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Mrs. Ridings' Second Grade








What Second Grade is learning in March:



Math

We are wrapping up our chapters on money and will move on to telling time next. 


Handwriting

We finished up learning the cursive alphabet and now begin writing words! Hooray!

Spelling

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

English

We'll continue Chapter 4 to learn about pronouns and adjectives this month.

Phonics
Continuing our progress through Unit 6 about vowel pairs, vowel diagraphs and diphthongs. 

Reading

We are wraping up Theme 4 early this month with our reader's theater "What's My Job?" followed by our theme test the week of March 9th-13th. Then we'll begin Theme 5 at the middle of the month with focus skills on plot, vowel diphthongs, abbreviations and comprehension skills.

Religion

Lent is a special tie of year when we learn about Jesus and His journey to the cross. This month we also will begin working in on our Eucharist workbook to prepare for First Holy Communion in April.

Science

We will learn about plants' need and planting our own bean seeds. Then we'll be collecting data/charting the growth of our bean plants.




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Second Grade is preparing for our rough drafts for the March/April editions of our classroom newspaper The Scoop. The topic to look forward to: Biographies on fellow classmates.
We still have available copies of the January/February editions outside our classroom and featured below.

     

   


 
About your teacher:

Who is excited for Second Grade?? I know I sure am!! For those of you who may be unfamiliar with me, my name is Mrs. Julie Ridings and I have been teaching for about 10 years, this will be my 9th year in a Catholic School setting. I have 7 years experience of teaching second grade and I love teaching with all my heart! I know many of our students from last year and feel comfortable with picking up right where they left off in from June to continue giving them a quality and faith based education. Wait until you see all the amazing things we are going to explore, learn, and experience together! As always I am a firm believer on positive reinforcement and try to run my classroom in an uplifting way to work towards goals. I also want you parents out there to know I am 100% open for communication on any thoughts, concerns or ideas you have. Please do not hesitate to private message me here on Parent Square or my email ( jridings@stjosephdanville.com ). Thank you for all you do and for allowing us to educate your child here at SJS!






 



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:

 
 Happy as a clam!
Good note written inside agenda               
Prize Bucket Reward     
 
 Whale of a day!
 Reward Sticker    
 
 Star Student!
Everyday begins here; if you end here then 
you still did a great job being prepared. 
 
 Warning! Dangerous Waters
Warning for not making good choices.
 
   Stung! Parent Contact    
Note written inside agenda; must be signed & returned.



Mrs. Ridings' Second Grade Wish List
Two new book cases would be a great help to organize our classroom library. We have so many story books that vary in sizes so these shelves would work wonders for us! Thank you in advance if you find it in your heart to donate!

FURINNO 11107WH-GR 7 Reversible, 11-Cube, White Green

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$52.02  & FREE Returns

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


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