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Autumn Blessings!

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Hello Wonderful Families of Second Graders,
The gift of Autumn is everywhere!  The weather has been beautiful, every store you visit has pumpkin flavored treats, and your children are eagerly anticipating Trunk-or-Treat and Halloween!  I hope that the long extended weekend allowed your family to find time to enjoy the blessing of Autumn and all the treasures this season brings.  This week, the second graders are going to begin another formal writing sample.  This writing piece will focus on informational writing.  Your children's topic will be to write a series of directions on "How to Carve a Pumpkin."  It is another busy week in the second grade, so please continue reading to discover all that will be taking place in our classroom and right here at ACS.

ELA


ELA (Strong Communicators) Spelling ~ Consonant Digraphs th, sh, wh, ch, tech Grammar ~ What is a Verb? Writing ~ Informative writing (How to Carve a Pumpkin) Target Skills ~ Main Ideas and Details, Cause and Effect, Visua…

Our Blessed Mother, Mary

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Dear Second Grade Families,
Did you know that in our Catholic faith we dedicate the months of both October and May to our blessed mother, Mary?  October 13th is also the feast day of Our Lady of Fatima.  This week, the second graders will be learning about our blessed Mother and how to properly pray the rosary.  The second graders will also be learning about the 4 mysteries of the rosary, and the purpose of praying the rosary.  The students will also be working in groups to create and complete rosary posters.   The main focus in our second grade classroom this week will be dedicated to our blessed mother, Mary.  Please continue reading to discover everything that will be taking place both in our classroom and right here at ACS school.

ELA

ELA (Strong Communicators) Spelling ~ Double Consonants and ck Grammar ~ Proper Nouns Writing ~ Informative writing Target Skills ~ Story Structure, Analyze/Evaluate
Math (Resourceful Learners) The students will continue their math lessons in unit 2 from o…

Hello October!

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Happy October to all of our Second Grade Families,
I'd like to begin this newsletter with a great big thank you for attending your child's parent-teacher conferences.  What a blessing it was to have had the time to sit down with each of you and converse about your child.  Thank you for your partnership!  I greatly appreciate the time you took out of your busy schedules to sit down and discuss your child's academic, social, and spiritual growth.  This week is a full week and it is also the very first week in the month of October, so please continue reading to discover all that will be taking place both inside our classroom and right here at ACS.


ELA (Strong Communicators) Spelling ~ Common Final Blends nd, ng, nk, nt, ft, xt, mp Grammar ~ More Plural Nouns Writing ~ Informative writing Target Skills ~ Text and Graphic Features, Using Context, Questions
Math (Resourceful Learners) The students will continue their math lessons in unit 2 from our Go Math series!  This unit focuses …

It's the Week of Parent-Teacher Conferences!

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Hello Second Grade Families!
This week begins the season of Fall and it is also the week of parent-teacher conferences.  I look forward to sitting with each of you to discuss the strengths of your child and how together we can foster your child's individual growth.  This week will also be a short school week due to the conferences.  On Thursday, the students will be dismissed at noon and there will be no school on Friday.  Please continue reading to discover all that will be taking place inside our classroom and right here at ACS school.


ELA Spelling ~ Consonant Blends with r, l, s Grammar ~ Singular and Plural Nouns Writing ~ Narrative Writing  Target Skills ~ Story Structure, Author's Word Choice, Visualizing
Math The students will continue their math lessons in unit 2 from our Go Math series!  This unit focuses on place value to the thousands.
Social Studies ~  The students will be focusing on the different types of landforms.   Here are some of the landforms that will be discussed…

Parent ~ Teacher Conferences

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Hello Second Grade Families,
Our Parent-Teacher Conferences are right around the corner.  Please know that I have been creating a tentative schedule for the conferences that are to take place on Thursday, September 27th and Friday, September 28th.  Once the tentative schedule is complete, I will e-mail you a copy.  I am hoping to have it sent to you by tomorrow. However, if the day and or time of the conference will not work with your schedule, I am available to meet after school on Monday the 24th, Tuesday, the 25th, Wednesday the 26th, and Thursday the 27th.  However, please know that my schedule is limited due to time constraints and having 24 wonderful families in which to conference with.  Please check your child's homework folders by Tuesday, September 18th for your family's scheduled conference time.  If the time that is scheduled does not work with your schedule, please contact me as soon as possible and I will do what I can to change the date and time.  Thank you in ad…

Our First School Rosary!

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Hello Second Grade Families,
Our very first all school rosary will take place on Monday, September 10th at 2:20 p.m.
inside St. Gabriel's Catholic Church.  It will be a wonderful way to begin our school week and to end our Monday.  Rosaries will be provided for every child, however, if your child would like to bring their very own rosary please feel free to do so.  Please continue reading to discover all that will be taking place both inside the second grade classroom and right here at ACS school.  
Have a blessed week!




ELA Spelling ~ Long Vowels a and i Grammar ~ Types of Sentences Writing ~ Narrative Writing (Sentences that Describe) Target Skills ~ Compare and Contrast, Author's Purpose, Analyze/Evaluate
Math The students will continue their lessons on even and odd numbers, understanding place value, and problem solving.
Social Studies ~  The students will continue their lessons on map skills and they will then navigate into learning about landforms.  
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