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November/December Happenings in Second Grade 


Important dates: 

11/1    All Saints Day Mass 9am

          Winter uniforms begin

11/3    Early dismissal

           Pow Wow permission slips due

11/17  End of Trimester 1

11/21  Pow Wow

11/22  School Pep Rally, 10:30 . . . Dress down in Blue and white

           Early dismissal – No AfterCare

11/23 -11/26 Happy Thanksgiving! No School

12/1    Parent-Teacher Conferences..No School

12/8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception - no school for students

12/22 Early Dismissal

12/23-1/1 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! School Closed 


The following is curriculum being covered in the months of November and December: 



How a friendship with Jesus is related to happiness on Earth and in Heaven 

Bible story of Jesus and Zacchaeus 

Jesus loves us even when we have done wrong 

Distinguish between good and bad choices 

God loves us no matter what 

Identify sin and accidents 

Sacrament of Reconciliation is Jesus' gift for peace and spiritual growth 



Identifying main topic and key details 

Suffixes and prefixes 

Making, confirming, and changing predictions 

Read stories about animals and the world 

Singular, plural nouns, irregular plural nouns 

Proper and common nouns 

Possessive nouns and commas in a series 

Action and present tense verbs 

Consonant digraphs (ch, tch, sh, ph, th, ng, wh), 

Three letter blends (str, thr, spl, shr, scr, spr)

Long vowels a and i 


Expository text

How are offspring like their parents?


Key details Abbreviations

How Earth’s forces affect us


Present, past, and future tense verbs

Compound words


Narrative fiction



Problem solving

Two digit addition with and without regrouping

Word problems

Rounding/estimating to the nearest ten

Horizontal/vertical addition

Addition of 3 two digit numbers

Mental math vs pencil and paper

Multiple step problems

Subtraction of two digit numbers with and without regrouping

Multiple ways to write a number 

Modeling 10’s and 1’s

Solid figures

Faces, edges, vertices

Plane figures

Lines of symmetry


Social Studies: 

Native American Unit 

Native American Pow Wow

Election/Veteran’s Day 

How voting changes rules 

Good citizenship 

Diversity in neighborhoods 

Rural, Urban, and Suburban communities 

Map and Globe Skills 

Map Key and Directions 

Earth’s land and water

Where people live and why




Observing changes in Matter

Temperature in matter -  heating and cooling

Matter within objects