Grade 2 - Ms. Jacques
Welcome to Second Grade!!
My name is Nicole Jacques. I am so glad to be part of the St. Christopher family. I graduated from Keene State College in 2009 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education and Sociology. Before coming to St. Chris, I worked in the Salem school district as a Title I Reading Teacher. In addition to teaching, I am also a swim instructor.
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love reading and being around the water.
The roofs are shining from the rain,
Yet the backyards are bare and brown
by Sara Teasdale
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March was a busy month! We had our third annual STEM Day and Science Fair, which were both big successes. Thank you for coming to check out 2J's Science Projects. We had a wonderful time learning about landforms and creating our own Mystery Islands! 2J and 2C ran the St. Patrick’s Day mass on March 17th and everyone did a fabulous job! The 2nd graders also had their first Terra Nova Testing experience. I heard a lot of "Miss Jacques, this is so fun!" from everyone, so it seems they all liked it. We welcome April with open arms and look forward to the warmer weather!
We will learn many things in 2nd grade this very short month, below is a quick outline of some of the exciting topics our class will cover…
Religion – We will begin Unit 3 in our Religion anthology. In this unit we will learn about Mass and the celebration of the Eucharist.
Math – We will begin our unit on Double Digit Subtraction – with and without regrouping. Please practice these skills at home with your child. Our next unit will be on time and money, if you want to get a head start at home. And don’t forget to keep practicing those math facts too! www.xtramath.org
Reading – Our big unit question this month is “How do things change? How do they stay the same?” The comprehension strategies that we will practice this month are sequencing, fact and opinion, and plot and theme. These strategies can be practiced and discussed at home during your child’s nightly reading.
Reading Logs – Reminder: Reading logs are due at the end of each month. These reading logs should include the amount of time your child reads each night and a parent signature. 2nd graders are expected to read 15 minutes or more a night, this means they should be reading a total of 400+ minutes every month!
Spelling/Phonics – Our spelling words this month will focus on words with syllable patterns and vowel digraphs (oo, ue, ew, ui)
English – This month we will begin talking about adverbs. Good writers use adjectives and adverbs to make their writing more interesting!
* * * Important Dates in April: * * *
April 1 – Hot Lunch Ordering Begins
April 7 – Stations of the Cross – 1:00pm – 4T preparing
April 7 – Report Cards go home
April 13 – Holy Thursday Paraliturgy – 9:15am – 1st grade preparing
April 14 – Good Friday – NO SCHOOL
April 17 – Easter Monday – NO SCHOOL
April 21 – Earth Day Free Dress
April 21 – Poetry Slam – 1:45pm – Church Hall
April 24 – 28th - APRIL VACATION, NO SCHOOL
Have a wonderful April Vacation!