Welcome to Mrs. Kelton’s 2A Class Page!

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Important Dates and Information:

  • Friday, January 15th– 12:00 Dismissal
  • Monday, January 18th– No School- Martin Luther King Day

Notices and Reminders: 

  • Ask your child if they need a roll of paper towels for their desk.  Also, don’t forget to pack a towel or placemat to cover their desk for snack and lunch.
  • Mrs.  Blasi would like the children to bring gloves for Gym Class – our class is 8:00 A.M.   Don’t forget a jacket for recess.  We go out at 11:30 A. M. for 25 minutes.
  • It is VERY IMPORTANT that I receive an excuse note with the date and reason for your child’s absence when he/she returns to school. 

  •  Zoom:  Click here to access my Zoom meeting or by logging into Zoom, clicking on  “Join a Meeting” and typing in my ID Number  889-925-5509  (password will be sent to you)
  • To Join REMIND:  Click  here                

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

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

                                               January book orders due Friday, January 22nd. 

                                                                                    

RELIGION: 

Chapter 14:  Jesus Calls Us His Friends

In this chapter we will talk about the friendship we can have with Jesus by hearing the bible story of Mary and Martha.  We will review the key concepts related to the Sacrament of Reconciliation and prepare for the end of Unit 3 Test.    Click  here  for a great review!

This month we will be preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation which will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2021.  I sent home a paper with the steps of Reconciliation before Christmas for the students who will be receiving this sacrament this year.  Please go over these steps with your child each week and make sure he/she knows the Act of Contrition prayer.

MATH:

 This week we will continue working on different types of graphs.   Keep practicing those math facts!  I’ve noticed a big difference with the children who are playing First in Math!  

ELA:

Unit 3 Week 5

Essential Question:  How do you express yourself?

Close Reading of Complex Text: Ask & answer questions to demonstrate understanding of the main topic and key details of a text.

Writing: Draw evidence from expository texts and write informational texts.

Speaking and Listening: Engage in collaborative discussions about expressing yourself.

Content Knowledge: Consider solutions to problems using engineering.

Language Development: 

  Conventions:  Combine and rearrange sentences, include sentence punctuation.

  Develop Oral Vocabulary: communicate, festivals, respect, squeezing, tradition.

  Acquire and Use Academic Vocabulary: cheered, concert, instrument, movements, music, rhythm, sounds, understand.                                                                                                                                                                                           

Foundational Skills: 

  Phonics: Introduce and blend words with long “u” sounds.

  Spelling: cute, cube, fumes, music, unit, menu, few, pew, fuel, cues, pony, queen, began, come, give.

  High Frequency Words: America, beautiful, began, climbed, come, country, didn’t, give, live, turned.

  Fluency:  Pronunciation                                                                                                             

** We will begin the new year with having a Spelling Pretest on Thursdays.  If your child gets a 100% on the Pretest, I will put a star over the word “Study” in your child’s homework copybook and he/she is exempt from the test on Friday.  If there are errors on the Pretest, I will send the test home in the take home folder for him/her to study and retake the test on Friday.

A detailed summary is sent home with your child every Friday.  Save that weekly outline to review for Friday’s Spelling and Reading Test.

HOMEWORK:  Week of 1/11/21

Monday

  • Religion –  p.  103
  • Math –  p. 36
  • Spelling –  p. 72

Tuesday

  • Religion –  Study for Unit 3 Test
  • Math –  p. 37
  • Spelling –  p. 73

Wednesday:  

  • Religion –  Practice Steps for Reconciliation
  • Math –  p. 38
  • Spelling –  p. 74 & Study for Pretest
  • Sign & Return Test Folders

Thursday:  

  • Religion-  Practice Act of Contrition
  • Math –  p. 39
  • Grammar- p. 74
  • Spelling –  Study for Test

SPECIALS:

  • Monday: Gym
  • Tuesday: Art
  • Wednesday:  Computers & Music
  • Thursday:  Spanish & Health (2nd half of year)

SNACK/LUNCH:

Please send a cloth napkin or t-towel to cover your child’s desk at snack and lunch time.  Snack should be limited to 1 item that your child is able to open without assistance.  Please be sure that the snacks are peanut and tree nut free due to student allergies.

Hot lunch program began after Labor Day, Tuesday, September 8th.  Please be sure that packed lunches are peanut and tree nut free due to student allergies. We will be eating lunch in our classroom.

DISMISSAL:

Please send in a written note if your child will be dismissed differently than indicated the first week of school.

EXTENDED CARE:

Please see the school website for more information.    

God Bless,

Mrs. Kelton 💖

 

Helpful Links

Religion: LoyolaPress     Grade 2 Religion Resources

Reading:  https://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/connected/pictorialLoginSchool.do?code=k2y9

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

Sadlier-Oxford Math   Grade 2 Practice Skills, Math Minutes

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