2nd Grade

March 2017

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“I am the Bread of Life.  Those who come to Me will never be hungry.”  John 6:35

Religion:  Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent on March 1st.  Lent is a time to focus on changing our hearts and following Jesus’ path of love.  We will take the 40-day journey with Jesus to help us prepare for Easter Sunday.   The children will learn that Lent is a time to pray, do good deeds, or almsgiving, and showing we are sorry for our sins by giving up something for Lent.  Then we will begin Chapter 8, Choose to Do Good.  In this chapter, we learn about Jesus forgiving Peter for not telling the truth about being Jesus’ follower.

ELA:  We will begin a cross-curricular unit as we study the War of 1812. Students will begin this unit by looking at the events that led up to the American Revolution. Students will then participate in a two-week unit on the War of 1812. Students will explore the parties involved and the causes and effects of the war on the young United States. Vocabulary will be based on the social studies curriculum and our spelling words will focus on long and short vowel sounds. Grammar this month will focus on using adjectives to deepen their literary abilities. Students will be given the choice of a personal narrative, friendly letter, or informational text to display their understanding at the culmination of this unit.

Math:  Students will complete our unit that began last month focusing on telling time. Students will learn how to tell time to the hour, half hour, five minute, and one minute. Students will also study how to use A.M. and P.M. to distinguish times during our day.  At the completion of our time unit students will move onto the study of measurement. Students will use inches and feet to measure objects. Each student will have practice using rulers, yardsticks, and tape measurers to measure real-life objects. Students will be able to differentiate which tool is best when measuring objects of different shapes and sizes.

Science:  We will begin our Unit of Study on Matter.  Students will carry out investigations to observe the properties of matter.  They will analyze the properties of solids, liquids, and gases.  We will investigate ways that matter can be changed and observe and classify water in its solid, liquid, and gaseous states.

Social Studies:  Students will discover how our country grew during its early years before the American Revolution.  They will be learning about the exploration of the West and how pioneers traveled along the Oregon Trail and solved problems along the way. Students will explore, in conjunction with our ELA unit, how our young country was affected by the War of 1812. Students will learn to create a timeline to order events chronologically.


Miss Rossi and Mrs. Santoro

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