Welcome Back

Hello Students and Parents! 

Welcome to second grade! I am so excited to welcome you all into the 2018/2019 school year. This is going to be an amazing year filled with all sorts of great learning and fun activities!

On August 29th Southington Catholic School will be having a soft opening. Stop by anytime between 9-1 and check out our classroom. Feel free to drop off your school supplies, find your desk and locker and have a tasty treat. I hope to see you then. The official first day of school will be Thursday, August 30th. Don’t forget your summer packet is due the first day of school. Students returning their packet on August 30th will get to pick from the prize box. :)

My summer has been busy traveling and spending time with my family. I can’t wait to tell you all about it and hear all about your vacation! Enjoy the rest of your summer. Be sure to read, relax, play and have fun!

See you soon,

Mrs. Antonazzo

 

Grade 2 Supply List

Mrs. Antonazzo

2018-2019

 

Pencils – #2 (24 sharpened)

8 count washable colored markers

Crayons (24 count)

Colored Pencils (12 count)

Pencil box or pouch – please make sure it is small enough to fit inside their desks

Erasers of your choice

Two single subject wide ruled notebooks

Two Folders

Tissues – 2 boxes

Wet ones antibacterial wipes – 1 container

Three rolls of paper towels

Earbuds (for ipads)

 

Thank you in advance for your help and cooperation!

Mrs. Antonazzo ☺



 

2nd Grade Happenings

Think spring clip art 

 

We are in the final stretch of second grade! 

 

Math – In our Progress in Mathematics program second graders have begun Chapter 11 - Measurement. Students will measure length and temperature using customary and metric units, explore customary and metric units of weight and capacity, find the area and perimeter of a figure and solve problems by using a map.

Handwriting - Our cursive writing is coming along nicely. I am very pleased with the progress that the children are making. The children are now writing their first and last names in cursive as well as some of their schoolwork.

Science – In our Science Fusion program second graders are learning all about plants! The big idea in Unit 4 is that all plants need certain things to grow and that plants have parts to help them grow. Some essential questions second will be able to answer are: What are plant needs? What do plants need to grow? What are some plant parts? How does a bean plant grow? There will be many fun hands on experiments in this unit!

Reading – We are reading increasingly more difficult stories in our readers and are preparing to become third graders. Second graders are reminded to that if they don’t understand something they’re reading they should reread, read ahead, look at the pictures and think about what makes sense. Self-monitoring and using these fix up tips are critical strategies for children to master in order to complete the journey from learning how to read to becoming successful, independent readers.  Please encourage your child to read independently for pleasure at home. J

 In Unit 7 our book club offers two books about meeting a challenge. In the folktale The Bears on Hemlock Mountain, eight year old Jonathan must journey over Hemlock Mountain all by himself. He faces fear, loneliness and the biggest obstacle of all – two curious bears! In Jenny Archer Author, Jenny faces a challenge that may be more familiar to second graders than dealing with bears; Jenny has to write an autobiography for a class assignment, but she doesn’t think her life is interesting enough to write about. Luckily, she has a good imagination and this helps her solve her problem.

Grace..."There are no bears on Hemlock Mountain, No bears, no bears at all..." Or so young Jonathan is told by the grown-ups as he sets out alone...

 

Upcoming Events: 5/4 - First Friday Mass, 5/10 - Ascension Thursday/Progress Reports Go Home, 5/15- Early Release Day, 5/24 Talent Show, 5/28 - No School Memorial Day, 5/31 - Yard Goat Baseball Game.