Note from Mrs.Russell:
Wonderful Musical Performance last Thursday! Thank you for bringing your children in the evening for this performance.
I hope you had a wonderful, peaceful Mother’s Day!
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.
Don’t forget about the Family Picnic this Friday, May 17th at 5:30.
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.
Fountas & Pinnell Reading Benchmark Tests are still going on this week. This means that I will be reading with each individual student for 30-45 minutes one on one. I will let you know the Independent and Instructional Levels for your child which should help in choosing summer books. Make sure that your child gets plenty of rest and a good breakfast!
Ascension Thursday, Pentecost Sunday (Holy Spirit), Parables
Mass Celebrated around the World
Honoring Mary and the Devotion of the Rosary: Preparing for the May Procession
SPELLING: Since all of our Second Graders have worked so hard on Spelling this year, I have decided to have a Second Grade Spelling Bee in my classroom. I am sending home all the tests I have gathered for the year in a file folder. Please review these words with your child. I am also sending home the Scripps National Spelling Bee list in the Tuesday Folder. You can also 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 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!
Fountas & Pinnell Reading Benchmark Testing
Prefixes & Suffixes
In School Reading Projects: Ask your child about them.
Writing with Exact Details and Evidence
Voice in Writing
Writing interesting Narratives
All Year Math Review
Junior Achievement Class: Leadership and Goals: 2 Classes this week!
Folktales and Traditional Literature
Individually Chosen Group Science Projects: Integrated with Reading
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
2:00 PM Monday, May 13th: Early Dismissal
5:30 PM Family Picnic: Friday, May 17th.
8:30 AM: Monday, May 20th: May Procession & Rosary
ALL DAY: Friday, May 24th: Field Day