Second Grade

Welcome to Grade 2





Classroom News For April

Religion- The class is practicing for their First Holy Communion.  We are learning about parts of the mass.  We are practicing writing Prayers of the Faithful.  We are practicing receiving communion by using matzah crackers.

Reading- The children are enjoying their new chapter book,"Tornado."   We have finished reading Unit 6 in our Superkids decodeable reader.  April is poetry month.  The class wrote a great poem about Spring.  Next we will write "Bio Poems" which are poems about us!!!  The class also receives a poem from me and must read it to 15 people.  P.S.  Dogs, cats and fish count!!

Spelling- Each Monday children will take a pre-test. These words will be studied each week in

our Super magazine, the Superkids reader, our Superkids workbook, and our trade books.  Children that receive a 100% on the pretest will not need to take the required spelling test each Friday. A worksheet called "Backpack pages" will be sent home for homework during the week.  This page should be studied each week for profiency in spelling the weekly words.

Science- This month our study in Science will explore plants.  The class has saved milk cartons from lunch and have planted pumpkin and marigold seeds.  We have labeled and drawn the life cycle of a seed.  We are experimenting  with our classroom plants.  We are learning the parts of a plant.  Using the app called "Book Creator" the children wrote a book about plants.

Social Studies- Unit 3 focuses on our country's history.  The class is learning the important names and facts of our nation's early history.

Phonics- This month we are using endings to base words.  These endings include -ing,-ed,-ly and suffixes.  

April 7th is our First Communion retreat at Holy Angels.


_Mrs. Massetti











Math- Our second unit will continue to focus on addition and subtraction.  We will go further in these areas and learn skills that will help us to add and subtract.  For Example: the use of doubles and a 10 frame.  These skiills will help us to think and learn about place value.

Oral Language- there has been a book report assigned.  It will be due at the end of November.  Each child is responsible for reading a chapter book.  They will construct a small project using a cereal box and share this report during classtime.

Great things happen each day in the 2nd grade!!

I am proud and happy to be with your children each day, they ask the most amazing questions.


Mrs. Massetti
















Handwriting- We begin with manuscript writing.  The children must properly form, space and size each letter. we use a handwriting book and I observe all of the writings we do everyday.

Cursive handwriting will be focused on next year in 2018.

Homework- There will be a homework assignment every night but Friday.  Homework will range from the above subjects.  All work is due the next day, unless there is a project assigned.  I will post a due date for projects{ex: book reports}.

Children will use a homework pad to help them in their daily assignments.

September will be a great first month!!


Mrs. Massetti














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Mrs. C. Massetti