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This Week in 2nd Grade

Important Dates

4/11 -1 Fact Quiz

4/13 -2 Fact Quiz, Spelling Test, No Mass, 11:30 Dismissal

4/14 Good Friday–No School

4/17 Easter Monday–No School

5/20 First Holy Communion at 4:30pm


Reading: We are reading stories about celebrating Easter and doing activities for each one.

Spelling: Test on Thursday.

listen, castle, rustle, whistle, rhino, answer, doubt, island, would, could, chaos, kneel, while, written, plumber

Language Arts: This week we are identifying and writing comparative adjectives.

Math: This week we are working with 3-digit numbers. A test will be given next week on writing 3-digit numbers, expanded form, adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers, and adding dollar amounts.

Religion: This week is Holy Week. We are discussing Good Friday and the Stations of the Cross.

Science: We are continuing our unit on the Solar System. This week’s topics include the what causes season, the moon, and moon phases.

This Week in 2nd Grade

Important Dates

3/28 +9 Fact Quiz

3/30 Unit 4 Reading Vocabulary Review Quiz, Math Chapter 7 Test

3/31 Unit 4 Spelling Review Test, Reading Benchmark Assessment

4/3-4/7 ITBS Testing

4/13 Holy Thursday, 11:30 Dismissal

4/14 Good Friday-No School

4/17 Easter Monday-No School


Reading: We have finished Unit 4 and will be reviewing the selections we have read. A quiz over vocabulary words will be given on Thursday.

Spelling: Review Test on Friday.

Language Arts: We have started a new unit on adjectives and adverbs. The students will continue to practice cursive letters.

Math: A test over Chapter 7 will be given on Thursday. The test will cover counting money (dollars and coins) and telling time.

Religion: We are learning about the parts of Mass (Introductory Rites, Liturgy of the Word, Liturgy of the Eucharist, and Concluding Rites). We will also discuss what we do during each part.

Science: Our next unit in Science is on the Solar System. We will be learning about constellations, the sun, what causes night and day and the seasons, and the moon and its phases.

Junior Science Olympiad

We have been busy in Junior Science Olympiad this year. Below are a few of the activities we have done. There are only 3 meetings left before the end of the school year!

In October, we were detectives and used all five senses to discover the identity of the hidden items.

In December, we made fake snow! The students enjoyed the cool texture of the baking soda and shampoo mixture.

We often use food in our experiments. In this one we hypothesized about what would happen to candy canes in four different liquids: water, water and baking soda, salt water, and vinegar.

In January, the first and second graders had fun with the longest paper chain challenge. The challenge required teamwork and compromise. We were very thankful for the fifth graders who came to help us!

We also learned about gravity and how finding the center of gravity allows an object to balance. Here we balanced a popsicle stick on a dowel rod using a pipe cleaner and clothespin.

There were many more activities I was not able to photograph because I get as involved in the experiments as the students do! I really enjoy the opportunity to help the students learn more about our amazing world through science and I learn just as much as they do.

This Week in 2nd Grade

Important Dates

3/14 +7 Fact Quiz

3/15 Language Arts Test

3/16 Reading Test, Spelling Test, Ice Cream Sundae Party

3/17 No School

3/20-3/24 Spring Break

4/3-4/13 ITBS Testing


Ice Cream Sundae Party!

Students have filled up our 100 number Compliment Chart for good behavior! They have chosen to have an ice cream sundae party. We will be making and eating sundaes after recess on Thursday.

Reading: The last selection in our Look Again unit is “I See Animals Hiding” by Jim Arnonsky. Vocabulary words are unaware, protective, coloration, imitator, available, and natural. Test is on Thursday.

Spelling: Test on Thursday.

blue, rude, frown, cookie, tower, count, duty, cool, scout, books, looser, snowplow, smooth, brownie, prune

Language Arts: Test over pronouns on Wednesday.

Math: We are beginning to practice telling time. We will be telling time to the hour, half hour, quarter hour, and 5 minute intervals.

Religion: We are learning more about the Mass.

Science: This week’s topic is weathering and erosion.

This Week in 2nd Grade

Important Dates

3/7 +5 Fact Quiz

3/8 Religion Test

3/9 Mass, +6 Fact Quiz

3/10 Reading Test, Spelling Test, Social Studies Test

3/17 No School

Reading: We are reading “How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots,” a Swahili folktale. Vocabulary words are reeds, temper, admired, delicate, glossy, and bank. Test is on Friday.

Spelling: Test on Friday.

ouch, hour, now, loud, crowd, down, sound, town, howl, round, birdhouse, outside, shower, growl, clouds

Challenge Words: delicate, admired, temper, mountain, island, peninsula, ocean, continent

Language Arts: We are working on cursive. We will be learning about possessive pronouns and contractions with pronouns.

Math: This week’s Bubble Gum Math Facts are +5 and +6. We are also counting money, finding equal amounts, and comparing money amounts.

Religion: We are learning about the Sacrament of the Eucharist. Test over the Good Shepherd and the Last Supper will be on Wednesday.

Social Studies: We will be making models of landforms and finding locations and landforms on different kinds of maps. Test over landforms and maps is on Friday.