Grade 2-2

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  Welcome to 2nd Grade!



Mrs. Shea has been teaching for nine years at St. Christopher's School. She has taught first, second, and fifth grade. Mrs. Shea is a graduate of Kellenberg Memorial High School and St. Joseph’s College. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Child Study with a concentration in English, and her Master's degree in Literacy and Cognition. Mrs. Shea holds five New York State teaching certifications in areas of General and Special Education, as well as Literacy. In addition, Mrs. Shea has earned her Basic Theology Certificate from the Diocese of Rockville Centre.



WEEK OF 3/6/17

ELA
Plural Endings -s and -es
Inflectional Endings -ed and -ing
Base Words
Continue Penguin Unit Vocabulary (hatch, chick, brood pouch/patch, colony, rookery, creches, huddle, junior, krill, waddle, toboggan, porpoising, Antarctica)



MATH
Continue Geometry Unit - Three-Dimensional Shapes and Equal Parts
Review Addition with Regrouping



RELIGION
Father O'Brien will be teaching our class every Monday afternoon.
Continue Lent Unit - discuss Lenten customs of fasting and sacrifice
Kindergarten - Grade 2 Mass on Wednesday 9:00 am



SCIENCE
Continue Penguin Unit - discuss dangers to penguins, what penguins eat, labeling body parts of penguins, identify continents where penguins live


SOCIAL STUDIES
Landforms / Bodies of Water
(mountain, hill, valley, plain, island, peninsula, volcano, river, ocean, lake, pond, glacier)


MARCH CALENDAR

Tues., 3/7:     Jump Rope for Heart
Wed., 3/8:      Violin
                     Kindergarten - Grade 2 Mass  9:00 am
                     FAST
Thurs., 3/9:    Brownies  


GRADING
- Student work demonstrates a thorough and consistent understanding of grade level standards and objectives. Student completes work independently and integrates learned concepts and skills.

- Student work demonstrates an understanding of grade level standards and objectives. Student completes work satisfactorily and applies expected skills to work.

- Student work demonstrates partial understanding of grade level standards and objectives. Student exhibits inconsistent understanding and application of concepts and skills.

1 - Student work demonstrates minimal understanding of grade level standards and objectives; evidences very limited organizational, reasoning and critical thinking skills; completing independent tasks only with assistance, struggles with grade level standards and objectives producing less than expected work. 



 
SPECIALS SCHEDULE
Monday:             Gym            (with Mrs. Beihoff)         9:28-10:08
Tuesday:            Art              (with Mrs. Moore)          1:01-1:41
Wednesday:       Music          (with Mrs. Williams)       1:01-1:41
Thursday:           Computer    (with Mrs. Piazza)          10:52-11:32 
                           Gym            (with Mrs. Beihoff)         12:17-12:57
Friday:                Library        (with Mrs. Hissong)       10:10-10:50*

*We will now go to Library on Friday mornings.


LUNCH and RECESS 11:34-12:14



RESOURCES

ABCya!
Second Grade Computer Games

Batter's Up Baseball Math Game (Addition)
Batter's Up Baseball is a math game that is played like real baseball! 

Blest Are We
Unit activities from our Religion series 

BrainPOP Jr.
Provides educational movies for K-3 

Consonant Blends Game
Match the picture to the correct consonant blend. 

Second Grade Activities
Provides free math worksheets, free math games, grammar quizzes and free phonics worksheets and games. 

Fun Brain
Includes a variety of games and activities. 

Game Classroom
Educational games and homework help.             

Gamequarium
Math Games 

Go Math
Math Series 

Harcourt Social Studies
Interactive website with online adventures on our units of study 

IXL Math
Second Grade Math Skills Practice 

Magnetic Letters
This website is great for practicing with word families and spelling patterns. 

Reading Comprehension Passages
printable passages and questions 

Reading Skills: Basics
Many online activities for beginning readers. 

Sadlier Phonics
short and long vowel practice and high frequency word review 

See 'N Spell
This website allows you to choose the specific phonics area that you want to focus on. There are games for blends, long & short vowels, digraphs and more. 

Sentence Clubhouse
Telling and asking sentence practice. 

Spelling City
Includes a variety of spelling activities to practice our weekly words. 

Starfall
Phonics games and interactive online books.

Storyline Online
Streaming video program featuring children's books read aloud.

Syllables Factory
This game shows how to break apart words into chunks of sound. This game also helps with spelling. 

ThinkCentral
This website has our reading and math series. Practice those Animated Math Models with Curious George and decodable readers! Username/password information was given out at our first report card conference.
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