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This Week in 2nd Grade

Important Dates

8/30 Language Quiz

8/31 Religion Test

9/1 Reading Test, Spelling Test

9/4 Labor Day-No School


Reading: We started our first unit in the textbook this week. The theme of the unit is Kindness. Our first story is Because of You. A test over the story will be given on Friday. This first test will not count as a test grade. I will grade it like a normal test; however, it will be used as practice so that students can see what a second grade reading test is like. Next week’s test will be taken for a grade.

Spelling: Test on Friday

mild, care, pilot, lady, bake, time, sale, ride, able, king, apron, final, quite, quiet, share

Language: We are reviewing the four types of sentences: statement, question, command, exclamation. A quiz over these will be given on Wednesday.

Math: We are learning how to add 3 or more addends and will begin working on subtraction this week.

Religion: We are finishing up the first two chapters on God and the Blessed Trinity. A test will be given on Thursday.

Social Studies: This week we are learning about communities and the three main kinds of communities: rural, urban, and suburban. We will also be comparing communities of the past to those we live in today.

This Week in 2nd Grade

Important Dates

8/23 Back to School Night 6pm-8pm

9/4 Labor Day-No School


Reading: We are reviewing more vowel sounds and spellings this week. We will also start Workshop. This is a time for small group learning and practicing of skills. Students will take a Benchmark Assessment on Friday to assess where they are at in reading.

Spelling: Coming next week!

Language: This week we are learning about the four kinds of sentences: statement, question, command, and exclamation.

Math: We are continuing to practice addition facts and learn strategies to add quicker.

Religion: Our topic for the week is the Holy Trinity.

Science: We are discussing what happened during the solar eclipse.

Social Studies: This week we will begin learning about communities.

This Week in 2nd Grade

We had a great first two days of school last week! We learned the rules, classroom procedures, and about each other. Please check this webpage weekly for information on what is happening in the classroom and at SJV.

Important Dates

8/21 Solar Eclipse! No School

9/4 Labor Day-No School


Reading: We are starting off the year by reviewing short vowel sounds and spellings as well as r-controlled vowels (or, ir, er, ur, and ar). We are also learning to summarize and compare versions of well known fairy tales.

Language: We have already begun writing in our Journals and will continue to do so throughout the year. This week we will review the different kinds of sentences.

Spelling: Coming soon!

Math: We are reviewing and practicing addition facts.

Religion: The first chapter in our book is God the Father. We will be discussing God’s role as our Father and the special gifts he gave us as His children.

Science: At the beginning of the year, we always discuss how to keep ourselves and others safe in school by reviewing safety rules, emergency drills, and how to be a friend not a bully. We will also be discussing the upcoming solar eclipse in preparation for the big event next Monday.

Storytelling Around the World


Third and fifth grade explored the world of story telling through the lens’ of other cultures.  Students learned about the dances of the Irish, the colorful mighty dragon of the Chinese, the hieroglyphics of the Ancient Egyptians, the gods and goddess of the Grecian, and the songs of the Native Americans.  Applying this new found knowledge the students worked in groups to tell their own story using the methods of the culture they researched.  Ms. Hamlett and I are extremely proud of our students.  They have a deeper understanding of other cultures, why stories are so important to sharing traditions, and why knowing your own heritage and story is important for future generations.

To conclude our project a friend of Ms. Hamlett joined us. The inspiring Garteh Laffely shared is award winning Native American Flute skills with the SJV community.  He connected culture to community through his own story.  We were happy to honest Gareth and hope to have other interactions with him in the future.

Check out the talent of our students and of Gareth!



This Week in 2nd Grade

Important Dates

5/16 Fact Quiz

5/17 Religion Test, Reading Benchmark Assessment

5/18 Fact Quiz, Science Test

5/19 Math Quiz, 1st Communion Practice and Confession

5/20 1st Holy Communion at 4:30pm. Please take your child to the little church at 4:00pm.

5/23 Field Trip to Adventure Science Center. All students must bring a lunch and a booster seat. I will send home car assignments on Wednesday.

5/26 Last Day of School! Mass, Awards Ceremony, Party with Magic Wayne, 11:30am dismissal


Reading: We are finished with reading tests for the year! We will be reading stories in class and writing biography book reports.

Spelling: No more spelling tests! Congratulations to our class spelling bee winners: 1st place-Kathryn, 2nd place-Anabel, 3rd place-Marin

Language: We will be using the writing process to write our book reports.

Math: Fact quizzes on Tuesday and Thursday. We are learning about multiplication and division. A quiz over these topics will be given on Friday.

Religion: We are preparing for 1st Communion. A test over chapters 27 and 28 will be given on Wednesday. Students will also be making banners in class this week.

Science: We are continuing to learn about weather. Test over weather will be on Thursday.