2-1/Mrs. Jean Saraceno

Welcome to Class 2-1
Mrs. Saraceno
2017-2018

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 2018

What We Are Learning in Class 2-1:
Math
 We will begin , Chapter 10 "Data".  Students will practice making tally marks to record data.  They will also record data using picture graphs and bar graphs.

ELA



"Wonders"  Unit Four
Week Four


"How the Beetle Got Her Colors" , "How the Finch Got Its Colors" & "Why the Sun And Moon Live in the Sky" 
Genre:Folktales/Drama

Skills
Comprehension:  Students will focus on comparing and contrasting.  They will also practice visualizing as they read.
Writing: They will be writing shape poems this week.  They will work on patterns and rhyming words .
**** They will continue to work on paragraph writing skills including topic sentences, supporting details, and conclusions.

Grammar:    We will learn about similes and how they are used in different writings and poetry.  We will also be reviewing irregular plural nouns and practicing their different spellings.

Spelling
Week of April 16th-20th

Focus:Words with -eer, -ere, -ear


deer
cheer
steer
here
there
ear
near
dear
clear
spear
High Frequency Words
again
house
inside
behind
gone

Science
The Solar System & The Stars

This week we will continue Unit 8 The Solar System & The Stars.  We will read about what causes day & night.  We will model day and night in an experiment.We will also read about the different constellations and students will create constellations of their very own!

Social Studies

Studies Weekly-  "Rights & Responsibilities"

Students will learn the rights and responsibilities of the citizens of our country.  They will learn about major elected officials such as the mayor.  In addition, will understand that rights & responsibilities are there to promote the common good of society.

 Religion 
  
We will be discussing the Holy Eucharist and preparing to receive the unconsecrated host as practice for first holy communion.
** Every Tuesday, the students will be attending the 8:30 mass in preparation for the sacraments of reconciliation and 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


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 have been sent!

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 chapter books 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