Welcome to
Mrs. Ridings' Second Grade


What we are learning the month of May/June:

Math

We wrap up Chapter 11 on Geometry then take our End of the Year Test. The remaining time will be spent expanding on our math skills learned this year.

Spelling

Our lists include: words ending with ed/ing, and prefixes re/un.

Phonics

We'll finish our workbook and have end of year testing!

English

We will work on Chapter 7 concentrating on word study and research.

Handwriting

We will be perfecting our cursive writing this month to get ready for third grade

 Religion

We are back in our “We Believe” workbooks for Chapters 22, 23, 24, and 25. We will focus on learning about how we are called by God, keeping prayer in our daily lives, and about the Saints and Mother Mary.

Reading 

This month we will begin Theme 6 with focus skills on making inferences, cause/effect, vowel variants, punctuation review, and comprehension skills.

Science
We will be learnig about animal facts in our research reports.

Social Studies

This month we will wrap up our unit about famous United States symbols that represent our country and what it stands for.

Writing

We are each selecting an animal and using a National Geographic book to write a research report about it to connect with our English curriculum. 

The last day of school is June 1st- then you are officially THIRD GRADERS! WAHOOoooOoo!









About your teacher:

      
        My name is Mrs. Julie Ridings and I will be your child’s 2nd grade teacher this year. I have a dual degree from Bloomsburg University in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. I have taught 1 year in a public school setting and 6 years teaching at another Catholic School. This is my third year teaching at Saint Joseph’s School and I look forward to teaching your child many new skills and concepts throughout this school year. My teaching methods are based on a positive learning atmosphere in the classroom with respect for faith, children and teachers.







Check Parent Square daily for homework assignments! 






I would like to give the parents/guardians a brief explanation of the colored smiley face that is inside the homework agenda. The color of the smiley face will correspond to my behavior chart we use in class. This is a quick way for you to chart your child's daily behavior progress.  

 

Behavior Chart outline with corresponding colors:

 
 Out of this world!
Good note written inside agenda               
Prize Bucket Reward     
 
 Shooting star!   
 Reward Sticker    
 
 Ready to Launch!    
Everyday begins here; if you end here then 
you still did a great job being prepared. 
 
Lost in space!     
Warning for not making good choices.
 
Houston, we have a problem!                          
Note written inside agenda; must be signed & returned.




Please contact me with any questions or concerns:
jridings@stjosephdanville.com