Mrs. Kennedy – 2nd Grade
Office Hours: Language Arts, Wednesday 7:45-8:10am

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 May 2023 

Dear Second Grade Friends and Families,

Another month of school has gone by!  What a special month it is with both First Communion and Mother’s Day approaching!

The following Gr. 2 skills and concepts will be covered this month.

Religion:  We will learn about the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist in the celebration of the Mass; and ways we continue the celebration of the Eucharist in our lives.

FIRST COMMUNION MASS: The children will receive their First Holy Communion at the 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2023. 


Boys: Navy blue or black suit; white shirt; navy blue, black, or white tie; dark shoes & socks.

Girls: White dress; veil or headpiece (optional); white tights, knee highs or anklets; white shoes. (No gloves, purses, rosaries, or prayer books.)

Language:  We will identify and use comparative (-er) and superlative (-est) adjectives in writing; use commas in dates and letters; and identify and use pronouns in writing

Reading:  Our story genres for the month of May are Procedural Text Biographies.  A Procedural Text has instructions, or orders to follow, for completing a task.  It often includes numbered steps, headings and pictures.

Phonics:  We will learn words with vowel teams oo, ue, ew, ui, and words with closed syllables VC/V. 

Continue to practice phonics sounds by logging on to The Spelling City website.

Spelling words are also posted weekly in Google Classroom under Gr. 2 Announcements.

Science:  We will continue to learn about plants and animals.  We will identify animals’ needs and how they use certain body parts to meet their needs.  We will also identify habitats that meet the needs of certain plants and animals.  Please check out and review weekly lessons posted in Google Classroom.

If you have any questions or concerns you may reach me at


Thank you,

Mrs. Kennedy


Mrs. Schurch  – 2nd Grade

Office Hours: Math, Thursday 2:45-3:15pm

May 2023

April showers have brought about beautiful May flowers.  As we walk to Mass each week, we take a second to stop and smell the beautiful, purple, lilac bush next to the sidewalk near the church. During this very busy month, take some time to enjoy God’s beauty that surrounds us.

We will be working on the following in May:

Religion- First Communion is May 13th at 11:00 a.m. and the students are very excited. We have been practicing our songs and readings almost daily to make this day special for everyone. Students should arrive at the school by 10:15. Please remind your child to use the bathroom before bringing them to school.  After the Mass students will process out and around the pews, back up to the altar for a professional picture. Once that is finished, students will go back to their pew seats and you will be able to meet them and take them for your own personal pictures. People that need disabled seating will be able to sit on the right hand side of the church in front of the votive candles.

Communion Boys’ Attire:  navy blue or black suit; white shirt; navy blue, black or white tie; dark shoes and dark socks

Communion Girls’ Attire:  white dress; veil or headpiece (optional), white tights, knee socks, or ankle socks (Feet must be covered.  No bare legs); white shoes (No gloves, purses, rosaries, or prayer books.)


Math– Students will be finishing Topic 9- Comparing 3 Digit Numbers to 1000.  We will then be learning about 3 digit addition and subtraction with and without regrouping.

Social Studies- Students will finish sharing their time lines. We will begin Unit 5, A World of Many People.  Students will learn about world cultures while focusing on map and globe, chart and graph skills.

Reading– We will be finishing Unit 3 week 5 and 6. Phonics instruction in week 5 will include vowel diagraphs oo, ue, ew, and ui that make the sound in moon. In week 6 phonics instruction focuses on the s sound spelled c, and j sound spelled g or dge.  In week 5 we will be learning about info graphics. The purpose of an info graphic is to tell how to do something. The text features include headings, labels for pictures, and numbered steps. Students will be reading about traditional foods from different areas of the world. In week 6 students will have a cumulative Unit 3 test on reading, vocabulary, and phonics.

Students will continue to use Lexia, our online reading component, on a weekly basis. Students should be completing about one unit for every 5 minutes spent on-line.

Please read to your child or have your child read at least 20 minutes each night.  This will continue to help your child with reading fluency, decoding, comprehension, vocabulary, and spelling.

Spelling:  Continue to study spelling words nightly.  The Spelling City website is  Please utilize this website to access words if your child is absent or forgets to bring word lists home. Spelling lists are also posted under Gr. 2 Announcements in Google Classroom.

Please feel free to contact me with any comments, concerns, or questions at or feel free to send me a note or call the office.

Warmest regards,


Mrs. Schurch


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