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Grade 2 - Ms. Jacques

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Welcome to Second Grade!!

My name is Nicole Jacques and this is my 5th year teaching 2nd grade at St. Christopher School. I graduated from Keene State College in 2009 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education and Sociology. I earned my M.Ed in Literacy and Language Learning from Lesley University and am currently working towards a Reading Specialist license.  Prior to working at St. Chris, I worked in the Salem public school district as a Title I Reading Teacher. In addition to teaching, I am also a part-time swim instructor.

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love reading and being around the water.

If you have any questions, please feel free to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it !

Idioms

2J "hit the nail on the head" with this bulletin board project!

Can you guess all the idioms?

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April Showers Bring May/June Flowers

May

May's a month of happy sounds,

The hum of buzzing bees,

The chirp of little baby birds,

And the song of a gentle breeze.

~anonymous~

 

I can't believe it is already May! I hope everyone had a fabulous vacation! 2J came back on Monday excited to write about their break! I'm looking forward to reading all the exciting adventures they had!

May is our last full month of school! With that comes the count down until the end of the year! I can't believe my students will become third graders in a little less than a month! I will miss them all so much!

 

Here's a quick look at what we will learn about in May/June:

ReadingWe will continue our Daily 5 and Reading Street program, focusing on comprehension skills and strategies and building our oral reading fluency. This month we will be reviewing many of the comprehension skills we have learned throughout the year. Please remember the best way to improve reading is to READ. Your child should be reading at least 15 minutes each night.

 

MathWe have started our next chapter on Time and Money. Students should be practicing these skills on IXL at home as well as in school. Your child should be comfortable skip-counting and should not be using their fingers to add money. Please practice counting money and making change as often as you can.

 

ScienceWe have started our next Science unit on fossils and dinosaurs. Students will not only be learning from the textbook, but from picture books, video clips, and news articles as well. This is a great chapter and will include many hands-on activities.

 

HandwritingWe are finishing up the lower case cursive letters and will begin learning how to form all the capital letters. Once your child has learned how to write their first and last initial in cursive, they must write their name in cursive on all their papers! I know they can’t wait for this!

 

EnglishWe have finished learning about Adverbs and have moved onto Pronouns.

**Important Dates in May and June**

May 8                    PreK-2nd Grade Spring Concert – 10:00am- Church

May 10                 Ascension Thursday Mass – 9:15am – Church

May 10                    Used Book and Uniform Sale -- 3:00-5:00 PM – Church Hall

May 11                    Used Book and Uniform Sale – 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

May 15                 Grade 3-6th Spring Concert – 10:00am- Church

May 16                   Teacher Appreciation Lunch – 12:00 PM – Church Hall

May 18                 May Crowning – 9:15am Church

May 20                 School and Parish Mass – 10:00 AM – Church

May 20                 Open House for Prospective Families – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Lobby

May 23                 Walk to School – 8:15 AM – Sargent Ave Park

May 23                 Volunteer Brunch – 8:30 – 9:30 AM – Lobby

May 25                 Hot Lunch Ends!!!

May 25                  Field Day/Fun Run – 12:40 PM – Sargent Ave Park

May 28                  NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day

June 1                    First Friday Mass – 9:15 AM – Church – 4D preparing

June 1                    BBQ – 5:30-7:00 PM – Back Parking Lot

June 7                   6th Grade Luncheon – 12:00 PM – Church Hall

June 8                   PreK and Kdg Last Day of School

June 8                  6th Grade Graduation – 7:00pm – Church

June 14                  Early Dismissal at 12:30pm and Last Day of School – Grades 1-5

June 15                 SUMMER VACATION!!!

Happy May/June!

Happy Mother's Day!

Love, 2J and Miss Jacques

 

Dinosaur Fossil Research

Check out 2J hard at work researching newly discovered fossils using

news articles and graphic organizers!

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