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Happy Fall Ya'll!

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Hello Families of Second Graders,
Welcome to the second week of November!  I hope that this month has brought many blessings to you and your family.  In the last few weeks, your children have been actively engaged in learning all about how scientists classify animals, animal habitats, and conservation.  In fact, the second graders enjoyed a read aloud titled, "Judy Moody Saves the World!"  In the story, the main character, Judy, takes charge of a project to get her classmates to recycle plastic materials in order to raise money to help the rainforest.  Judy's project is so successful that she and her classmates are able to adopt almost 100 trees to be planted in the rain forest.  Your kids loved the idea from this story so much that they are asking me if we can come up with a way to recycle plastic or aluminum materials, but they would prefer to "adopt an an animal that is on the endangered species list."  If any parents have any great ideas on how we can make t…

Hello November!

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Welcome to the beautiful month of November second grade families,
The month where we show gratitude for all of life's blessings!  This is the time of year when we take time out of our hectic lives to celebrate what we treasure most!  The gifts of faith, family, and friends.  Here's to a month of giving thanks!  Please continue reading to see what lies ahead this week in the second grade classroom and right here at ACS.


ELA~ Our language arts lessons from last week will be continued this week because we did not complete all of the content.  However, the students will have a new "Spelling list" that will be located inside their agendas.  This week's list will also focus on contractions.

Spelling ~ Contractions (A new list will be written down inside your child's agenda.)
Grammar ~ Verbs (Present, Past, and Future)
Writing ~ Informative Writing Instructions
Target Skill ~ Fact and Opinion, Author's Purpose, and Monitor/Clarify

Math ~ The students will focus on basi…

Happy Halloween and All Saint’s Day!

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Happy Halloween Second Grade Families!
May I begin by thanking you all for your support during Parent-Teacher conferences.  It was so wonderful to have the opportunity to sit down to discuss with you where your child "glows" and where your child can continue to "grow."  What a blessing it is to have your partnership as we navigate through the second grade together!  May you and your children enjoy all the fun that Halloween brings and may you also feel the strength of the saints on All Saints Day!  Also note that there will be no homework on Halloween, so that your children may enjoy trick-or-treating.  Please continue reading to discover the events and activities that will be transpiring inside the second grade and right here at ACS!



Spelling ~ Contractions
Review words for spelling are: us and them
Challenge words for spelling are: they're and wouldn't
Grammar ~ Verbs
Writing ~ Informative Writing Instructions
Target Skill ~ Fact and Opinion, Author's Purpos…

Parent-Teacher Conference Week!

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Hello Families of Second Graders,
This week will be a four day school week due to Parent-Teacher Conferences.  A reminder note of your scheduled conference will be sent home on Monday, October 23rd.  Please know that each conference will consist of 15 minutes.  This time is reserved for us to partner together in discussing the areas where your child "glows" and areas to help them "grow."  I greatly look forward to meeting with each of you this week to discuss the gift of having your child here at ACS!  Please continue reading to see what will be transpiring here at ACS and right here in the second grade for this upcoming week.


Spelling ~ Words that end with "ed" and "ing"
Review words for spelling are: mixed and sleeping
Challenge words for spelling are: teasing and knocking
Grammar ~ Verbs
Writing ~ Informative Writing Instructions
Target Skill ~ Understanding Characters, Author's Word Choice, Summarizing

Math ~ The students will begin a new unit i…

"Fall Into Learning!"

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Hello Families of Second Graders,
I hope this newsletter finds you well and that your 4 day weekend was nothing less than wonderful!  This week will be a four day work week and parent-teacher conferences are right around the corner.  Please know that your child will be coming home on Wednesday, October 18th, with their conference date and time. If for any reason the date and time does not work for you, please let me know as soon as possible, so that I can do my best to accommodate your situation.  However, also know that Friday, October 27th, is the specific date reserved for second grade conferences, and so my time will be very limited.  I greatly appreciate your partnership as we meet to discuss your child's strengths, gifts, and areas for growth.  I am greatly enjoying your children and your second graders are such a blessing!  

Homework will also look different for the next two weeks.  The students will have a "Saint Project" to work on at home and the project will be …