We're off to a smooth, wonderful start in 2nd grade! Thank you for making sure your child is well-rested and for assisting in their understanding that school is a priority and commitment within your family. It's a pleasure to watch as the academic year unfolds and to share in the many exciting adventures and accomplishments your children will encounter in 2nd grade.

It is critical that your student complete and return assigned homework the following day. Missing papers and late work will affect their averages on Power School and thwart their progress towards meeting standards! 

If we begin to notice regularity w/missing assignments there will be a clip pull in order to help your student establish a solid homework completion/return routine. We will be making use of "Lunch Bunch" for times when unfinished homework may need to be completed during the school day. Lunch Bunch is a *working lunch* during which job #1 is to eat a full, nutritious lunch, but it is also extra time to finish work that is past due.

Reminders:

  • Please check your student's agenda each evening + initial.
  • Students may share Mass with family members one time each week, as per the school-wide regulation.
  • Please begin -or continue- to ensure that your 2nd grader knows The Act of Contrition.

Scholastic book order flyers are coming home this week! Please consider placing orders for the purpose of on-level reading maintenance or as holiday gifts; every order benefits our classroom! Remember! Orders may be placed online anytime @ the following link:

https://orders.scholastic.com/DXZJ3

Class code: DXZJ3

Help your 2nd grader reinforce spelling skills with these fun games:

http://www.coolmath-games.com/1-reading-spelling-games-01.html

http://gotkidsgames.com/spFrog/

 

 Math Challenges:
http://www.ixl.com/math/

http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-2/skip-counting-puzzles

http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-2/add-and-subtract-numbers-up-to-20

http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-2/place-value-models-tens-and-ones

Math Review:

http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-2/subtract-1-digit-number-from-2-digit-number-up-to-18

http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-2/properties-fact-families

http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-2/identify-names-and-values-of-common-coins-bills

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Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year & to 2nd grade!

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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.

 

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 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!