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Happy December

Dear Families, 6358486707913274031048167474_december-month-snowmen

November was another busy month in 2nd grade filled with wonderful activities! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, and you enjoyed time with your families. Wow! I can’t believe there is less than 4 weeks until Christmas! This is always a very busy time of year, but we still need to remember the true meaning of Christmas. This month we will be having a lot of holiday celebrations and activities and I am sure the class is going to be very excited! December is a very important month for second graders and we will continue to learn and grow as a class Here are some topics we will cover this month:

Religion: Our class will be leading the Christmas Prayer Service on December 21st with our buddies! We have been working hard putting the service together and practicing our reading. We hope to see you all there!

We will learn more about the season of Advent. This is a time that we wait and prepare for Jesus Christ.  Additionally, we will continue to talk about Christmas, the season to give glory to God.

Reading: In reading this month we will focus on three comprehension strategies:

Fact/detail,

Cause/effect,

comparing/contrasting.

These skills will be practiced daily when we read in our Reading Street and when students work in small groups during the Daily 5. Fluency is another skill be will focus on. The class is learning to read with “expression’! And to “not read like a robot”! Please continue to read every night for 15min. and do not forget to record your books in your reading logs!

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. Please check spelling city for our spelling words!

Math: We finished Chapter 2 in November. The class worked hard leaning about place value and counting patterns. We even solved a 100’s chart challenge riddle! In December 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!

IMPORTANT DATES:

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