Entries by Ellie Russell


Many children have been out sick.  Type A Flu has been confirmed in our class.  Please make sure to let us know if your child gets the flu. We still do not have a date for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, but I will let you know as soon as I know.  It will probably be […]


Welcome to our new classmate Jorge!  We are so excited to have Jorge join us from West Virginia.  Second grade will not be taking MAP tests until the week of Jan. 14th-Jan.17th since we must share the iPads for testing.  This week I will instead be individually testing students with the Fountas and Pinnel Reading […]


Happy Advent!  We had a wonderful day celebrating the Feast of St. Nicholas on December 6th.  The Scrooged Ballet was awesome on Friday; thank you to Apple’s Dad and Daniel’s Mom for chaperoning.  A shout out to Mrs. Bair for another wonderful Science Lab on rocks this past Friday; ask your children about all that […]


RELIGION: First Week of Advent Parts of Mass Sacrament of Reconciliation Christmas Traditions SPELLING LIST: Contractions: I’m, don’t, isn’t, can’t, we’ll, it’s, I’ve, didn’t, you’re, that’s, wasn’t, you’ve, us, them Bonus Words: choice ENGLISH/WRITING: Writing Christmas Stories Sentence Fluency Writing Christmas Poetry: Writing with rhythm and rhyme CAPS (Capitalization, Agreement, Punctuation and Spelling) Writing complete […]


  RELIGION: Parts of Mass Sacrament of Reconciliation SPELLING LIST: Ordinal Numbers: first, second, third,  fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth Bonus Words: Advent/ Christmas Words/ Words of Choice ENGLISH/WRITING: Sentence Fluency CAPS (Capitalization, Agreement, Punctuation and Spelling) Thanksgiving Break Journal Entries with Topic Sentences and Concluding Sentences Action Verbs […]


THANK YOU to Mr. Bair for a wonderful Science Lab last Friday about Hydrology.  The students thoroughly enjoyed this hands-on approach to learning about rocks and soil!   RELIGION: Parts of Mass Sacrament of Reconciliation Prayers of Thanksgiving     SPELLING LIST: Base Words with Endings: -ed and -ing Basic Words: liked, using, riding, chased, […]


  RELIGION: Great Job on Saint Reports and Costumes.  Check out our St. Peter’s Facebook Page for photos. Saints, cont. Commandments 6-10 The parts of the Mass     SPELLING LIST: (Consonant Diagraphs th, sh, wh, ch, tch) Basic Words: dish, than, chest, such, thin, push, shine, chase, white, while, these, flash, which, then Bonus […]


RELIGION: All Saints Day Mass: Thursday, Nov. 1st.  Come see your child in the All Saint’s Day Processional at the 8:30 Mass.  Your child should come to school dressed in his/her costume over their uniform (Mass uniforms are not necessary since they will be wearing their costume. Saint’s Projects are due on Tuesday, OCT.30th (NO […]


RELIGION: All Saints Day Preparation Rosary     SPELLING LIST: Test on Thursday due to Teacher Workday on Friday. Basic Words:  next, end, camp, sank, sing, drink, hunt, stand, long, stamp, pond, bring, jump, left Bonus Words:  skeleton, pumpkin, Saint, Halloween AND previous bonus words not attempted or incorrect words from previous tests-second try!  Encourage your […]


RELIGION: Ten Commandments Saint Report forms will be coming home in the Tuesday folder.  Your child has already been thinking about the Saint that he/she wants to learn about. Please help your child to research their Saint, write their report and come up with a costume for the All Saint’s Day Procession on Nov. 1st. SAINT […]