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Second: Angela Simmons

Merry Christmas!

Welcome to Mrs. Simmons Second Grade classroom!

Upcoming Events

*Please make sure you send in a daily snack  for your child.

*Winter Recess Items- Please send in a labeled reusable bag to keep you child’s snow pants, hats, and gloves in the classroom.

12/5 Picture Retake Day

12/8 Feast Day Mass at St. Alphonsus Church 9 a.m.

12/13 Christmas Concert Rehearsal 1 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Church

12/14 Christmas Concert- Please be at St. Alphonsus Church at 6:45 p.m.

12/15 Dress Out K-2 Breakfast with Santa/ We will also be having “Grinch Day” at school.

12/19 Dress Out in comfy clothes K-2 Polar Express Day

12/21 Dress Out K-2 Gingerbread Houses 1 p.m. in the cafeteria. Parents or grandparents may join their child.

12/22 Dress Out Classroom Christmas Parties

12/25-1/1 Christmas Break

1/2 Classes Resume

Weekly Test- Students will be sent with either a  textbook, notebook, or chapter review sheet to study from.

12/8 No Spelling Test

12/8 Religion Test Chapter 11

12/13 December Book Report is due.

ELAWe will be finishing Unit 2 in Reading. We will be completing a weekly assessment reviewing grammar concepts. We will continue practicing handwriting, sentence rules, and structure. We will also be focusing on short / long vowel sounds, identifying the subject, noun, plural nouns and verb in a sentence. Please continue to read with your child at home. Book It is due 12/1. Our first Book Report for December will be due on December 13th. Please check your child’s folder for the information.

Math– Chapter 3 Place Value. We will be identifying the ones, tens, hundreds, and thousands place value. We will also be looking at how to write numbers in expanded form. Students will be using their math notebooks to add vocabulary cards and examples. Please continue to practice math facts with your child. You can also work on different math skills on IXL.com

ReligionWe will be starting Chapter 11 learning about how the Holy Spirit helps us. We will begin discussing Advent and the Christmas season. We will be working on learning the “Act of Contrition” according to our textbook.

Science– We will be working on some STEM projects. Students will be working in teams to build a tepee using newspaper to build tepees that can stand alone. Students will write and describe directions on how they built their tepees.

Social Studies– We will be learning about Christmas in other cultures and how it is celebrated. We will also be looking at wants vs. needs during the holiday season.

Spelling-Students will have spelling homework during the week. Students have been given a “Spellers Choice Menu” to choose from some nights for homework.  If a test is not given during the week then a notebook grade will be taken. The spelling list does consist of 15 words. Please encourage your child to write neatly.

List #10- 3 Letter Blend

1. scratch                          9.splash

2.scrape                           10. split

3.spring                            11. catch

4.throne                           12. sting

5.stripe                             13.far

6. strange                         14. flower

7.shred                              15.until

8. shrub


Monday- Music

Tuesday- Gym

Wednesday- Music and Art

Thursday- Computers

Friday- Gym and Classroom Library


Second Grade Supply List 2017-2018

2 one subject spiral notebook with a plastic cover

1 composition notebook

two pocket folder (plastic works the best)

1 clipboard

art smock (any old type of shirt or apron with your child’s name on the collar)

zip lock pouch crayon box with your child’s name on the inside

2 boxes of #2 pencils/separate easers


colored pencils

pencils sharpener


ruler ( inches and centimeters)

1 bottle of glue and 4 glue sticks

3 boxes of Kleenex

3 packages of baby wipes

headphones in a Ziploc bag with your child’s name on it

*We will have a daily snack in the afternoon. Please make sure you send a snack on a daily basis or a box of snacks for the week.

*Please make sure your child has sneakers for gym and recess.

*Don’t forget to bring in your favorite book and a smile.




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