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What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: December 2-6

Theme: Advent

Math: We will continue to work on addition with and without regrouping, making arrays and solving story problems. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please continue to work on your Rocket Math account at home. We will take some time tests over addition and subtraction facts to 18 in December.

Religion: We will learn about the church season of Advent. The kids will complete a poster about Advent too. We will talk about the importance of the Advent Wreath and how we can help others while we are waiting for the birth of Jesus.

We will learn about the Catholic Social Teaching of Rights and Responsibilities.

Language Arts: We are working on using compete sentences when writing. We finished our Thanksgiving writing project. I am so proud of the kids. They used their best handwriting on the final copy! If you are around the school they will be hanging in the hallway! We will begin a Christmas Would You Rather… persuasive writing project. We will also continue to discuss, nouns, verbs, and adjectives.

Science: We will continue to discuss matter – solids, liquids and gasses. We are working on a foldable titled, The Properties of Matter.

Spelling/Phonics: We will have a spelling test this week over long o spelling patterns. We will have a pretest on Monday.

Reading - The Week of December 2-6

The students will read a narrative nonfiction story called Biblioburro. Please review these vocab words with your child, the test is on Thursday, December 5th:

Across – to go from one side to another

Borrow – you take something and agree to return it later

Countryside – land that is away from cities or large towns

Idea – you have a plan about how to do something

Insists – when someone says firmly it must be done

Lonely – when you are unhappy because you are alone

Solution – an answer to a problem

Villages – small groups of houses in the country

Reminders:

* I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thank you to all who have helped out or have donated to our classroom in anyway, I appreciate all your help!

May God bless your family this week!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: November 18-22

Theme: Thanksgiving

Math: We will continue to work on arrays and solving number stories. We will continue to practice 2-digit addition with and without regrouping. Please continue to work on your Rocket Math account at home to build fact fluency.

Religion: We will be having a test over the 10 Commandments on Friday, November 22nd. They will get a study guide to review on Monday.

  • Jesus taught us the Great Commandment – to love God and others.
  • God wants us to show him love and respect by following the 10 Commandments.

Language Arts: We are working to identify nouns, verbs and adjectives in sentences. Last week the students worked on their rough draft. They will work to revise, edit and write the final copy of their Thanksgiving writing project.

Science: This week we will begin to study matter – solids, liquids and gasses. We will be working on an experiment to introduce matter. We will demonstrate how solids, liquids, and gasses look close up.

Spelling/Phonics: We will take our spelling pretest on Monday. This week we are working on long I spelling patterns.

Reading: The students will read a fiction story called Mr. Putter and Tabby See Stars. This week we will work on sequencing events. Please review these vocab words with your child:

Adventure – doing exciting and unusual things

Delighted – to feel very happy and pleased about something

Dreamed – you wanted it to happen, you imagined it happening

Enjoyed – you really liked doing something

Grumbled – a low rumbling sound

Moonlight – the moon’s glow that you often see at night

Neighbor – a person that lives near you

Nighttime – when it is dark outside

Reminders:

* We will have an all school Mass on Tuesday, November 26th.

* I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends! We will not have school Wednesday, November 27th – 29th. I will see you on Monday, December 2nd.

May God bless your family this week!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: November 11-15

Theme: The First Thanksgiving

Math: We will work on solving number stories, drawing and explaining arrays, and 2-digit addition with and without regrouping. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Continue to use your Rocket Math account to practice fact fluency. Thanks for your help.

Religion: We will be working on chapter 9 – God Gives Us Laws. The main ideas include:

  • Jesus taught us the Great Commandment – Love God and others.
  • The Ten Commandments help us to live as God’s children.
  • God wants us to show him our love and respect.
  • God wants us to show that we love others as we love ourselves.

Language Arts: We are working on using compete sentences when writing. We will continue working on our Thanksgiving writing project. We are comparing Thanksgiving long ago to Thanksgiving today. We are working to write our rough draft this week. We also are going to finish our color poems too.

We will be working on identifying nouns, verb and adjectives in sentences.

Science: This week we will take our test on severe weather on Wednesday. We will begin to talk about matter.

Spelling: NO SPELLING OR VOCAB TEST THIS WEEK

Reading:

  • We will be reading about Veterans in our Scholastic News this week. We will attend a Prayer Service Monday at 8:30 to honor them as well.
  • We will be sequencing the events of The First Thanksgiving. We will also read about Pilgrims and the Native Americans.
  • We will read some Native American Legends – The Legend of Bluebonnet and Rainbow Crow.

Reminders:

  • We will be going to see The Three Spinners at the O.S.U. Lima Campus on Wednesday, November 13th. We will leave around 8:45 and return around 10:45.
  • If you would like to support National Diabetes Day, please bring a quarter on Thursday, November 14th to wear crazy socks.
  • Friday, November 15th will be a service jeans day, please bring $1.00. We will also have the Fundraiser Prize Assembly too.

May God bless your family this week!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: November 4 - 8

Theme: Native Americans

Math: We will continue to work on solving number stories, subtraction, and place value. We will begin to add 2-digit numbers without regrouping. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please continue to use your Rocket Math account to practice fact fluency.

Religion: We will share our church year posters form last week. We will be working on chapter 8 – We Learn About God’s Love. The main ideas include:

* The Bible is God’s word.

* We will learn about David and how God made him king in the Old Testament.

* We will also learn about the life of Jesus in the Gospel stories of the New Testament.

* Jesus wants us to learn from his teachings.

Language Arts: We are working on using compete sentences when writing. We will begin to work on our Thanksgiving writing project. We will learn many facts about the first Thanksgiving. Our Scholastic News will explore the life of the Pilgrims. We will compare and contrast Thanksgiving long ago and Thanksgiving today. We will identify words as nouns, verbs or adjectives.

Science: This week we will focus on severe weather. We will finish our booklet by talking about blizzards. We will also discuss how to stay safe in severe weather. They will get a study guide on Wednesday.

Spelling/Phonics: We will all be taking the regular list spelling test on Friday this week due to the short week.

Reading: The students will read an expository text called I Fall Down by Vicki Cobb. It is about gravity. This week we will work to identify author’s purpose. Please review these vocab words with your child:

Amazing - it is very surprising or makes you feel wonder

Force - is a push or pull that can change how something moves

Measure – when you find the size or amount of something

Objects - are things you can see and touch

Prove - you showed that it is true

Speed - how fast it moves

True - it is a fact and not made up

Weight – how heavy something is

Reminders:

  • We will have an assembly Tuesday, November 5th called Ned’s Mindset Mission. This presentation will allow our students to see how they can overcome challenges.
  • Morning with Mom is Friday, November 8, 2019 from 7:00-7:30.
  • Wednesday, November 13th we will be going to O.S.U. Lima to see The Three Spinners.

May God bless your family this week!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: October 28 – November 1

Theme: Halloween

Math: We will work on solving number stories by drawing pictures and writing number sentences. We will also work on fact families, repeated addition and arrays this week. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18.

Religion: We will be learning about the Church Year. Our Church has seasons that we celebrate throughout the year. They include:

  • Advent – This is when we wait and get ready for the coming of Jesus.
  • Christmas – This is when we celebrate the birth of Jesus!
  • Lent – This is when we remember all that Jesus did to save us.
  • The Three Days – This is called the Easter Triduum; this is the Church’s greatest celebration. We celebrate Jesus’ Death and Resurrection.
  • Easter – This is a time of great joy. We celebrate that Jesus rose to new life.
  • Ordinary Time – This is when we celebrate everything about Jesus, including his life and teachings.

Language Arts: We will work on using compete sentences when writing. We will identify nouns, verbs, and adjectives in sentences. We will also identify contractions, synonyms and antonyms too.

Science: This week we continue to learn about how to stay safe in severe weather. This includes tornadoes, thunderstorms, hurricanes and blizzards.

Spelling/Phonics: This week we will be working on blends.

Spelling words: scratch, scrape, spring, throne, stripe, strange, shred, shrub, splash, split, catch, sting, far, flower, until

Reading: The students will read poems. This week we will work on poetry vocab. Please review these vocab words with your child:

  • 1.Behave – when you act in a way that is good or correct
  • 2.Flapping – something that is moving up and down
  • 3.Express – when you tell or show how you feel about something
  • 4.Feathers – soft things that covers a bird’s body
  • 5.Poem – a form of writing that expresses feelings or imagination
  • 6.Rhythm – the repeating beats in a poem
  • 7.Rhyme – words rhyme when they have the same ending sound
  • 8.Word Choice – is the use of rich, colorful exact words

Reminders:

* I look forward to meeting with you at conferences this week.

* There will be an all school mass on Friday, November 1st. Please send a can of food to share with our local community.

May God bless your family this week!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: October 28 – November 1

Theme: Halloween

Math: We will work on solving number stories by drawing pictures and writing number sentences. We will also work on fact families, repeated addition and arrays this week. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18.

Religion: We will be learning about the Church Year. Our Church has seasons that we celebrate throughout the year. They include:

  • Advent – This is when we wait and get ready for the coming of Jesus.
  • Christmas – This is when we celebrate the birth of Jesus!
  • Lent – This is when we remember all that Jesus did to save us.
  • The Three Days – This is called the Easter Triduum; this is the Church’s greatest celebration. We celebrate Jesus’ Death and Resurrection.
  • Easter – This is a time of great joy. We celebrate that Jesus rose to new life.
  • Ordinary Time – This is when we celebrate everything about Jesus, including his life and teachings.

Language Arts: We will work on using compete sentences when writing. We will identify nouns, verbs, and adjectives in sentences. We will also identify contractions, synonyms and antonyms too.

Science: This week we continue to learn about how to stay safe in severe weather. This includes tornadoes, thunderstorms, hurricanes and blizzards.

Spelling/Phonics: This week we will be working on blends.

Spelling words: scratch, scrape, spring, throne, stripe, strange, shred, shrub, splash, split, catch, sting, far, flower, until

Reading: The students will read poems. This week we will work on poetry vocab. Please review these vocab words with your child:

  • 1.Behave – when you act in a way that is good or correct
  • 2.Flapping – something that is moving up and down
  • 3.Express – when you tell or show how you feel about something
  • 4.Feathers – soft things that covers a bird’s body
  • 5.Poem – a form of writing that expresses feelings or imagination
  • 6.Rhythm – the repeating beats in a poem
  • 7.Rhyme – words rhyme when they have the same ending sound
  • 8.Word Choice – is the use of rich, colorful exact words

Reminders:

* I look forward to meeting with you at conferences this week.

* There will be an all school mass on Friday, November 1st. Please send a can of food to share with our local community.

May God bless your family this week!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: October 21-25

Theme: Halloween

Math: We will work on creating fact families. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. The kids will bring home a code for Rocket Math this week. It is a program online that will help build fact fluency. Go to play.rocketmath.com to enter your code.

Religion: We will work on identifying the 7 Sacraments this week.

*We will read about Jesus’ Baptism this week.

*We will discuss and sort the Sacraments – Initiation, Healing, and Service.

*We will have a test over Baptism Symbols and the 7 Sacraments on Thursday. They should have a study guide with a booklet attached.

Language Arts: We are working on using compete sentences when writing. We will continue to identify nouns, verbs, and adjectives in sentences. We will also review synonyms and antonyms.

Science: This week we will learn about types of severe weather – tornadoes, blizzards, floods, thunderstorms and hurricanes and how to stay safe.

Spelling/Phonics: This week we will be working on Unit 2 Week 4 - blends. We will take our pretest on Monday. Our final test will be on Friday.

Reading: The students will read an expository text called Baby Bears by Bobbie Kalman. This week we will work to identify the main idea and details. Please review these vocab words with your child:

  • 1.Adult – a person or animal that is fully grown
  • 2.Covered – something that is all over something else, for example fur is all over the polar bear
  • 3.Fur – hair that animals have
  • 4.Giant – very large
  • 5.Mammal – any warm-blooded animal that feeds milk to its babies
  • 6.Alive - living
  • 7.Groom – when an animal cleans itself or other animals
  • 8.Offspring – the children or young of people or animals

Reminders:

* We will have our Halloween Party Friday, October 25 from 12:45-1:45. Thank you to those who are sending in items! I sent a note last week if you volunteered.

* The students will get their report cards Friday, October 25th. Please send back envelope signed, thanks for your help.

* I look forward to meeting with you next week at conferences.

May God bless your family this week!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: October 14 – 18

Theme: Spiders

Math: We will begin Chapter 3 – Basic Facts and Relationships. We will work on adding doubles facts and then using the plus or minus one method to add numbers. We will also work on basic addition facts. We will talk about fact families too. We will take a time test every week on math facts. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18.

Religion: We will continue to work on Chapter 4 – We Celebrate Baptism. Main ideas include:

*At Baptism we become children of God and members of the Church.

*At Baptism we receive grace, a share in God’s life.

*We celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism with special words and actions.

*We can show that we are children of God by what we say and do.

The kids will bring home a study guide and a small book about Baptism to study this week. We will also visit Church to see the Baptismal Font, and the Easter Candle. The kids can bring in a picture of their Baptism to share with the class.

