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       The Week of December 11th: 
    

RELIGION


This week we will complete Chapter 5 of the Reconciliation book and begin the final Chapter 6.  Through the story of the Good Shepherd, Jesus teaches us that we can always find our way back to God through the beautiful sacrament of Reconciliation. 

Congratulations to Logan Endo, Isabella Holm, Frances Patruno, Angela Urso, Madelynn Prusiecki and Derek Rodriguez who celebrated their First Reconciliation on Saturday in St. Barnabas Church!


To better prepare their hearts for the coming of Jesus at Christmas, the children will continue to work on their Advent "Good Deeds" calendar at home.

Please continue praying "The Act of Contrition" prayer at home.  

Please pray the Hail Mary at home each day in honor of Second Grade's patron saint, Our Blessed Mother.  

MATH

This week we will continue addition of two digit numbers with regrouping and learn how to rewrite a horizontal number sentence vertically.  The students will make models of these sentences with their base ten blocks.  Please practice basic addition facts at home, because this helps your child to add more quickly and accurately.  We will be spending a lot of time on this topic!  Use the ConnectEd website for extra reinforcement. 

SPELLING


There will not be a spelling test this week. 

READING & WRITING

Our reading selection, "Baby Bears
", will teach us how animal offspring are like their parents.  We will focus on finding the main idea and finding supporting details.


Remember that reading logs should be filled in and checked each night; they are due at school each Friday.  

*Mouse House Project is due on Dec. 12th!

GRAMMAR

The children will continue to develop their grammar skills as they learn about irregular plural nouns.

PHONICS

Students will cover the v-e long syllable exception "ive" in Unit 6 and begin Unit 7, as I introduce words that have open syllables.  A Unit 6 quiz is planned for Tuesday.  Please reinforce this material at home.

WRITING

The children will complete their descriptive writing pieces of their "Santa's Workshop" stories.

Regards,
Mrs. Ciano
                                      

REMINDERS:  

*Christmas Boutique is Tuesday; send in envelopes for shopping.
*Dismissal is early on Wednesday for report card conferences.
Advise me ASAP if you cannot make your scheduled time.
*D3 Day Friday!