YOU DID IT!
Congratulations to all the students at SJS for THRIVING during this crazy year of school! We may have experienced some tough times together, but your resilience and perseverance has really paid off! I was so happy that our last few days together felt more "normal". We started with some time doing the Ultimate Trojan Circuit together, and you all killed it! It was such a joy to see you all working to be your very best to complete the obstacle course and cheer each other on. What a great day it was, even with the sprinkling rain on our heads!
Our last day together was spent remembering some fun times in second grade, as well as getting into some competition with our Minute to Win It games. I have never had a class try so hard or do so well at the competitions!
I will miss you all dearly and hope you have a great summer! Make sure to #flexyourfaith to everyone around you, and keep on being the wonderful sons and daughters of Christ that I know you are.
"Second grade is steaming right along with our learning! In math, we just finished talking about place value and now are working on our geometry unit. We introduced the topic by naming some shapes and then trying to build them with marshmallows and toothpicks. Later in this unit, we will also be discussing 3-D shapes, angels, and fractions!
In Reading and Writing, we are taking some time to look at folktales and working on reading/writing our own poetry. The students are doing a phenomenal job of coming up with rhyming poems and creating/speaking the rhythm in the poems. Amazing work everyone!"
We have had such amazing, busy times in second grade.
The second grade got the opportunity to learn more about our faith by exploring the Rosary. We talked about why we pray the Rosary and reviewed some of the prayers. We ended our conversation by making a visual guide to help us when we pray the Rosary and by praying a decade of the Rosary together.
We also got to be a little more "hands on" with our grammar lesson! We played a game called "Scoot"-social distance style. We tried to solve the fill in the blank task cards while rotating in the hallway and using our crayons. It was the first time Mrs. Hunker heard her class ask for more time for grammar!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
If you do not remember if your child’s pod, please email me and I will let you know.
Xtramath: This is an app you can download for free on your tablet, or click the link below then click sign in, clicking on “Student”, typing my email (firstname.lastname@example.org), typing their name, and their 4 digit pin. If you need your child’s 4 digit pin, please email me and I will send it to you. This app is GREAT for practice with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts.
You can access books on Epic to read by going to getepic.com, selecting me as their teacher, and entering our class code. If you need this code again, please let me know.
A LOT of students have been telling me about Prodigy, and after playing for a few minutes, it seems really cool! I don’t have a teacher account set up (yet), but if/when I do I will let you know! You can still sign up without me having an account to play at home. This is a GREAT math game.
Below you will find some photos or information that we are using in class this week. I am hopeful that this will be beneficial for both my in-class and distance learners.