Mrs. McDonald’s Second Grade
Well another month has passed quickly and we have accomplished so much in the classroom!
I have sent an email about ‘optional’ conferences. Please print, complete and return the conference form by March 2nd so that I may confirm the date and time of the conferences for those parents who would like to meet. If you are not requesting a conference, the report card will be sent home with your child.
Next, there is a Second grade CCD Mass on Sunday, March 12th at 9:00 A M. Mrs. McKenna and I will be attending Mass. We encourage you and your family to attend if possible. The students will sit with their class during Mass. After Mass, there will be an activity in the dining hall.
In addition, PreK3 and PreK4 are collecting broken and used crayons the weeks of March 6-17th for “Crayons for Cancer.” The pieces will be collected and sent away to be melted and recycled into new crayons. Proceeds from the sales go to Connecticut’s Children’s Medical Center. This is a great way to do some “spring cleaning” in your children’s crayon boxes!
Also, please take a moment to read what the children will be learning and to make note of important dates for the month of March.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please email, call, or send in a note to me.
March 1st: Ash Wednesday Mass at 9:00
March 2nd: Stations of the Cross at 9:00; End of the 2nd Trimester
March 3rd: Adoration 1:00 – 4:00; Lenten Suppers 5:00 – 7:00
Special Note: Yearbooks for the 2016-2017 school year are now on sale! You may order a yearbook by visiting www.jostens.com. If you have questions about yearbook orders, please contact Mrs. Fitzpatrick at: email@example.com
The children will be learning about the Gospel and Homily. In addition, the students will learn about the meaning of Lent. We will be attending Church for Ash Wednesday and once a week for Stations of the Cross beginning March 2nd until Easter time. If your schedule permits, please feel free to attend Stations of the Cross.
The students have started cursive writing focusing on lower case letters at this point. They are very excited to learn cursive!
We will begin unit 5 in our language arts program with a focus on sharing responsibility for each other’s well being and the important jobs in our community. The children will read nonfiction material and participate in reading plays centered on this topic. Also, we will continue phonics with a concentration on words with prefixes, suffixes and digraphs.
Our focus at this time is on identifying, counting, and comparing amounts of money. Please continue to have your children practice addition and subtraction math facts since they will continue to use these skills to count money and to solve real-world problems. Next, we will move on to fractions. We will continue to work on our weekly mad minutes in class.
For the month of March, we will learn about the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. Also, the students will have an understanding of trade as an exchange of goods or services. Lastly, the students have begun and will complete a project on endangered animals for our hallway bulletin board.
Enrichment Class Schedule
Monday- Gym and computer lab
Tuesday- Library, Science
Wednesday- Music and laptops
Thursday- Art, Science, and computer lab
Friday- Spanish and laptops
Please remember to label all of your child’s belongings, including sweatshirts, sweaters, and vests. Also, any money or checks sent in to school should be put in an envelope with your child’s name on it and clearly marked as to who and what it is for.
During these cold winter months, please make sure that your child comes to school with appropriate outerwear including hats and gloves. The children go outside for recess most days.
Students must have an appropriate level book (a “just right” book at their reading level) every day for silent reading.
Please consider volunteering for recess/lunch time if you are available. Your help is greatly appreciated and the children love to see you! Virtus training is required before coming in to volunteer for recess/lunch time. Recess is 11:20-11:40 and lunch is 11:45-12:05. Thank you for your time and help with recess/lunch – it is truly appreciated!
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