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Second-2-None: Week of 10/10/17

Week of 10-10 This week in Reading, we wrapped up “Friends around the World.” We strengthened our ability to identify the main idea in a text and find supporting details about the main idea. We loved learning about the characters Akiak, Isabel, Hau, and Dan, and all of their different homes around the world! In […]

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Second-2-None: Week of 10-2-17

Week of 10-2 This week in Reading, we started to read “Friends around the World” and learned about e-pals. We began identifying the main topic and supporting details within the next, and next week we will learn how to use captions and key words to better understand a text. In Shurley English, took a test […]

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Second-2-None Homework 10-16-17

 Monday: Math 3.4 & Handwriting Tuesday: Math 3.5 & Handwriting Wednesday: Math 3.6 & Handwriting Thursday: Math 3.7 & Handwriting; Spelling test tomorrow Friday: No Homework

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Second-2-None EVENTS

Tuesday, October 17th – Mandatory First Reconciliation Parent Meeting (7-8 p.m. in Morrissey Hall)Wednesday, October 18th – 8 a.m. Mass (drop off at Church, 7:50 a.m.) Saturday, October 21st – St. Cletus 5K run

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Second-2-None: Week of 9/25/17

Week of 9-25 This week in Reading, we wrapped up the first module with “Trouble at the Sandbox” and “Snowshoe Hare’s Winter Home” by writing our own narrative using the characters from “Trouble at the Sandbox” and using words like first, then, next, and last. Next week, we will read and dig deeply into “Friends […]

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Second-2-none: Week of 9/18/17

Week of 9-18 This week in Reading, we read “Snowshoe Hare’s Winter Home.” We learned about what different animals do during the winter time; some hibernate, some find new homes, and some change colors and just play in the snow like Snowshoe Hare and his friends! Next week, we will compare “Trouble at the Sandbox” […]

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Second-2-None: Week of 9/12/17

  Week of 9-12 This week in Reading, we finished up “Trouble at the Sandbox.” We learned about point of view, how to use illustrations to better understand the story, and how to identify characters’ changing perspectives. Next week, we will continue analyzing the book as a whole. Each week in our newsletter we will […]

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Second-2-None: Week of 9/5/17

Week of 9-5 This week in Reading we started reading “Trouble at the Sandbox” and discussed characters and how they respond to story events and challenges, as well as the setting details and major/minor events in the chapters. Through discussion and graphic organizers, we have loved learning more about Josh, Izzy, and Theo in the […]

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Second-2-None: Week of 8-28-17

What We Are Learning Week of 8-28 This week in reading we saw a short film called “Partly Cloudy” and talked about the characters. We looked at what made them unique, as well as what qualities these characters had that made them a good friend. Then we looked at ourselves. What makes us unique? What […]

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Second-2-None: Week of 8-22-17

WELCOME BACK! One week down…lots to go!  This week was great! Thank you for a great first week back to school. Second grade is filled with so many new and exciting things to learn.  Each week, please be sure to check the newsletters, homework page, and events page found on the Saint Cletus Website.  (Homework will […]

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Second-2-None Newsletter 5-29

What We Are Learning Week of 5-29 This week in reading we continued with Splish, Splash, Animal Baths.  While reading we looked for words with vowel pairs.  In Phonics we began our new unit on long vowel sounds o and i.  And in Shurley English we classified sentences by practicing all of the skills we […]

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Second-2-None Newsletter 5-22

What We Are Learning Week of 5-22 This week in our language block we continued with vowel teams, decoding syllables, and story elements.  We have a pretty good understanding of breaking up longer words into syllables to help us read them correctly.  In Shurley we practiced classifying our stretched sentences by labeling the subject pronouns. […]

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What We Are Learning Week of 5-15 This week in reading we read a fictional text about a spade foot toad call Dig, Wait, Listen.  While reading we thought about the author’s purpose of writing.  We learned how authors write to entertain, inform, and persuade. In Shirley English we rocked out to 2 new songs. […]

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What We Are Learning Week of 5-8 This week in reading we read Nutik, the Wolf Pup.  This is about a strong friendship between a young boy and his wolf pup.  While reading we looked for suffixes.  We were also using the text to find clues to help us make inferences. In Phonics we continue […]

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Second-2-None Newsletter

What We Are Learning Week of 5-1 This week in reading we read Farfallina and Marcel.  This is a cute fictional story about 2 unlikely friends.  While reading we located details from the text to help us make inferences. In Phonics we have been adding the suffixes ing and ed.  This is a challenge because […]

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