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!

February 2017

What We Are Learning in Class 2-1:
Math
 We will be reviewing basic addition facts to prepare for subtraction and problem solving. In chapter 6, the students will be learning how to record and regroup 3-digits in both addition & subtraction.  They will look for key words to solve word problems.

ELA
 "Wonders"  Unit Three- Week 1
Expository Text: "Magnets Work!", "I Fall Down" &
"Move It!" 

Skills: abbreviations & contractions
Spelling: Long "a" words 
 High Frequency Words

Spelling Words
Week of February 13-17

nail
train
main
pain
hay
stay
break
steak
weigh
sleigh
prey
shape
scrape
strange
amazing


Monthly Book Report
There will NOT be a monthly book report for February.  Instead, I will be sending home a reading log for the children to complete over the break. See information below. 


Social Studies
The Constitution & famous American presidents- We will be discussing the rules of our nation.  We will also discuss the qualities of two very important presidents, George Washington &
 Abraham Lincoln.  


Religion

We are preparing for the sacrament of Reconciliation.  We are learning the Act of Contrition and the steps to examining our conscience.  In chapter 9, we will be talking about the ten commandments.

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
All About Animals!
What are animals needs?
The students will explore different kinds of animals discuss the different things animals need to live and grow. 


 Handwriting 
The children will continue to practice cursive writing this month.  We will be starting with individual letters and then practice connecting the letters correctly. 

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 February will be due to me by Tuesday, February 14th.  
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