Language Arts: We will work on writing in compete sentences. We will be learning facts about spiders this week. We will continue to identify nouns and verbs in sentences.

Science: This week we will make a booklet as we identify and describe weather tools meteorologists use to do their job.

Spelling/Phonics: This week we will be working on soft c and g sounds. We will not have a spelling pretest this week due our short week. We will all take the regular list test on Friday.

Spelling words: trace, place, badge, cage, space, ice, bulge, range, barge, mice, mule, huge, out, wash, saw

Reading: The students will read a narrative nonfiction story called Turtle! Turtle! Watch Out. This week we will work to identify the main idea and details. Please review these vocab words with your child:

  • 1.Buried – to be covered up with something
  • 2.Escape – to get away from something
  • 3.Habitat – a place where a plant or animal lives
  • 4.Journey – a trip
  • 5.Nature -anything outside that is not made by humans
  • 6.Peeks – when someone looks quickly
  • 7.Restless – when you cannot be quiet or still
  • 8.Spies – when someone sees something suddenly

Reminders:

* We will not have school on Monday, October 14th due to a professional development day for teachers.

* There will be an all school mass on Tuesday, October 15th. Please send a can of food to share with our local community.

* The end of 1st Quarter is on Friday, October 18th. We will be having an early dismissal at 1:15. We will still get out at 2:00 on Thursday.

* Thank you for returning the permission slips and money for the field trip. If you have not done so please return by Thursday, thanks.

* Our conferences will be the last week of October. I look forward to seeing you soon. I stapled your day and time in their assignment calendars. If it doesn’t work for you please let me know and we can find another day and/or time.

May God bless your family this week!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: October 7-11

Theme: Bats

Math: This week we will continue to work on place value concepts. We will also be solving number stories. We will be comparing two 3-digit numbers too, using the greater than, less than or equal to symbols. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please practice identifying and counting coins at home, thanks for your help.

Religion: We will be working on chapter 4 – We Celebrate Baptism. Main ideas include:

*At Baptism we become children of God and members of the church.

*At Baptism we receive grace, a share in God’s life.

*We celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism with special words, actions and symbols.

*We can show that we are children of God by what we say and do.

Language Arts: We are working on using compete sentences when writing. We will continue to identify nouns and verbs in sentences. We will be researching bats on the iPad. We will collect facts to write a descriptive paragraph about bats.

Science: This week we continue to talk about the water cycle and seasons. We will have a test Wednesday, please review your study guide that you got last week. We will also begin to identify weather tools and how they used to determine weather conditions.

Spelling/Phonics: We will be working on long and short u sounds this week. We will take a pretest this week. Our final spelling test will be on Friday. The spelling words are in the reading tab in their binder. We are working on Unit 2 Week 2.

Reading: The students will read a fable called Wolf! Wolf! This week we will work to identify the problem and solution in the story. Please review these vocab words with your child:

  • 1.Believe – to think that something is true
  • 2.Delicious – something tastes very good
  • 3.Feast – when you eat a large or fancy meal
  • 4.Fond – when you like something a lot
  • 5.Lessons – things you can learn from
  • 6.Remarkable- it is wonderful or outstanding
  • 7.Snatch – to grab something quickly
  • 8.Stories- when you tell made up tales

Reminders:

* Please send a toilet paper roll with your child, we are making a bat craft this week.

* Picture re-take day is Wednesday, October 9th.

* We will have a service jeans day Friday, October 11th. Please bring $1.00 to support the Christian Corner Community Center.

* There will be no school on Monday, October 14th due to professional development workshops.

May God bless your family this week!  

Week: September 30 – October 4

Theme: Fire Safety

Math: We will continue to work on place value this week. We will also be working on number patterns, 10 more, 10 less, 100 more and 100 less. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18.

Religion: We will be reviewing Bible facts this week. We will also talk about our favorite Bible stories too.

  • The Bible is divided into two parts – The Old Testament and the New Testament. Old Testament Stories include The Creation Story, Noah’s Ark, Moses and the Ten Commandments, and Jonah and the Whale. The New Testament includes the four Gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. These include stories about the life of Jesus. Father reads the Gospel at mass.
  • Several people wrote the Bible, it is made up of many books. It is like a library of God’s Word.
  • The Bible is also called God’s Word or Scripture.
  • The Bible is inspired by God. The Bible teaches us what to do like obey The Ten Commandments. The Bible is the light to show us the right path to follow and become closer to God.
  • You should:
  • Treat the Bible with respect
  • Read it often
  • Keep it in a special place
  • Obey the Bible
  • Study the Bible
  • Memorize Bible verses

* The students will take our Bible test on Thursday.

Language Arts: We will continue to write in our journals. We are working on using compete sentences when writing. We will identify nouns and verbs too. Please send in any old magazines we can use to create a poster. Thanks for your help.

We will also be working on a Fire Safety Flip booklet.

Science: This week we be reviewing the water cycle. We will also learn about tools that meteorologists use to do their job.

Spelling/Phonics: We will be working on long and short o sounds this week. We will take a pretest Monday and have our final test on Friday. The words are in the reading tab of their binder – Unit 2, Week 1.

Reading: The students will read a realistic fiction called Sled Dogs Run. This week we will work to summarize the story by identifying important events in the beginning, middle and end. Please review these vocab words with your child:

  • 1.Adapt – to become used to, the polar bear adapts to the cold
  • 2.Climate – the temperature and amount of rain that a place gets
  • 3.Eager – you want to do something really bad
  • 4.Freedom – being able to move about or act as you want
  • 5.Fresh – new, not spoiled
  • 6.Sense – means a feeling you have about something
  • 7.Shadows – dark shapes that are made when something is in front of the light
  • 8.Silence – still and quiet

May God bless your family this week!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: September 23-27

Theme: Pumpkins

Math: This week we will continue to work on place value concepts. We will work on 4-digit place value – thousands, hundreds, tens and ones. We will continue to use the base 10 blocks to draw a picture and also write the number in expanded form and word form too. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18.

Religion: This week we will continue learning facts about the Bible.

  • The Bible is divided into two parts – The Old and The New Testament.
  • Each part contains many different books.
  • The Gospels are in the New Testament. The Gospel writers are Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. These books contain the life and teachings of Jesus.
  • The word Gospel means – Good News.

Language Arts: Our fall writing projects are in the hallway with our apple and fall tree projects. We will continue to write in our journals. We are reviewing common, proper nouns and verbs too.

Science: This week we will have our test over the scientific method and science tools. We started talking about seasons, weather and the water cycle. We are also making water cycle vocab wheel.

Spelling/Phonics: We will be working on long and short i sounds this week. We will take our pretest on Monday. If they get them all correct, they will get a bonus list to study for Friday.

Spelling words – did, fin, pick, line, pipe, tip, mix, five, side, hike, cape, made, all, any, says

Reading: The students will read a couple short articles, Families Work Together and Why We Work. These are expository pieces. We will work on reading charts and graphs they often are included in these types of writing. We will work on finding the details in the articles. Please review these vocab words with your child:

  • 1.Check – when you look at something closely to make sure it is right
  • 2.Choose – to decide which one you want
  • 3.Chores – things you do at home to help around the house
  • 4.Customers – people who buy something from a store or company
  • 5.Cost – to get something at a certain price
  • 6.Jobs – the work people do to earn money
  • 7.Spend – means using your money to buy something
  • 8.Tools – used to make or repair something

Reminders:

* Thank you for supporting our fall fundraiser! It will end on September 24th.

* On Wednesday, September 25th we will be taking our Math MAP Test. Please get a good night sleep and eat a good breakfast, thanks for your help.

* Friday, September 27th is a service jeans day for Childhood Cancer – please wear yellow. You will need to bring a $1.00. Please see out of uniform guidelines in the handbook.

May God bless your family this week!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: September 16-20

Theme: Fall

Math: This week we will continue to work on place value concepts. We will work on 3-digit place value – hundreds, tens and ones. We will continue to use the base 10 blocks to draw a picture and also write the number in expanded form too. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18.

Religion: This week we will be learning facts about the Bible.

  • The Bible is divided into two parts – The Old and The New Testament.
  • Each part contains many different books.
  • The Gospels are in the New Testament. The Gospel writers are Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. These books contain the life and teachings of Jesus.
  • The word Gospel means – Good News.

Language Arts: We will continue to work on our fall writing project. We will be writing our final copy to hang in the hallway. We will also continue to write in our journals. We are reviewing common and proper nouns too.

Science: This week we will explore science tools. We will also use the scientific method to conduct an experiment.

Spelling/Phonics: We will be working on long and short a sounds this week. We will take a pretest on Monday. Our final spelling test will be on Friday.

Spelling words – bag, cap, ham, bake, ate, mad, back, cape, made, rake, still, belt, into, done, your

Reading: The students will read Lola and Tiva: An Unlikely Friendship told by Juliana, Isabella and Craig Hatoff. It is a narrative nonfiction story about a family that lives in Africa. We will think about how we can care for animals. We will work on identifying details in the story. Please review these vocab words with your child:

  • 1.Allowed – he or she can do something
  • 2.Care – to look after someone or something
  • 3.Excited – all worked up, very happy
  • 4.Needs – things you must have
  • 5.Roam- to walk around here and there
  • 6.Safe – free from harm or danger
  • 7.Wandered – to walk slowly across and area
  • 8.Wild – a place in nature, where people do not live

Reminders:

* Thank you for supporting our fall fundraiser!

* We will be taking our MAP Reading test on Friday, September 20th. Please get a good night sleep and eat a good breakfast, thanks for your help.

* Thank you for returning your volunteer papers. If you have not please do so by Wednesday, thanks.

* There will be a meeting for the 2nd graders who will be receiving First Communion on Sunday, September 22 from 9:15-10:15 in the lower level of the church. It will include a parent meeting and student session.

May God bless your family this week!

Mrs. Bowersock’s 2nd grade lesson plans😊

Date: September 10– 14

THEME: FALL

Monday – September 10

7:45 – 8:00

Pick up class from cafeteria, greet students, take lunch count and attendance, unpack bags

Introduce Journal Writing- September 10, 2018 At the zoo…… must be 2 to 3 sentences. Review what are sentences?

8:00-8:30

Prayer & Pledge

Calendar, weather, coins, clock, number of day

Finish Journal – collect in basket

8:30-9:35 Math 1.9 Odd and Even *9:00 restroom and snack Obj. – The students will explore odd and even numbers.
  • 1. Discuss pairs/not pairs, share poster odd Todd/ even Steven.
  • 2.Complete page 7 and page 8 math boxes.
  • 3.Play Fishing for 10.

Call kids back to count coins while they are working on game.

9:35 – 11:00 Reading/Spelling Obj. – The students will take spelling pretest – two letter blends.

Unit 1 Week 3– Friends and Family

Essential Question: How can a pet be an important friend?

Whole Group: The students will be introduced to new vocabulary words – decide, different, friendship, glance, proper, relationship, stares, trade. Use the vocab cards to introduce words on smartboard. Listen and discuss pages 54 – 59 Finding Cal.

Small Group: Review vocab and 2 letter blends and complete vocab page and genre page - fiction.

Centers: Math- graphing/sorting leaves, Writing – Fall Poem – personal best, Art fall tree painting

Seatwork: blend spelling paper

11:00 – 12:00 Prayer/Restroom/Lunch/Recess

12:00-12:15 Restroom/Assignment book: Read 10 minutes, math paper

Science 12:15 – 12:35 Trade 12:35 – 12:55 Trade

12:55 – 2:05 My Class

Obj. – The students will discover what tools scientists use.

  • 1. Review how scientists use their body to help them explore the world.
  • 2.Color and cut pocket for tools. Then color tools and cut and put in pocket.
  • 3.Share Scientific Method song on You Tube.

1:10 -1:55 Specials

2:05-2:30 Religion

Obj. – The students will describe things that Catholics share and celebrate throughout the world.

  • 1. Begin with prayer and introduce Chapter 3 – We Celebrate God’s Love page 43.
  • 2.Read and discuss pages – 44 and 45 – We belong to the Catholic Church.

Color behavior chart calendar.

2:30 – 2:45 Free time

2:45 – 2:50 Announcements and dismissal

Tuesday – MASS

7:45 – 8:00

Pick up class from cafeteria, greet students, take lunch count and attendance, unpack bags, turn in homework, begin Journal September 11, 2018 Tell me about your pet if you don’t have one tell me what you would like to have and why At least 2 sentences.

8:00 –8:45 MASS Grades 1-3

8:45 – 9:00

*9:00 restroom and snack*

Calendar, weather, clock, number of day, agenda

Finish Journal

9:10 – 10:00 Math 1.10 Skip Counting Obj. – The students will practice skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10’s from different numbers. 1. Review even and odd numbers from yesterday – cat/mouse maze.

