What we are learning for the month of April
Our lists include: words with the ar, or, and er sounds.
We will begin Chapter 5 about contractions and the parts of a book report.
We will begin Unit 7 all about homonyms, prefixes, synonyms and antonyms.
Cursive practice will continue with writing names and verses from Scripture.
We wrap up Chapter 8 on measuring in standard units and move onto Chapter 9 on measuring lengths in metric units.
This month we will begin Theme 5 in our Story Town textbooks. The focus skills are on plot, vowel dipthongs, abbeviations and comprehension skills.
We will begin reading the story "The Mouse and the Motorcycle" by Beverly Cleary this month. We will be writing a book report on this wonderful story to connect with our English curriculum.
This month we are preparing for our First Holy Communion in our Eucharist workbooks. First Holy Communion Retreat day is April 25th. First Holy Communion ceremony is on April 27th.
We are continuing to observe our bean plants grow and we will chart our data on a graph. Stay tuned for photos!
This month we will learn about famous United States symbols that represent our country and what it stands for.
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.