Class 2A


 Welcome to Miss. Harry's 2A Classroom Page!


Notices and Dates to Remember:

2A is in dire need of tissues and paper towels. We would appreciate any donations if at all possible!

This will help us try to stay healthy during cold and flu season. Thank you in advance! :)

Olympic Re-Registration Race: Please return your 2017-2018 Re-Registration Form ASAP. 2A is looking to win the Gold!


This Week ...

Monday, January 15 - School Closed. Local In-Service Day

Wednesday, January 17 - Mid-Trimester Reports

Thursday, January 18 - Reconciliation Second Parent Session. 7 p.m. at St. Jane Church (Hartley Ave.) One parent must attend this meeting or a make-up.


Looking Ahead ...


Monday, January 22 - Make-up Second Parent Session. 7 p.m. in Msgr. Gobitas Meeting Room.

Tuesday, January 23 - Make-up Second Parent Session. 7. p.m. in Msgr. Gobitas Meeting Room.

Friday, January 26 - St. Jane Adult Social. 7:00 P.M. to 12:00 AM at blue grillhouse

Saturday, January 27 - Phantoms Ice Hockey Game. St. Jane Spirit Night - Hope to see you there :)

Sunday, January 28 - Catholic Schools Week Kick Off. 10:30 a.m. Mass followed by Open House from 12-2.

Band Concert 1:00 p.m. Spaghetti Dinner 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Scholastic Book Fair 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. 


Tuesday, January 30 - Open House. 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

February 1 - Open House. 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Scholastic Book Fair 4:00 tp 6:00 p.m.

February 2 - Noon Dismissal. 


Other Communication Notes:

Please do not hesitate to email me with any questions or concerns. I will get back to you ASAP, but please note the school policy of allowing a grace period of 24 hours to respond.

SJF Communication Folder:  Please refer to the Weekly Communication Folder for additional school information.

Scholastic Book Club:  Class Code RD697. Order online or send in check (payable to Scholastic Books) with order form. 


Specials Schedule: 

Monday: Gym 

Tuesday: Music & Art

Wednesday: Spanish

Thursday: Computers

Friday: Health & Library


What We Are Learning This Week:


Unit 3: Jesus Gives Us the Gift of Peace 


Chapter 14: Jesus Calls Us His Friends (Unit 3 Review) 


Ask me ... 


- to share the story of Martha and Mary.


- to explain how we show our friendship with Jesus through both prayer and service to others. 


- to share other stories of forgiveness (examples: Zacchaeus, King David, the Lost Sheep).


- to tell you the difference between a temptation and a sin.


- to explain how the Holy Spirit helps us in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.


- to define penanceconfess, and pardon.


- to define contrition and absolution


- to tell you the steps of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.


- to practice praying the Act of Contrition.



Data and Graphs: Using Operations

(Test on Friday 1/19)

Ask me ...

- to draw, read, and interpret picture graphs.

- to tell and describe to you the parts of a picture graph.

- to draw, read, and interpret bar graphs.

- to tell and describe to you the parts of a bar graph.

- to tell you how data can be gathered (a survey) and recorded in a tally chart.

- to show you how the information in the tally chart can be displayed in a bar graph (I should include in my demonstration how I make a title and labels for the bar graph)

- to interpret the bar graph (ask and answer questions about the data in the bar graph).

- to compare data from two different sources using the same survey.

- to read and interpret circle graphs.

- to draw, read, and interpret line plots.

- to use information from a graph to solve problems.

Practice addition and subtraction facts up to 20.

Log on to FirstInMath to practice your facts and earn stickers!



Unit 3 Week 3 Spelling Pre-Test will be on Tuesday (1/16)

Unit 3 Week 3 Spelling Test will be on Wednesday (1/17)

Unit 3 Week 3 Reading Test will be on Wednesday (1/17)

Unit 3 Week 3: Ways People Help

How can people help out their community?

Oral Vocabulary: artist, celebration, commented, community, mural

High-Frequency Words: better, group, long, more, only, our, started, three, who, won't

Vocabulary: across, borrow, countryside, idea, insists, lonely, solution, villages

Word Work Skills:

Phonemic Awareness -

Identify and Generate Rhyme, Phoneme Categorization, Phoneme Blending 

Phonics/Spelling -

Long o: o, oa, oe, ow

Structural Analysis -

Contractions with 's, 're, 'll, 've


Unit 3 Week 4: Weather Alert!

How does weather affect us?

Structural Analysis: Contractions with 's, 're, 'll, 've

Oral Vocabulary: reflect, gloomy, rises, pleasant, predict

High-Frequency Words: before, every, would, after, hear, few, special, old, hurt, first

Vocabulary: damage, dangerous, destroy, event, harsh, prevent, warning, weather


Long e: e, ee, ea, ie, y, ey

we, bee, need, queen, mean, leaf, thief, chief, pony, keys, grow, toe, after, every, special


Check out the Reading Wonders Website:



Action Verbs: 

  • An action verb tells what someone or something is doing.
  • To find the verb ina  sentence, ask "What is the person or thing doing?"
  • Example: Jimmy reads his book.

Present-Tense Verbs (Test Thurs 1/18):

  • Tense of a verb tells when the action takes place.
  • Present-tense verbs tell about avtions that happen now.
  • Example: Tina ran to her bus stop.


Upcoming Homework:

*Practice rapid recall of math facts each night: addition and subtraction up to 20.

*Read a new book!

Monday (1/8)



Spelling: Study Words; Pre-Test tomorrow


Tuesday (1/9)

Religion: p. 103

Math: p. 41

Spelling: Study Words; Test Tomorrow

Practice Vocabulary Words 






Library Book due Tomorrow.



Religion: Study for Unit 3 Test

Math: Review Worksheet; Study for Test on Graphs

Spelling: p. 67

Sign Test Folder.


Helpful Links

Religion: LoyolaPress     Grade 2 Religion Resources

ABCya! Second Grade Games and Apps   Math, Language Arts, Reading, and more

Sadlier-Oxford Math   Grade 2 Practice Skills, Math Minutes

Glencoe McGraw-Hill Math Virtual Manipulatives

NCTM Illuminations  Math Interactives

FirstInMath (log in, reinforce and enhance math skills and concepts)

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