Welcome to
Mrs. Ridings' Second Grade


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What we are learning for the month of March



Spelling

Our lists include: words with the ow sound, compound words, and contractions



English

We will continue Chapter 4 about pronouns, adjectives and descriptions.



Phonics

Continuing progress on Unit 6 about on vowels pairs, vowel diagraphs and diphthongs. 



Handwriting

We will finishing learning the rest of our cursive consonants and begin writing words!



Math

We wrap up Chapter 7 on time and money then move onto Chapter 8 about measurement at the end of this month.



Reading

 To wrap up Theme 4 it will look like this:

Focus skills:
Locating Information

Stories: 

"Ah, Music"
"What's My Job?"




Writing:

We will read a biography in our Reading textbooks so this month we will practice writing biographies about a fellow classmate
We also will have some free writing with our cool Story Stones in our writing journals.


                     

Religion

We begin working in our Eucharist workbooks to prepare us for receiving First Holy Communion in April.


Science
Spring is in the air and we are going to start planting our bean seeds to observe them grow and chart our data on a graph. Stay tuned for photos!

Social Studies

We are wrapping up our unit on the three branches of Government.







 

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 7 years teaching at another Catholic School. This is my fourth 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:

 
 Roaring Great Behavior!
Good note written inside agenda               
Prize Bucket Reward     
 
 Spotted Being Good!   
 Reward Sticker    
 
 Ready to Explore!    
Everyday begins here; if you end here then 
you still did a great job being prepared. 
 
Caught Monkeying Around!     
Warning for not making good choices.
 
Safari Cancelled!                          
Note written inside agenda; must be signed & returned.




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