Teacher's Name: Miss Victoria Erdman

Grade/Subject: Grade 2

Contact: verdman@stjohnskenmore.com

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Happy October!  Here's what we'll be up to in second grade this month:

Reading: The students are enjoying reading about the Superkids in our reading program!  We are also reading non-fiction text in our SUPER magazine, and determining the main idea of texts. This month we will start our first book club! Students will be reading books at their reading level. The books are from the series "Frog and Toad" and "Nate the Great".  We are continuing to build stamina in reading and writing.

Math: We are finishing our unit on addition and subtraction and we will move focus to number patterns. Students will be counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s. We will be using a hundreds chart to continue to build number sense. 

Religion: Our Virtue of the Month is reverence.  We practiced showing reverence at church as a class, and the students will also have a home project to practice the virtue with their families.  Since October is the month of the rosary, we will also be learning about and praying the rosary together.  

Writing: We finished writing our small moments, and now will be starting autobiographies.  The students will have the chance to write their own autobiographies after reading the child friendly version of an inspiring book called "Wonder." This book focuses on the power of kindness and reminds us that we are all unique--and God made us that way purposefully.

Science/ Social Studies: We are continuing to infuse social studies and concepts into our reading time daily. We will also be learning about the life cycle of a pumpkin, and different types of communities this month.

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.