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Mrs. Gracia - 2B
dgracia@stdomschool.org

March Happenings in Second Grade

Important Dates

    3/1 – Early dismissal

    3/1 – end of trimester 2

    3/8 – Report cards

    3/22 – $5.00 mass donation and communion doves due

    3/28 - Early dismissal - Holy Thursday

*   3/29 - Good friday - no school

 

In Reading we will:

Learn different ways people can make a difference.

Explore different genres including fiction, realistic fiction, biography, and expository text.

Read stories to learn what good citizens do, how people get along, what heroes do, and how we can protect our earth

Continue learning how to summarize and make and confirm predictions while reading.

Explore recognizing point of view while reading a particular text.

Continue learning about the sequence of events in a story.

Review cause and effect and problem and solution scenarios while reading.

Learn various grammar skills including:

    Pronouns

    Possessive pronouns

    Contractions

    Pronoun-verb agreement

Learn various spelling and phonics skills including:

    Diphthongs ou, ow, oy, and oi

    Variant Vowels oo, u, u_e, ew, ue, ou

    Variant Vowels a, aw, au, augh, al, ough

Explore synonyms, homophones, suffixes, and idioms.

 

In Religion we will:

Learn about the beginning of the Mass including:

    Entrance Chant

    Greeting

    Penitential Act

    Glory to God

    Opening Prayer

Learn the importance of listening to God’s Word at Mass.

Learn and practice the responses to the Reading and Gospel.

Explore the order of the Mass.

Learn that the Creed is a statement of beliefs that all Catholics hold.

The Prayer of the Faithful is a prayer for the Church and world intentions.

Explain that the bread and wine are signs of our lives and of all God’s gifts.

Discuss the symbols of bread and wine during the Mass.

Discuss the vestments and articles the priest uses during the Mass.

Describe the Mass as Jesus’ perfect sacrifice to the Father.

Learn about the Eucharistic Prayer, Consecration, and Transfiguration.

Practice for First Holy Communion.

 

In Math we will:

Continue mastering three digit addition and subtraction

Improve our math facts knowledge

Subtract money

Estimation

Use logical reasoning

Fractions – 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/11, 1/12

Comparing fractions

Ordering fractions

Fractions equaling 1

Estimating fractions

Parts of a set

Predicting outcomes

Probability – certain, possible, impossible 

 

In Science we will:

Animal and plant life cycles

Plant needs

Animal needs

How seeds travel

Pollination

 

In Social Studies we will learn about:

What makes a hero

Heroic heroes

Heroes who inspire change

Women’s rights

Worker’s rights

Inventors