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Second: Angela Simmons

Welcome to Mrs. Simmons Second Grade classroom!

Upcoming Events

10/4 First Friday Mass 9 a.m.

10/11-10/14 No School Columbus Day Weekend

10/23-10/24 Picture Day- More information to follow.

Weekly Test

10/4 Religion Chapter 4  Unit Test

10/24 Spelling Test List #4

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

ELAUnit 1 We will be focusing on basic writing skills such as capital letters, punctuation, and letter formation to write a paragraph. We will also be learning about the genre of a story starting with fantasy and finding key details in a story.

List #3- Two Letter Blends sounds

1.grass               9.milk

2.trips                10. belt

3.crack               11. fog

4.still                   12. tub

5.west                  13. by

6.mask                14. he

7.clap                  15. she

8. plans

Spelling-Students will have spelling homework during the week. Students have been given a “Spellers Choice Menu” 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.

Math– Chapter 1-Place Value- We will be learning about place value up to 1,000 and comparing number values. We will be learning about less than, greater than, and expanded form. Please practice math facts with your child. You can also work on different math skills be reviewing on IXL.com.

Religion– Chapter 4 We will begin discussing the Sacrament of Baptism and how we become members of the church.  Prayers to practice with your child  include the Hail Mary, Our Father, Act of Contrition, and Guardian Angel prayer according to our textbook.

Science– Chapter 2  Animals and animal  groups. We will be learning about how animals change and grow.

Social Studies– We will be finishing learning about Johnny Appleseed and how he was considered a legend.  We will then be discussing Johnny Appleseed and how he was a good citizen. Students will learn about who and how you can be a good citizen in your own community.


Monday- Reading Buddies

Tuesday- Music/Art

Wednesday- Gym/ Technology

Thursday- Music/Library

Friday- Gym

Second Grade Supply List 2019-2020

  1. 2 one subject spiral notebook with a plastic cover
  2. 1 composition notebook
  3. art smock (any old type of shirt or apron with the child’s name on the collar)
  4. Zip pouch crayon box with your child’s name on the inside
  5. 2 boxes of #2 pencils/ separate erasers
  6. Crayons
  7. Colored pencils
  8. Pencil sharpener
  9. Scissors
  10. Ruler (inches and centimeters)
  11.  6 glue sticks
  12. 3 boxes of Kleenex
  13. 3 packages of baby wipes
  14. Two pocket folder (plastic works the best)
  15. 1 Clip board
  16. Headphones in a Zip-lock bag with your child’s name on it

Summer is a good time to practice tying your shoelaces!

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

*Students will be given D.E.A.R time to read in the classroom. Please encourage your child to bring in a chapter book to keep in their desk to read.

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

Contact Us:

St. Joseph School
89 E Genesee St
Auburn, NY 13021
Fax: (315) 253-2401
Mary Jo Keba, Principal
Fr. John Gathenya, On Site Pastor
Fr. Frank Lioi, Chaplin
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