Teacher's Name: Miss Ashley Dikeman

Second Grade 

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     February!                                                   

The virtue of the month for February is honesty. The saints of the month are a brother and sister duo: Francesco and Jacinta Marto. These two children were honest about their encounter with our Mother Mary and never wavered, even when threatened with prison. What an example of honesty! We will continue to prepare for the children to make their First Reconciliation in March!   

This month we are loving our SUPER book club books! Our book club menu this month includes "Breakout at the Bug Lab", "Zapato Power," and "Tornado!"

Second graders are showing four star effort this month as we work on three digit subtraction with regrouping. We are also in the midst of our math fact challenge. Please please please spend a few minutes each night practicing facts with your child. Practice makes permanent!  

During our writing time, we are determining the defining characteristics of fables and reading many examples! Then students will be writing their very own fables! We will be partnering with the fifth graders to edit our writing. Then  we'll practice our speaking skill by sharing the final products with the fifth graders!

We wrapped up our plant unit with an amazing visit from the Botanical Gardens. The students were able to make their very own terrariums! Now we are starting a fun unit on matter. Students will take part in many exciting labs throughout the unit. 

 Fun sites to practice math are:

www.abcya.com

www.splashmath.com

www.coolmath-games.com 

www.hoodamath.com 

Some more fun sites to help sharpen reading skills are:

www.spellingcity.com

www.starfall.com

Second Grade's Special Schedule:

Monday- Computer

Tuesday- Art

Wednesday- Library (please bring back your books!)

Thursday- Music

Friday- Gym (please bring in your sneakers!)

If you have any questions PLEASE do not hesitate to contact me at adikeman@stjohnskenmore.com