2. Skip count together by 2, 5, and 10’s.

3. Complete page 9 together – Finding Patterns on a Number Grid.

4. Broken Calculator page 10.

5. Math Boxes 1.10 on own page 11.

10:00 – 11:00 Reading Obj. – The students will listen to Not Norman A Goldfish Story.
  • 1. Review vocabulary words from yesterday using cards.
  • 2.Listen to story on smartboard Not Norman A Goldfish Story pages 60-77.
  • 3.Discuss as we read focus on details – graphic organizer – story elements.

11:00 – 12:00 Prayer/Restroom/Lunch/Recess

12:00-12:15 Restroom/Assignment book: Read 10 minutes, math worksheet

12:15 – 12:35 Spelling/Phonics Obj. – The students will explore two letter blend sounds.
  • 1. Play Sparkle to review spelling words – test Friday.
  • 2.Give each learning club a two letter blend to make a list.

1:10 -1:55 Specials

2:05-2:30 Language Arts

Obj. – The students will brainstorm ideas for fall writing project.

  • 1. Share Leaf Jumpers with the class.
  • 2.Discuss what you see, taste, smell, touch and hear during fall.
  • 3.Begin to fill in fall sense web.

Color behavior chart

2:30 – 2:45 Free time

2:45 – 2:50 Announcements and dismissal

Wednesday – Picture Day

7:45 – 8:00

Pick up class from cafeteria, greet students, take lunch count and attendance, unpack bags, turn in homework, begin Journal September 12, 2018 Tell me about gym class …….

8:00-8:30

Prayer & Pledge

Calendar, weather, clock, number of day

Finish Journal

8:30-9:15 Math 1.11 Comparing numbers – greater than, less than or equal *9:00 restroom and snack* Obj. – The students will compare numbers, money amounts, and addition and subtraction expressions.
  • 1. Mental math Page 122 – comparing numbers. Review the symbols and language when comparing numbers.
  • 2. Complete page 12 together.
  • 3. Math Boxes 1.11 page 13 on own.
  • 4.Teach kids the Coin Grab Game – model for the class. Then play with a friend. If you finish complete back with a friend – coins.

9:15 – 9:35 Review practice MAP test together.

9:35 – 11:00 Reading/Spelling Obj. – The students will reread Not Norma A Goldfish Story.

Whole group: Review vocab together – charades, while teacher reads. Discuss story elements take test.

Small group: The students will read mini story with a partner and discuss questions. Write complete sentences.

Seatwork: Handwriting Oo, Pp, Qq, Rr

11:00 – 12:00 Prayer/Restroom/Lunch/Recess

12:00-12:15 Restroom/Assignment book: Read 10 minutes, 1.11

Science 12:15 – 12:35 Trade 12:35 – 12:55 Trade

12:55 – 2:05 My Class

Obj. – The students will match tools to their uses.

Share song on YouTube -Measuring Tools.

Cut and glue – match tools- picture to function.

1:10 -1:55 Specials

2:05-2:30 Religion

Obj. – The students will understand that Catholics celebrate God’s love by praying and worshiping.

  • 1. Review – What are parishes? What do Catholics believe?
  • 2.Read and discuss pages 46/47 – Catholics Celebrate God’s Love.
  • 3.Complete page 48 draw lines to match celebration.
  • 4.Discuss what is a sacrament?

Color behavior calendar

2:30 – 2:45 Free time

2:50 Announcements and dismissal:)

Thursday – MAP TESTING

7:45 – 8:00

Pick up class from cafeteria, greet students, take lunch count and attendance, unpack bags, turn in homework, begin Journal September 13, 2018 My favorite movie is ________________ because…

Prayer & Pledge

Calendar, weather, clock, number of day

Finish Journal

8:00- 9:30 MAP READING TEST in our room on IPADS
9:35 – 11:00 Reading/Spelling Obj. – The students will identify story elements.

Share the interactive read aloud with the class. Who are the characters? What is the setting, problem, solution?

Small group: The students will read leveled readers, then discuss.

Seatwork: blend paper

11:00 – 12:00 Prayer/Restroom/Lunch/Recess

12:00-12:15 Restroom/Assignment book: Read 10 minutes, math paper

12:15 – 1:00 Math – Review 1.12 math boxes
  • 1. Review concepts covered this week on white boards – odd and even, skip counting, comparing numbers, counting coins.
  • 2.Work on comparing page, cut and glue alligators. Put numbers in order from least to greatest.
1:00-1:30 Religion

Obj. – The students will understand that Jesus is present in the sacraments.

  • 1. Review words sacrament, faith, worship, Catholic parishes.
  • 2.Read and discuss Jesus is present with us in the sacraments – pages 50/51.
  • 3.Complete pages 52 – secret code and chapter review.

1:55 – 1:05 Pack up/Pray

1:05 -1:50 Specials

1:50-2:00 Announcements and dismissal:)

Friday

7:45 – 8:00

Pick up class from cafeteria, greet students, take lunch count and attendance, unpack bags, turn in homework, begin Journal September 14, 2018 If I had one hundred dollars…

8:00-8:30

Prayer & Pledge

Calendar, weather, clock, number of day

Finish Journal

8:30-9:35 Math *9:00 restroom and snack* Obj. – The students will be assessed on skip counting, number lines, odd and even, comparing numbers.
  • 1. Review concepts on board together.
  • 2.Time test facts to 10.
  • 3.Assessment over Unit 1.
  • 4. Play math games – Fishing for 10, Grab Coin Game
9:35 – 11:00 Reading/Spelling Obj. – The students will be assessed on spelling – two letter blends.

Whole Group: Spelling Test

Small Group: Continue level readers from yesterday:)

Seatwork – sacrament symbols

11:00 – 12:00 Prayer/Restroom/Lunch/Recess

12:00-12:15 Restroom/Assignment book: Read 10 minutes, pray for others

12:15 – 12:45 Language Arts Obj. – The students will use their fall web to create a fall story involving their senses.
  • 1. Share Leaves with the kids.
  • 2.Finish fall web.
  • 3.Use web to create rough draft. Share example with the kids to model.

m12:45 – 1:10 Religion

Obj. – The students will pray through meditation. They will identify symbols of baptism.

  • 1. Mediation prayer – see book.
  • 2. Review symbols of Baptism – what do the mean?

1:10 -1:55 Specials

1:55 – 2:30 Handwriting

Obj. – The students will use their personal best handwriting to form the letters Ss, Tt.

Explain that they are to use the lines to help them form he letters correctly.

2:30 – 2:45 Free time

2:45 – 2:50 Announcements and dismissal

Welcome to 2nd Grade!

I hope you had an amazing summer break! It is hard to believe it is the end of August already. This week we will work on getting to each other. We will also be reviewing 2nd grade procedures. We will be reading several stories about friendship. We will discuss how we can be good friends in our classroom. Today, we attended a prayer service to open our school year. It reminded us that we need to keep God close to our hearts this year.

MASS

We will be attending mass at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning with the 1st and 3rd grades. However, if we have an all school mass that week we will not have our weekly mass. Please encourage your child to bring a can of food to donate at our all school masses for the hungry in our Lima Community.

COMMUNICATION

This year the students will bring a binder home each night. It includes their assignment calendar, homework folder, it also has a behavior, spelling, reading and math tab. The students will write daily in their assignment calendar. If you have any questions or concerns this is a great form of communication. Please sign the calendar after your child has completed their homework. You can also email me at bowersockj@sccslima.org. The homework folder will have homework and an envelope with study materials. Their spelling words and vocabulary words will be found under the reading tab. Each week we will write what unit and week we are working in our calendar so you can find the correct words for the week. There are also some sight words in this section to review. You will find an example of a One Minute Read and a MAZE Comprehension Test. For the One Minute Read, I will listen to see how many words your child can read in a minute. For the MAZE Comprehension Test, they read this silently and circle the best word that completes the sentence. They have three minutes to do this. They usually do not finish this and that is fine, the important thing is to get the ones correct they do get done. These will both be given throughout the year. You will see some graphs in the binder as the year progresses. We are going to have the kids track their progress in some areas this year including – spelling tests, One Minute Reads, and MAZE Comprehension. The math tab includes vocabulary that we will be working on this year. The behavior tab contains a calendar that your child will color each day. This is explained further in Classroom Procedures. If you child loses their binder it will cost $5.00 to replace.

Please check out our school website you can access our classroom webpage. This came be done at sccslima.org Just click on ‘MENU’ and then scroll down to find my name. Then, click on my name to see the links to the classroom webpage click on ‘Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News.’

The students will bring home their “Take Home” folder on Tuesday with graded papers. On a typical five-day week, we have our reading/vocab test our Thursday, and our spelling test and math skill check on Friday. Please take out the papers and review them with your child. Then return the folder to school on Wednesday. Thanks for your help.

Homework

Homework reinforces previously taught skills and prepares students for upcoming lessons. It also teaches responsibility and helps students develop good study habits. Your child will have homework that should take 20 -25 minutes to complete per night. Please make homework a positive experience by creating a quiet space for your child to work. It is important that your child studies their spelling words every night. The new list will be in the reading tab of their binder. On Monday, the students will take a spelling pretest. If they get them all correct, they will be given a bonus list to study for Friday. If they do not get them all correct, they will study the regular spelling words and retake the test on Friday. Your child should also practice addition and subtraction facts at home. They should be reading every night too. They will be visiting the library each week and they can also borrow books from our classroom. Thank you for your help at home.

Classroom Procedures

This year in 2nd grade we will use a color-coded clip chart to involve each child in the responsibility of his/her actions. I will track the students’ behavior throughout the day on the clip chart. All of the students will start in the middle of the chart on Green - “Ready to Learn.” Based on their behavior throughout the day they have the opportunity to clip up the chart three spaces or clip down the chart three spaces. This is a fluid chart, so just because they moved down a space does not mean they can’t move back up for demonstrating positive behavior. At the end of the day, if they are in the bottom two spaces, they will get a CARE Report. The second from the bottom level is Orange - “Make Better Choices,” in which I will determine an appropriate consequence for the action. This could be anything from loss of recess time to writing an apology note. The bottom level of the chart is Red - “Parent Contact.” If a child ends the day on either of these two a behavior notice will be issued that parents will need to sign and return to school. This is called a CARE Report. CARE is our school wide plan for students to exercise Christ-like, Accountable, Respectful, and Engaged behavior. Please see attached paper and return the bottom when you have discussed it with your child. On Friday, of each week the students will receive a reward for good behavior if they did not get a CARE Report. The reward could be something they pick individually or they could participate in a classroom reward, such as a movie or extra recess time. Those students who got a CARE Report will not get to participate in the classroom reward or receive an individual reward. Each time a child clips up to “Outstanding,” they will receive a jewel on their clip! Once they earn 5 jewels a special award will be given to them. The rewards for good behavior and consequences for misbehavior will be consistent with what has been discussed in class.

SPECIALS 

Monday – Computer      Tuesday – Weekly Mass, Library

Wednesday – Art          Thursday – Music     Friday – Gym

Please bring gym shoes on Fridays. They can leave them at school all year if you would like them to do so.

Snacks & Water Bottles

Your child may bring one healthy snack each day. We will have our snack around 9:00 each morning. Fruit, vegetables, pretzels and crackers are good snacks to bring. Please avoid chips, candy, and cookies. Please avoid nuts too.

It is very important for your child to drink water throughout the day. You may send a water bottle that has a pop top lid each day. This will prevent water spills in the classroom. Thank you for your help.

Upcoming Events

  • Our first all school mass will be on Friday, August 23rd at 8:00. You are always welcome to attend mass with our class. Please bring a can of food to donate.
  • We will not have school Monday, September 2nd due to Labor Day.

Reminders

  • Please return behavior contract signed, and parent questionnaire. Thanks for your help.
  • Please send money (lunch, fees….) to school in an envelope or baggie with their name and who the money goes to, this will ensure that it gets to the correct person. It is to be placed in basket on my desk.
  • If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me. I check my email before and after school. I may not have time to check it at lunch due to duties, so if you have a transportation change for that day you will want to call the office.
  • May God bless your family and our new school year!

Thanks,

Mrs. Bowersock

Welcome to 2nd Grade!

I hope you had an amazing summer break! It is hard to believe it is the end of August already. This week we will work on getting to each other. We will also be reviewing 2nd grade procedures. We will be reading several stories about friendship. We will discuss how we can be good friends in our classroom. Today, we attended a prayer service to open our school year. It reminded us that we need to keep God close to our hearts this year.

MASS

We will be attending mass at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning with the 1st and 3rd grades. However, if we have an all school mass that week we will not have our weekly mass. Please encourage your child to bring a can of food to donate at our all school masses for the hungry in our Lima Community.

