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This Week in 2nd Grade

Important Dates

It’s Red Ribbon Week!

10/25 “Hats Off to Being Drug Free” Wear your favorite hat/cap with your regular uniform

10/26 “Team Up Against Drugs” Wear your favorite team shirt/jersey with jeans or sweat pants. Fall Party Money Due ($1)

10/27 “Hugs, Not Drugs” Bring in a stuffed animal to hug during the day.

10/28 “I’m Too Bright for That!” Wear sunglasses with your regular uniform. Reading and Spelling Tests.


Reading: We are reading “Hungry Hoppers: Grasshoppers in Your Backyard.” Vocabulary words are antennae, fussy, cycle, dull, and sensing. Test is on Friday.

Language: We are identifying and writing possessive nouns.

Spelling: Test on Friday.

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

Math: We are estimating, rounding to the nearest 10, identifying even and odd numbers, and counting by 3s and 4s.

Religion: All Saints’ Day project is due on November 1st. Students checked out books from the library about their chosen saints. Students may use those books or other sources to find the required information for their saint. We are also learning about Moses and the Ten Commandments.

Science/Health: In conjunction with Red Ribbon Week, we are discussing drug and poison safety, what to do in an emergency, and how to refuse items that are bad for us.


This Week in 2nd Grade

Important Dates

10/18 Science Test; Plant Project Due

10/19 Religion Test

10/20 Reading Test; Spelling Test

10/21 No School; Parent Teacher Conferences


Reading: We are reading “If You Find a Rock.” Vocabulary words are chain, trace, outstretched, print, and fossil. We will be comparing and contrasting the types of rocks discussed in the selection. Students are encouraged to bring in any rocks from home that they would like to share with the class. Test is on Thursday.

Language Arts: We are continuing to learn about nouns. This week we will be learning about regular and irregular nouns.

Spelling: Test on Thursday.

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

Math: This week we are comparing and ordering 2-digit numbers.

Religion: We are learning about faithfulness, obedience, and love for God through the stories of Abraham and David. A test over Chapters 6-7 will be given on Wednesday.

Science: We are finishing up the chapter on plants. A test over Unit A Chapter 1: Plants Grow and Change will be given on Tuesday. Plant projects are due on Tuesday.


A Look Back at 1st Quarter


First Quarter is already almost over and it has gone by so fast! We have been very busy in 2nd grade. Below you will find a photo review of some of the things we have done so far this year.


Our First Science Experiment

We predicted if clay would sink or float. We discovered that when we shaped the clay into balls it sank; however, when we flattened the clay and shaped it like a boat, it floated!

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Hard at Work!

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We love to read!

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Buddy Time!

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Field Trip to JPII

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One student was chosen to help out in The Tortoise and the Hare.

One student was chosen to help out in The Tortoise and the Hare.

SJV Fun Run 2016

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This Week in 2nd Grade

Important Dates

10/10 – 10/14 Fun Run Money Turn In

10/13 Picture Retake Day; Science Quiz; Mass

10/14 Reading Test; Spelling Test

10/21 Parent Teacher Conferences

Reading: We start a new unit this week. The theme for this unit is Let’s Explore. The first selection is “Ants! They are hard workers!” It is an expository text that gives many facts about the lives of ants. Vocabulary words are cocoon, invade, enemies, insects, and tunnels. Test is on Friday.

Language Arts: We are learning about common and proper nouns.

Spelling: Test on Friday.

real, sleep, we, feel, east, green, team, belong, knee, clear, peach, cheese, please, between, eagle

Math: We are learning number words, place value with tens and ones, and practicing problem-solving strategies.

Religion: We are continuing to learn about Baptism and how we are children of God.

Science: We are learning about living and nonliving things. We will also be learning about the life cycle and parts of a plant. A quiz over this will be given on Thursday.

This Week in 2nd Grade

This is a busy week and the last one before Fall Break! We will be doing a lot a review this week and there are several quizzes and tests to take before break.

The annual SJV Fun Run is on Friday. As a school we are hoping for 100% participation in raising funds for SJV. Any student who raises money in 2nd grade will receive one homework pass to use this year. If we meet our class goal of $450, students will be able to wear their Fun Run T-shirt and jeans to school.

Important Dates

9/27 Religion Test; Social Studies Quiz

9/29 Mass; Reading Vocabulary Quiz; Spelling Review Test

9/30 Reading Benchmark Assessment; Social Studies Test; Fun Run!


Reading: We will be reviewing Unit 1 selections and vocabulary. A review vocabulary quiz will be given on Thursday. Students will take their second Benchmark Assessment of the year on Friday.

Language Arts: We are writing topics and paragraphs.

Spelling: A review test of Unit 1 words will be given on Thursday.

Math: We are starting Chapter 2: Place Value to 100. We will be identifying tens and ones, discussing place value, and writing number words to 100.

Religion: Test over Chapters 4-5 on Tuesday. We will begin discussing Baptism and our responsibilities as baptized children of God.

Social Studies: Quiz over Studies Weekly Week 3 on Tuesday. We will be discussing the characteristics of good citizens and the Constitution. A review test on Weeks 1-4 will be given on Friday.