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Welcome to Camp Learned A Lot!

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Hello Second Grade Families,
Can you believe that we have reached the final four days of school?  I would like to begin by thanking each and everyone of you for all of your support and efforts as we navigated through the second grade together.  Thank you for your partnership and for making my very first year at ACS so wonderful!  My heart is filled with gratitude to have had the gift of teaching your children this year.  I will miss them dearly.  I greatly look forward to seeing you all again next year and in the years that follow. Please continue reading to discover all that will be taking place inside our classroom and right here at ACS school!

The students will wrap up their school year in a uniquely engaging way, the students will be experiencing a wide variety of camping themed activities!  Here are all of the learning activities that will be taking place this week!

The students will:

Create 2nd grade memory booksLearn all about insects!Design a camping sceneWrite post cards from &qu…

Happy Mother's Day!

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Hello Second Grade Families,
I hope that all of the mothers of our second graders had a beautiful Mother's Day filled with heartfelt memories that you'll treasure forever!  God bless you Moms and god bless the gift of motherhood.
Also, I'd like to say, "thank you" for all of the wonderful gifts and sentiments that you gave me during  Teacher Appreciation Week!  Your thoughtfulness truly warmed my heart.  The gift cards, handmade cards, the staff lunches, and the yummy treats made the week extra special.  My heart is filled with gratitude for all of the love you have shown me during my first year here at ACS.  Thank you!   Please continue reading to discover all that will be taking place both in the second grade classroom and right here at ACS.

ELA ~ 
Spelling ~ Longer words with Long Vowels a and i
Grammar ~ Possessive Pronouns
Writing ~ Opinion Writing 
Target Skill ~  understanding characters, point of view, summarize


Math ~ The students will have lessons that focus on…

The Countdown Begins!

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Hello Second Grade Families,
The countdown to the end of the school year has begun and the children are greatly anticipating summer days filled with sleeping in, swimming, and vacationing with their families.  Yes, summer is right around the corner, and so, it will take some extra effort from all of us to assist the students in making positive behavior choices at school and giving their best efforts in finishing their year strong! Please have a simple conversation at home about behavioral expectations at ACS.  Thank you all for your support and efforts through out this school year.  It has been such a wonderful year at ACS and your children have been a treasure!  Please continue reading to keep up to date on all that will be taking place this week inside the second grade classroom and right here at ACS!


Spelling ~ Diphthongs ow, ou
Grammar ~ Possessive Nouns
Writing ~ Opinion Writing (response paragraph)
Informative Writing (Research Report ~ Famous Scientists!!!)
Target Skill ~  sequence o…

Is it May?

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Hello Families of Second Graders,
Can you believe that we are entering the month of May?  Spring fever is in the air and the children are greatly anticipating their Spring Music concert, writing their research report on their assigned famous scientist, and experiencing the crowning of Mary, our Blessed Mother on May 1st.  It is going to be a beautiful, yet quickly passing month.  Please continue reading this newsletter to discover all that will be taking place in the second grade and right here at ACS school.


Spelling ~ Words with oo
Grammar ~ What is an adverb?
Writing ~ The students will experience Opinion Writing that relates to our story of the week.
Informative Writing (Research Report ~ Famous Scientists!!!)
Target Skill ~  Fact and Opinion, Author's Purpose, Questions

Math ~ The students will begin learning about measurement.
             The students will also have lessons about reading graphs and interpreting data.

Social Studies ~ The students will continue their lessons on econo…

Spring is in the air!

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Hello Second Grade Families,
The season of Spring is in full swing and the kids are beginning to anticipate the gift of summer.  To assist the kids in staying focused, our second grade homework has looked quite different for the last two weeks.  Please make sure that your child completes their biography reading on their assigned scientist.  Once your child completes their book, they will need to complete the biographical reading log that was sent home last Monday.  All of the reading logs will be due on Thursday, April 26th.  On Friday, the students will begin writing their research reports in class and will need their reading logs to assist them.  Also, please have your child return the book that they borrowed from our classroom library, as I will need the books for the students next year.  Please continue reading to discover what will be taking place both in the second grade and right here at ACS.


Spelling ~ Words with oo, ew, ue, ou
Grammar ~ Contractions
Writing ~ The students will re…

April Showers Bring May Flowers!

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Hello Families of Second Graders,
April is in full swing and your children jumped right back into their learning last week!  The students were so excited to begin their research on a famous scientist.  Please know that the only homework that your child will have this week is to read nightly about their famous scientist and to complete a biographical reading log that will be sent home on Monday, April 16th.  The reading log will be due on Friday, April 20th.  The only other homework assignment that your children will have is to study and prepare for their weekly Spelling test that will take place on Friday, April 20th.

Spelling ~ Words with aw, ai, o
Grammar ~ More Irregular Action Verbs
Writing ~ Informative Writing (Research Report ~ Famous Scientists!!!)
Target Skill ~  Text and Graphic Features, Cause and Effect, Monitor/Clarify

Math ~ The students will continue their lessons on telling time and money concepts.

Science ~ The students will complete their lessons on plants this week.  

Relig…

He Has Risen!

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Happy Easter Second Grade Families and Welcome Back!
I hope that you and your families had a very blessed Easter and a wonderfully relaxing Spring Break!  May the resurrection of Christ inspire us all to work towards entering God's kingdom through faith, hope, and love!  Please continue to read our weekly newsletter to discover all that will be taking place this week in our second grade classroom and right here at ACS.

Homework:
To end our school year, the second grade homework will be uniquely different.  This week, your children will not have any homework to assist them in reacclimatizing to being back at school.  However, on Thursday, the students are going to be assigned a scientist that contributed to our world in which to study.  The children will need to find a book to read on their famous scientist.  Please know that the children are able to check out books from our classroom library, as well as, our school library.  The students may also choose to purchase a book from a book…