COMMUNICATION

This year the students will bring a binder home each night. It includes their assignment calendar, homework folder, it also has a behavior, spelling, reading and math tab. The students will write daily in their assignment calendar. If you have any questions or concerns this is a great form of communication. Please sign the calendar after your child has completed their homework. You can also email me at bowersockj@sccslima.org. The homework folder will have homework and an envelope with study materials. Their spelling words and vocabulary words will be found under the reading tab. Each week we will write what unit and week we are working in our calendar so you can find the correct words for the week. There are also some sight words in this section to review. You will find an example of a One Minute Read and a MAZE Comprehension Test. For the One Minute Read, I will listen to see how many words your child can read in a minute. For the MAZE Comprehension Test, they read this silently and circle the best word that completes the sentence. They have three minutes to do this. They usually do not finish this and that is fine, the important thing is to get the ones correct they do get done. These will both be given throughout the year. You will see some graphs in the binder as the year progresses. We are going to have the kids track their progress in some areas this year including – spelling tests, One Minute Reads, and MAZE Comprehension. The math tab includes vocabulary that we will be working on this year. The behavior tab contains a calendar that your child will color each day. This is explained further in Classroom Procedures. If you child loses their binder it will cost $5.00 to replace.

Please check out our school website you can access our classroom webpage. This came be done at sccslima.org Just click on ‘MENU’ and then scroll down to find my name. Then, click on my name to see the links to the classroom webpage click on ‘Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News.’

The students will bring home their “Take Home” folder on Tuesday with graded papers. On a typical five-day week, we have our reading/vocab test our Thursday, and our spelling test and math skill check on Friday. Please take out the papers and review them with your child. Then return the folder to school on Wednesday. Thanks for your help.

Homework

Homework reinforces previously taught skills and prepares students for upcoming lessons. It also teaches responsibility and helps students develop good study habits. Your child will have homework that should take 20 -25 minutes to complete per night. Please make homework a positive experience by creating a quiet space for your child to work. It is important that your child studies their spelling words every night. The new list will be in the reading tab of their binder. On Monday, the students will take a spelling pretest. If they get them all correct, they will be given a bonus list to study for Friday. If they do not get them all correct, they will study the regular spelling words and retake the test on Friday. Your child should also practice addition and subtraction facts at home. They should be reading every night too. They will be visiting the library each week and they can also borrow books from our classroom. Thank you for your help at home.

Classroom Procedures

This year in 2nd grade we will use a color-coded clip chart to involve each child in the responsibility of his/her actions. I will track the students’ behavior throughout the day on the clip chart. All of the students will start in the middle of the chart on Green - “Ready to Learn.” Based on their behavior throughout the day they have the opportunity to clip up the chart three spaces or clip down the chart three spaces. This is a fluid chart, so just because they moved down a space does not mean they can’t move back up for demonstrating positive behavior. At the end of the day, if they are in the bottom two spaces, they will get a CARE Report. The second from the bottom level is Orange - “Make Better Choices,” in which I will determine an appropriate consequence for the action. This could be anything from loss of recess time to writing an apology note. The bottom level of the chart is Red - “Parent Contact.” If a child ends the day on either of these two a behavior notice will be issued that parents will need to sign and return to school. This is called a CARE Report. CARE is our school wide plan for students to exercise Christ-like, Accountable, Respectful, and Engaged behavior. Please see attached paper and return the bottom when you have discussed it with your child. On Friday, of each week the students will receive a reward for good behavior if they did not get a CARE Report. The reward could be something they pick individually or they could participate in a classroom reward, such as a movie or extra recess time. Those students who got a CARE Report will not get to participate in the classroom reward or receive an individual reward. Each time a child clips up to “Outstanding,” they will receive a jewel on their clip! Once they earn 5 jewels a special award will be given to them. The rewards for good behavior and consequences for misbehavior will be consistent with what has been discussed in class.

SPECIALS 

Monday – Computer      Tuesday – Weekly Mass, Library

Wednesday – Art          Thursday – Music     Friday – Gym

Please bring gym shoes on Fridays. They can leave them at school all year if you would like them to do so.

Snacks & Water Bottles

Your child may bring one healthy snack each day. We will have our snack around 9:00 each morning. Fruit, vegetables, pretzels and crackers are good snacks to bring. Please avoid chips, candy, and cookies. Please avoid nuts too.

It is very important for your child to drink water throughout the day. You may send a water bottle that has a pop top lid each day. This will prevent water spills in the classroom. Thank you for your help.

Upcoming Events

  • Our first all school mass will be on Friday, August 23rd at 8:00. You are always welcome to attend mass with our class. Please bring a can of food to donate.
  • We will not have school Monday, September 2nd due to Labor Day.

Reminders

  • Please return behavior contract signed, and parent questionnaire. Thanks for your help.
  • Please send money (lunch, fees….) to school in an envelope or baggie with their name and who the money goes to, this will ensure that it gets to the correct person. It is to be placed in basket on my desk.
  • If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me. I check my email before and after school. I may not have time to check it at lunch due to duties, so if you have a transportation change for that day you will want to call the office.
  • May God bless your family and our new school year!

Thanks,

Mrs. Bowersock

I hope you had a wonderful year!  I enjoyed being your teacher!  Keep learning this summer!  I have listed some ideas below.  May God bless you this summer.  Love, Mrs. Bowersock

               

Summer Reading

Read a mystery book Date -
Read out loud to your pet Date -
Read a poem book Date -
Read a Magic Tree House book Date -
Read a religious book Date -
Read a book to a younger child Date-
Read a play with some friends, then act it out Date-
Read a science book - nonfiction Date-

Summer Science

Visit a zoo Date -
Visit jampd.com – Johnny Appleseed Parks Activities Date -
Visit Neil Armstrong Museum – 50th Anniversary Celebrations Date -
Egg Drop Challenge – Google it Date -

Summer Math

Play store – count money Date -
Plan a trip to Cedar Point – Set a budget, how much does it cost? Date-
Bake a cake or cookies, be sure to measure correctly Date-
Write summer story problems with more than on step -, +, x Date-
Practice facts -, +, x Everyday

Summer Language Arts

Keep a journal Everyday
Practice cursive Date
Write a letter to a friend Date
Research a couple of jobs you are interested in Date
Make a comic book Date

Summer Religion

Pray & Read the Bible Every day
Go to Mass Every week
Help someone – service project Date
Take your family on a tour of our church Date
Research a saint Date
Illustrate your favorite Bible Story Date

                       

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: May 20 -24

Theme: Summer Safety

Math: We will work a Camping Trip project this week. The kids will work on using money, measuring, map making and arrays. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please practice identifying and counting coins at home, as well as, telling time thanks for your help.

Religion: We will be reviewing the seven sacraments. We will also be talking about how we can be a service to our local community.

Main Ideas:

  • Sacraments – Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders, Anointing of the Sick
  • We are sent to share God’s Love with others.
  • Jesus is present in the Blessed Sacrament.
  • Jesus is with the Church as we share God’s love.
  • Jesus is with us as we share his peace with others.

Language Arts: We will continue to work on capital cursive letters this week. We will be writing letters to the third grade.

Science: We will explore healthy habits which includes My Plate (food groups), daily exercise, drinking water and getting enough rest.

Spelling/Phonics/Reading: We will not have a spelling test Friday.

We will finish reading Buffalo Before Breakfast. Our Vocab test will be Wednesday.

  • 1. Bison – another name for buffalo
  • 2.Coonskin – animal skin from a raccoon
  • 3.Vast – wide and open like big field
  • 4.Quiver – a backpack used to hold arrows
  • 5.Lakota – a Native American Tribe who lived on the Great Plains
  • 6.Twilight – just before the sky gets really dark
  • 7.Grazing – eating grass
  • 8.Stampede – animals running madly and quickly
  • 9.Bounding – running playfully

10.Sacred – very special in a religious way

The students have been given an Accelerated Reading (AR) goal for 4th quarter. They have a bookmark to help them track their progress. They will read books in their level and take quizzes on the iPad to earn points. I will check in with them weekly to discuss their goal. AR goals are due May 22nd.

Reminders:

* You can view our website at sccslima.org you will need to find the menu and click on it, then scroll down to my name and click on it. After that, click on Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News on the left.

* Tuesday we will be going to Heritage Park. We will leave school at 11:00 and return around 2:00.

STAR OF THE WEEK:

Brianna & Easton

May God bless your family this week!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: May 13-17

Theme: Summer

Math: We will work on a Camping Trip Project this week. We will continue to explore fractions and arrays this week. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please practice identifying and counting coins at home, as well as, telling time thanks for your help.

Religion: We will be learning about the Corporal Works of Mercy.

  • For I was hungry and you gave me food to eat.
  • I was thirsty and you gave me water to drink.
  • I was a stranger and you gave me a room.
  • I had no clothes and you gave me clothes to wear.
  • I was sick and you cared for me.
  • I was in prison and you came to see me.
  • When I died you buried me.

Language Arts: We will continue to work on capital cursive letters this week. We will be writing about our 2nd grade experience.

Science: We will continue Chapter 6 – Energy, Motion and Forces. We will have our test on Wednesday.

Spelling/Phonics/Reading: We will have a spelling test Friday.

Our vocab test will be on Wednesday over Sarah, Plain and Tall.

Vocabulary words for Sarah, Plain and Tall

1. Sniff - to smell something

2.Slick - something that is slippery

3.Fetch - to go get something

4.Rough - something that is bumpy, it is NOT smooth

5.Prairie - a large open area of grassland

6.Clattering - to make a constant rattling sound

7.Batted - to hit something

8.Buzzing - to make a low continuous humming sound

9.Rustle -to make a soft crackling sound

10.Thumped - to hit something hard

We will begin a Magic Tree House chapter book called Buffalo Before Breakfast.

The students have been given an Accelerated Reading (AR) goal for 4th quarter. They have a bookmark to help them track their progress. They will read books in their level and take quizzes on the iPad to earn points. I will check in with them weekly to discuss their goal. AR goals are due May 22nd.

Reminders:

* You can view our website at sccslima.org you will need to find the menu and click on it, then scroll down to my name and click on it. After that, click on Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News on the left.

* We will attend the Talent Show Friday, May 17th at 1:30.

* Please return your permission slip for our field trip by the end of the week. We will be going to Heritage Park on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

STAR OF THE WEEK:

May 6- Brianna

May 13- Easton

May God bless your family this week! 

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: May 6 -10

Theme: Mother’s Day

Math: We will work on multistep story problems this week. We will continue to explore fractions this week. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please practice identifying and counting coins at home, as well as, telling time thanks for your help.

Religion: We will be learning about the Corporal Works of Mercy.

  • For I was hungry and you gave me food to eat.
  • I was thirsty and you gave me water to drink.
  • I was a stranger and you gave me a room.
  • I had no clothes and you gave me clothes to wear.
  • I was sick and you cared for me.
  • I was in prison and you came to see me.
  • When I died you buried me.

Language Arts: We will continue to work on capital cursive letters this week. We will be writing about our moms this week.

Science: We will continue Chapter 6 – Energy, Motion and Forces. We will be learning about magnets this week.

Spelling/Phonics/Reading: We will not have a spelling test Friday.

Our vocab test will be Wednesday this week over Freckle Juice.

  • Recipe – directions you follow when cooking or baking
  • Average – not too big or small
  • Remove – to take off
  • Desperate – you have to do something, for example I am desperate to find my favorite stuffed animal
  • Combination – a code to get into a locker
  • Freckles – brownish spots on the skin, if you go in the sun you can get a lot of them and they will get darker
  • Secret – to keep something hidden from others
  • Juice – the liquid parts of fruits and/or vegetables
  • Formula – to change a substance, for example my mom bought new laundry detergent if is an improved formula
  • Decorate – to make ready for a party, could include balloons and banners

We will begin a historical fiction chapter book called Sarah, Plain and Tall.

The students have been given an Accelerated Reading (AR) goal for 4th quarter. They have a bookmark to help them track their progress. They will read books in their level and take quizzes on the iPad to earn points. I will check in with them weekly to discuss their goal. AR goals are due May 22nd.

Reminders:

* You can view our website at sccslima.org you will need to find the menu and click on it, then scroll down to my name and click on it. After that, click on Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News on the left.

* This week we will have an all school mass on Tuesday.

STAR OF THE WEEK:

May 6- Brianna

May 13- Easton

May God bless your family this week! 

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: April 29- May 3

Theme: Positive Addiction Week

Monday – Lima Public Library Presentation

Tuesday – 1:00 FUN Run – wear running clothes to school, Dance Party

Wednesday – Safety Presentation by Ohio State Trooper

Thursday – Presentation by Board of Disabilities

Friday – Mass, Run, Jeans Day, Kewpee, please bring a board game

Math: We will work on adding and subtracting with regrouping. We will be working on a Football Game Day project. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please practice identifying and counting coins at home, as well as, telling time thanks for your help.

Religion: We will go to church this week to practice for First Communion. There will be a First Communion practice on Friday night, May 3rd, in church at 7:00. First Communion Mass will begin at 1:00 Sunday, May 5th.

  • We will discuss preparing and receiving Holy Communion.
  • We will also discuss The Resurrection Story.
  • We will attend the Positive Addiction Mass on Friday at 9:00.

Language Arts: We will continue to work on capital cursive letters this week. We will write about the positive addictions we have in our lives.

Spelling/Phonics/Reading: We will not have a spelling test Friday.

We will not have a vocab this week. It will be next Wednesday.

