Tuesday, October 10, 2017

NEWSLETTER - Oct. 9, 2017

Please join us if you are able, this Friday for our School Mass.  Some of the 2nd Graders will be participating through the readings, psalms, intercessions and gifts.

If your child has a speaking part there will be a copy of the reading in their Home Folder.  PLEASE help them practice many times at home.  Our goal is to read slowly, clearly and loudly.  Thank you!

We had fun using individual Chromebooks along with our new CleverTouch Board
to practice telling time using the terms, "a quarter to and a quarter after."

SCHEDULE
Monday – Phy. Ed. and Ride for a Reason NON-Uniform Day
Tuesday – Library
Wednesday – Music and PICTURE DAY (non-uniform day)
Thursday - Phy. Ed. 
Friday - 2nd GRADE MASS, Adoration,  and Music.

Completing our Urban Skyline Art Project
which tied into our Reading, Writing and Social Studies lessons.

I CAN…STATEMENTS
RELIGION:  I can participate in our school mass. 
PHONICS:  I can discover different ways long e and o can be spelled.
READING:  I can retell the plot of a story (beginning, middle, end.)
MATH:  I can identify how many digits are in a give number.
GRAMMAR:  I can find an adverb in a sentence.
SCIENCE:  I can classify things I find in nature.

God Bless


                                                   Christine Deutsch

Sunday, October 1, 2017

NEWSLETTER - Oct. 2, 2017


We reached this week's Ride for a Reason Goal!!!  
As a reward students were surprised with a new friend, Snoopy!

Saturday October 7th - Ride for a Reason begins with Mass, 8:30 a.m. at St. Joe's.  
  
 The children enjoyed hearing the classic story of The Velveteen Rabbit.  Students were quick to relate to the advise of the wise old skin horse and had a good discussion about love, priorities and sacrifice.   We will continue our discussion this week in the Socratic format.  Students are invited to bring in the stuffed animal or blankie, etc. that acts as their "Velveteen Rabbit."  That special something that has been loved the most and brings them comfort.  To bring about a discussion between yourself and your child on the topic, they are also invited to bring in something special of yours from your childhood if you happened to have kept it.  Whether or not you have, please tell your child all about it and the adventures you had with it.

     
This week we will be wrapping up NWEA Map testing.  Yippee!!!

SCHEDULE
Monday – Phy. Ed.
Tuesday – Library
Wednesday – Music
Thursday - Phy. Ed. - St. Max SPIRIT WEAR (if you have some)
Friday - Mass, Adoration, Music, and Ride for a Reason Rally (2:15 in the gym)


 I CAN…STATEMENTS
RELIGION:  I can pray with reverence to God. 
PHONICS:  I can spell long a 4 different ways.
READING:  I can discuss the characters and setting of a story.
MATH:  I can add two digit numbers.
SPELLING:  I can spell long a words correctly.
GRAMMAR:  I can name the two main parts of a sentence, subject and verb.

God Bless
                                                   Christine Deutsch

Monday, September 25, 2017

NEWSLETTER - Sept. 25, 2017

Virtue of the Month

FAITH

Dear Parents,

           Parent Night for K-2nd Grade parents is scheduled for this Tuesday the 26th with the first session beginning at 6:00 p.m. and the second beginning at 6:30 p.m.  I hope you will be able to attend.  This is our opportunity to dig into the details of what we do in 2nd Grade.  Parents only please. :)

          Also, is testing week for us.  We will be taking the NWEA MAP tests for Math, Reading and Language this week and possibly into next week.   This is a valuable tool not only to get a picture of where your child is at but also to help determine where our curriculm is strong and where it may need some tweaking.  While I encourage the children to do their very best, I try to keep the testing experience as low-key and stress free as possible.  Please help support our efforts by providing a good nights sleep and hearty breakfast throughout the week.

          THANK YOU for sending healthy snacks with your child.  It is just the boost they need to stay focused and productive.

          
SCHEDULE
Monday – Phy. Ed.
Tuesday – Library
Wednesday – Music
Thursday - Phy. Ed.
Friday - Mass, Adoration, and Music


 I CAN…STATEMENTS
RELIGION:  I can talk about the three Persons in one God.
PHONICS:  I can read and spell V/CV syllables correctly.
READING:  I can read an informational text fluently.
MATH:  I can list the facts in a fact family.
SPELLING:  I can spell V_e words correctly.
GRAMMAR:  I can identify the reasons a capital letter is being used.

God Bless

                                                   Christine Deutsch

Thursday, September 14, 2017

NEWSLETTER - Sept. 15, 2017

Virtue of the Month

FAITH

Dear Parents,

            It has been a WONDERFUL start to the new school year.  As the children lined up for lunch yesterday I was marveling over the kindness they show one another.  There isn't a rush of pushing or complaining about getting in-line ahead of each other.  On their way across the room if a pencil is seen on the floor it gets picked up or a book is left out someone stops to put it away even if they weren't the one who left it there.  I have not heard a single unkind word!  It is a gift to be a witness to God's love flowing freely and abundantly through the hearts of your children!!!


Working out the wiggles on day 1.
Our bodies are running low on fuel by mid-morning.  Your child is invited to bring a snack daily (for themself / not for the whole class).  THIS MUST BE A HEALTHY SNACK: fruit, crackers, healthy dry cereal, pretzels, popcorn, veggies, fruit cup, snack bar, only real fruit gummies, nuts, dried fruit, fruit cup (spoon), yogurt, etc.

Scholastic Book Orders went home Friday.  They are due TUESDAY, SEPT. 19th.  The children were so excited to look at what books are offered this month.  It is GREAT to see them so excited about reading!!!
           
            
Thank you for working with your child on the Home Spelling Project this week.  Please remember to sign it and have your child sign and date it as well.

            Math homework has been coming back completed daily.  :)  Three Cheers for the 2nd graders and their helpers at home.


SCHEDULE
Monday – Phy. Ed.
Tuesday – Library
Wednesday – Music
Thursday - Phy. Ed.
Friday - Mass, Adoration, and Music


 I CAN…STATEMENTS
RELIGION:  I can find a verse in the Bible.
PHONICS:  I can read and spell V/CV syllables correctly.
READING:  I can name the Main Idea and Details.
MATH:  I can read a thermometer.
SPELLING:  I can spell Open & Closed Syllable words correctly.
GRAMMAR:  I can identify the 5 parts of a sentence.

God Bless

                                                   Christine Deutsch