Teacher's Name: Miss Victoria Erdman

Grade/Subject: Grade 2

Contact: verdman@stjohnskenmore.com

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Happy Advent! During this busy time of the year, our class is reflecting on the practice of waiting and preparing our hearts for Jesus' birth at Christmas.

Here are some other things keeping us busy this month:

Reading: Daily 5 is now completely up and running!  The students have done a great job building their reading and writing stamina.  The students are enjoying reading chapter books in Book Clubs--small groups at their reading level.  Please ensure that your child is also reading at home; logging onto Raz Kids is a great way to get some quality reading time at their reading level!

Math: We've "graduated" to double digit addition WITH regrouping, and then will start subtraction with regrouping as well!  I'm very proud of the students' progress with this new material.    

Religion: Our Virtue of the Month is generosity: Giving without counting the cost.  Our Saint of the Month is St. Nicholas, and the home project will be due on Wednesday, December 20th.  Also this month, we will be learning about Advent and Christmas, as well as chapter 5 in our Religion textbook: God the Son.

Writing: We are exchanging friendly letters with our 2nd grade pen pals from SS Peter and Paul School in Williamsville!!  We will then be doing a penguin writing activity where we will do some research on penguins and then write about our findings.

Science/Social Studies: We are continuing to infuse social studies and concepts into our reading time daily. 

2nd Grade Special Schedule:

Monday: Gym (Students may wear sneakers to school.)

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: Library

Friday: Computer

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at verdman@stjohnskenmore.com, or through the school office at (716) 877-6401.