We will be reading a chapter book this week called Freckle Juice. Each day we will read a chapter and discuss it together. Then the kids will answer comprehension questions. Please review these words for our vocab test next week Wednesday.

  • Recipe – directions you follow when cooking or baking
  • Average – not too big or small
  • Remove – to take off
  • Desperate – you have to do something, for example I am desperate to find my favorite stuffed animal
  • Combination – a code to get into a locker
  • Freckles – brownish spots on the skin, if you go in the sun you can get a lot of them and they will get darker
  • Secret – to keep something hidden from others
  • Juice – the liquid parts of fruits and/or vegetables
  • Formula – to change a substance, for example my mom bought new laundry detergent if is an improved formula
  • Decorate – to make ready for a party, could include balloons and banners

The students have been given an Accelerated Reading (AR) goal for 4th quarter. They have a bookmark to help them track their progress. They will read books in their level and take quizzes on the iPad to earn points. I will check in with them weekly to discuss their goal. AR goals are due May 22nd.

Reminders:

* You can view our website at sccslima.org you will need to find the menu and click on it, then scroll down to my name and click on it. After that, click on Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News on the left.

* This week we will have an all school mass on Friday.

* First Communion Practice is Friday, May 3rd, at 7:00. First Communion Mass begins Sunday at 1:00.

STAR OF THE WEEK:

April 29 – Kaedrick May 6- Brianna May 13- Easton

May God bless your family this week!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: April 22-26

Theme: Easter

Math: We will work on adding and subtracting with regrouping. We will continue to explore fractions this week. We will work on multiplication facts – 5s and 10s. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please practice identifying and counting coins at home, as well as, telling time thanks for your help.

Religion: We will be working on Chapter 6 in our Eucharist book. Main ideas:

  • We will discuss preparing and receiving Holy Communion.
  • We will also discuss The Resurrection Story.
  • Thank you for sending the Rice Bowls back to school.
  • We will continue to work on our Holy Week Posters.

Language Arts: We will work on capital cursive letters this week. We will continue to learn about adverbs and adjectives. We will finish our Easter writing project, How to Catch the Easter Bunny.

Science: We will continue Chapter 6 – Energy, Motion and Forces. We will be learning about magnets this week.

Spelling/Phonics/Reading: We will have a spelling test Friday. We will all be regular list due to our short week.

Our vocab test will be Thursday this week.

We will be reading and discussing several poems this week.

  • Create – something you make or invent
  • Dazzling – something this is very bright
  • Imagination – when you form pictures or ideas in your mind
  • Seconds – a unit for measuring time, there are 60 seconds in a minute
  • The beats of a poem are the syllables that make the rhythm in a line of poetry.
  • “I am a swan.” is a metaphor because it compares to unlike things.
  • Sometimes poets use repeated lines – repetition. They include the same line at least twice in the poem.
  • The poet used the poem to share a message about using your imagination.

The students have been given an Accelerated Reading (AR) goal for 4th quarter. They have a bookmark to help them track their progress. They will read books in their level and take quizzes on the iPad to earn points. I will check in with them weekly to discuss their goal. AR goals are due May 22nd.

Reminders:

* You can view our website at sccslima.org you will need to find the menu and click on it, then scroll down to my name and click on it. After that, click on Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News on the left.

* This week we will have an all school mass on Thursday.

STAR OF THE WEEK:

April 29 – Kaedrick

May 6- Brianna

May 13- Easton

May God bless your family this week!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: April 8-12

Theme: Easter

Math: We will work on adding and subtracting 3-digit by 3-digit numbers with regrouping. We will create arrays too. We will begin to explore fractions this week. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please practice identifying and counting coins at home, as well as, telling time thanks for your help.

Religion: We will finish working on Chapter 4 in our Eucharist book. Main ideas:

  • We will review the Liturgy of the Eucharist. We will also practice receiving the Body and Blood of Jesus.
  • We will also continue to make a booklet about The Stations of the Cross.
  • Please continue to collect money for our Lenten Rice Bowl Project.
  • We will begin to learn review Holy Week.

Language Arts: We will continue to work on cursive letters this week. We will continue to learn about adverbs. We will continue our Easter writing project, How to Catch the Easter Bunny.

Science: We will review the properties and states of matter.

Spelling/Phonics/Reading: We will take our prespelling test on Monday. Our final spelling test will be Friday.

We will be reading Money Matters this week. It is an expository text about how we use money.

Invented – to make something new

Money – the dollars and cents we use to buy things

Prices – how much you have to pay to buy something

Purchase – when you pay money for something to take home

Record – when you write down information and save it

System – a way of doing something

Value – how much something is worth

Worth – if something is worth a certain amount of money, it costs that much money to buy

The students have been given an Accelerated Reading (AR) goal for 4th quarter. They have a bookmark to help them track their progress. They will read books in their level and take quizzes on the iPad to earn points. I will check in with them weekly to discuss their goal.

Reminders:

* You can view our website at sccslima.org you will need to find the menu and click on it, then scroll down to my name and click on it. After that, click on Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News on the left.

* We will be taking our Reading MAP Test on Wednesday morning. Please get a good night sleep and eat a healthy breakfast. Thanks for your help.

STAR OF THE WEEK: April 8- Lucas May 6- Brianna

April 15 – Samuel May 13- Easton

April 29 – Kaedrick

May God bless your family this week! 

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: September 24-28

Theme: Bats

Math: We will work on near-doubles strategy for adding, the turn around rule for addition, place value and even and odd numbers. We will take a time test every week on math facts. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18.

Religion: We will work on Chapter 5 – We Celebrate Confirmation. The big ideas are:

* We celebrate the Gift of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation.

* We celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with special words and actions.

* The Holy Spirit helps baptized Catholics and confirmed Catholics.

Language Arts: We will finish working on our fall writing project. We will also continue to write in our journals. We are working on using compete sentences when writing.

Science: This week we will being to learn about engineers and the design process and simple machines.

Spelling/Phonics: We will be working on long and short i sounds this week. We will take our pretest today.

Spelling words – did, fin, pick, line, pipe, tip, mix, five, side, hike, cape, made, all, any, says

Reading: The students will read a couple short articles, Families Work Together and Why We Work. These are expository pieces. We will work on reading charts and graphs, they often are included in these types of writing. We will work on finding the details in the articles. Please review these vocab words with your child:

  • 1.Check – when you look at something closely to make sure it is right
  • 2.Choose – to decide which one you want
  • 3.Chores – things you do at home to help around the house
  • 4.Customers – people who buy something from a store or company
  • 5.Cost – to get something at a certain price
  • 6.Jobs – the work people do to earn money
  • 7.Spend – means using your money to buy something
  • 8.Tools – used to make or repair something

Reminders:

* Thank you for supporting our fall fundraiser! It will end on September 25th.

* September 28th is a service jeans day. You will need to bring a $1.00 to be donated to United Way this month. Please see out of uniform guidelines on page 21 of the handbook.

* If anyone would be interested in earning volunteer hours by tearing out and sorting workbook pages please email me, thanks.

* Our new website is live online. You can view it at sccslima.org you will need to find the menu and click on it, then scroll down to my name and click on it. After that, click on Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News on the left.

May God bless your family this week!

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: March 25 – 29

Theme: Outer Space

Math: We will work on adding and subtracting with regrouping. We will create arrays by using square pattern blocks. We will also be reviewing place value and shapes too. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please practice identifying and counting coins at home, as well as, telling time thanks for your help.

Religion: We will be working on Chapter 4 in our new Eucharist book.

  • We will be reviewing the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
  • We will also be discussing and role playing the sacrament of Reconciliation.
  • We will also work on a reflection booklet about The Stations of the Cross.

Language Arts: We will continue to work on cursive letters this week. We will be filling out a job application to be an astronaut. We will also work on proofreading paragraphs.

Science: This week we will begin Chapter 5 – Matter. We will define matter and properties of matter by making a foldable.

Spelling/Phonics/Reading: We will take our prespelling test on Monday. Our final spelling test will be on Friday.

This week we will read Listen and discuss My Light, a nonfiction story about energy.

Electricity – is the energy that flows through wires it makes lights and machines work

Energy – power that is produced to make machines work or provide heat

Flows – this happens when a liquid moves in a steady stream

Haul – to carry something heavy

Power – any kind of energy that can be used to make lights and machines work

Solar – something is related to or caused by the sun

Underground – something that is beneath the Earth’s surface

Silent – not making a sound

The students took a STAR Reading Test on Friday. This week they will be given an Accelerated Reading (AR) goal for4th quarter. They will have a bookmark to help them track their progress. They will read books in their level and take quizzes on the iPad to earn points. I will check in with them weekly to discuss their goal.

Reminders:

* You can view our website at sccslima.org you will need to find the menu and click on it, then scroll down to my name and click on it. After that, click on Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News on the left.

* Please join us for the Alice and Wonderland themed auction on Saturday, March 30th. The 2nd grade has a few great photos and a couple of baskets to bid on. Thanks for your support. Free babysitting is also available that night at the UNOH Event Center.

* Friday, March 29th is a Kindness Shirt jeans day! There is no cost. If you do not wear your Kindness Shirt then you have to wear your uniform.

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: March 18-22

Theme: Spring

Math: We will work on adding and subtracting with regrouping. We will create arrays too. We will be reviewing 2-D and 3-D shapes. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please practice identifying and counting coins at home, as well as, telling time thanks for your help.

Religion: We will be working on Chapter 3 in our new Eucharist book. Main idea:

  • Liturgy of the Word is when we hear the readings, Psalm, and Gospel. Father also gives his homily and we hear the petitions.
  • We will also begin to make a booklet about The Stations of the Cross.

Language Arts: We will continue to work on cursive letters this week. We will finish our descriptive church writing project. We will write the final copy of our informational American symbol paragraph.

Science: We will have our severe weather test on Wednesday. They should have a study guide to look over.

Spelling/Phonics/Reading: Our final spelling test will be Friday. We will all be regular list due to the delay.

This week we will read The Golden Flower – A Taino Myth from Puerto Rico.

Appeared – something came into sight

Crops – large number of plans that are grown for food

Develop – when things grow and change

Edge – the line or boarder where something begins or ends

Golden – something that is bright and yellow like gold

Rustled – a soft noise as something is moved

Shinning – something that gives off light

Stages – steps in a process

The students have been given an Accelerated Reading (AR) goal for 3rd quarter. They have a bookmark to help them track their progress. They will read books in their level and take quizzes on the iPad to earn points. I will check in with them weekly to discuss their goal.

Reminders:

* You can view our website at sccslima.org you will need to find the menu and click on it, then scroll down to my name and click on it. After that, click on Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News on the left.

* The end of third quarter is March 22.

* Please join us for the Alice and Wonderland themed auction on Saturday, March 30th. The 2nd grade has a few great photos and a couple of baskets to bid on. Thanks for your support. Babysitting is also available that night at the UNOH Event Center.

* STAR of the Week:

March 25-29 – Camden Knight

May God bless your family this week!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: March 11-15

Theme: St. Patrick’s Day

Math: We will work on adding and subtracting with regrouping. We will begin to talk about multiplication too. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please practice identifying and counting coins at home, as well as, telling time thanks for your help.

Religion: We will be working on Chapter 2, Gathering to Give Thanks and Praise, in our new Eucharist book. Main ideas include:

  • Jesus and his disciples often gathered to celebrate Jewish feasts and holy days at the Temple.
  • Worship means to “praise and thank” God.
  • The community of people who gather for the celebration is called the assembly.
  • At Mass the priest and deacon wear special clothing called vestments.
  • Sunday is called the Lord’s Day. When we go to Mass every Sunday and on special holy days, we are following the Third Commandment.
  • The celebration of the Eucharist is the center of the Church’s life.
  • We will also learn about Saint Maria Guadalupe.

Please continue to practice The Act of Contrition. They will be saying this prayer to me next week. Thanks for your help.

Language Arts: We will continue to work on cursive letters this week. We will work to finish our descriptive church writing project too.

Science: We will continue Chapter 4 this week. We will be learning about severe weather including thunderstorms, tornados, hurricanes, and blizzards. We will also discuss safety tips too.

Spelling/Phonics/Reading: We will all take the regular spelling test on Friday due to the short week.

This week we will read an article called “Setting the Rules.” Our vocab test will be Thursday this week.

We will also be using the iPads to research an American Symbol. They will take notes on facts about the symbol using a web. Then they will write an information paragraph about that symbol.

Exclaimed – spoke or shouted suddenly because you are excited or upset

Finally – something happens after a long time

Form – when you make or shape something

History – the story of what happened in the past

Public – something that is for all people to visit

Rules – are directions that tell you how to do something or tell you what is allowed

United – when things are joined our brought together

Writers – are people who write stories, books and articles.

The students have been given an Accelerated Reading (AR) goal for 3rd quarter. They have a bookmark to help them track their progress. They will read books in their level and take quizzes on the iPad to earn points. I will check in with them weekly to discuss their goal.

Reminders:*March 15th is a service jeans day please bring $1.00.

