WEEK of October 2 – 6
Cross country meet at Swangard on Wednesday, October4 – wear your PE strip to school! Last practice on Monday morning!
Early dismissal on Wednesday 2:00
During this term our focus is on our growing friendship with Jesus, leading up to our preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation in November (don’t forget the meeting on Tuesday, November 7 at 7:00 at St. Joseph’s parish hall.)
During October we will be talking about one saint each day in preparation for All Saints’ Day on November 1st. We will also be praying one decade of the rosary each day as this is the month of the Holy Rosary. Grade Two students are expected to know all of the words of the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be to the Father.
Reading, oral language and writing are so important as our students learn how to express their ideas and opinions. Fluency (reading at talk speed) is a focus for Grade Two. We are also improving our comprehension skills by re-telling the main events in stories we have heard and read. Please encourage your child to talk about their reading.
Spelling list for Friday, October 4:
up, it, him, I, for, or, four, we, man, men
Please also review words that rhyme with these words and have the same spelling pattern, such as, we – be, men – then, and him – Jim (notice the capital letter!) as the focus in this year is spelling patterns.
To practise sight words with your child, click here.
Currently we are learning about repeating patterns (ABAB and ABBA,etc) and increasing patterns (e.g. counting by 2’s). Grade Two students are also working on addition and subtraction facts to 20. A practice sheet will come home this week for homework study.
RAZ KIDS: Please have your child reading at least 20 minutes a day on Raz-Kids.
Choir on Wednesdays and Mondays during lunch time.