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

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Happy Advent!

“Say to the fearful of heart: Be strong, do not fear! Here is your God, he comes with vindication; With divine recompense he comes to save you.”

– Isaiah 35:4

Notices and Reminders: 

  • Thursday 12/19 – Mass at 8:15 AM in the IHM Chapel
  • Friday 12/20 – 11:00 AM Dismissal
  • Monday 12/23 – Wednesday 1/1 – School Closed. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
  • Thursday 1/2 – School Reopens

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. The December Book Order is on its way. Let me know if your order is a Christmas gift for your child, and we can arrange a time for you to pick it up.


Specials Schedule:

Monday: Gym 

Tuesday: Computers

Wednesday: Spanish, Music

Thursday: Health (January-June)

Friday: Art, Library 


What We Are Learning This Week:


Chapter 12: We Meet Jesus in the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Ask me …

– to tell you who gave us the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

– to tell you who acts in Jesus’ place in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

– to tell you what the steps of the Sacrament of Reconciliation are.

– to explain what penance is.

– to tell you how the Holy Spirit helps in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

– to explain who forgives our sins.

– to define pardon, confess.


Subtraction of Three-Digit Numbers (Test on Thurs. 12/19)

Ask me …

– to subtract three-digit numbers with and without regrouping.

– to subtract three-digit numbers regrouping tens as ones.

– to subtract three-digit numbers regrouping hundreds as tens.

– to use pictures to model hundreds as tens in subtraction.

– to subtract three-digit numbers regrouping twice.

– to use addition to check subtraction.

– to count back by 1s, 10s, and 100s.

– to continue patterns and explain patterns.

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???


Unit 3 Week 4 (Test on Thurs. 12/19)

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, y, ey, e_e)

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



Unit 3 Week 4 (Pretest on Thurs. 12/19 & Test on Fri. 12/20)

Words with Long e:

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

Review Words:

grow, toe

High-Frequency Words:

after, every, special 


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. – Study Ch. 12

Math – p. 121

Spell. – p. 67

Practice Vocabulary Words.


Rel. –

Math – p. 257

Spell. – p. 68

Practice Vocabulary Words.

Spanish Test tomorrow on colors.


Rel. – p. 201-202

Math – Worksheet & Study

Spell. – p. 69; Pretest Tomorrow

Practice Vocabulary Words.

Sign Test Folder.

Library Book due tomorrow.


Rel. –

Math –

Spell. – Study Words; Test Tomorrow

Grammar –

Practice Vocabulary Words.

11:00 AM Dismissal Tomorrow. 

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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