Class 2B


Welcome to Mr. Dicker's 2B Class Page!


Notices and Reminders: 

  • Olympic Re-Registration Race: Please return your 2018-2019 Re-Registration Form as soon as possible. 2B wants to win the GOLD!! 
  • Monday 1/15 - School Closed.
  • Wednesday 1/17 - Mid-Trimester Progress Reports issued. Please sign and return. 
  • Thursday 1/18 - Reconciliation Second Parent Session at 7 pm at St. Jane Church (Hartley Ave). One parent must attend this meeting or a make-up. 
  • Monday 1/22 - Make-up Second Parent Session at 7 pm in Msgr. Gobitas Meeting Room
  • Tuesday 1/23 - Make-up Second Parent Session at 7 pm in Msgr. Gobitas Meeting Room
  • Thursday 1/25 - Mass at 8:15 am in IHM Chapel. All are welcome :)
  • Sunday 1/28 - Friday 2/2 - CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK!!
  • Sunday 1/28 - CSW Opening Mass at Church 10:30 am. Open House at School 12-2 pm. Spaghetti Dinner in FFH 1-5 pm. 
  • Monday 1/29 - Religion Bee at 8:15 am. 
  • Tuesday 1/30 - Open House 9:00-10:30 am.
  • Wednesday 1/31 - Dance Marathon. Green & Gold Dress Down Day. $1 or more for St. Vincent de Paul Society.
  • Thursday 2/1 - Open House 5:00-7:00 pm.
  • Friday 2/2 - CSW Closing Mass at 8:15 am in IHM Chapel. NOON DISMISSAL. 
  • Please email me with any questions or concerns (


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

Scholastic Book Club:  Class Code PHZBX.  Order online or send in check (payable to Scholastic Books) with order form. January order will be due on Wed. 1/24. 


Specials Schedule:

Monday: Gym

Tuesday: Music, Art

Wednesday: Spanish

Thursday: Computer

Friday: Health (Aug.-Jan.), 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 penance, confess, 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 in to FirstInMath to practice your facts and earn stickers!!




Unit 3 Week 3 (Test on Wed. 1/17)

Weekly Concept: Ways People Help

Essential Question: How can people help out their community?

Comprehension Strategy: Ask and Answer Questions

Comprehension Skill: Author's Purpose 

Genre: Narrative Nonfiction 

Vocabulary Strategy: Synonyms

Phonics: Long o (o, oa, ow, oe)


Unit 3 Week 4

Weekly Concept: Weather Alert

Essential Question: How does weather affect us?

Comprehension Strategy: Ask and Answer Questions

Comprehension Skill: Main Idea and Key Details 

Genre: Expository Text 

Vocabulary Strategy: Antonyms 

Phonics: Long e (e, ee, ea, ie, y, ey, e_e)


Check out the Reading Wonders website:

Read a good book!  Practice reading with fluency, expression, and intonation.  Retell what you read in sequence.  Summarize what you read.




Unit 3 Week 3 (Pretest on Tues. 1/16 & Test on Wed. 1/17)

Words with Long o:

told, most, float, coat, toast, grow, mow, show, Joe, toe

Review Words:

light, mind

High-Frequency Words:

only, our, who 


Unit 3 Week 4

Words with Long e:

we, bee, need, queen, mean, leaf, thief, chief, pony, keys 

Review Words:

grow, toe

High-Frequency Words:

after, every, special 




Action Verbs: 

  • An action verb tells what someone or something is doing.
  • To find the verb in a sentence, ask "What is the person or thing doing?"
  • Example: Sara watches the clouds.

Present-Tense Verbs:

  • Tense of a verb tells when the action takes place.
  • Present-tense verbs tell about actions that happen now
  • Example: Kelly jumps in a puddle. 

Past- and Future-Tense Verbs:

  • Past-tense verbs tell about actions that already happened.
  • Regular past-tense verbs end in -ed (Example: jumped).
  • Future-tense verbs tell about an action that will happen in the future.
  • The word will goes before a future-tense verb (Example: will jump).




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



Rel. - 

Math - 

Spell. - 

Practice Vocabulary Words.




Rel. - p. 103

Math - p. 41

Spell. - Study Words; Test Tomorrow 

Practice Vocabulary Words. 




Rel. - Study for Unit 3 Test

Math - p. 42

Grammar - Worksheet; Study Verb Tenses (Past, Present, Future) 

Sign Test Folder. 

Library Book due Thursday. 




Rel. - Practice Act of Contrition 

Math - Review Worksheet; Study for Test on Graphs 

Spell. - p. 67

Practice Vocabulary Words.



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



Have a great week! God bless!

Mr. Dicker :)



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