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Welcome to Second Grade!
~Mrs. McKenna’s Class~
It’s already May and beautiful flowers are all around us! The children have learned much this school year and it has been very rewarding to see their growth! There are still several weeks of school left and we’ll continue to work hard and learn.
During the month of May, we especially remember and honor Our Blessed Mother, Mary. Our third graders will lead our school community in a very special prayer service – the May Crowning of the Blessed Mother on Tuesday, May 16th at 9:30 A.M. in the church. Please join us for this beautiful prayer service.
Thank you to everyone supported or helped to make our school auction such a wonderful success! Through your support of the auction by getting sponsors, our class has been awarded ten minutes of extra recess time! The date for this will be determined for sometime in the near future.
Please check below for information about what our second graders are learning and for important dates to remember during the month of May. Some dates or times for activities have been updated since May 1st. As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Enjoy the beauty of springtime!
Faith – We’re learning about how we are all called by God to love and serve others – at home, in our church parish, in our community, and in the world. Also, we will especially remember and honor Our Blessed Mother during the month of May.
Math – The students are completing their study of fractions and then they will learn about volume and measuring in liters.
Reading – We continue to read interesting, informative, and enjoyable stories in our Reading Street series. The theme for the last few stories in our reading text is called Traditions. Story titles include: Red, White, and Blue: The Story of the American Flag; A Birthday Basket for Tia; Cowboys; and Grace for President!
Handwriting – Students are learning how to write more lowercase cursive letters and they are excited about this! For the remainder of the school year, we will focus on learning lowercase cursive letters while maintaining manuscript handwriting.
Written Language -The children continue to write paragraphs, letters, and responses to literature. The final book report for the school year (Non-fiction) is due Wed., June 7th.
Social Studies – We’re learning about American symbols, our flag, Betsy Ross, and Memorial Day.
Science – Our little gardeners have recently planted fruits, vegetables, and flowers! They’re learning about what is necessary for plants to grow and they’re observing, measuring, and nurturing their plants.
5/1 to 5/12 – IOWA testing for Grades 3-7; Spring/Summer uniforms begin
5/2 – Spirit Wear Day!
5/4 – Transitional Meeting for PreK-Grade 2 – 3:15 P.M.
5/5 – School Mass – 9:00 A.M; Early Dismissal at 1:05 P.M. (Professional Development); Adoration – 1:00-4:00 P.M.
5/6 – First Holy Communion for our 3rd Graders
5/8 to 5/10 – Geography Fair
5/9 – HSA Meeting – 7:00 P.M.
5/12 – School Mass – 9:00 A.M.; Adoration from 1:00-4:00 P.M.; Middle School Social
5/14 – Happy Mother’s Day!
5/16 – May Crowning – by 3rd Grade at 9:30 A.M. in church
5/18 – Piano/Violin Dress Rehearsal at 10:00 A.M. and Concert for families at 6:00 P.M.
5/19 – School Mass – 9:00 A.M.; Adoration from 1:00-4:00 P.M.; Dancin’-A-Thon from 3:30 – 7:00 P.M.
5/22 – 5/23 – Eat Out Nights – Viron Rondo
5/22-5/26 – Scholastic Book Fair
5/24 – Band Concert Dress Rehearsal at 9:30 A.M. and Concert at 6:00 P.M.
5/25 -Ascension Thursday Mass – 9:00 A.M.; Grandparents’ Day
5/26 – Adoration from 1:00-4:00 P.M.
5/28 -Memorial Day Parade
5/29 -No School – Memorial Day observed
5/30 – NJHS (National Junior Honor Society) Induction Ceremony – 9:00 A.M. in church; Sports Dinner – 6:00 P.M. in the dining hall
5/31 – Play Day! (Rain Date – 6/5)
6/7 -Non-Fiction Book Report is due
ENRICHMENT CLASSES for 2016-2017 School Year:
MONDAY – Library & Gym
TUESDAY – Music
FRIDAY – Art & Spanish
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.
Students must have a book (a “just right” book at his/her 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 if 11:45-12:05. Thank you for your time and help with recess/lunch – it is truly appreciated!
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