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This Week in 2nd Grade

Important Dates

11/14 Religion Test

11/17 Spelling Test

11/21 Social Studies Test, Thanksgiving Feast

11/22-11/24 Thanksgiving Holiday

12/4 First Reconciliation at 7pm

First Reconciliation will be on December 4 at 7pm in the church. There will be a parent meeting the week before. Date and time TBD.

Reading/Social Studies: Thanksgiving is only 10 days away! We are reading “What was the First Thanksgiving” by Joan Holub. We will be learning all about the Puritans, their journey to the New World, what life was like for them, and Thanksgiving traditions.

Spelling: Test on Friday.

very, germ, cell, civil, chief, funny, thief, rigid, baby, brief, grieve, cancel

Language: We will be learning about possessive nouns and writing Thanksgiving poems.

Math: This week we are starting Chapter 3: Data and Graphs. We will be using tables and graphs to answer questions and using our own data to create graphs.

Religion: Test over Ten Commandments will be on Tuesday. We will be discussing the Sacrament of Penance, including forgiveness, being truly sorry for sins, and the steps for making a good confession.

This Week in 2nd Grade

Important Dates

11/9 Mass, Math Test

11/10 Reading Test, Spelling Test, Veteran’s Day Assembly at 2pm in Gym

11/21 Thanksgiving Feast

11/22-11/24 No School-Thanksgiving Holiday


Reading: This week we are reading “Birdhouse for Rent.” Vocabulary words are rent, tenant, vacant, deserted, and examined. Test on Friday.

Spelling: Test on Friday.

age, peace, pencil, magic, ice, digit, face, gem, city, large, piece, gentle, tragic, century, excite

Language: We are continuing our unit on nouns. This week we will be working on plural and possessive nouns.

Math: This week we will be finding missing numbers in counting patterns, writing ordinal numbers to 31st, solving word problems. Test over Chapter 2 on Thursday.

Religion: We are learning more about the Ten Commandments and the two greatest commandments.

Social Studies: We will be preparing for the Veteran’s Day Assembly on Friday. All are welcome to attend. We will also be learning about Native American cultures and early explorers to North America.

SJV 15th Anniversary T-Shirt Orders

SJV is celebrating our 15th anniversary this year, and we have special edition spirit t-shirts to commemorate the occasion.  These t-shirts can be worn on Spirit Fridays, to athletic events, or anytime you want to show your Wildcat school spirit.  This will be a one-time order.  Not a fan of these shirts?  Don’t worry!  All new spirit t-shirts and hoodies have been ordered for the spirit shop in the school office.  We’ll let you know when they arrive.  In the meantime, you can check out samples of the anniversary tees in the office.  But don’t delay!  We are only taking orders through November 15.

SJV 15th Anniversary Tshirt Special Order

This Week in 2nd Grade

Important Dates

10/31 Fall Party- Trunk-or-Treat

11/1 All Saints’ Day- Mass at 10:30am

11/2 Mass 10:30am

11/3 Adoration, Reading Test, Spelling Test


Reading: We are reading “Hungry Hoppers: Grasshoppers in Your Backyard,” an expository text about the life cycle of grasshoppers. Vocabulary words are antennae, cycle, fussy, sensing, and dull. Test is on Friday.

Spelling: Test on Friday

tail, reach, queen, fear, say, gave, sweet, acorn, player, eve, underneath, always, depend, wait, sneeze

Language: We are writing paragraphs titled “How to Carve a Pumpkin.” We will also be identifying and writing plural nouns.

Math: This week we are learning how to estimate, round to the nearest ten, and count by 3s and 4s.

Religion: Students have been researching saints and learning about their lives. They will finish up these projects in class. We will then learn all about Moses and the Ten Commandments.

Social Studies: This week we will begin learning about the explorers who came to North America and Native Americans.

This Week in 2nd Grade

Important Dates

10/23-10/27 Red Ribbon Week

10/24 Reading Test

10/26 Religion Test

10/27 Spelling Test

10/30 Reading Test

10/31 Fall Party, Trunk or Treat


Each day this week the school will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week in a different way.

Monday: Wear Red Day

Tuesday: “Hats Off to Being Drug Free”- Students may wear a hat with their regular uniform.

Wednesday: “Sock it to Drugs”- Students may wear crazy socks with their regular uniform.

Thursday: “Hug, Not Drugs”-Students may bring in their favorite stuffed animal to hug during the day.

Friday: “I’m Too Bright for That”-Students may wear sunglasses with their regular uniform.


Reading: The test over Ants! They are hard workers is on Tuesday. We will start reading If You Find a Rock on Wednesday and will take the test over this selection on Monday October 30th. Vocabulary words are chain, trace, fossil, print, and outstretched.

Spelling: Test Friday.

stay, rain, base, April, May, chain, trace, play, paid, fable, waist, railroad, pavement, flavor, Thursday

Language: This week we are comparing common and proper nouns. We will also be learning to capitalize proper nouns like holidays, days of the week, months, and names of specific people, places, and things.

Math: We will be comparing numbers using <, >, and =. We will also be ordering two-digit numbers and estimating groups of items up to 100.

Religion: This week we are learning about Abraham and David and how they trusted in God. A test over Baptism, Noah, Abraham, and David will be on Thursday.

Science: As this is Red Ribbon Week, we will be discussing how to take care of our bodies by staying away harmful substances, like household cleaners, cigarettes, alcohol, and medications.