March 2, 2018                                                                                                        

Dear Parents,

Coming home today is your child’s homework packet.  Our math homework will be the reteach pages 8.8 and 8.9.  Wednesday students will bring home their Unit 8 review and will be asked to study for the test on Thursday.  For ELA, students will work on the Drops in the Bucket  page B20 and the spelling worksheet.  Students will also need to write the Gospel message.  Students should read and respond each night (only three nights this week).    Homework will be due Thursday.

This is a reminder that second grade will be involved in Ministry Sunday, this Sunday, March 4 at the 9:00 AM mass.  All children will need to come dressed in their uniforms.  All students will sit with me (we practiced this on Thursday).  Please try to arrive around 8:45, as each child will greet parishioners.  Those reading intentions will be able to practice with Mrs. Keck before mass (we still have not received them).

I finished meeting with students individually to go over their MAP results and to set goals in the areas of Reading, ELA and Math.  I will make a copy of this goal sheet, and I will send it home with your child’s report card and MAP result paper.  The goal with an asterisk indicates that the goal came solely from them, and not from the results of the test. In addition to this, my next newsletter will include a link to Kahn Academy.  This is a fabulous tool that works side-by-side with the MAP assessment.  You will be able to use the individual math RIT scores for your child to enter into this site.  Kahn Academy will then generate math questions and videos at their level in each category (Geometry, Numbers and Operations, Operations and Algebraic Thinking, and Measurement & Data).  We will try to do this at school as well.  J

This week students were given a box of envelopes.  The student council spoke to the school about collecting money each Friday during mass.  The money raised will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul.  It is okay if students forget, or are unable to bring in money.  This is just another opportunity to practice almsgiving.  Since we do not have school the next two Fridays, I will try to send a reminder home before the mass on March 23.

The Great American Spellcheck has started.  Students are very excited about raising money for a new big toy.  We will not have spelling during the week of March 20.

We had a rough week behaviorally.  We have talked quite a bit about the importance of being respectful and being good listeners (not talking out).  I just wanted to make sure that you knew and perhaps checking in with your child would be helpful.    Not all students are struggling with this, but many are having a hard time listening to others. 

Next week, we will finish up the customary (standard) measurement unit in math.  This unit focused quite a bit on estimating.  We will go over the unit review on Wednesday.  I will send home that review for students to study.  Our test will be on Thursday.  

Upcoming events:

March 2:  Soup Supper at 6:00

March 4:  2nd grade Ministry Sunday and Family Formation at 10:05

March 9:  No School (End of Trimester)

March 12:  Report Cards and MAP results will go home

March 16:  No School (Teacher In-service Day)

March 20:  Great American Spellcheck

March 23:  Stations at 2:00.  Soup Supper at 6:00

March 30:  Noon dismissal.  Passion play at 11:00.

April 29:  First Holy Communion 9:00 mass

God bless you!

Liz McAllister       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.