Mrs. Kennedy – 2nd Grade
Email: ckennedy@saintstansschool.org 

Office Hours: Gr. 2 Language – Wednesday 7:45 – 8:10am


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March 2021

Dear Second Grade Parents and Students,

Hopefully spring is on its way!

Here is an overview of the concepts being covered this month in Mrs. Kennedy’s classes. 

Religion:  We will work on our unit called “Jesus Gives Himself in the Eucharist.”  We will learn about the significance of Mass and its parts as we begin our preparation for First Holy Communion. 

Language:  We will learn the characteristics of a personal narrative and write one about an important event/memory in our lives.

We will learn how to use subject pronouns: he, she, it, they, we, I, and you; object pronouns: him, her, it, them, us, me, and you; and possessive pronouns:  his, her, hers, its, their, theirs, our, ours, my, mine, your, and yours.   

Reading:  Unit 4.  The phonics skills for this unit are: closed syllables (VC/V); open syllables (V/CV); suffixes –ly, -ful, -er, -less, -or; prefixes un-, re-, pre-, dis-;  VC/CV pattern; and silent letters kn, wr, gn, mb, lf. 

The comprehension skills covered in Unit 4 are:  Narrative Nonfiction-Text features, Asking and answering questions, Making connections, Identifying text structure, and Confirming or Adjusting predictions; Realistic Fiction-Determining theme and Creating new understandings.

Weekly stories will be posted in your child’s Reading class on Google Classroom.

Please read to your child or have your child read at least 10-15 minutes each night.  This will continue to help them with reading decoding, fluency and comprehension. 

Continue to study spelling words nightly.  The Spelling City website is www.SpellingCity.com/ckennedy7.  Please utilize this website to access words if your child is absent or forgets to bring word lists home. 

Spelling lists are posted weekly in the stream of your child’s Spelling class on Google Classroom.

Science:  We will begin Chapter 2 in our online text:  Plants and Animals.  Students will know how plants and animals live in their habitat.  We will also learn about different kinds of animals, some parts of animals, the parts of plants, places where plants and animals live, and ways living things get food.  Please remember to access the text and activities related to Chapter 2 using the website www.savvasrealize.com.  Lessons will be posted weekly in your child’s Science class on Google Classroom.

If you have any questions or concerns you may reach me at ckennedy@saintstansschool.org.

Thank you,

Mrs. Kennedy  

 


Ms. Mary Taylor – 2nd Grade
EMAIL: mtaylor@saintstansschool.org

Office Hours: Monday 7:45-8:10am


April Web Update 2020

This month you can read all about Easter, spring or how to get in shape.  My office hours are Monday 7:45-810.   Happy Easter!    Spring Break begins April 19th.  

Math

Students will solve problems by adding or subtracting length measurements and problem solve using a number line. They will solve problems using the correct tool.  Students will use line plots to record the lengths of objects. They will use bar graphs and picture graphs to problem solve and draw conclusions.

Religion

Students are preparing for First Communion.  They are learning about the parts of the Mass.   They will learn about the ways we continue to celebrate the Eucharist in our lives.

Reading

The second graders will read dramas, poetry and informational text in Unit 5.  They will review the elements of drama, confirm predictions, make connections with the text, and identify inferences.  They will learn the /au/ sound, recognize the VCCCV syllable pattern, and use abbreviations.

Social Studies

Students are learning about how immigrants bring a variety of cultures and diversity to the United States.  They will recognize that people in a group have different points of view.  We will learn that each culture has unique traditions and customs.  Students will determine future and past dates and events using a calendar.

Miss Taylor

 

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