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Dashing Through December


Someone painted pictures on my

Windowpane last night –

Willow trees with trailing boughs

And flowers, frosty white,

And lovely crystal butterflies;

But when the morning sun

Touched them with its gold beams,

They vanished one by one.

By Helen Bayley Davis





I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, filled with lots of relaxation and family time. It’s hard to believe there is less than 4 weeks until Christmas! Another holiday season is flying by! There will be a lot of holiday celebrations and activities this month, but we will continue learning and growing as 2nd graders. Here are some topics we will cover this month:




Religion: We will learn that Advent is the season of waiting and preparing for our savior, Jesus Christ. We will also talk about Christmas, the season to give glory to God.



Reading: In reading this month we will focus on three comprehension skills: fact/detail, cause/effect, and comparing/contrasting. We will practice these skills as we read our anthology and as we continue to participate in the Daily 5. We will also focus on our reading fluency by practicing reading with expression. Your child can practice reading with expression at home by reading to the family or even a bedroom of stuffed animals. The more they read out loud, the more fluent they will become. Remember to read 15 minutes each night!



English: We are still working on nouns in English. Our focus this month is on plural nouns, irregular plural nouns, and possessive nouns.



Spelling/Phonics: We will focus on 3 spelling patterns this month: r-controlled vowels, plurals, and long “a” vowel patterns: a, ai, ay.



Math: We will be finishing up Chapter 2 on place value and counting patterns. Then we will move on to Chapter 3, where students will learn to read, interpret, and create graphs, collect data, and determine range, median, and mode. We will continue to work on our problem solving skills as well.



Science: We will continue our Weather unit in Science. We have talked about seasons and patterns in weather. Next up, extreme weather!



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December 1-                            Hot Lunch Ordering Begins

December 1                              Christmas Shopping

December 6 -                           Picture Retakes

December 8 -                           Immaculate Conception Mass 9:15-10:15

December 8 -                           Christmas Shoeboxes Due

December 8 -                           Progress Reports go home

December 8 -                           Christmas Tree Lighting Festival – 6:00pm

December 12 -                         PreK-2 Christmas Concert 10:00-11:00am

December 15 -                         School Field Trip to "The Star" at 9:15am

December 15 -                         NO AFTER CARE – Staff Christmas Party

December 19 -                         Grade 3-6 Christmas Concert – 10:00am

December 21 -                         Red, White, and Green Christmas FREE DRESS

December 21 -                         Christmas Prayer Service 11:30am

December 21 -                         December READING LOGS DUE

December 21 -                         Early Release – 12:30 – NO AFTERCARE

Dec. 22-Jan. 2 -                       Christmas Vacation – NO SCHOOL



Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!


~Miss Jacques~