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Important Dates
• 3/1 – Read Across America Day
• 3/4 – 3/8 – IOWA testing - bring a snack and drink (Mon. – Thurs.), 6 sharpened #2 pencils, 2 – 3 chapter books. Please make sure your child has a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast. Please be on time for school all week.
            3/8 – End of 2nd trimester
• 3/15 – Report cards
• 3/18 - First Holy Communion Parent Meeting @7pm.

In Reading we will:
Learn different ways people can make a difference.
Explore different genres including fiction, realistic fiction, biography, and expository text.
Read stories to learn what good citizens do, how people get along, what heroes do, and how we can protect our earth
Continue learning how to summarize and make and confirm predictions while reading.
Explore recognizing point of view while reading a particular text.
Continue learning about the sequence of events in a story.
Review cause and effect and problem and solution scenarios while reading.
Learn various grammar skills including:
• Pronouns
• Possessive pronouns
• Contractions
• Pronoun-verb agreement
Learn various spelling and phonics skills including:
• Diphthongs ou, ow, oy, and oi
• Variant Vowels oo, u, u_e, ew, ue, ou
• Variant Vowels a, aw, au, augh, al, ough
  Explore synonyms, homophones, suffixes, and idioms.
 
In Religion we will:
Learn about the beginning of the Mass including:
• Entrance Chant
• Greeting
• Penitential Act
• Glory to God
• Opening Prayer
Learn the importance of listening to God’s Word at Mass.
Learn and practice the responses to the Reading and Gospel.
Explore the order of the Mass.
Learn that the Creed is a statement of beliefs that all Catholics hold.
The Prayer of the Faithful is a prayer for the Church and world intentions.
Explain that the bread and wine are signs of our lives and of all God’s gifts.
Discuss the symbols of bread and wine during the Mass.
Discuss the vestments and articles the priest uses during the Mass.
Describe the Mass as Jesus’ perfect sacrifice to the Father.
Learn about the Eucharistic Prayer, Consecration, and Transfiguration.
Practice for First Holy Communion.
 
In Math we will:
Continue mastering three digit addition and subtraction
Improve our math facts knowledge
Subtract money
Estimation
Use logical reasoning
Fractions – 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/11, 1/12
Comparing fractions
Ordering fractions
Fractions equaling 1
Estimating fractions
Parts of a set
Predicting outcomes
Probability – certain, possible, impossible

In Science we will:
Dinosaurs
How we learn about the past
Fossils – what they can tell us
Paleontologist
Extinction
Properties of matter
Mass
Property
States of matter
Solids, liquids, gases
Mixtures
How we can change matter
How cooling and heating change matter

In Social Studies we will learn about:
Family history
Immigrants
Diversity
Good citizenship
Holidays
Customs/celebrations
Reading a calendar
Landmarks in the US and around the world
Reading a diagram
Artifacts
Inventions

                                   Mrs. Kathleen Gaspich - 2A
                                                                 kgaspich@stdomschool.org

Welcome to Second Grade!