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November News!

The year has turned its circle, 
The seasons come and go.
The harvest is all gathered in
And chilly north winds blow.

Orchards have shared their treasures, 
The fields, their yellow grain.
So open wide the doorway-
Thanksgiving comes again!


October was a fun month full of activities! We learned about the 7 sacraments. We made Frankensteins for the hall bulletin board and did a witch craft at our Halloween party. We sorted sentences into the 4 types of sentences: Declarative, Imperative, Interrogative, and Exclamatory. We finished our Social Studies unit on Where People Live and completed our first take-home project: Countries!


November is here! This is a short, but busy month! Take a look at what we have planned in 2J this month:


Math: In math this month, we will be working on Chapter 2: place value. We will be identifying the values of digits in two-digit numbers, writing number words up to 100, comparing and ordering numbers up to 100, and problem solving. We will also be practicing our estimation skills. We will continue to do Minute Math – a daily timed math fact quiz. Students should be practicing their math facts daily on www.xtramath.org, they should also be practicing math skills on www.ixl.com a couple times a week.

Religion: In Religion we will be talking about how the church celebrates different seasons of the Church Year. We will also learn more in depth about Ordinary Time, when we celebrate Jesus Christ and learn to follow him.

Science: 2J has moved onto our first Science unit, Weather and Seasons! We are all very excited to learn about this topic! We will be spending a lot of time reading, writing, and watching video clips about weather. We will talk about the patterns found in weather, how weather changes from season to season, and finally extreme weather! (Think: tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, etc)

Reading: In Reading, we will learn a few more comprehension strategies including cause and effect, Author’s purpose, and facts and details. Students should be practicing these strategies at home while they are reading 15 minutes a day. We will also continue building our fluency and reading rate. The class loves Daily 5 and enjoys making their Daily 5 choices throughout the week.

Spelling/Phonics: The spelling patterns we will work on this month are: r-controlled vowels and contractions. Keep practicing those spelling words on http://www.spellingcity.com/NicoleJacques/.

English: In English we will talk about nouns; common nouns, Proper Nouns, and singular/plural nouns.


Check out some important dates in November:

November 1: Hot Lunch Ordering begins

November 1: Winter Uniform Dress begins (no shorts)

November 1: All Saints Day Mass – 9:15am – 4T preparing

November 7: Barnes and Noble Night - 6:00-7:30pm

November 9: 1st Quarter Report Cards go home


November 15: Hot Lunch Ordering ends

November 15: Lifetouch picture retakes

November 16: Parent/Teacher Conferences – 4:00-8:00

*you will be receiving a conference time reminder from me soon*

November 21: Crazy Sock Day!!

November 21: Thanksgiving Prayer Service – 9:15am – 5M preparing


November 29: Paper News Wednesday

November 29-December 1: Christmas Shopping


Happy Thanksgiving and Happy November!


~Miss Jacques and 2J~