May God bless your family this week!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: March 4-8

Theme: Lent

Math: We will also work on adding and subtracting with regrouping. We will begin to talk about arrays too. We will practice measuring to the nearest inch and centimeter. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please practice identifying and counting coins at home, as well as, telling time thanks for your help.

Religion: We will be working on Chapter 1 in our new Eucharist book. Main ideas include:

  • Baptism is the doorway into the Church.
  • The Holy Spirit will guide us to be like Jesus.
  • As Catholics we believe in the Blessed Trinity.
  • The sacraments are special signs given to us by Jesus through which we share in God’s life and love.
  • The Sacraments of Christian Initiation are Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation.
  • We will also learn about Saint Dominic Savio.

OUR PARTS OF MASS TEST IS TUESDAY, MARCH 5TH. They brought a study guide home last week.

Language Arts: We will continue to work on cursive letters this week. We will also review contractions, homophones and similes. We will also continue to work on our descriptive church writing project too.

Science: We will continue Chapter 4 this week. We will be learning about severe weather including thunderstorms, tornados, hurricanes, and blizzards. We will also discuss safety tips too.

Spelling/Phonics/Reading: We will take a prespelling test on Monday. Our final spelling test will be Friday.

This week we will read The Woodcutter’s Gift.

Curious – when you want to learn more about something

Distance – something you see from far away

Earth Resources – are things found in nature, like water and trees, that people can use

Enormous – something that is very large in size

Gently – something you do carefully or lightly

Proudly – you do something in a way that show you are pleased with what you have done

Rarely – something that does not happen often

Supply – something you have an amount of

The students have been given an Accelerated Reading (AR) goal for 3rd quarter. They have a bookmark to help them track their progress. They will read books in their level and take quizzes on the iPad to earn points. I will check in with them weekly to discuss their goal.

Reminders:

* You can view our website at sccslima.org you will need to find the menu and click on it, then scroll down to my name and click on it. After that, click on Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News on the left.

* We will be having our Grandparent Lunch Thursday, March 7th. The kids will be singing a couple of songs before lunch at 11:00 in the gym. Then they will eat lunch at 11:15.

* We will have an all school mass on Ash Wednesday.

May God bless your family this week!

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: February 25 – March 1

Theme: Black History

Math: We will continue to work on adding and subtracting with regrouping. We will talk about arrays too. We will practice measuring to the nearest yard and meter. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please practice identifying and counting coins at home, as well as, telling time thanks for your help.

Religion:

  • This week we will be reviewing the events of the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. They will bring a study guide home this week over the parts of mass. Our test will be Tuesday, March 5th.
  • Attached is a copy of the Act of Contrition Prayer, please have your child memorize this prayer. They will use it for Reconciliation. I will ask them to say this prayer to me the week of March 18th -22nd.

Language Arts: We will continue writing cursive letters this week- u and w. We will also continue our new writing project about our church. We brainstormed last week by taking a tour of the church. This week we will use those ideas to write three paragraphs about St. Charles. We will also be learning about the life of Ruby Bridges too.

Science: We will continue Chapter 4 this week. We will be learning about about severe weather including thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards. We will also discuss safety tips too.

Spelling/Phonics/Reading: We will our practice spelling test Monday. Friday we will have our weekly test.

The students will read Brave Bessie. Please review these vocab words, our test is Wednesday:

Agree – when you say that something is true or that they will do something

Challenging – something that is difficult and takes effort to do

Discover – when you find something

Heroes – are people who have done brave or good things

Interest- it is something, you like and want to learn more about it

Perform – when you do something in front of other people

Study – when you spend time learning about something

Succeed – when you do what you have tried to do or you do something well

The students have been given an Accelerated Reading (AR) goal for 3rd quarter. They have a bookmark to help them track their progress. They will read books in their level and take quizzes on the iPad to earn points. I will check in with them weekly to discuss their goal.

Cheeseburger Book Report and Project are due February 28th. The kids will be presenting them to the class on Thursday and Friday. They will use their cheeseburger to help them present. Then they will tell us about their project too.

Reminders:

* Our new website is live online. You can view it at sccslima.org you will need to find the menu and click on it, then scroll down to my name and click on it. After that, click on Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News on the left.

* I look forward to see you at our Open House on Sunday, March 3 from 11:30-1:00.

* Our Grandparent Lunch will be Friday, March 7th. Forms will come home soon.

May God bless your family this week!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: February 18 -22

Theme: President’s Day

Math: We will continue working on solving one and two step number stories this week. We will also work on adding and subtracting with regrouping. We will talk about arrays too. We will practice measuring to the nearest inch and centimeter. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please practice identifying and counting coins at home, as well as, telling time thanks for your help.

Religion: This week we will be reviewing the events of the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. They will bring a study guide home later this week over the parts of mass.

Language Arts: We will continue writing cursive letters this week- u and w. We will also continue our new writing project about our church.

Science: We will continue Chapter 4 this week. We will be learning about different tools used to measure weather – thermometer, rain gauge, and wind vane. We will also begin to talk about severe weather too.

Spelling/Phonics/Reading: We will all take the regular list test on Friday.

The students will read Once Upon a Baby Brother. Please review these vocab words, our test is Thursday:

Amused – something that made you simile or laugh

Cooperate – it you work together on something

Describe – to tell what something is like

Entertained – something pleased or interested you

Imagination – when you form pictures or ideas in your mind

Interact – to talk or work with someone

Patient – you can wait for a long time for something

Peaceful – when things are calm and quiet

The students have been given an Accelerated Reading (AR) goal for 3rd quarter. They have a bookmark to help them track their progress. They will read books in their level and take quizzes on the iPad to earn points. I will check in with them weekly to discuss their goal.

Reminders:

* Our new website is live online. You can view it at sccslima.org you will need to find the menu and click on it, then scroll down to my name and click on it. After that, click on Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News on the left.

* We will have our retreat Friday, February 22nd. We will go to our all school mass first. Then, we will go to the church basement for our retreat. We will be learning about the life skills of effort and initiative.

* Cheeseburger Book Report and Project are due February 28th.

* I look forward to see you at our Open House on Sunday, March 3rd.

May God bless your family this week!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: February 11-15

Theme: 100th Day/Valentine’s Day

Math: We will continue working on solving one and two step number stories this week. We will also work on adding and subtracting with regrouping. We will begin to talk about arrays too. We will practice measuring to the nearest inch and centimeter. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please practice identifying and counting coins at home, as well as, telling time thanks for your help.

Religion: We will work on Chapter 18 – We Celebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist. The main concepts are:

  • We bring forward the gifts of bread and wine.
  • The Eucharistic Prayer is the great prayer of thanks and praise.
  • We pray the Our Father and ask God for forgiveness and peace.
  • We receive Jesus Christ in Holy Communion.

Language Arts: We will begin writing cursive letters this week. We will also begin a new writing project about our church.

Science: We will continue Chapter 4 this week. We will be learning about different tools used to measure weather – thermometer, rain gauge, and wind vane.

Spelling/Phonics/Reading: We will take our practice spelling test Monday.

The students will read Grace for President. Please review these vocab words, our test is Wednesday:

Champion – a person who has won a contest

Determined – was going to do something

Issues – important problems or subjects that people talk about

Promises – are things you say that you will definitely do

Responsibility – it is your job to do something

Rights – the things the law says you can do or have

Volunteered – you offer to do something

Votes – are choices made by people to elect someone or opinions given to decide something

The students have been given an Accelerated Reading (AR) goal for 3rd quarter. They have a bookmark to help them track their progress. They will read books in their level and take quizzes on the iPad to earn points. I will check in with them weekly to discuss their goal.

Reminders:

* Our new website is live online. You can view it at sccslima.org you will need to find the menu and click on it, then scroll down to my name and click on it. After that, click on Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News on the left.

* We will celebrate the 100th Day of School on Monday!

* We will have our Valentine’s Celebration on February 14th. Please make a decorated box or bag to hold your cards. We have 18 kids in our class, please bring a card for everyone. You do not have to put names on them. You may also include a piece of candy. Please do not send candy with nuts or strawberries, thanks for your help.

* Friday, February 15 is a jeans day. Our school will celebrate No One Eats Alone at lunch!

May God bless your family this week!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: January 28 – February 1

Theme: Catholic Schools Week

Math: We will continue working on solving one and two step number stories this week. We will also work on adding and subtracting with regrouping. We will begin to talk about arrays too. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please practice identifying and counting coins at home, as well as, telling time thanks for your help.

Religion:

  • We will have a prayer service on Monday for Catholic Schools week at 12:45 in the gym.
  • We are making thank you posters for Father Kent.
  • We will be discussing vocations in class. We will also be praying for Father Chris this week.
  • We will listen to Father Steve talk about Hearts for Haiti. We will be collecting money for this program to build a house for a family in Haiti.
  • We will be going to L.C.C. for mass on Wednesday around 9:00. We will return to school around 11:00.

Language Arts: We will be making Valentine Cards for community helpers this week. We will write thank you letters to Veterans who are Honor Flights. We will also be writing to our families too.

Science: We will continue Chapter 4 – How does weather change over time? We learn about the water cycle, different types of clouds, and temperature too. We will have a test on Wednesday, February 6th. They will get a study guide later this week.

Spelling/Phonics/Reading: We will take a spelling pretest on Monday. We will have our spelling test on Friday. They are controlled r vowel spelling patterns this week.

The students will read a play called How the Beetle Got Her Colors – Based on a Traditional Tale from Brazil. Please review these vocab words, our test is Thursday:

Ashamed – when someone feels very guilty about something

Boast – when someone brags about something

Dash – to run somewhere very quickly

Holler – to yell or shout

Plenty – when you have enough for everyone

Similarities – almost the same in a way, something you have in common

Victory – winning a contest or game

Wisdom – knowing what is right and using what you know to make smart choices

Reminders:

* Our new website is live online. You can view it at sccslima.org you will need to find the menu and click on it, then scroll down to my name and click on it. After that, click on Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News on the left.

* Tuesday is PJ Day, the kids can bring 1 stuffed animal and a drink. Wednesday wear your uniform. Thursday wear your uniform with crazy hair or a hat. Friday is Spirit Day, please wear jeans with our school colors or L.C.C. colors.

* Thank you for selling Kewpee Coupons to help our school.

* If you would like to donate to our class for volunteer hours, we are in need of Clorox Wipes, snacks, and small prizes. Thanks for your help.

May God bless your family this week! 

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: January 22 - 26

Theme: Penguins

Math: We will be working on 2 digits by 2-digit addition with carrying the one. We will also begin to discuss 2 digits by 2-digit subtraction with regrouping. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please practice telling time to the nearest five minutes.

Religion: We will be working on a poster project for Father Kent.

.Language Arts: We will begin to work on cursive this week. We will also continue to discuss, nouns, verbs, adjectives, and proper nouns. The students will use the iPads to research penguins too. We will also learn some penguin vocabulary.

Science: We will continue Chapter 4 – How does weather change over time? We will continue to learn about the water cycle and different types of clouds. We will also practice reading thermometers too.

Spelling/Phonics/Reading: We will all take the regular spelling test on Friday due to the short week.

The students will read a realistic fiction story called Dear Primo. Please review these vocab words, our test is Thursday:

Common – something that is shared by a group of people

Costume – clothing that you wear to look like something or someone else

Custom – something that a group of people have done over and over again

Favorite – something you like the best

Parades – when large groups of people, including bands, that move through public places for a special event

Surrounded – the first thing is closed in on all sides by the second thing, for example: The island is surrounded by water.

Travel – to take a trip

Wonder – to think about something because you are curious about it

Reminders:

* Our new website is live online. You can view it at sccslima.org you will need to find the menu and click on it, then scroll down to my name and click on it. After that, click on Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News on the left.

* We will take our MAP Reading Test on Wednesday morning and the MAP Math Test on Friday morning. Please sleep well and eat a good breakfast on these days.

* Thank you for selling Kewpee Coupons to help our school.

* We will be going to L.C.C. for mass on Wednesday, January 30th to celebrate Catholic Schools Week. Please return the permission slip so your child can join us.

* If you would like to donate to our class for volunteer hours, we are in need of Clorox Wipes, snacks, and small prizes. Thanks for your help.

STAR of the Week:

Week of January 27th – Lyla

Week of February 4th – Frenchesca

May God bless your family this week!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: January 14 -18

Theme: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Math: We will continue to identify 2-D and 3-D shapes this week. We will be working on solving two step number stories this week. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please practice identifying and counting coins at home, as well as, telling time thanks for your help.

Religion: We will be working on Chapter 16 – We gather for the celebration of Eucharist. Key ideas:

* We are united to Jesus Christ and to on another.

* The Church celebrates the Mass.

* The parish gathers for the celebration of Mass.

* When Mass begins, we praise God and ask for his forgiveness.

Language Arts: We will learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. We will finish our writing project about his life. We will also continue to discuss, nouns, verbs, and adjectives, and proper nouns. We will also review contractions.

Science: We continue Chapter 4 – How does weather change over time? We will continue to learn about the water cycle and different types of clouds.

