2nd Grade

February 2017

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“For we are His handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God has prepared in advance, that we should live in them.”

Ephesians 2:10

Religion: Students will begin preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  They will listen to some of Jesus’ words on forgiveness.  In chapter 11, students will learn about celebrating the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation.  Students will make an examination of conscience by asking the Holy Spirit to help them see where they have made wrong choices in order to prepare for receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation. They will also be learning the Act of Contrition.

ELA:  During February students will discover the importance of having to follow safety rules through the story of Officer Buckle and Gloria.   Children will learn how helping others can make you feel good and the importance of perseverance in Mr. Tanen’s Tie Trouble.  They will be working on the phonetic skills long i, base words and endings –ed, -ing, and compound words. The students will be continuing to work on their opinion writing and then will be moving onto narrative writing.

Math:  Students will begin our unit on money and time.  They will be finding the total values of collections of quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies.  This chapter will allow children to order coins in a collection by value and then find the total value.  This unit will correspond with our social studies unit on economy.

Science:  This month in science students will discover what plants and animals need.  They learn how animals depend on plants and other animals.  We will use interactive digital lessons to create food chains and food webs.  Science labs will provide opportunities for children to make inferences and identify cause and effect.

Social Studies:  Children will learn that people can make choices about earning, spending, and saving money.  Lessons will focus on different ways people spend and save their money,

Winter recess will be from February 20th to February 24th.


Miss Rossi and Mrs. Santoro

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