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It's the last week of school!

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Hello Second Grade Families,
We have arrived at the very last week of school!  This week is going to be super simple as I am now busily grading assessments, working on your child's report cards, and completing cumulative files for your children.  Inside your children's summer gift from me was a "memory book" for the students to work on.  I'd highly encourage having your children complete a few pages each day to assist them in practicing their writing skills.  

Also, have you heard of the "summer slide?"  The summer slide is a term educators use to explain children "sliding back" in their learning due to not engaging in any academic activities over the course of the summer.  However, there's a way to prevent your child from experiencing the summer slide.  Research indicates, that students who read daily and practice their math skills often avoid the summer slide.  Here are a few tips to assist your child this summer.


First, have your child cho…

Happy Mother's Day!

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Happy Mother's Day to all of our Second Grade Moms!!!

I hope that you and your family were able to enjoy a lovely day celebrating all that you selflessly do to serve your families.  

This week, we will be wrapping up our basic learning for this school year and will be simplifying the daily schedule.  As always, I will provide optional activities to serve the families who would like for their children to take on more academic content.  

Please know that beginning on May 13th, all of our second grade families may stop by ACS to drop off their child's end of the year reading/writing and math assessments.  There is a"turquoise"basket that has been placed on a table outside of the classroom where parents may place their child's assessments.  Also, on the blue table outside of our classroom,  I have prepared an end of the year gift for every single second grader.   Each gift is labeled with your child's name on it.  The items are to assist your child in celebrating a …

Hello May!

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Hello Second Grade Families,
Welcome to the beautiful month of May!  The month where flowers are in full bloom and the month where we honor our Blessed Mother, Mary, the Queen of Heaven.   In the next few weeks, may we all take a little extra time to honor and reflect upon the love the blessed mother has for each of us and may we also know that she will lead us all to have a closer relationship with her beloved son, and our savior, Jesus.  Please continue reading to discover how we will continue with our second grade distance learning.

ELA


Monday
The students will:
complete the first page inside their "May Morning Work" packet.read from their Journey's text "Two of Everything"(remember your children have access to the think central website and may choose to read this story online)Complete a skill page that focuses on possessive nouns (this is a reviewed topic)review the topic of "Telling Time" in the area of math (Mrs. Connell will have a video for the stu…

Hello Spring Flowers!

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Hello Second Grade Families,
Spring is in full bloom and the weather is really starting to warm up here in sunny Arizona!
May all of the sunshine and higher temperatures be a promise to bring brighter days up ahead.
We now have arrived in the last week of April and May is right around the corner.  Please stay tuned to discover how we will proceed with the second graders "End of the Year Assessments."  Also, if anyone needs for me to print off their child's assessments and to schedule a day and time to allow your family to pick up the printed off materials,  please let me know.  Otherwise, I have emailed the assessments directly to you and you may print them off at home when time permits.  Your child will not begin the assessments until the week of May 4th.  In order to best prepare the students for their upcoming math assessment, I am going to be choosing mathematical topics to provide a review of concepts for the children.  Please continue reading to discover what your chi…

Blessings!

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Easter blessings to all of our second grade families!
I hope and pray that you were able to enjoy a lovely Easter surrounded by your family and that you had a relaxing Spring Break.  

It has been five weeks since your children and I were all in class together at ACS and this will be the fourth week of distance learning for your children.   I'd like to inform you of the plan of action as we proceed with our distance learning protocols in the second grade.

Dr. Pristash sent out a notice to all of the ACS families of specific dates and times where they may visit the campus to pick up their child's learning materials.  Parents will be driving up to the curb and an ACS staff member will be bringing your child's items directly to you.  These items will include the next set of learning materials for your second grader.

In the weeks ahead, I will continue to do my best to create simple, informative/fun videos for your children.   Also, continue to plan on receiving a weekly newsletter…

Welcome to Holy Week!

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Hello Second Grade Families,
Welcome to Holy Week.  The week where we relive Palm Sunday, The Last Supper, the Passion of Christ, and await the gift of the Resurrection.  Below you will find a link to free Holy Week activities that you may choose to do with your children.

Free Holy Week Resources from the Sophia Institute

May you all have a blessed Holy Week and may you feel the presence of Christ amidst our own trials, sufferings, and tribulations.  May God guide us and protect us during this most challenging time.



Here's this week's schedule for your second grade children:

Please know that the students are going to be moving into new mathematical content that focuses on measurement.  Typically, I do not have the students complete every lesson within their GO MATH books in regards to this content.  Instead, I carefully select the lessons that will best serve the students and assist them in their mathematical knowledge.

Monday
The students will:
practice the formation of their cursiv…

It's Spring!

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Hello Second Grade Families,
Welcome to the 5th week of Lent and the gift of Spring!  The season of transformation, hope, and new beginnings.  This seems so appropriate given the circumstances that we are all currently enduring.  Today, I listened to a Mass being streamed through my computer, and the priest ended with these words, "This too shall pass."  His words certainly resonated with me and I hope that they place you and your family at ease too.  May you all stay happy, healthy, and safe and know that the Holy Spirit will give us strength and Jesus offers us his peace.

This newsletter is going to be a little different than what I typically send out.  Instead, I'm going to try to simplify the newsletter and place it in a daily schedule format.  This format will also include "website links" to enhance your child's learning.  The links will appear in a light blue color.  I hope that it is both helpful and useful for all of our second grade families and it c…