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February News

febJanuary has come to an end and February is here! I cannot believe how quickly our time has flown. I guess time flies when you are having fun! January was another wonderful month in 2nd grade. I am so impressed with how hard the students are working!

February is a short but busy month in 2nd grade. Here are some of the things we will be focused on this month.

Math: In January we finished our chapter on graphing and data. This month we will work on Chapter 4: This chapter focuses on double digit addition with and without regrouping. We will complete many hands on activities to help us understand regrouping. We have begun our timed subtraction facts. Please make sure you log on to www.xtramath.org each week to practice these skills.

Reading: This month we will continue to strengthen our comprehension skills. The skills we will be working on are drawing conclusion, comparing/contrasting and sequencing. We will read many stories together in class to practice these skills. Fluency is another skill we will continue to improve. The class has done a great job in their reading groups and many have increased their words per minute!  Keep reading at home!

Spelling/Phonics: The spelling patterns this month will be long vowel patterns i, ie, igh, y and comparative endings “er” and “est”

English: VERBS VERBS VERBS!

Religion: In January we began our chapter on the 10 commandments. We learned that these are laws that help us live as God’s children. To remember the 10 Commandments we sang the 10 Commandment Boogie” and did a matching activity. This month we will learn more about these commandments and how to follow them. Catholic Schools week begins on 1/29 with a day dedicated to faith. We will have a buddy mass then spend time learning about our classroom Saint. Saint Andrew.

Social Studies - We will be learning about Landforms!

IMPORTANT DATES IN FEBRUARY:

January 25 – Report Cards sent home

January 29-February 2 – Catholic School Week!

January 29 – Catholic Schools Week Buddy Mass – 9:15

January 30 -Spirit Day – No Homework Day!

January 31 – Spanish Rosary Service – 2pm

January 31– Report Cards due to school

February 1 – Beach day – bring beach towels

February 2- - PJ Buddy Day – PJ Free Dress!

February 13 - <3 Valentine’s Free Dress <3

February 14- Ash Wednesday- Mass 9:25

February 16 – Progress Reports go home

February 19 – NO SCHOOL –President’s Day

February 21 – Progress Reports due to school

February 23- Stations of the Cross 2:15

February 26-March 2 - NO SCHOOL – WINTER VACATION!

Have a Fabulous February!