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!

May 2017


What We Are Learning in Class 2-1:
Math
 We will be starting Chapters 8-9 "Measuring Lengths Using the Customary and Metric Systems".  Students will use concrete models to measure the lengths of objects in inches and centimeters.  They will practice estimating the lengths of objects mentally partitioning the lengths into inches and centimeters.  They will also solve addition and subtraction problems involving the lengths of objects by drawing diagrams.  

ELA
 "Wonders"  Unit Four- Week Four
Folktales/Drama "Why theSun & Moon Live in the Sky",
 "How the Beetle Got Her Colors"& "How the Finch Got Its Colors"

Skills
Irregular Verbs -come, run, hide, give, sing & sit
Comprehension Skills:  Themes, Visualizing
Mechanics:  Letter-punctuation (greetings & closing)

Spelling

Week of  May 22nd-26th
Focus: r-controlled Vowels
(eer, ere, ear)

deer
cheers
steer
jeer
here
near
ear
dear
clear
spear
store
north
again
house
inside

 

 
Social Studies
Celebrate America!
Students will discuss the importance of the Statue of Liberty.  They will also recognize important American symbols like the Liberty bell and the World War II Memorial.  They will talk about the meaning behind Memorial Day and discuss the importance of celebrating it each year.  In addition, they will  learn about some of the contributions of American leaders.

Religion 

    We will discuss the Feast of Pentecost.  We will also discuss the Ascension and Mary's Feast days.

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 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 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