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November News

Wow! October was a busy month in 2R!cornucopia120907

In Religion we started the month by learning about the 7 sacraments. The class is doing a great job with their Religion tests. Don’t forget to study! This month we created pumpkins for our hall bulletin board and wrote a descriptive paragraph about our pumpkins. The class is doing a wonderful job with their writing.  We did many Halloween themed activities this month. We sorted Halloween sentences into the 4 types of sentences: Declarative, Imperative, Interrogative, and Exclamatory. And used candy corn to compare numbers. We had a wonderful Halloween party! Thank you Mrs. Costa and Mr.Cyran for planning and leading a craft!  We finished our Social Studies unit on Where People Live by completing a country project! Each student was given a country they needed to research. I was very excited to read about all the different countries the class learned about!  We will now be moving onto our first unit in Science.

November is a short, but busy month! Here is what we have planned in 2nd grade.

Math: In math this month, we will be starting 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 about Ordinary Time, when we celebrate Jesus Christ and learn to follow him.

Science: We have 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, how weather changes from season to season, and finally extreme weather!

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/. (we have one account for 2nd grade)

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