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March Madness

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March

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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Spring is on its way! I hope you all have a wonderful February 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 – We will be finishing up Chapter 4 and moving on to Chapter 5: Double Digit Subtraction (with and without regrouping). Your children NEED to be practicing their math facts at home. Use Xtramath.org to help with math fact speed (email me if you need another copy of their log in information)


Reading - We have started Unit 4. In this unit, we are continuing to strengthen our skills and strategies.  Unit 4 reinforces comprehension strategies like inferencing, fact/opinion, compare/contrast, and theme and plot.  We will continue to build our vocabulary by tuning into “Interesting Words” as we read.


English – In English, we will begin learning about adjectives


Phonics/Spelling – Our spelling words will consist of vowel patterns /oo/ and /u/, as well as dipthongs: ou, ow, oi, oy


Social Studies – We have started the chapter “Our Earth” where we will learn about landforms and map reading. Students will also be completing a take-home project that goes along with this chapter.


Religion -2nd grade will be preparing the St Patrick's Day Mass on March 16th at 9:15am. We will also continue with Unit 2 about Penance and Reconciliation.


Important Dates in March:

March 1-15:      Hot Lunch Ordering

March 8:         STEM DAY - all day

March 8:        Science Fair/STEM night – 5:30-7:00pm

March 9:        EARLY RELEASE – 12:30pm – NO AFTER CARE

March 16:         St Patrick's Day Mass - 9:15am - 2J and 2R preparing!!

March 16:         St Patrick's FREE DRESS day

March 21:        Spring Pictures – DRESS UP DAY

March 23:        Stations of the Cross – 2:15pm

March 29:        Holy Thursday Paraliturgy – 9:15

March 30:         NO SCHOOL – GOOD FRIDAY!!!

April 2:              NO SCHOOL – EASTER MONDAY!!!


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy March!

Love, Miss Jacques and 2J