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Mrs. Gracia - 2B

Welcome to the 2nd grade eboard page!


Hello Parents,

Welcome to second grade! Below you will find important dates as well as information on the many academic concepts we will be covering over the month of September. It is imperative your child read each night as well as work on his/her addition and subtraction facts. I will share ideas with you at Back to School Night, to help make these two tasks become a happy habit for your child.

Thank you for all you do to help assist me in your child’s education. Enjoy the month!

 Important dates:

•9/3 School opens

•9/5 Before and After Care begins

•9/10 Back to School Night for K – 3, 7pm

•Please remember to sign and return all forms and to send in your child’s supply money ($16 for returning students and $24 for new students

Check the St. Dominic website calendar for more important dates.

 Over the month of September second graders will:

In Religion –

•Describe the gifts God gives us each day and how we will care for them

•Understand God’s gifts are for sharing

•Know we are made in God’s image

•Confirm we can think, choose, and love because we are in God’s image

•Identify the different levels of being

•Understand that Jesus showed God’s love by dying and rising to give us new life

•Express ways to show God’s love

•Understand why we are disciples

•Learn the significance of the Sign of the Cross

•Recognize themselves as God’s children through Baptism and review the symbols of Baptism

•Identify the leaders of the church and that our membership in the church is one of a life of love

In Language Arts –

•Begin working on stamina . . . an important factor in becoming an independent reader

•Read stories about school days, making friends, and police officers

•Check comprehension by recalling important story details such as characters, settings, and events

•Work on visualizing both before and during our reading of a story

•Review short vowel sounds a, e, i, o, and u

•Identify and write statement, question, command, and exclamation sentences

•Understand the subject of a sentence

•Write personal narratives

•Continue improving the use of capitalization and punctuation

•Utilize words that show feelings and learn proofreading marks

In Math –

•Work on addition facts to sums of 20

•Explore problem solving

•Work with related addition facts

•Count on to add and count back to subtract

•Make a 10 to add

•Work with doubles facts, doubles + 1, and Doubles – 1

•Explore missing addends

•Review fact families

•Relate addition to subtraction

In Science –

•Recognize the parts of a plant and how plant parts aid in survival

•Define vocabulary words

•Review basic needs of all living things

•Discover how plants are grouped

•Understand how plants use adaptation

In Social Studies –

•Explore the concepts of government . . . local, state, and federal

•Understand how government provides order and safety

•Learn the roles of public officials

•Explain good citizenship qualities

•Explore the election process

•Define vocabulary words

•Understand map grids, and the main idea of a letter

•Recall patriotic songs, mottos, and symbols