Please remember to contribute to the Lord's Diner Christmas project!
Thank you for joining with us in this important and worthy endeavor!
Dec. 3-7: card
Dec. 10-14: fruit
Dec. 17-19: candy
Dec. 19th/Christmas party: $5 gift
What makes this season magical to your family? These ideas focus on celebrating the spirit.
Who loves the month of October?! We all do!
It's a BUSY month...full of excitement and so many extra things to accomplish!
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Ask your 2nd grader about his/her current favorite saint! Just a few suggestions among the MANY we've learned about: St. Lucy, St. Augustine, his mother St. Monica, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Brother/Apostle-Saints Peter & Andrew, St. John the Baptist, Sts. Anne & Joachim, St. Paul and more! We make the time to learn about the Saints because we aspire to the Heavenly Kingdom that they've already reached!
From them we learn to be holy, obedient, and humble.
Ask your 2nd grader to attempt to list the 12 Apostles for you using the word "Baptism!"
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It will be SO good to visit with you during conferences! I enjoy talking with you about your students so much; working with them is such a joy & privilege.
There's always *work* for *home*
* Lexia can be used from home
* Other addition/subtraction facts drills & games at home (+/-) emphasizing SPEED and ACCURACY
* Beginning multiplication games/flashcards
* Vigilance regarding homework and weekly spelling word mastery
* Increasing student responsibility & accountability
* Students reading, reading, reading for A.R.!
We recite the The Act of Contrition at the end of each school day and the 2nd graders are joining in one by one to make a nice, full sound! Please make it routine to practice this prayer at home since it is the required prayer for the Sacrament of Confession; it is the excellent bedtime prayer. Please also make it a holy home habit to say The Memorare - this is the prayer Father assigns as penance!
We have begun learning the elements of examining conscience in order to make a good confession. Knowing the 10 Commandments is a primary assistance in the thorough examination of conscience. Your family can assist by sharing and discussing the Ten Commandments -and what they mean for your child(ren)- by sharing real examples of how each commandment is kept ... and broken.
Once again, please let us stress that your family must attend Mass each and every weekend, as per the 3rd Commandment.
The days of allowing your child to opt out of the Sunday obligation (barring illness) are coming to a conclusion. As Catholics we have chosen Baptism for our children, making them Children of God and members of the Church. In doing this we have committed them, along with ourselves, to the sacramental life. We must strive to be appropriate, consistent examples of practicing the Catholic faith for them...something we promised at their Baptisms.
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year & to 2nd grade!
I enjoyed meeting so many of you @ Open House on Sunday evening and I very much look forward to our first day of school on Thursday the 16th!
I am pleased to be teaching Religion and Math, as well as handwriting, for both 2nd grade classes this year.
If you'd like your child to get a jumpstart in Religion,
please begin the memorization process for
The Act of Contrition and the Memorare.
St. Peter will begin a basic math facts initiative K-8th this school year, lasting the entire school year,
in an effort to strengthen the basic calculating skills of our students.
I hope your student worked on a big head start towards this endeavor during the summer!
So for math I am pleading with you -along with every math teacher on the planet!- to please have your child practice @ home every evening with (and memorize) the basic addition and subtraction facts.
I cannot impress upon you enough just how much fact fluency aids ALL mathematics problems and procedures.
Remember that Wednesday, August 15th, is
The Feast of the Assumption
and is a Holy Day of Obligation!