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Lenten Pretzels for Sale

Lenten Pretzels

Pretzels are traditional Lenten food because they don’t contain any of the ingredients that were forbidden during Lent. In the Middle Ages, pretzels were the food of the poor during Lent; now they’re a popular food. Their shape reminds us of praying arms. In fact, the word pretzel comes from a Latin word meaning folded arms.

Third grade will be incorporating this Lenten practice into our classroom. The students will be making pretzels to sell to students during snack time.

What: Third Grade is selling Pretzels

When: March 15, 2017

Where: SJV

How Much: $0.50/pretzel or 3/$1.00

Proceeds: Catholic Charities Refugee Program

For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you took Me in, I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you looked after Me, I was in prison and you visited Me.’…


This Week in 2nd Grade

Important Dates

2/28 Science Test, +3 Fact Quiz

3/1 Ash Wednesday Mass at 10am

3/2 Mass, +4 Fact Quiz, Math Test

3/3 Reading and Spelling Test

3/15 Spring Pictures

3/17-3/26 Spring Break

Reading: This week’s selection is “How to Hide an Octopus and Other Sea Creatures.” It is a rhyming nonfiction text that includes facts about several ocean animals. Vocabulary words are creatures, glides, designed, proceeds, fade, and delay.

Spelling: Test on Friday.

look, good, soot, shook, stood, foot, brook, wood, hoof, hook, uncooked, childhood, checkbook, understood

Language: We are continuing to learn about pronouns including pronoun-verb agreement and possessive pronouns. This week we are starting cursive beginning with Cc, Oo, and Aa.

Math: Our chapter on geometry is almost complete. A test over solid and plane figures, congruent figures, and symmetry will be on Thursday.

Religion: Ash Wednesday is this week. We will be discussing Lent and the Last Supper.

Science: Test over habitats is Tuesday.

Social Studies: We will begin learning about geography and landforms.



This Week in 2nd Grade

Important Dates

2/23 Mass; Addition Quiz

2/24 Reading Test, Spelling Test

2/25 Party Gras


Reading: We are reading “Hungry Little Hare.” Vocabulary words are meadow, pond, scent, stump, hare, and disguise. Test is on Friday.

Spelling: Test on Friday.

Language: We are learning about pronouns.

Math: This week we continue to learn about geometry, including congruent figures, symmetry, and patterns.

Religion: We are learning about Jesus the Good Shepherd.

Science: We are finishing up the unit on animal habitats by learning how plants and animals work together.

This Week in 2nd Grade

Important Dates

2/14 Religion Test; Valentine’s Day Party

2/16 Reading Test; Spelling Test

2/17-2/20 No School

Reading: We start a new unit today called Look Again. Our first selection is “Animal Camouflage,” an expository text about how and why animals use camouflage. Vocabulary words are camouflage, surroundings, patterns, blend, mimicry, and pretenders. Test is on Thursday.

Spelling: Test on Thursday.

hoop, tooth, mood, igloo, soon, bloom, food, room, pooch, pool, noodle, rooster, school, raccoon, balloon

Language: We are learning about pronouns.

Math: This week we are starting Chapter 6 on geometry. We will be learning about solid figures and plane figures.

Religion: Test over the Our Father and the miracles of Jesus will be on Tuesday. We will starting preparing for 1st Holy Communion by learning about the Last Supper.

Science: This week we are continuing to learn about habitats and how animals survive in their habitats.

Indoor Recess

With unpredictable weather, recess can be a challenge.  SJV students in 1st-4th grade got grooving and moving  with GoNoodle!