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!

February 2018

*First Reconciliation is on Saturday, March 3rd.




What We Are Learning in Class 2-1:
Math
 We will begin, Chapter Six "3-Digit Addition & Subtraction".  Students will model 3-digit  addition & subtraction with regrouping.  They will draw quick pictures and record 3-digit addition & subtraction using the standard algorithm.
*This week, we will look for patterns and relationships between addition and subtraction and continue to work on problem solving.



ELA
*February:"Marshmallow Reading Challenge"
Children were assigned a reading challenge that they will complete over winter recess.  It is due when we return on February 26th.  Those who complete the challenge, will be treated to a "hot chocolate party"!


"Wonders"  Unit Three
Week Four


"Wild Weather " & "Can You Predict the Weather?" & "Tornado"
Genre: Expository Text

Skills
Comprehension:  Students will focus on rereading for main idea and details. 
Writing: They will be working on organizational skills.  Students will write creative stories about their favorite season.  They use descriptive adjectives to describe the weather and things they enjoy doing in that season.

Technology:
They will incorporate technology by using the site, Pebblego.com, to find interesting facts about the weather.  Students will use graphic organizers to record important facts and findings.
Grammar:  Students will work on plurals that include -s, -ies, -and -es.

Spelling
Week of February 26th-March 2nd

Focus:  Long "e"  

bee
need
queen
sleep
mean 
leaf
beach
keys
thief
chief
high frequency words
grow 
after
every
special
toe

Science
Weather Patterns

This week we will be discussing different weather patterns.  The will learn about the water cycle and how it affects the weather.

Social Studies

Studies Weekly-  "Presidents & Patriots"
Students will read about important people in our history.  They will discuss their contributions to our country's history

 Religion 
  
We will be talking about Ash Wednesday and preparing for the season of Lent.  The children have also been preparing themselves for the First Reconciliation.  This will take place on March 3rd.
** 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 January will arrive this week. I will be sending home a new flyer for the month of February.  January orders 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