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Welcome to Second Grade: Mrs. Luback’s Class


Being a member of Class 2-1 means you are eager and ready to learn. Believe in yourself. Believe you can achieve.     If you think someone could use a friend, be one! We are a winning team!

Let’s keep the lines of communication open. Working with your child is a team effort keeping in mind that not all learning takes place in the classroom……not all teaching is done by the teacher…..and not all learning is done by the children.

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FRIDAY:  MUSIC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       We are in need of some class donations.These are items that are suggested. It is not mandatory however any donation  will be greatly appreciated.                                                                                                         *paper towels      *tissues       *ziploc bags (quart and gallon)                                 *plain white paper plates(small and large)        *lysol wipes                                                                                                                                             TUITION SCHOLARSHIP PROCESS IS NOW OPEN!!!!!!!!!!                     Note: There is a $30.00 non-refundable application fee, payable by credit card, check, or money order.                                                                                                                                                                                                   We urge every family to apply, even if you don’t think you will qualify. Financial situations sometimes change, filing gives you something to fall back on in the event of changes.                                                                Fill out the application on line              and submit along with 2016 Income tax and W2 papers.  CONTACT SISTER PAT IF YOU’RE UNSURE OF ANY OF THIS OR IF YOU NEED HELP!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2017-2018 REGISTRATION FORMS WERE SENT OUT!!!!!!       EARLY BIRD SPECIAL:  PAY BY FEBRUARY 27th fee is $200. CHECK OUT HOW YOU CAN BE PART OF THE SCHOOL LOTTERY WIN A $500 TUITION CREDIT TOWARDS NEXT SCHOOL YEAR!!!!


                            FEBRUARY 27th – MARCH 3rd                                                                                                                        

READING : We will Continue UNIT 4: Our Changing World . We will introduce  WEEK 4.  Our  story this week The Night The Moon Fell. The genre of this story is Myth-made up. We will answer our EQ: Why are some changes difficult? We will discuss a concept map about difficult changes. CCSS  Lit.1 &5  Foundational Skills  CCSS Lit 1 Plot and Theme CCSSLit.2&5. Our  writing prompt: Using ADJECTIVES in our description of “My Leprechaun”.

ELA/GRAMMAR:  This week we will introduce ADVERBS – they tell more about the verb. Some adverbs tell when or where.                                                                                        CCSS:Lang 1e  and 6.

PHONICS: We will review syllable patterns/compound words.                                                                        CCSS: FS 3c Lang.2.

SPELLING:Words for the week : downtown    houseboat    moonlight                          roadway    football    railroad    oatmeal    outside                                          cowboy     rainbow    soybean    daydream    sailboat                                    cookout    raincoat    lookout    greenhouse                                                    underground    countdown    backpack                                                                                                  CCSS: FS 3a/3c

AMAZING VOCABULARY: Words for the week: balance    canyons                                                        coral    rattle    slivers    sway    whisper                                                            startle    comfort    confused                                                                                       CCSS:Lang.6

MATH:  We will complete Topic 9 Subtraction with and without regrouping. We will spent time using the different manipulatives  to solve problems  CCSS:2MD6/2NBT 5-6-and9. We will continue to use a short rhymn to help us remember when we need to regroup. We will learn how to check our subtraction by using addition. We willlearn how “up the ladder” works. TEST ON MONDAY MARCH 6th       TOPIC  9.  Continue to  go on Mathletics. Children were given there own username and password. It can be used at home for practice.

SOCIAL STUDIES:   We have spent time discussing Famous Black Americans who have brought about change both past and present. This ties into our READING THEME : OUR CHANGING WORLD. We will spend time presenting our Trading Card Projects! We will compare  Abraham Lincoln  to George Washington by completing a venn diagram in class working in groups.TEST FRIDAY MAR. 3  on ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Study your notes. We will play jeopardy in class  to help us prepare.

SCIENCE: We will complete the chapter Our Bodies. We will review key vocabulary words while reviewing  our EQ What keeps our bodies healthy? and What is a food pyrimid? We will  draw and label our own food pyramid.

RELIGION:  We  will introduce Chapter 12: The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation.  Continue to practice The Act of Contrition-  First Penance will be here before we know it.We will also talk about Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent.

REMINDERS  FOR  FEBRUARY :                                                                                                                                                                                               Feb. 14th- Valentines Day   BAKE SALE was a great success thanks to the mothers of our school SPA TEAM and to all parents for  YOUR continued support. It is greatly appreciated!                                                                                                                                                                                     UPCOMING REMINDERS FOR MARCH:                                                   Mar.1st-Ash Wednesday Children in grades K to 3 will attend a prayer                                                 service during the day.                                                                                                                                                                              Mar.6th through 9th- Advanced Ed Team visiting our school                                                                                                                                                      Mar.16th- Save the date!!!!REPORT CARDS 2nd trimester                                                                                                                                                          Mar.17th – Saint Patrick’s Day  Class celebration more info to follow                                                                                                                                       Mar.22nd -Spring Pictures more info to follow

Our story Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night  took us on a camping adventure where we explored nature, made smores                   and sat under “tents” looking at the stars. Here are some photos of the memories we made.