Thursday, February 22, 2018

Sacramental Preparation Meeting

Who would like to be in charge of organizing the
Reconciliation celebration? Please email Mrs. Byrne
by Friday, March 2nd if you would like to. The person
organizing is in charge of the sign up list for food,
set up, and clean up.


Sacramental Preparation Meeting
Wednesday,  February 21st, 2018


Mass Cards are due on Thursday, March 14th.

Students will turn their mass cards in to Mrs. White.
Students will earn a free dress pass as a reward for going to mass at least ten times.
Non-Catholics may turn in a one page paper on Thursday March 14th in lieu of a mass card.
Non- Catholics can write about their culture and/or religion.
First Reconciliation – Tuesday, March 20, 2016 at 9:30 am

Students wear nice church clothes.
Children will sit in the corners of the pews.
Parents will sit with their child in the Church.
When it is your child’s turn, you may receive the sacrament along with you child.
Please present your child to the priest and let them do Reconciliation.
When your child is done with Reconciliation, you can receive Reconciliation if you want to.
No cell phones or food allowed in Church.
There will be a celebration directly after Reconciliation in Scanlan Hall.
Please do not take photos of children during Reconciliation or the celebration.
Mrs. Byrne will have students line up at the end of Reconciliation for a class photo.
Saint Thomas More does not hire photography for Reconciliation.
Who would like to be in charge of organizing the celebration?

First Communion – Saturday, April 21st, 2018 at 10:00 am

Students will meet in the second grade classroom at 9:30am.
Families are not allowed in school before Communion.
Immediate families will find their pew marked with their child’s banner.
Only four people allowed in pew with student.
Students will sit in the corners of the pew.
Other family members will find seats throughout the church.
No cell phones or food allowed in Church.
There will be a celebration directly after Communion in Scanlan Hall.
Attire: Girls – white dresses, white shoes, white socks/tights, shoulder
length veils, NO MAKE-UP, NO GLOVES, NO HEELS
Boys – black or navy slacks, white long-sleeved collared shirt,
navy tie


Banners are due on Wednesday, March 28th

Banners should be approximately 12 x 18 inches in size, and can be purchased online.
Banners should also include your child’s name.
They will be affixed to the pew the child and their immediate family members
(no more than 4 adults) will sit.You may take banners home with you after communion.
 Photography:

The photographer will be the only person allowed in the aisles or on the altar.
Please stay seated and refrain from picture taking during the entire ceremony out of
respect to all families.
Please do not take pictures of students in the classroom, hallways, or when students are in line.



Here is a list of ideas to put on First Communion banners
Your Name
 The Date of your First Holy Communion
 Grapes, wheat, chalice
 Crosses
 Lamb
 Church
 Stained glass window
 Hearts
 Hosts
 Dove
 Monstrance
·      Rosary
Materials Needed to Make a First Communion Banner:
 Big piece of felt or other fabric for background
 Wooden dowel
 String
 Glue
 Assorted colors of felt (the stiff kind works best)
 Sharp Scissors
 Glitter glue or Fabric paint and craft jewels (optional)
Directions for Making a Banner from the website Catholic Icing
1. Start by having you child sketch out what they want their first
communion banner to look like.
2. When they’re ready, have them cut their symbol pieces out of felt.  
Stiff felt is easier to work with than the floppy kind.


3. Have them keep arranging their pieces and designing their first
communion banner until everything is where they want it.


4. Glue the pieces down. Cut the letters of your child’s name out of felt,
or you can look for pre-cut felt letters at your craft store, or you can buy
iron-on letters.
5. Once the felt pieces are all down, your child can embellish their
first communion banner with glitter glue and fabric paint or even fake
jewels!  
6. When your child is finished decorating the front of their banner, let it
all dry before moving on.


7.  Now you need to be able to put the dowel through the back so it can
hang up.  
8. Tie on your string to your dowel and you’re all finished!
9. What do you do with a first communion banner? Well, it’s displayed
at the first communion mass. We will hang them off the sides of
the pews.

Homework- February 26th- March 2nd

Monday, February 26th

Superkids- Spelling Test is on Wednesday. It is called Level 5, Unit 3, week 3.

Math- workbook page 11-4

Social Studies- President Report is due on Friday.


Tuesday, February 27th 

Math- workbook page 11-5

Spelling Test is tomorrow.


Wednesday, February 28th 

Math- workbook page 11-6


Thursday, February 29th 

Math-workbook page 11-7

Social Studies- President Report is due tomorrow!

Read Across America Day is tomorrow. Bring your favorite book and stuff animal to school tomorrow. 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Homework 2/5- 2/23

2/7  
Social Studies- Start President Report. President Report is due on Friday, March 2nd.
Please remember to skip lines and write in complete sentences. Use the rubric at the end of the packet to help you. You will be sharing your report with the class. 

Parents- Please turn in "the secret" in your child's Wednesday folder. Thanks! 

2/8
Mrs. Byrne's birthday over the weekend. No written homework. Please study for the open book Reconciliation test tomorrow. 



Monday, February 12th

Math- workbook page 11-1 

Write a goal for this week in your planner.

Bring a bag to school to collect your your Valentine Cards in. There are 20 students in class. Our Valentine Party is tomorrow.

Please turn in Parent Secret Homework if you haven't already. 


