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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.


This Week in 2nd Grade

Important Dates

5/9 -8 Fact Quiz

5/10 Math Test

5/12 Reading Test, Spelling Test

5/19 Confession and 1st Communion Practice

5/20 First Communion at 4:30

5/23 Field Trip to Adventure Science Center

5/26 Last Day of School! Mass, Awards Ceremony, End of Year Party, 11:30 dismissal


Reading: This week’s story is “Akiak: A Tale of the Iditarod.” Vocabulary words are rumble, snapped, squinted, shifted, burrowed, rugged, and snowdrift. Test on Friday.

Spelling: Test on Friday.

join, spoil, annoy, choice, noise, voyage, coin, enjoy, boil, destroy, royal, appoint, moist

Language Arts: We will be biography book reports on brave Americans.

Math: Test over measurement on Wednesday. We begin learning multiplication!

Science: This week we are learning about Earth’s weather including the water cycle, clouds, and tools used to tell us about the weather.

This Week in 2nd Grade

Important Dates

5/2 -6 fact quiz, Religion test

5/3 Social Studies test

5/4 May Crowning during 10am Mass, Language Test

5/5 Reading Test, Spelling Test, Field Day 12pm-3pm

5/20 First Holy Communion at 4:30pm Mass


Reading: This week we are reading “The Empty Pot,” a Chinese folktale retold by Demi. Vocabulary words are transferred, sprout, tended, kingdom, courage, and blossom. Test on Friday.

Spelling: Test on Friday

cough, dough, fought, though, thought, rough, although, tough, ought, thoughtful, thorough, sourdough

Language Arts: We are finishing up our unit on adjectives and adverbs. Test over these parts of speech will be on Thursday.

Math: We are learning about units of measure including cups, pints, quarts, gallons, ounces, and pounds. We will also be measuring using centimeters.

Religion: Test over Ascension and Pentecost will be on Tuesday. We will begin discussing the sacrament of the Eucharist in more depth and practicing how to receive Jesus.

Social Studies: Test over government will be on Wednesday. We will also be making maps.

This Week in 2nd Grade

Important Dates

4/25 -4 Fact Quiz

4/27 -5 Fact Quiz

4/28 Reading Test, Spelling Test

5/4 May Crowning during Mass, Art and Music Show in the evening

5/5 Field Day

5/11 Light of Leadership during Mass

5/15 CIA meeting at 6pm

5/20 First Holy Communion at 4:30pm. Please be at the church by 4pm.


Reading: We are reading “The Hole in the Dike,” a legend that tells of how a boy saved Holland. Vocabulary words are rumbling, flooded, windmills, trickling, numb, and dikes. Test is on Friday.

Spelling: Test on Friday.

walk, overall, bought, call, always, sought, taught, caught, halt, small, daughter, chalk, brought, sidewalk

Language Arts: This week we are identifying adverbs and telling if they describe how, when, or where. We are also continuing to practice cursive.

Math: This week we are predicting outcomes, telling how likely an event is to occur, and describing events as certain, possible, or impossible. There will be two fact quizzes this week: -4 on Tuesday and -5 on Thursday.

Religion: We are learning about the Ascension of Jesus and the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. We are also reviewing and learning more about the seven sacraments.

Social Studies: We are learning about the United States, including the three branches of government, U.S. landmarks, and patriotic symbols.