5/20/19 – 5/24/19

Note from Mrs.Russell:

Please don’t forget about the Birthright Fundraiser. St. Peter’s is collecting baby and maternity items to assist in Birthright’s Mission to support women and their new born babies. We are collecting these items in our classroom. What a wonderful opportunity for your child to participate in a worthy service activity! Possibly, you could have your child do some chores around the house to earn money and assist in shopping for this project. All items are due by Friday, May 24th when the Director will be coming around the classrooms collecting items. Thank you for your assistance.

May Procession: May 20th: Please remember that if your child received their First Holy Communion, they may wear their special clothing to the May Procession. Please be prepared to change them out of their clothes following the procession. All children should bring a potted flowering plant. We will plant the flowers on the school grounds.

Please look for the Fountas & Pinnell Reading Benchmark Test update in your Tuesday folder and sign and return. You may keep the extra copy to inform you of your child’s Independent and Instructional Reading Levels.

RELIGION:

Ascension Thursday, Pentecost Sunday (Holy Spirit), Parables

Mass Celebrated around the World

Honoring Mary and the Devotion of the Rosary: May Procession: Planting Flowers in Honor of Mary.

SPELLING: Since all of our Second Graders have worked so hard on Spelling this year, we are having a Second Grade Spelling Bee in our classroom. Please review the file folder of Spelling words sent home with your child last Tuesday. Also included was the Scripps National Spelling Bee list. You can easily Google this list, as well. I will be first testing on random words from this year’s tests, and then I will be giving the words in order from the Scripps Spelling Bee List. This will be an oral contest in the format of a Spelling Bee. In the Scripps List, the first 50 words are challenging 2nd Grade Words; the second 50 words are challenging 3rd Grade Words. This Spelling Bee will take place on Wednesday, May 22nd and then extend into Thursday, May 23rd if we need more time. This gives your child plenty of time to study. It should be a lot of fun!

READING:  

In School Reading Projects: Ask your child about them.

Review of Phonics and Reading Comprehension

ENGLISH/WRITING:

Writing with Exact Details and Evidence

Voice in Writing

Writing Similes

Writing interesting Narratives

Writing Conferences: Peer and teacher

MATH:  

Measurement

Math Centers

All Year Math Review

SOCIAL STUDIES:  

Junior Achievement Class: Leadership and Goals: Final class this week!

Culture

Folktales and Traditional Literature

SCIENCE:

Planting the May Flowers

Individually Chosen Group Science Projects: Integrated with Reading

HOMEWORK:

Go over Tuesday folder work with your child. Practice and Review the Spelling Words and Math that comes home.

Work on “Telling Time,” “Measuring” and “Using Money in Real Life Situations”

Read with your child daily and discuss books nightly! This really makes a difference!

Math Flashcards every night for
Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division!

Reminders & Important Dates:

8:30 PM Wednesday Mass: Best Uniform

PEHP Thursday: PE Uniform

8:30 AM: Monday, May 20th: May Procession & Rosary

ALL DAY: Friday, May 24th: Field Day