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!

September 2017


What We Are Learning in Class 2-1:
Math
 We will finish working on Chapter One "Number  Concepts".  Students will look for patterns when counting by 100 & 1,000.  We will begin our review for the test next week.

ELA
 "Wonders"  Unit One- Week Three
"Our Pet Friends"
Two stories we will be reading are
"Finding Cal" & "Not Norman"
Genre: Fiction

Skills
Comprehension:  Students will focus on characters, setting, and events.  We will use ask and answer questions as well as context clues for understanding.
Grammar:  Students will practice word choice.  We will write sentences and identify the subject of a sentence.

Spelling
Week of  September 25th-29th
Focus: Two-Letter Blends

grass
trip
crack
still
 star
mask
clap
plan
milk
belt
trade
north
south
east
west
 



Science
Fusion Series
Unit One:  Work like A Scientist
Lesson One
" How Do We Use Inquiry Skills?"
"How Do We Use Science Tools & How Do Scientists Think?"

We will begin the first unit in science this week.  The children will discuss how we use different tools to find out information.  They will also discuss how scientists solve problems by asking questions and using different technology.


 

Social Studies
Studies Weekly-  "Welcome to Second Grade!"
 We will continue to discuss the meaning and the importance of The Pledge Of Allegiance.  Students will learn the meaning of the pledge and even practice saying it in sign language!

Religion 

    We will finish chapter one and discuss how Jesus was human  as well as "divine".  We will also discuss the sign of the cross and the Blessed Trinity. 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 September are due by
Wednesday 20, 2017.


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