Classroom News For April
Religion- The class is learning parts of the Mass. This will help them as they get closer to making their First Holy Communion. They are studying the days of Holy Week and learning the stations of the Cross.
Reading-This month the class will read their next chapter book,"Breakout at the Bug Lab." They are fine readers and are looking forward to this new story. We have been using our SMART board to look at bugs! Most of us love it!! The class recently completed their unit 6 section and you will see the finished unit test soon. We finished our unit 6 SUPER magazine. The class loved its theme on colors. We read about white houses, pink dolphins, red holidays, and a brown town (Hershey). We ate chocolate during that article! We begin a new SUPER magazine for unit 7. Please ask your second grader the main idea for this new magazine.
Spelling- The class will get their spelling words and a pre-test on Mondays. Pages named-"Back pack Pages" will be sent home each Monday. These words will be studied during the week in school and should be looked over eac night for homework. All words are related to our trade books, SUPER magazines and Superkids stories. Tests are every Friday unless you hear from me about a schedule change. Children that pass a pretest with 100% correct do not take the test on Friday.
Math-We are regrouping in the tens place using addition and subtraction.
Science-This month we will study plants. The class will plant marigold seeds in their lunch milk cartons. We will make the life cycle of a seed using a grean bean seed. We will learn the parts of a plant and flower and know what the job is for each part. We will dissect a flower and look for pollen and seeds.
Social Studies- Our new unit is Economics. The class will learn about wants and needs and about saving money.
Handwriting- The class is writing small case letters in cursive handwriting. They are very careful during their lesson, it is soooo quiet in the room as their minds tell their hands to concentrate on forming those letters!!
Phonics- The class will begin unit 6. This section in our work consists of vowel pairs, vowel digraphs and vowel dipthongs.
Mrs. C. Massetti