Mrs Arden's News

2nd Grade News

November 19, 2018

Have a Happy Thanksgiving as you thank the Lord for the blessings He has given to you!  Enjoy the Thanksgiving Break with your family.  I am thankful for all of the second graders and their families!

November Chapel Offerings:  We are collecting the following suggested items for the St. James Food Pantry for Chapel offerings during the month of November:  canned vegetables (corn, peas, green beans), tomato soup, chicken noodle soup, and rolls of toilet paper.  We have set three goals in second grade to collect 85 items (5 items per student and Mrs. Arden), 170 items (double), and 255 items (triple) for the food pantry.  Please prayerfully consider your gifts for the food pantry during the month of November.  Current Total:  97 items

In second grade, we have a goal of reading and passing 500 AR quizzes.  Our current total is 322 quizzes!  Gobble!  Gobble!

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

Dates for your Calendar:
November 1-November 30:
  St. James Food Pantry offerings for the month of November.
Tuesday, November 20:  The first and second graders will be having a Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday, November 20 at 1:30 P.M.  Parents are welcome to attend.  Second graders will be preparing turkeys (cookies) and trail mix for the feast.  I will be using funds from PTL for our class for this event.
Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23:  NO SCHOOL
Friday, December 14:  The Kindergarten-3rd Grade Christmas Service is Friday, December 14 at 6:00 P.M.  The second graders' individual and group parts need to be recited to me by Monday, December 3.  A packet of speaking parts and songs is being sent home this week.  Please keep the packet in the binder for practicing at school and home. 

Topics for the Week:
Memory: Students will have a fill-in-the-blank memory quiz on Wednesday.
Wednesday Quiz:  In God I trust; I shall not be afraid.  Psalm 56:11

Religion:  Elijah and the Widow

Reading:   Thanksgiving

Spelling:  The second graders will have one spelling test on Wednesday.  All spelling words are bonus words and will only help the second graders spelling grade, not hurt their grade.  The bonus week spelling words are Thanksgiving words:  Thanksgiving, turkey, feast, Mayflower, Pilgrims, Native Americans, football, blessings, stuffing, cornucopia.

Grammar:  Verbs

Writing:  Animal Fantasy; Thanksgiving

Math: Chapter 5:  2-Digit Subtraction

Social Studies:  Chapter 3 The World Around Us

In His Hands,
Mrs. Arden