Mrs. O'Don
Week of September 10th

I hope that everyone enjoyed the cooler weather this weekend... I know I did!!

Here is some work we will be going over in second grade this week. 

Please make sure to return any papers that we sent home over the first week of school. We need all of this paper work signed and back to school ASAP. Thank you!

Reading: Our story this week will be Henry and Mudge
We will be using the text to help us to sequence the events of the story. We will be ordering the events of Henry and Mudge in order to see what came first next then and last.
Spelling words for this week: 

**Spelling test will be on Friday morning**

Phonics: We will be reviewing the short a and short i sounds. 

We will be using these words to help us practice writing lists in ABC order. 

Math: We will begin Chapter 1 Number Concepts: Number Sense and Place Value Students will focus on even and odd numbers, tens, ones, comparing two digit numbers, counting patterns with 1’s, 5’s, 10’s, 100’s, 1000’s, expanded form, different ways to write numbers, and finding patterns. Some important words we will be using are: even, odd, digit, number, ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, even, odd 

Science: We will begin our first unit in science this week. We will be talking about the scientific method and its multiple steps. We will also learn about different tools we might need when doing science experiments.

Social Studies: This week we will begin unit 1 the places Where We Live. Students will focus on different types of communities and map skills. This unit will introduce students to the different places in which people live and describes characteristics of each of these different places; urban, rural, suburban. 

Religion: We will begin chapter 1 in our religion books this week. We will be talking about how Jesus is the Son of God. We will discuss how Jesus is part of the Holy Family and how we are part of God's Family too. 

Some updates for second grade:

Please make sure to send in all supplies LABELED if you have not done so yet. 
Please make sure to send in a healthy snack for each day.

Special Schedule:
Monday: Library 
Tuesday: Computer
Wednesday: Spanish
Thursday: Art and Music
Friday: Gym Please Wear gym uniform and sneakers on Fridays. 

I am very excited to be working with so many familiar faces this year. I am also very excited to be welcoming my son into the world in a few short weeks. Therefore if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email myself or Mrs. Bechtle, 

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