Mrs Arden's News

2nd Grade News

August 20, 2018

Welcome to the second full week of school!

The second graders started going to the St. James library last week Thursday. Each second grader may check out two library books each week. The library books need to be returned or renewed the following week before more books may be checked out. We will be looking for books to help us reach our AR (Accelerated Reader) goals. Information is in the Home Binder about Accelerated Reader and the Library Olympics for second graders. We will be learning how to reach our goals as readers! Thank you to the parents who have volunteered to assist with taking AR quizzes and library!  We will start taking AR quizzes this week.

Hip, hip, hooray to the second graders who are doing an outstanding job on their memory quizzes. Please keep up the great work at home of practicing memory and spelling words! Please encourage your second grader to use his/her time wisely and try another question/problem or subject when he/she is stuck and needs help at school. We are working on our independence and waiting patiently for help while at the same time using our time wisely. Your support at home is greatly appreciated!

2nd Grade Planner Tips: 1. "H" is an abbreviation for Handwriting. 2. "RWN" is an abbreviation for Reader's and Writer's Notebook. 3. If an assignment is circled, your second grader is saying that needs to be finished for homework. If the assignment if checked off, it is finished.

Please remember to check the home binder, ClassDojo chart, and sign the student planner nightly. Please don't hesitate to send me a dojo message, email, call, or stop in the classroom if you have any questions.

Topics for the Week:
Memory: Students will have a fill-in-the-blank memory quiz on Wednesday and Friday of each week.
Wednesday Quiz: "Those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith." Galatians 3:9
Friday Quiz: "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." Matthew 5:44

Religion: God's Promise to Abram; Isaac Blesses His Sons

Reading: The Twin Club pg. 26-43; Weekly Test over vocabulary, phonics, and comprehension on Friday
Second graders will bring their reading anthologies home on Wednesday and Thursday nights to reread the story of the week that has already been read in class.  Please initial on the ClassDojo chart when your second grader has read the story at home.  Please consider the needs of your second grader as to whether he or she can read the story independently, partner read with a parent, sibling, etc., or have the story read to them. Read the story both nights, one night, or split it between the two nights.  This will assist your second grader with fluency and comprehension skills.
High Frequency Words:  beautiful, country, friend, front, someone, somewhere
Vocabulary:  investigate, rural, urban, downy, perch, founders, muttered, unanimous

Spelling:  The second graders will have a pre-test on Monday and a post-test on Friday. If all of the twelve spelling words are spelled correctly on Monday, he or she will only spell the challenge words on Friday.  The spelling words for this week are words with short vowels and consonants:  rock, list, desk, job, sad, chop, sack, tag, rib, mess, dust, drum.  The challenge words are:  beautiful, country, friend.

Grammar:  Sentences

Writing:  Personal Narratives

Handwriting: Manuscript Letters gG, cC, eE, sS

Math: Chapter 1 Number Concepts

Social Studies: Chapter 1 My Community, My Country

In His Hands,
Mrs. Arden