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

 

          When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. – Matthew 6:16-18

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.  February Book Order Due Friday, Feb. 21st.

 

Notices and Reminders: 

  • Tuesday 2/25 – Fastnacht Day
  • Wednesday 2/26 – Ash Wednesday. Mass at 8:15 AM in the IHM Chapel. All are welcome to join us as we begin the holy season of Lent.
  • Thursday 2/27 – Hawk Walk Letter Writing Day!!
  • Monday 3/2 – First Communion Parent Session at 7:00 PM at St. Jane Church (Hartley Ave). If you have already attended this session for an older child, you do not need to attend again.
  • Tuesday 3/3 – End of Second Trimester
  • Thursday 3/5 – Mass at 8:15 AM in the IHM Chapel (2A will be preparing the liturgy)

What We Are Learning This Week:

Religion 

Lent: A Time of Sacrifice 

Ask your child what he or she will be doing to make this Lenten season special. We have been discussing how we can make sacrifices by “giving things up” and also by “doing something extra” to show our love for God and others. 

Chapter 17: Jesus Invites Us (Test Wednesday, 2/26)

Ask me … 

– to tell you what the Mass is a celebration of.

– to tell you what genuflect means.

– to explain why we genuflect before taking our place at Mass.

– to tell you what the altar is.

– to explain what happens at the beginning of Mass (I should be able to tell you the order of the Introductory Rites of the Mass).

– to tell you what we do at Mass.

– to tell you the special roles that some people do at Mass.

– to tell you the prayer we say at Mass to ask God’s forgiveness.

– to tell you what prayer we say at Mass to praise God.

– to tell you what “Amen” means when the priest prays and asks God to help us.

Math

Chapter 6: Geometry 

Ask me …

– to identify solid figures.

– to describe flat and curved surfaces of solid figures.

– to identify faces, edges, and vertices of solid figures.

– to identify the plane figures that can be made by tracing the flat surfaces of solid figures.

– to indicate the number of sides, vertices, and angles of closed figures.

– to identify and draw plane figures.

– to draw plane figures using certain attributes.

Practice addition and subtraction facts up to 20.

First in Math: Click here to practice your math facts, play cool games, and earn some stickers! Who will be our next Player of the Day???

 

Reading  

Unit 4 Week 6 (Review and Assess)

This week we will be finishing Unit 4 by reviewing what we have learned and completing the Unit 4 Test throughout the week. Here are some of the skills we have learned in Unit 4:

Comprehension Strategies:

  • Reread
  • Visualize

Comprehension Skills:

  • Compare/Contrast 
  • Cause and Effect 
  • Theme

Vocabulary Strategies:

  • Compound Words
  • Context Clues
  • Similes
  • Root Words

ConnectEd: Click here to read our weekly stories, practice your reading skills, and play some fun games!

 

Spelling 

Unit 4 Week 6

There are no new spelling words and no test this week. Please review the following Spelling/Phonics skills from Unit 4:

  • Words with silent letters
  • Words with r-controlled vowels

 

Grammar   

Unit 4 Grammar Skills:

    • Linking Verbs
    • Helping Verbs
    • Irregular Verbs
    • Contractions

Homework:  

***Practice rapid recall of addition and subtraction facts to 20 each night! 

   Monday :  

Rel. –  p. 130-131

Math –  p. 70

Read for at least 10 minutes

   Tuesday :

Rel. –  Study for Ch. 17 Test

Math –  p. 71

Read for at least 10 minutes

   Wednesday:

Rel. –  

Math –  p. 72

Read for at least 10 minutes

Library Book Due Tomorrow

   Thursday:

Rel. –  p. 203-204

Math –  p. 73

Read for at least 10 minutes

 

God Bless,

Mrs. Kelton 💖

 

Specials Schedule: 

Monday: Gym

Tuesday: Computers

Wednesday:  Music & Spanish

Thursday:  Library

Health (January- June)

Friday:  Art

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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