Tuesday, February 13th 

Superkids- Study for Superkids spelling test on Thursday, February 15th
The spelling list is called Level 5, Unit 3 Week 2. The link on the Superkids website is called lesson 6. (Backpack pages are on the Superkids web portal. I also have copies if you would like more practice. Please let me know.) 

Social Studies- President Report is due on March 2nd. Please remember to skip lines and write in complete sentences. You will be sharing your report with the class. 


Wednesday, February 14th  Happy Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday! 

No written homework tonight. Show extra love and kindness to everyone. For example, you can make your sister's bed and/ or help wash the dishes. :)

Spelling test is tomorrow. 


Thursday, February 15th 

Math- workbook page 11-2

Turn in your goal this week. 



Monday, February 19th- President's Day 
School Holiday 



Tuesday, February 20th 

Math- workbook page 11-3

Social Studies- President Report is due on March 2nd. Please remember to skip lines and write in complete sentences.  You will be sharing your report with the class. 


Wednesday, February 21st  (No homework! )
First Sacrament Meeting 2nd grade parents and students 6-8pm on Wednesday, February 21st 

You may park in the school parking lot starting at 5:30. Doors open at 5:45. There will be refreshments at 5:45 in the second grade classroom. 

Thursday, February 22nd
No written homework. Please discuss what you learned at the meeting as a family. 


Monday, January 29, 2018

Homework 1/29-2/2

Monday, January 29th

Superkids- Spelling Test will be next Monday. Link called Lesson 1 on Superkids website
Spelling List is called Level 5, Unit 3, Week 1

Math Test- Topic 7 will be next Tuesday. 

No homework if you went to mass and/or Open House yesterday. If you didn't go, please do two pages in your math workbook. Pages 3-4 and 3-6

Write your goal for this week in your planner.

Great Job Ayush, Sofia, and Camila for achieving many of your goals in Quarters 1 and 2!


Tuesday, January 30th

Write a letter to your grandparent. What do you love about them? What do you like to do with them? The letter should be at least ten sentences long. If no one is coming to grandparents' day, you can pick to write a letter to anyone that is special to you.

Math- workbook pages  6-6 & 7-3

Turn in your goal any day this week when you have completed it.

Spell- A-Thon money due tomororw! 


Wednesday, January 31st & Thursday, February 1st 
Practice for Grandparents day song at home.

No homework.




Monday, January 22, 2018

PARENTS ONLY!

IMPORTANT NOTICE!


Do not read if you are in second grade! 


ONE OF THE THINGS I LOVE TO DO WITH MY CLASS ON VALENTINE’S DAY IS PASS OUT VALENTINES FROM THE CHILDREN’S PARENTS! I AM ASKING ALL PARENTS TO WRITE THEIR CHILD A “LOVE NOTE” TO BE PASSED OUT AT OUR CLASS VALENTINE CELEBRATION. THIS CAN BE AS SIMPLE OR ELABORATE AS YOU WANT. PLEASE RETURN IT IN AN ENVELOPE WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME ON IT  and the date "2/14/18" IN HIS/HER WEDNESDAY FOLDER BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH AT THE LATEST! IF POSSIBLE, TRY TO KEEP IT A SURPRISE! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

I AM ALSO MAKING A BULLETIN BOARD TITLED “THE MANY LANGUAGES OF LOVE”. IF YOU KNOW HOW TO SAY THE WORD “LOVE” IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE, CAN YOU WRITE IT ON A HEART AND SEND IT WITH YOUR CHILD TO BE ADDED TO OUR BOARD? THIS PROJECT IS NOT REQUIRED, I JUST LIKE LEARNING FROM YOU! J

I LOVE TEACHING YOUR CHILDREN!            

THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!


2nd Grade Valentine's Party- Tuesday, February 13th

(Wednesday the 14th is Ash Wednesday.)

Please respond below/comment if you would like to bring in one of the following items. Write what you will be bringing to the class party. Please bring all food at arrival. You must bring in enough food for 20 students. All food should be pre-washed, cut, and easy to serve. Only one item from each category will be allowed. Also only parents who signed up on this blog ahead of time may bring in treats for the party. Thank you for your cooperation.

Sign up Sheet


Fruit

  1. Steven 

Vegetables :)
  1. Chloe 



Sweet Treat
  1. Raiden 


Salty Treat
  1. Tyler


Drinks
  1. Nathan


Plates
  1. Jose 


Other- Non- Food item

Example: pencils and erasers
1. Camila

Homework- 1/22-1/26

Homework


Monday, January 22nd

Math-  Play Topic 7 game with a partner

Superkids- Backpack pages 35
Extra Homework- Superkids Writing- Write a poem using alteration.

Reconciliation- Study for Open book Reconciliation test on Friday 2/9 by reading Reconciliation book and paying close attention to highlighted words, bold words, and key concepts.

Write your goal for this week in your planner.


Tuesday, January 23rd

Math- Finish class sheets 7-1 & 7-2

Superkids- Backpack page 36
Extra Homework- Superkids Writing- Write a poem using similes.



Wednesday, January 24th 

Math- workbook pages 7-1 & 7-2

Superkids- Backpack page 37
Extra Homework- Superkids- Write a poem using onomatopoeia.



Thursday, January 25th 

Superkids- Backpack page 38

Turn in your goal for this week.

ReconciliationStudy for Open book Reconciliation test on Friday 2/9 by reading Reconciliation book and paying close attention to highlighted words, bold words, and key concepts.