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Grade 2 - Ms. Jacques


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.

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Marvelous March News!

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When the rain is splashing down
On the fields and in the town
Singing winds begin to blow
And the flowers start to grow
How glad I am when I have seen
Those tender leaves of gentle green
They warm my heart and make it sing
For now I know at last it’s spring
Spring makes the world a happy place
You see a smile on every face
Flowers come out and birds arrive
Oh, isn’t it grand to be alive.

~ Author Unknown ~

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It's finally Spring, no thanks to that silly groundhog! I hope you all had a wonderful vacation! We have a lot of fun things going on in March, including the STEM Science Fair, St Patrick's Day, and the St Patrick's Day Mass, which 2nd grade is preparing.

Here are a few things 2J will be working on in March:

Math - Double Digit Subtraction (with and without regrouping). Your children should still be practicing their math facts at home. Please use Xtramath.org at least once a week.

Reading - We will be finishing Unit 4 - Our Changing World. In this unit we will discuss fact and opinion and plot and theme. These are important comprehension skills. We will also continue to work on expression and appropriate phrasing when reading out loud. This is something that can be practiced at home!

Spelling - Our words this month will focus on dipthongs (oi, oy, ou, ow), syllables, and vowel digraphs.

English - Contractions and book reports

Phonics - Inflected endings (-s, -es, -ed, -ing) and suffixes/prefixes

Science - We will continue with our chapter 'How Living Things Grow and Change'. We will distinguish between living and nonliving things and look at how living things grow and mature.

Social Studies - We will continue to talk about working together, goods and services, trading and bartering, and community workers.

Religion -2nd grade will be preparing the St Patrick's Day Mass on March 17th at 9:15am


Important Dates in March:

March 1-15:      Hot Lunch Ordering

March 5:           Ash Wednesday Mass - 9:15am

March 7:           Stations of the Cross - 2:15pm

March 14:         Animal/Insect Projects Due (Report and Diorama)

March 14:         Irish Music Assembly - 9:15am

March 14:         Stations of the Cross - 2:15pm

March 17:         St Patrick's Day Mass - 9:15am - 2T and 2J preparing!!

March 17:         St Patrick's FREE DRESS day

March 20:         Hot Lunch Payment Due

March 20:         STEM Fair - All Day

March 20:         STEM Fair Open House - 6:00-7:30

March 21:         Early Release - 12:30pm - NO After Care

March 24-28:    Terra Nova TESTING

March 26:         Paper Wednesday News

March 28:         Stations of the Cross - 2:15pm


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Love, 2J


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