Spelling/Phonics/Reading: We will take a spelling pretest on Monday. We will have our spelling test on Friday. They are controlled r vowel spelling patterns this week.

The students will read an expository text called Volcanos. Please review these vocab words, our test is Wednesday:

Active – when something is read to work as expected

Earth – the ground or land we walk on

Explode – when things burst loudly

Island – land that has water all around it

Local – something that is nearby

Properties – different ways that something looks or acts

Solid – something that’s firm, hard and keeps its shape

Steep – something that has a very sharp slope

Reminders:

* Our new website is live online. You can view it at sccslima.org you will need to find the menu and click on it, then scroll down to my name and click on it. After that, click on Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News on the left.

* We will take our MAP Reading Test on Friday morning. Please sleep well and eat a good breakfast.

* Thank you for selling Kewpee Coupons to help our school.

* If you would like to donate to our class for volunteer hours, we are in need of Clorox Wipes, snacks, and small prizes. Thanks for your help.

May God bless your family this week!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: January 7-11

Theme: The New Year 2019!

Math: We will continue to work on counting coins and telling time. We will be working on solving number stories this week. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please practice identifying and counting coins at home, as well as, telling time thanks for your help.

Religion: We will be working on Chapter 15 – Jesus Gives Us the Eucharist. Key ideas:

*Jesus brings life.

* Jesus celebrated a special meal with his disciples.

* In the Eucharist we remember and celebrate what Jesus did at the Last Supper.

*The Mass is a meal and sacrifice.

Language Arts: We will learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. We will begin a writing project about his life. We will also continue to discuss, nouns, verbs, and adjectives, and proper nouns. We will also work on antonyms and synonyms too.

Science: We will begin Chapter 4 – How does weather change over time? We will begin to discuss the seasons. Ohio experiences all the seasons in the year – spring, summer, fall and winter. We will also learn about the water cycle too.

Spelling/Phonics/Reading: All of the students will be regular list spellers this week. Our test will be on Friday and will be over silent letter – gn, kn, wr, sc, and mb.

Spelling Words: Comb, crumb, scene, scent, gnat, sign, knife, know, wrist, writing, cube, music, very, eat, don’t

The students will read an expository text called Rain Forest. Please review these vocab words, our test is Wednesday:

Eerie – strange in a way that makes you feel nervous or afraid

Growth – something that grows or has grown

Layers – things that are placed or between other things

Lively – something that is active and cheerful

Location – a certain place like Lima, Ohio

Region – a large area of land

Seasons – different times of the year, the four seasons are fall, winter, spring and summer

Temperate – is a place that is never very hot our or very cold, it is mild

Reminders:

* Our new website is live online. You can view it at sccslima.org you will need to find the menu and click on it, then scroll down to my name and click on it. After that, click on Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News on the left.

* I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family! Thank you to all who have helped out or have donated to our classroom in anyway, I appreciate all your help!

* Thank you for selling Kewpee Coupons to help our school.

* If you would like to donate to our class for volunteer hours, we are in need of Clorox Wipes, snacks, and small prizes. Thanks for your help.

May God bless your family this week!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: December 17-21

Theme: Advent/Christmas

Math: We will continue to work on identifying 2-D and 3-D shapes. We will also be solving number stories this week. Please practice identifying and counting coins at home, as well as, telling time to the five-minute intervals, thanks for your help.

Religion: We will continue learning about the meaning and symbols of Advent. Each day we will color a good deed to practice. Our Lima Catholic Community Advent Service Project is providing items for the SAFY Teen Drop in center. Thank you for your help!

We will be visiting Father Kent at the rectory on Monday!

Language Arts: We will continue to work on identifying nouns, proper nouns, verbs, and adjectives. We will write a letter to Santa.

Science: This week we will continue to learn about fossils and why they are important. The kids will understand that paleontologists are scientists who study fossils. We will be digging up fossils this week too! Our fossil test is on Wednesday, December 19th!

Spelling/Phonics: We will not have a spelling test this week.

Reading: We will be reading several Christmas stories this week. We will also be working on our Christmas Around the World packet too. This will allow us to see how other countries celebrate Christmas.

We will also continue to work on identifying the main idea and details of a reading passage.

CHRISTMAS BOOK REPORTS ARE DUE DECEMBER 18TH!

Reminders:

* Our new website is live online. You can view it at sccslima.org you will need to find the menu and click on it, then scroll down to my name and click on it. After that, click on Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News on the left.

* Please mark your calendars our Christmas Program is Monday, December 17, 2018 at 7:00. We will meet in our classroom. The door will be unlocked at 6:30. The students will wear their uniforms for the program.

* If you would like to donate to our class for volunteer hours, we are in need of Clorox Wipes, snacks, liquid glue and small prizes. Thanks for your help.

* We will have a Jean Day Friday, December 21st. Please bring 1.00 for Harvest for the Hungry. The theme is ‘Ugly Christmas sweaters.’

* We will have our Christmas Party on Friday morning from 9:30-11:00. We will get our early Friday, December 21st at 1:15.

* Star of the Week: December 10th – 14th – Luke

December 17th – 21st – Addilynn

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas break with your families! May God bless your family this holiday season!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: December 3– 7

Theme: Advent/Christmas

Math: We will continue to work on identifying 2-D and 3-D shapes. We will also use mental math to add and subtract 100. We will also work on a Christmas shopping project too. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please practice identifying and counting coins at home, as well as, telling time to the five-minute intervals, thanks for your help.

Religion: We will be learning about the meaning and symbols of Advent. We will be making a flip book about Advent. Each day we will color a good deed to practice. Our Lima Catholic Community Advent Service Project is providing items for the SAFY Teen Drop in center. A note will come home with items that are needed. Thank you for your help!

We will also be working on sequencing The Nativity Story too.

Language Arts: We will continue to work on identifying nouns, verbs, adjectives. We will also work on synonyms and antonyms too. We will begin to retell The Nativity Story with the time line we created.

Science: This week we will continue to learn about fossils and why they are important. The kids will be making fossils out of play dough too.

Spelling/Phonics: We will take our long o test today. All of the kids will be regular list spellers this week, due to our cancellation last week.

Reading: The students will read a nonfiction story called Wild Weather. This week we will work on identifying the main idea and details. Please review these vocab words with your child:

Damage – injury or harm that happens to someone and something

Dangerous – something that is not safe and could harm you

Destroy – to break something

Event – something that happens or a special occasion

Harsh – it is difficult to live there

Prevent – to stop something from happening

Warning – something that lets people know that something dangerous is going to happen

Weather – is what the air is like at a certain time and place

CHRISTMAS BOOK REPORTS ARE DUE DECEMBER 18TH!

Reminders:

* Our new website is live online. You can view it at sccslima.org you will need to find the menu and click on it, then scroll down to my name and click on it. After that, click on Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News on the left.

* Our Christmas Program is Monday, December 17, 2018 from 6:30-8:30.

* If you would like to donate to our class for volunteer hours, we are in need of Clorox Wipes, snacks, and small prizes. Thanks for your help.

May God bless your family this week!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: November 19 -23 & November 26 -30

Theme: Thanksgiving & Advent

Math: We will continue to work on subtraction, counting coins and telling time. We will also begin to identify 2-D and 3-D shapes. We will take a time test every week on math facts. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please practice identifying and counting coins at home, as well as, telling time thanks for your help.

Religion: We will have a test over the 10 Commandments on Tuesday, November 20th. They have a study guide to review nightly.

We will be discussing parables from the Bible, as well as, the Season of Advent.

Language Arts: We are working on using compete sentences when writing. We will finish comparing the first Thanksgiving to Thanksgiving today. We will begin a Christmas Would You Rather persuasive writing project. We will also continue to discuss, nouns, verbs, and adjectives.

Science: We will continue to work on our animal research project. We will have a test over animals on Monday, December 3rd. The kids will get a study guide before Thanksgiving break to review. We will begin to learn about fossils too.

Spelling/Phonics: We will not have a spelling test this week. Next week we will continue with a pretest on Monday, November 26th.

Reading - The Week of November 26th – 30th

The students will read a narrative nonfiction story called Biblioburro. Please review these vocab words with your child, test is on Wednesday, November 28th:

Across – to go from one side to another

Borrow – you take something and agree to return it later

Countryside – land that is away from cities or large towns

Idea – you have a plan about how to do something

Insists – when someone says firmly it must be done

Lonely – when you are unhappy because you are alone

Solution – an answer to a problem

Villages – small groups of houses in the country

Reminders:

* Our new website is live online. You can view it at sccslima.org you will need to find the menu and click on it, then scroll down to my name and click on it. After that, click on Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News on the left.

* We will have an all school Mass on Tuesday, November 20th. Please bring a can of food to donate, thanks.

* I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thank you to all who have helped out or have donated to our classroom in anyway, I appreciate all your help!

* If you would like to donate to our class for volunteer hours, we are in need of Clorox Wipes, snacks, and small prizes. Thanks for your help.

* Please send in ads for a math activity, thanks.

May God bless your family this week!


  Science Chapter 3 – Lesson 1 – Study Guide

Where do plants and animals live?

Habitat – is the place where plants or animals live

A plant or animal can only live in a habitat that meet their needs.

For example, a polar bear lives in the tundra where it is cold and snowy. It has thick fur and a layer of fat to keep warm.

Habitats:

Forests – It has trees and streams. Many animals live her including, deer- eats plants for food, fox- uses logs for shelter, geese – drinks water from pond.

Ocean – It is a salt water habitat. Many fish find food in the coral reef.

Desert – It is very hot and dry. Food and water can be hard to find. Jack rabbits, scorpions, camels, meerkat, and snakes live in the desert. Jack rabbits have long ears that help them stay cool. Some desert animals burrow in the sand to stay cool and some only come out at night. Cactus hold water in the stalks and roots. Camels have fat in their hump which allows it to live in such a dry place.

Wetland – It is mostly covered in water. It is a swampy area where alligator eat fish. There are also many bugs here like mosquitoes and lightening bugs.

Rain Forest – It is a warm and wet habitat. It rains a lot and there are layers in the rain forest. The top layer, the emergent layer, get lots of sunlight, while, the forest floor gets little sunlight. Many animals call the rain forest home including the sloth, boa, toucan, iguana, tree frogs. Review the booklet we made in class.

All animals use adaptations to survive.

Body adaptation are things on the animal’s body that help it survive – teeth, claws, fat. This will include, sharp teeth (meat eaters) or flat teeth (plant eaters). Many animals have a body covering, like stripes or patterns, to blend in and camouflage themselves. They many be poisonous like some snakes, frogs and scorpions, which allows them to hunt and defend themselves.

Behavioral adaptations are things animals do to survive. This includes going out at night to avoid heat in the desert, hunting for food. If you are penguins you huddle together to stay warm. If you are a bear hibernating in the winter.

Please look over the animal group paper we did in class – birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and fish.

THERE WILL NOT BE A SCIENCE TEST MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH.

NOVEMBER 14th IS CRAZY SOCK DAY FOR JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION.   BRING $1.00 TO PARTICIPATE.

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: November 12 – 16

Theme: The First Thanksgiving

Math: We will continue to work on solving number stories and subtraction. We will begin to measure in inches and centimeters. We will take a time test every week on math facts. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please practice identifying and counting coins at home, as well as, telling time to the five-minute intervals, thanks for your help.

Religion: We will be having a test over the 10 Commandments on Tuesday, November 20th. They have a study guide to review nightly.

We will begin to read and discuss some miracle stories this week.

Language Arts: We are working to identify adjectives in sentences. We will also be working on a compare and contrast writing project. We will be comparing and contrasting the First Thanksgiving to Thanksgiving today.

Science: This week we will focus on the desert and the rain forest habitats. The kids will begin to research and animal on the iPad. We will have a test on Monday, November 19th over animals. They should bring a study guide home today.

Spelling/Phonics: We will take our spelling pretest on Monday. This week we are working on long I spelling patterns.

Reading: The students will read a fiction story called Mr. Putter and Tabby See Stars. This week we will work on sequencing events. Please review these vocab words with your child:

Adventure – doing exciting and unusual things

Delighted – to feel very happy and pleased about something

Dreamed – you wanted it to happen, you imagined it happening

Enjoyed – you really liked doing something

Grumbled – a low rumbling sound

Moonlight – the moon’s glow that you often see at night

Neighbor – a person that lives near you

Nighttime – when it is dark outside

Reminders:

* Our new website is live online. You can view it at sccslima.org you will need to find the menu and click on it, then scroll down to my name and click on it. After that, click on Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News on the left.

* The prize assembly for our fundraiser is Friday.

* If you would like to donate to our class for volunteer hours, we are in need of Clorox Wipes. Thanks for your help.

May God bless your family this week!

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: November 5 - 9

Theme: Native Americans

Math: We will continue to work on solving number stories, subtraction, and place value. We will take a time test every week on math facts. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please practice identifying and counting coins at home, thanks for your help.

Religion: We will be working on chapter 11 – We Celebrate the Sacrament of Forgiveness. The main ideas include:

*We ask for God’s forgiveness in the Sacrament of Penance.

