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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.

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Love,

2nd grade

 

PJ Buddy Day!

Happy PJ Day!!

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"Wouldn't it be great if we could wear PJ's everyday!?"

Love, 2J

 

 

Fabulous February!

February Twilight
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I stood beside a hill
Smooth with new-laid snow,
A single star looked out
From the cold evening glow.
There was no other creature
That saw what I could see--
I stood and watched the evening star
As long as it watched me.

by: Sara Teasdale

 

2 important reminders:

  1. Our first take-home project is due Tuesday, February 4th. I’m excited to see the creative state mobiles the students made and to hear their presentations!
  2. I’ve asked that each student bring in a composition notebook (no spiral notebooks please) by the first week in February. We will be using these as reading journals to practice our writing about reading skills.

Math – This month we will learn to add two-digit numbers with and without regrouping, build our estimation skills, and solve problems requiring more than one step. **Keep practicing those math facts!**

Reading – Our big unit 4 question is: “How do things change? How do they stay the same?” All our stories this month will be addressing this question. In reading we will continue to focus on reading accuracy and appropriate reading rate (words read per minute). We will also be working on some challenging comprehension skills such as: drawing conclusions, sequencing, fact/opinion, and plot/theme. All these comprehension skills take a lot of practice and we will review these skills in future units this year.

Spelling – Our spelling words for unit 4 will focus on: final syllable –le, vowel patterns oo and u, diphthongs, syllable patterns, and vowel digraphs

Phonics – We will be covering: Y as a vowel, words ending in -le, vowel digraphs, and diphthongs.

Science – We will start Chapter 4 - How living things grow and change

Social Studies – We will be presenting our state projects to the class and showing off our creative mobiles. We will also be talking about communities, community helpers, goods and services, banking, etc.

Handwriting – We are still excited about learning cursive! 

English – Our English this month will focus on adjectives, contractions, and book reports.

Religion – In Religion your child will grow as a disciple of Jesus by appreciating that Jesus gave us the gift of himself at the last supper, listening to God's word during the Liturgy of the Word, recognizing that Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist, and sharing God's love and peace with others. Remember, you can access study guides, quizzes, and games on each chapter at www.webelieveweb.com

**Important Dates in February**

February 2: Groundhog's Day -- Fingers crossed he sees his shadow!!!!!

February 14: Valentine's Day - Party in 2J

February 1st-15th: Hot Lunch Ordering for March

February 17: NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Day

February 19: Paper News

February 20: Hot Lunch Payments Due

February 22-March 1: SCHOOL VACATION!!! Enjoy!! Cool

 

Happy February!

Love,

~Miss Jacques~

 

February

2 important reminders:

1. Our first take-home project is due Tuesday, February 4th. I’m excited to see the creative state mobiles the students make and to hear their presentations!

2. I’ve asked that each student bring in a composition notebook (no spiral notebooks please) by the first week in February. We will be using these as reading journals to practice our writing about reading skills.

Math – This month we will learn to add two-digit numbers with and without regrouping, build our estimation skills, and solve problems requiring more than one step.

Reading – Our big unit 4 question is: “How do things change? How do they stay the same?” All our stories this month will be addressing this question. In reading we will continue to focus on reading accuracy and appropriate reading rate (words read per minute). We will also be working on some challenging comprehension skills such as: drawing conclusions, sequencing, fact/opinion, and plot/theme. All these comprehension skills take a lot of practice and we will review these skills in future units this year.

Spelling – Our spelling words for unit 4 will focus on: final syllable –le, vowel patterns oo and u, diphthongs, syllable patterns, and vowel digraphs

Phonics –

Science –

Social Studies –

Handwriting – We are still excited about learning cursive! We will be learning how to write the letters ____ in cursive.

English – adjectives

Religion – Chapter 15….

 
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