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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


                            APRIL 24th – APRIL 28th                                                                                                           

READING : We will continue UNIT 5: Responsibility . We will introduce WEEK 5.  Our  story  The Signmakers  Assistant  The genre of this story is Fantasy. We will focus on our EQ: How can we be responsible  when we make mistakes? CCSS  Lit.3 &5  Foundational Skills  CCSS Lit 1 Character and Setting. CCSSLit.2&5. Our  writing prompt: Thinking and creating “Silly Signs”.

ELA/GRAMMAR:  This week we will review contractions.                                                        CCSS:Lang 2  and 4b.

PHONICS: We will review review vowel patternsfor the broken bat sound with spellings /aw/  /au/  /augh/                                                                         CCSS: FS 3f Lang.2.

SPELLING:Words for the week : talk   because   August                                                                      caught   draw   walk   chalk                                                             auto   taught   thaw   fault                                                                launch   applause   awkward                                                           audience   always   autumn   laundry                                            author   shawl                                                                                                       CCSS: FS 3a/3c

AMAZING VOCABULARY: Words for the week:  apologize                                                     judgement   hoard   signmaker                                                       scold   interrupt   protest   blame                                                  troublemaker   assistant                                                                                   CCSS: Lang. 6

MATH:  We will complete  Topic 11 Three Digit  Addition and Subtraction. We will continue using  manipulatives, Flats, Rods and Units to solve problems  CCSS:2MD6/2NBT 1a/b ,7 and 9. We will use the hundreds frame remembering to keep columns. TEST on THURSDAY APRIL 27th Please empty Math folder and return to school. 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  presented our Women in History pyramid.Well Done by most! Some of us still in need of giving projects a little more time and effort. Remember your grade reflects your work!

SCIENCE: We will continue our chapter on Weather and Other Earth Changes. We will keep in mind our EQ How does weather change?What kinds of weather is there? We will review the water cycle and with partners demonstrate our understanding of the water cycle through a song. We will compare different kinds of clouds,and different weather conditions. EACH child will need 2 — 16 oz clear, empty water bottles by FRIDAY APRIL 28th for a science experiment that we will be doing in class. TEST THURSDAY MAY 4th Study Review Sheet will be sent home on Friday to be completed for HW

RELIGION:  We  will introduce  Chapter 16 The Eucharist.We will talk about this special meal with special words and actions. We will review the parts of the Mass and discuss our EQ What is the Eucharistic Prayer?                                                                                                                                               SCRIPT: We will continue with script this week. Children will be introduce to letters  /h/ /f//k/ /r/ /s/ /j/ and /p/. They will write for HW during the week words: hill   left   kite   writer   sister   jewel   pet  in their script notebook.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       REMINDERS FOR APRIL:                                               Let us continue to encourage our children to strive to do their best in this last trimester in second grade!                                                                                                                                                       APRIL IS POETRY MONTH!!!!! The children in Second grade will be working on the poem Spaghetti! Spaghetti!                        By: Jack Prelutsky. We will recite  the poem and learn hand actions to go along with the words. By the end of the month those children who have the poem memorized including hand actions will be invited to cook and enjoy eating a spaghetti lunch.                                                                                                                                                                                              SPRING PICTURE $  IS PAST DUE ! RETURN PICTURES  OR SEND IN FEES! THANK YOU                                                                                                                                                              April 25th- Class Trip- Prospect Park Zoo Children will wear gym uniform and bring bag lunch, no class bottles.                       APRIL 25th NO AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM- TEACHERS  ATTENDING A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP! LETTERS WERE SENT HOME TO ALL AFTER SCHOOL CHILDREN TO BE  RETURNED SIGNED.                                                                                                                      LOOKING AHEAD TO MAY:                                                              MAY 3- CINCO DE MAYO CLASS TRIP! Please be sure to return permission slip and$ 9.00. Children will wear School uniform. We will be back in time for our regular school lunchtime.

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.