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This Week in 2nd Grade

Important Dates

2/9 Math test; Vocabulary quiz; Mass

2/10 Spelling Test; SJV Play

2/13 CIA meeting at 3:30

2/14 Happy Valentine’s Day! Please bring a box and Valentines for your friends.

2/17 No School

2/20 No School

2/25 Party Gras!

Reading: We are finished with Unit 3. We will be reviewing the selections we read in this chapter and the vocabulary words we learned. A vocabulary review quiz will be given on Thursday. Students will take the Benchmark Assessment on Friday.

Spelling: Unit 3 Review Test is on Friday.

Language: We are writing paragraphs this week.

Math: This week we are finishing up Chapter 5 on subtraction. Test will be on Thursday.

Religion: The miracles of Jesus is the topic of our next chapter. We are learning about his first miracle and several others that help people believe that he is the Son of God.

Science: Our new chapter is all about animal habitats. We will be learning about land and water habitats as well as food chains.

STEM Day with Austin Peay University

Austin Peay University joined SJV today for our STEM field day.  The upper elementary grades discovered the importance of STEM to run a cookie business. The students had to use their science expertise to explain how objects float in order to engineer a boat to float from the start of the Mississippi River in MN all the way to NOLA to deliver delicious cookies.  In small groups, the students used a budget, graph paper, and experience to design and build a boat.  Then the students tested out their boats!  The winning group’s boat held 47 cookies. Fun was had by all!


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This Week in 2nd Grade

It’s Catholic Schools Week! We will be doing special activities each day.

Important Dates

1/31 Parent Appreciation Day

2/1 SJV Day; Science Test

2/2 Teacher Appreciation Day; Spelling Test

2/3 Grandparents Day; 8am Mass followed by a program in the gym; 11:30 dismissal

2/7 Reading Test


Reading: We are finishing up Unit 3 with “Grandpa’s Corner Store.” The test for this selection will be on Tuesday February 7th. Vocabulary words are tingle, aisles, sharp, construction, arrangement, and huddled.

Spelling: Test is on Thursday.

open, humid, until, person, cancel, fuel, begin, wagon, number, minus, continue, dial, united, radio, moment

Language: We will be writing letters and persuasive paragraphs.

Math: We are using addition to check subtraction and solving chain operations.

Religion: This week we are learning about the miracles of Jesus. We will also be working on our class project for Party Gras. Please send a rosary with your child on Wednesday if you have one at home. If you do not have one, I have extras they can use. I will be taking photographs of students’ hands holding the rosaries.

Science: Test over kinds of animals and their life cycles will be on Wednesday. We will review the chapter in class on Tuesday.

This Week in 2nd Grade

Important Dates

1/24 Social Studies Test

1/25 Language Test

1/26 Mass

1/29 SJV Cook Off; Catholic Schools Week Begins

1/30 STEM Day; Student Appreciation Day

1/31 Parent Appreciation Day

2/1 SJV Day

2/2 Teacher Appreciation Day

2/3 Grandparents Day-Mass at 8:00 and Dismissal at 11:30

Catholic Schools Week 2017

Catholic Schools Week begins on Sunday with the SJV Cook Off at 12 in the gym. Everyone is welcome! Be sure to turn in your form if you are entering a soup, chili, or stew into the contest. If you are not entering a food, please bring a side dish or casserole to share. We will be doing something special each day of Catholic Schools Week. Look in your child’s Wednesday folder for more information.


Reading: Our story this week is “Out and About at City Hall,” an expository text about city government. Vocabulary words are mayor, cashier, elect, taxes, council, and routes. Test is on Friday.

Spelling: Test on Friday.

cue, hue, few, music, pure, value, mew, cute, human, rescue, fury, confuse, view, skew, argue

Language: Test over helping and linking verbs, irregular past-tense verbs, and contractions will be on Wednesday. We will start Unit 5: Pronouns on Thursday.

Math: We are subtracting 2-digit numbers with regrouping and estimating differences.

Social Studies: Test over types of communities and economics will on Tuesday.

Science: We will be starting a new unit called Animals Grow and Change. This unit includes classifying and categorizing animals and their life cycles.


This Week in 2nd Grade

Important Dates

1/9 CIA Meeting at 6pm

1/12 No Mass

1/13 Reading Test; Spelling Test

1/16 No School

1/29 Cook Off

Reading: We are continuing to read “In the Money: A Book About Banking.” Vocabulary words are borrow, deposits, withdrawals, employees, and vault. Test is on Friday.

Spelling: Test is on Friday.

store, loan, grow, boat, know, toad, blow, coat, hello, show, borrow, coast, below, robot, owe

Language Arts: We are identifying linking verbs and writing the past-tense forms of irregular verbs.

Math: We are continuing to practice adding 2-digit numbers. We will also be estimating sums and adding three 2-digit numbers.

Religion: We are finishing up the chapter on the Holy Family and will be learning about Jesus’ baptism and his parables that teach us about the Kingdom of God.

Social Studies: This week we are learning more about community jobs. We will also be comparing wants and needs and learning about producers and consumers.