Second Grade Weekly Update

Looking Ahead:

Our Annual Gala is tomorrow, Saturday, February 11th! Enjoy this fun evening that supports our wonderful school. Thank you to all the parents that have volunteered to make this event successful!

I want to thank all the families that donated gift cards for our class tablescape/Gift Card Tree!

We have had fun this week for Spirit Week! Thank you to all my wonderful students for participating and showing their school pride and spirit!

Today I sent home a letter with information regarding the First Communion Retreat that will be held on Wednesday, March 15th. This letter also goes over the date and appropriate attire for their First Communion.

Our first field trip will be Tuesday, February 28th. We will visit the Roynon Museum of Earth Science and Paleontology. I sent the field trip forms home today. Please return the forms by next Friday, 2/17.


Reminder of a few of the changes we have made:

  • The students have been asked to write their first and last name, as well as their number on all assignments.
  • We started practicing their names in cursive.
  • Please initial the student planners every night. This ensures you have seen what is assigned and/or completed for homework each night.
  • The reading log looks a little different and I am asking the students to read 20 minutes each night (instead of 15). The log should be filled out daily. The log asks for a short summary about what they read that night, as well as the date, title and minutes read. Reminder: Parent Signature is needed on Thursday night.
  • The spelling homework for the week is Spelling choice tic-tac-toe. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday they are able to choose 3 activities in a row. (horizontal, diagonal or vertical) Choose one activity per night for spelling homework. These assignments will be completed in their spelling spiral bound notebook. Each page of spelling homework should include first and last name, their number and the date. Thursday night will still be the spelling pre-test with parent initials. Reminder: Must do 3 activities in a row and they need to cross out the activities completed. This should make Tic-Tac-Toe. Please check which activity they have completed for the night, and that it is done correctly.
  • Each day the students are taking a one minute timed math fact test. This is not going to be added as a grade; it is practice to help memorize their facts. We started with zero and will go up to ten, and then will move onto subtraction. They will be given the same level until they have passed all 20 problems within the 1 minute time. Please practice math facts with flash cards every night with your child.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at .

What we will be covering this week:

  • Religion: First Holy Communion Preperation
  • Math: Ch. 5-Subtraction: Two-Digit Numbers
  • Reading: Officer Buckle and Gloria and Dinosaurs Before Dark (Read as a class)
  • Language Arts: Root Words, Abbreviations and The Schwa Vowel Sound
  • Spelling/Phonics: Compound Words
  • Social Studies: Families and Cultures
  • Science: Earth’s Resources: How people use plants, air and minerals

Upcoming Tests:

  • Math Check Your Progress Ch. 5 Lessons 1-6, Wednesday 2/15
  • Language Arts Test, Friday 2/17
  • Spelling Test, Friday 2/17

Dates and Reminders:

  • Saturday 2/11: Annual Fundraising Gala-California Center for the Arts
  • Friday 2/17: Father/Daughter Dance
  • Monday 2/20: No School- Presidents’ Day
  • Wednesday 2/22: Bake Sale
  • Thursday 2/23: Team Day-Students may wear jeans and spirit shirt.
  • Wednesday 3/1: Ash Wednesday
  • Friday 3/3: Half Day: Dismissal at 12PM
  • Wednesday 3/15: First Communion Retreat 10:45AM