many more activities I was not able to photograph because I get as involved in the experiments as the students do! I really enjoy the opportunity to help the students learn more about our amazing world through science and I learn just as much as they do.

Calendar of Events

March 20-24th:

  • Spring Break

March 27th:

  • School resumes

March 29th:

  • Wildcat Wednesday

April 3rd-7th:

  • IOWA Testing

April 8th:

  • SJV Wildcat 5K