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        Welcome to 2-1
        for the Week of 
        Oct. 15, 2018!

Dear Parents and Students,
 We are all looking forward to another fabulous week ahead as we will BE JESUS by welcoming our love of God, our love of learning, and our love of each other together!

We will begin our IOWA Testing this Tuesday and will continue testing through Thursday of this week. All testing will be completed by Wednesday, Oct. 24. There is no studying involved for these standardized tests, only a good night's sleep the night before, a healthy breakfast before leaving for school, and three sharpened number 2 pencils brought to school each day. 

We will have our Science Test on vertebrates this Tuesday, Oct. 16. Please see the review sheet that went home this past week for details about this exam. 

Our Phonics Check Up will be given on Tuesday and Spelling Test will be given on Friday. The weekly Spelling words will be assigned on Monday and can be found in your child's Green Notebook as well as on this webpage under the Spelling heading. 

Please have your child utilize this time to work on their Saint Report. All reports are due on Monday, Nov.5. Consult the memo that went home this past week regarding the details for this project

This Thursday, Oct. 18 is our D3 Day. Please make every effort to support this fundraiser.

The Goods and Services Auction is this Friday at 6:30 and will take place in the Cure of Ars auditorium. This bi-annual event is a perfect chance to get together as a S.E.A.S. community to enjoy a night of fun and FUNdraising for our school!

Our Early Childhood Open House and Carnival will take place on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11:00-1:00.

*Please remember that the children are required to have at least 3 sharpened pencils in their cases each day. Thank you! 

 This week we will begin preparing for our Sacrament of Reconciliation. We will learn about how we receive God's gift of Grace through this Sacrament. We will focus on how the concept of Original Sin began with a wrong choice made by Adam and Eve, how Mary and all of God's followers who went before her, played a part in God's promise to save us from Original Sin, and how we can make good choices so as to stay away from sin.
The children will receive their Reconciliation books their Monday. Each night, the children will bring home their books to review the day's lesson. Please take the time to have a conversation with your child about what was learned in class so that they may gain an even deeper understanding of this beautiful Sacrament.

**Please remember to say one Hail Mary each night to the Blessed Mother, our class saint.

We will continue our unit on measurement which, for this week, will concentrate on relating inches, feet, and yards, using strategies to problem solve, and measuring objects in centimeters and meters while using appropriate measuring tools for these units. 
Please utilize the connected website for review work and activities related to this chapter when the pass codes are distributed later in the month. Math homework will be assigned on Monday through Thursday of this week. The homework sheet can be found in your child's take home folder. 

We will complete our book study on the children's classic, "Frog and Toad Are Friends". Please continue to work on the reading logs each night and bring them in on Friday so that they can be checked.

We will review the closed exceptions of "ild, ind, ost, old, olt". Our weekly check up on this topic will be given on Tuesday. Please see the Phonics packet that was sent home last week regarding this topic. It is important that the children practice their Phonics skills nightly in order to meet with success in the classroom!

The class will receive their weekly list of 15 Spelling Words on Monday. The words for this week are: 1. box, 2. fox, 3. dog, 4. lock, 5. pot, 6. cone, 7. home, 8. nose, 9. poke, 10. rope, 11. pretty, 12.walk, 13. have, 14. off, 15. took. 
For their test on Friday, the children will also be given two dictation sentences which will incorporate some of the spelling words as well as other words that were introduced to the children in their Phonics lessons.

This week we will continue to learn how to combine sentences and expand on them.

 We will begin working on our "Batty Sentences".

Our Science test on the vertebrate groups will take place on Tuesday, October 16. We will begin our next chapter on animal needs later in the week.

Please check out the "Class News" page for details about classroom policies. 

Also, remember to utilize the pass codes for the Math and Reading series that will be sent home later in October. These codes enable the students to gain access to the Connected website so as to reference their math books and readers for reinforcement activities as well as the pages from their textbooks. It is a great resource for learning!
This website can be easily accessed by clicking on the McGraw: Math & Reading link located to the left of this page.

All the best for a happy, healthy, respectful, responsible, and reverent week ahead.

Mrs. Cooke