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!

March 2017

What We Are Learning in Class 2-1:
Math
 We will be working on Chapter 7 "Time & Money".  Students will work on finding total values of pennies, nickels, dimes & quarters.  They will learn how to represent a dollar using two different combinations of coins.  In time, students will learn how to tell time to the hour, half-hour, and five minutes.

ELA
 "Wonders"  Unit Three- Week 4
Expository Text: "Wild Weather",
"Can You Predict the Weather?"& "Tornado"

Skills: antonyms
verbs:with have, has, or had
plurals: -s,-es, -ies

Spelling
Week of  March 27th-31st
Focus: Long "e" & Contractions
need
queen
mean
clean
leaf
thief
chief
pony
every
event
I'll
she'll
he's
they've
you've




 Our Monthly Book Report
This month, we will be reading about different animals.  The children have been asked to research and read about their favorite animal.  They must choose a nonfiction book from either the school or public library.  They will create a newspaper article about the facts they have learned.  The due date is Friday, March 31, 2017.

 
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 be learning about Jesus' miracles and His ministry.  We will also discuss the season of Lent and Easter.  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
What are the Planets and the Stars?
What causes day & night?
The students will explore the solar system and the stars.  They will look closely at the Sun and how it affects us here on Earth.  Students will also study about the different constellations.

 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 March will be due to me by
Wednesday, March 15th .  
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