* Contrition means being sorry for your sins.

* Confession means telling our sins to the priest in the Sacrament of Penance.

*A penance a prayer or kind act we do to make up for our sins.

*Absolution is God’s forgiveness of our sins by the priest in the Sacrament of Penance.

* We celebrate the Sacrament of Penance with our parish community.

* Jesus wants us to forgive others.

Language Arts: We are working on using compete sentences when writing. We will begin to work on our First Thanksgiving writing project.

Science: This week we will focus on the desert and the rainforest habitats.

Spelling/Phonics: We will all be taking the regular list spelling test on Thursday this week due to the four day week.

Reading: The students will read an expository text called I Fall Down by Vicki Cobb. It is about gravity. This week we will work to identify author’s purpose. Please review these vocab words with your child:

Amazing - it is very surprising or makes you feel wonder

Force - is a push or pull that can change how something moves

Measure – when you find the size or amount of something

Objects - are things you can see and touch

Prove - you showed that it is true

Speed - how fast it moves

True - it is a fact and not made up

Weight – how heavy something is

Reminders:

* Our new website is live online. You can view it at sccslima.org you will need to find the menu and click on it, then scroll down to my name and click on it. After that, click on Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News on the left.

* I am looking forward to seeing you at conferences this week. We do not have school on Friday.

* If you would like to donate to our class for volunteer hours, we are in need of Clorox Wipes. Thanks for your help.

May God bless your family this week!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: October 29 – November 2nd

Theme: Native Americans

Math: We will work on solving number stories, fact families, subtraction, place value and telling time. We will learn the difference between am and pm, as well as, telling time to five-minute intervals. We will take a time test every week on math facts. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please practice identifying and counting coins at home, thanks for your help.

Religion: We will be working on chapter 11– We Prepare for the Sacrament of Forgiveness. Main ideas include:

*Jesus invites us to celebrate God’s forgiveness.

*Jesus shares God forgiveness and peace in the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation.

*We examine our conscience.

*We tell God we are sorry for our sins.

Language Arts: We are working on using compete sentences when writing. We will continue to identify nouns and verbs in sentences. We will also begin to identify adjectives too. We will be working on a thankful writing project, as well as, writing poetry too.

Science: This week we continue to learn about animal habitats. We will sort animals into groups depending on their characteristics.

Spelling/Phonics: This week we will be working on blends.

Spelling words: scratch, scrape, spring, throne, stripe, strange, shred, shrub, splash, split, catch, sting, far, flower, until

Reading: The students will read poems. This week we will work on poetry vocab. Please review these vocab words with your child:

  • 1.Behave – when you act in a way that is good or correct
  • 2.Flapping – something that is moving up and down
  • 3.Express – when you tell or show how you feel about something
  • 4.Feathers – soft things that covers a bird’s body
  • 5.Poem – a form of writing that expresses feelings or imagination
  • 6.Rhythm – the repeating beats in a poem
  • 7.Rhyme – words rhyme when they have the same ending sound
  • 8.Word Choice – is the use of rich, colorful exact words

Reminders:

* Our new website is live online. You can view it at sccslima.org you will need to find the menu and click on it, then scroll down to my name and click on it. After that, click on Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News on the left.

* There will be an all school mass on Thursday, November 1st. Please send a can of food to share with our local community.

* I look forward to meeting with you at conferences next week.

May God bless your family this week!What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: October 15 - 19

Theme: Halloween

Math: We will work on in and out boxes, solving number stories, fact families, subtraction, and place value. We will take a time test every week on math facts. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please practice identifying and counting coins at home, thanks for your help.

Religion: We will be working on chapter 9 – God Gives Us Laws. Main ideas include:

*Jesus taught us the Great Commandment – to love God and others.

*The Ten Commandments help us to live as God’s Children.

*God wants us to show him our love and respect.

*God wants us to show that we love others as we love ourselves.

Language Arts: We are working on using compete sentences when writing. We will continue to identify nouns and verbs in sentences. We will also discuss proper nouns too.

Science: This week we continue to learn about engineers and the design process, as well as, simple machines.We will be finishing our mini book about simple machines. We will be having a test over Chapter 2 Wednesday.

Spelling/Phonics: This week we will be working on soft c and g sounds.

Spelling words: trace, place, badge, cage, space, ice, bulge, range, barge, mice, mule, huge, out, wash, saw

Reading: The students will read a narrative nonfiction story called Turtle! Turtle! Watch Out. This week we will work to identify the main ideas and details. Please review these vocab words with your child:

  • 1.Buried – to be covered up with something
  • 2.Escape – to get away from something
  • 3.Habitat – a place where a plant or animal lives
  • 4.Journey – a trip
  • 5.Nature -anything outside that is not made by humans
  • 6.Peeks – when someone looks quickly
  • 7.Restless – when you cannot be quiet or still
  • 8.Spies – when someone sees something suddenly

Reminders:

* Our new website is live online. You can view it at sccslima.org you will need to find the menu and click on it, then scroll down to my name and click on it. After that, click on Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News on the left.

* There will be an all school mass on Thursday, October 18th. Please send a can of food to share with our local community.

* Friday, October 19th will be a service jeans day. Please bring a $1.00 if you would like to wear jeans. The money will go to the Cancer Society, thanks for your kindness.

May God bless your family this week!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: October 8 -12

Theme: Fire Safety

Math: We will work on collection boxes, solving number stories, fact families, subtraction, place value and even and odd numbers. We will take a time test every week on math facts. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please practice identifying and counting coins at home, thanks for your help.

Religion: We will be working on chapter 8 – We Learn About God’s Love. Main ideas include:

*The Bible is the book of God’s Word.

*The Old Testament is the first part of the Bible.

*The New Testament is the second part of the Bible.

*Jesus wants us to listen to his teachings.

Language Arts: We are working on using compete sentences when writing. We will continue to identify nouns and verbs in sentences. We will be making a Fire Safety Booklet this week.

Science: This week we continue to learn about engineers and the design process, as well as, simple machines.We will be finishing our mini book about simple machines. We will be testing our catapults too. Please remember to bring your cap for Wednesday, thanks.

Spelling/Phonics: We will be working on long and short u sounds this week. We will take not a pretest this week. We will all take the regular spelling test due to the short week. The spelling words are glued in their assignment calendar.

Reading: The students will read a fable called Wolf! Wolf! This week we will work to identify the problem and solution in the story. Please review these vocab words with your child:

  • 1.Believe – to think that something is true
  • 2.Delicious – something tastes very good
  • 3.Feast – when you eat a large or fancy meal
  • 4.Fond – when you like something a lot
  • 5.Lessons – things you can learn from
  • 6.Remarkable- it is wonderful or outstanding
  • 7.Snatch – to grab something quickly
  • 8.Stories- when you tell made up tales

Reminders:

* Our new website is live online. You can view it at sccslima.org you will need to find the menu and click on it, then scroll down to my name and click on it. After that, click on Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News on the left.

* There is a P.T.O. Meeting on Wednesday, October 10th from 6:00-7:00. Judy Lester will be speaking from SAFY and will be talking about their services, as well as, stress management for kids and parents.

* There is a First Communion Meeting on Saturday, October 14th from 9:15 -10:15 in the lower level of the church.

May God bless your family this week!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: October 1-5

Theme: Pumpkins

Math: We will work on name collection boxes, solving number stories, frames and arrows, place value and even and odd numbers. We will take a time test every week on math facts. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18.

Religion: We will work on identifying the parts of the Liturgical Year.

* This includes Ordinary Time, Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time, Lent, Easter Triduum, and Easter.

* Now we are in Ordinary Time until Advent begins.

* The students will take our Baptism and Gospel test Thursday.

Language Arts: We will continue to write in our journals. We are working on using compete sentences when writing. We will identify nouns and verbs too. Please send in any old magazines we can use to create a poster. Thanks for your help.

Science: This week we continue to learn about engineers and the design process, as well as, simple machines.We will be making a mini book about simple machines.

Spelling/Phonics: We will be working on long and short o sounds this week. We will take our pretest today. The spelling words are glued in their assignment calendar.

Reading: The students will read a realistic fiction called Sled Dogs Run. This week we will work to summarize the story by identifying important events in the beginning, middle and end. Please review these vocab words with your child:

  • 1.Adapt – to become used to, the polar bear adapts to the cold
  • 2.Climate – the temperature and amount of rain that a place gets
  • 3.Eager – you want to do something really bad
  • 4.Freedom – being able to move about or act as you want
  • 5.Fresh – new, not spoiled
  • 6.Sense – means a feeling you have about something
  • 7.Shadows – dark shapes that are made when something is in front of the light
  • 8.Silence – still and quiet

Reminders:

* If anyone would be interested in earning volunteer hours by tearing out and sorting workbook pages please email me, thanks.

* Our new website is live online. You can view it at sccslima.org you will need to find the menu and click on it, then scroll down to my name and click on it. After that, click on Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News on the left.

* There will be no school on Monday, October 8th due to teacher professional development.

* There is a First Communion Meeting on Saturday, October 14th from 9:15 -10:15 in the lower level of the church.

May God bless your family this week!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: April 1-5

Theme: Outer Space

Math: We will work on adding and subtracting 3-digit by 3-digit numbers with regrouping. We will create arrays too. We will use balance scales to weigh items. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18. Please practice identifying and counting coins at home, as well as, telling time thanks for your help.

Religion: We will be working on Chapter 4 in our new Eucharist book. Main idea:

  • Liturgy of the Eucharist
  • We will also continue to make a booklet about The Stations of the Cross.
  • We will practice the Act of Contrition and role play going to Reconciliation. On Saturday, April 6th the students will be going to confession. We will meet from 10:00 – 2:00 at church.
  • Please continue to collect money for our Lenten Rice Bowl Project.

Language Arts: We will continue to work on cursive letters this week. This week we are working on creating and using compound words. We are also learning about adverbs. We will begin an Easter writing project too.

Science: We are making a Properties of Matter foldable. We will also begin to learn about the states of matter - solids, liquids and gasses.

Spelling/Phonics/Reading: We will take our prespelling test on Monday. Our final spelling test will be Friday.

This week we will read The Astronaut Handbook.

Exploration – when you travel through a place to learn about it

Important – something that matters a lot and is needed

Machines - are tools made of many parts made for a certain job

Prepare – when you get ready for something

Repair – to fix something that is broke

Result – is something that has happened because of something else that has happened before

Scientific – to do something carefully and orderly like a scientist

Team Work – when a group of people work well together.

The students have been given an Accelerated Reading (AR) goal for 4th quarter. They have a bookmark to help them track their progress. They will read books in their level and take quizzes on the iPad to earn points. I will check in with them weekly to discuss their goal.

Reminders:

* You can view our website at sccslima.org you will need to find the menu and click on it, then scroll down to my name and click on it. After that, click on Mrs. Bowersock’s Weekly News on the left.

* Thank you for all the support for the auction. Our classroom projects and baskets raised lots of money. Thanks so much!

May God bless your family this week!  

What’s going on in 2nd Grade?

Week: September 17 - 21

Theme: Apples

Math: We will work on counting money this week. We will work on addition number stories. We will also work on addition doubles facts and combinations of 10. We will take a time test every week on math facts. Please practice math facts adding and subtracting to 18.

Religion: We will work on Chapter 4 – We Celebrate Baptism. The big ideas are:

* At Baptism we become children of God and members of the Church.

* At Baptism we receive grace, a share in God’s life.

* We celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism with special words and actions.

* We can show that we are children of God by what we do and say.

* The kids can bring a picture or symbol from their Baptism in to share with the class this week.

Language Arts: We will continue to work on our fall writing project. We will be working on writing a rough draft using our fall web. We will also continue to write in our journals.

Science: This week we will explore science tools. We will also use the scientific method to conduct an experiment.

Spelling/Phonics: We will be working on long and short a sounds this week. We will not take a pretest on Monday due to MAP testing. The kids will all take the regular list spelling test on Friday.

Spelling words – bag, cap, ham, bake, ate, mad, back, cape, made, rake, still, belt, into, done, your

Reading: The students will read Lola and Tiva. It is a narrative nonfiction story about a family that lives in Africa. We will think about how we can care for animals. We will work on identifying details in the story. Please review these vocab words with your child:

  • 1.Allowed – he or she can do something
  • 2.Care – to look after someone or something
  • 3.Excited – all worked up, very happy
  • 4.Needs – things you must have
  • 5.Roam- to walk around here and there
  • 6.Safe – free from harm or danger
  • 7.Wandered – to walk slowly across and area
  • 8.Wild – a place in nature, where people do not live

Reminders:

* Thank you for supporting our fall fundraiser!

* We will be completing our Math MAP test today.

* If anyone would be interested in earning volunteer hours by tearing out and sorting workbook pages please email me, thanks.

* If anyone would like to earn hours through classroom donations we could always use extra snacks, puff mints, pencil top erasers, stickers, or small trinkets for the prize drawer. Thanks for all your help and support.

May God bless your family this week!