What's Happening in Second Grade?
January 12, 2015
The St. James 2nd graders hope everyone is having a great 2017! In Religion we are learning about trust, grace, mortal sins, and venial sins. We will be celebrating the sacrament of Reconciliation next month. Stories about how the Earth changes are what we are reading this week. In Grammar we're finding out about the types of helping verbs. In Math we are working on counting coins and dollar bills. The sun, moon, and stars is our topic in Science this month. Each student is working on a project about a planet from our solar system also. They will make a model or poster to display in the classroom. We are looking forward to Catholic Schools Week starting on January 30th.
December 13, 2016
December has been an exciting month so far. We are enjoying celebrating Advent by participating in prayer services with our school families of students from each grade. We have learned about St. Nicholas and Our Lady of Guadalupe so far along with some facts about the Advent candles and wreath. On December 1st we had our Christmas program. We sang 6 different songs during the program which was called 'Sing With Me: The Christmas Story'. In Religion we are learning about Reconciliation. 2-digit subtraction is our topic in Math. We are reading stories about music and how we can express ourselves this week. In Social Studies we are finding out more about producers, consumers, resources, and services.
We are paired up with 5th-8th grade students who are our secret pals during Advent. We can't wait until the last day before Christmas break when we get to eat lunch with them and have recess together. We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!
November 10, 2016
The St. James 2nd graders enjoyed going to cMoe with our pen pals from St. Joe in Princeton during the first week of November. We had fun going through the different exhibits. On November 9th we had a program at school in honor of Veterans Day. Local veterans came and told us about their service. We made cards for them and are very thankful for their service.
In Religion we are learning more about the Holy Spirit. This week we are reading stories about stars in our reading books. We are finishing up our chapter on 2-digit subtraction strategies in Math. We have been using hundreds charts, number lines, and breaking apart numbers into smaller amounts. Next week we will start doing vertical 2-digit subtraction. In Science we are learning about the states of matter - solids, liquids, and gases. We have also been preparing and practicing for our Christmas program that will be coming up on December 1st.
October 20, 2016
The 2nd graders have been busy in October. We had a grandparent's day celebration on October 14th. Last week we had religion class with Fr. Betz, got our school photos taken, listened to a Halloween performance by the Mater Dei chorus & band, and went on a field trip to Fired Up and Mayse Farm. This week we are celebrating Red Ribbon Week and will be ending the week with our Halloween parties. In Religion we are learning about how Jesus is our Savior. We are adding 2-digit numbers in Math. Informational stories about animals are the stories we are reading this week and we are also working with plural nouns in Grammar. In Social Studies we are learning about some of the symbols that represent the United States. In November we are looking forward to going to the children's museum with our pen pals from St. Joseph in Princeton.
September 29, 2016
The 2nd graders are enjoying fall. In art we made scarecrows. Last week we celebrated Johnny Appleseed's birthday. We graphed our favorite apples and made applesauce. In Religion we are learning about God the Father in the Holy Trinity. We are reading fables and fairy tales in our reading book this week. Plural nouns are our topic in Grammar. In Math, we have been learning different strategies to help us add 2-digit numbers. Responsibilities and government is what we are learning about in Social Studies. We also enjoyed writing letters to our pen pals from St. Joseph in Princeton.