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 Level Tests.



Feast of the Epiphany

Parts of Mass

Sacrament of Reconciliation

SPELLING LIST:  there, they’re, their, know, flower, flour, horse, hoarse, poor, pour, hear, here, pain, pane

Bonus Words: homonym, because

Obviously, it is important to study the usage of these words for this week.  They are learning about homonyms, as well as the way the meaning/spelling of words change according to contextual clues.


Cursive Handwriting


CAPS (Capitalization, Agreement, Punctuation and Spelling).  Please send in a baseball cap for your child.  He/she will be wearing it as they revise their writing this week to remind them about the importance of editing for Conventions.

Review for MAP Testing


Due to the F&P Reading Level Testing which takes about 20-30 minutes per student, the students will be working on independent work with phonics this week.  It is all good practice.

Review for MAP Testing

They will have extra independent reading time, as well.


Integration with Math: Data, Graphing, Surveys, Venn Diagram, Mean, Median, Mode



Reading Tables for Information,

Main Ideas and Details in Non-Fiction



Rounding to Estimate Sums

Two-Digit Addition with regrouping

Rewriting Addends/Alignment of Problems using Place Value in order to add.

Three Addends

Mental Addition

Choose the best method/strategy for problem solving

Review for MAP testing.


Xtra Math and/or Math Fact Flashcards

(flashcards are in their backpacks).

Read Together and discuss books!


 Reminders & Important Dates:

PTO Meeting: 5:30 in Neglia Hall (Doors Open 5:00)

8:30 Wednesday Mass: Best Uniform

Wednesday: End of 2nd Quarter

PEHP Begins on Thursday: PE Uniforms

Monday, Jan. 14th: Early 2:00 Dismissal

Friday, Jan. 18th: Enrichment Day/ No School-registration due by Friday, Jan. 11th

Monday, January 21st: No School- Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday, January 22: Report Cards Distributed

Kick-Off Parish/ School Celebration for Catholic School’s Week: Sunday, January 27th- 11:00 AM Mass and Coffee & Donuts in Neglia Hall.