2-1/Mrs. Jean Saraceno

Welcome to Class 2-1
Mrs. Saraceno
2016-2017

Welcome to my second grade class! I am so happy to be  teaching the children in 2-1. Second grade is an exciting year of growing and learning. The children will be engaged in reading, math, and writing activities which are all aligned with the New York State Common Core Curriculum. This is also a very special year for the children. They will be receiving two sacraments, their first Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. I'm delighted to share in this special time of their lives!

April 2017

What We Are Learning in Class 2-1:
Math
 We will be working on Chapter 10 "Data".  Students will practice collecting data.  They will use graphs to represent the information on both picture and bar graphs.  Then they will use the information to solve problems. 

ELA
 "Wonders"  Unit Four- Week One
Expository Text: "Rain Forest",
"African Savannas"& "Alaska: A Special Place"

Skills: prefixes  (re-, dis-)
Suffixes (-ful, -less)
Linking Verbs- is, am, are, was & were
Capitalization of proper nouns & special places

Spelling
Week of  April 24th-28th
Focus: Silent Letters  (wr, kn, gn, mb, & sc)
comb
crumb
thumb
lamb
scene
scent
gnat
sign
design
knife
know
knew
wrist
write
wrong

 
Social Studies
Map & Globes: Students will learn the purpose and use of maps and globes.  They will locate the 7 continents and all the oceans on a map.  They will also practice using a compass rose to show the directions of north, south, east, and west.
Religion

    We will also discuss Divine Mercy Sunday and the Feast of Pentecost.   In addition, we will continue to prepare for the sacrament of First Holy Communion.

Act of Contrition
My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart.  In choosing to do wrong, and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.  Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In His name, my God, have mercy. Amen

Science
Unit Three: All About Animals
What are animal needs?
What are some animal life cycles?
The students will explore the many different animals and their habitats.    They will look closely at some animal life cycles and discuss how different environments affect the way they live.  They will also explore fossils and discover how to model one. 

 Handwriting 
The children will continue to practice cursive writing this month.  We will continue with individual letters and then practice connecting the letters correctly. We will also be working on individual names and signatures.

Specials
Monday: Gym1:00-1:40
Tuesday: Mass 8:30
Library  10:30- 11:10

Wednesday: Technology  1:00-1:40
      Creative Writing 11:10-11:50

Thursday: Music 8:30-9:10
   Religion with Sr. Maureen

Friday: Art 1:00-1:40 
 


Some Reminders


**  Scholastic book orders for April and May will be due to me by Friday
, May 12th.   

If you would like to order online, the class code is PBCV7.  If not, please send orders in by the date above.

**Please remember to check your child's folder each night.  Take-home folders should be emptied every night.  This includes any classwork that may be in their folders.

**All math homework and classwork sheets should be kept in their math folder.  Once a chapter is completed, those sheets can be removed and kept home

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If you need to reach me, for any reason, please email me at: dsaraceno7211@ndsnet.org