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Hi, parents! This page is your primary resource to stay up to date on second grade learning topics, assessments, upcoming events, fun campus happenings, quick links and contact information -- basically everything you need to help your second grader soar!
VALENTINE’S DAY EXCHANGE - Second graders will have their Valentine’s Day Exchange on Monday, February 14th in their classrooms! Students will decorate a bag or box at home and bring it to class on this day. Students may bring Valentine cards for their classmates as long as they bring one for every student. You will find a class list in blue folders on January 31st.
BOOK REPORT - With the celebration of Presidents’ Day in February, it is a great time to get students learning about presidents! Over the next few weeks, students will be creating a character book report over a United States’ President of their choice. In Reading, we have been creating character bubble maps; so, students are very familiar with the terminology in this book report. Please see the packet that came home on Thursday, January 6th in blue folders for additional details. The planning page is due February 2nd and the completed project is due February 10th. Have fun reading and be creative!
UNIFORM REMINDER - Remember our uniform standards! Our Lower School kids are uniquely made and known and we enjoy seeing them shine in their own way each and every school day. However, we have a set uniform standard which can be found HERE that outlines specific details to help keep us well, uniform. Some areas to review include jeans, outerwear, and leggings.
SERVE IT UP - We can't wait for our annual Serve It Up Dinner Extravaganza! During this beloved NCCS tradition, parents are the guests, and our Lower School Students serve YOU! This is a fundraising event for our spring community service project; guests will have the opportunity to tip their servers at the end of the dinner for good service. :-)
Who: Parents and Grandparents
When: Friday, 1.28, 6:30 p.m. | Doors open 6:00 p.m. | Student Servers check in at 5:30 p.m.
Where: NorthStar Church | 3413 Blue Springs Rd, Kennesaw, GA 30144
2.2.22 - TWO’s DAY! - On 2.2.22, we will have DOUBLE the fun as we spotlight the #2 in Lower School! We have the opportunity to celebrate a once in a lifetime numerical palindrome on Wednesday, 2.2.22. All students are encouraged to come to school wearing Two…. 2 hats, 2 ties, 2 shirts, 2 bows, 2 socks, etc. We will make connections of 2’s all day long!
LOWER SCHOOL PLAY - We are excited about our 2022 Lower School Play scheduled for Thursday & Friday, March 17-18, 2022. We will be performing The Reluctant Dragon, which first appeared in 1898 as a short story by Kenneth Grahame. It has been read and loved by kids and grown-ups ever since. This classic story tells of young children who become friends with a dragon who prefers poetry & peace to destruction & devastation. Over the course of the story we begin to wonder at the need for conflict & understand the dragon’s desire for peace & gentleness.
Director: Carol Coleman
Assistant Directors: Patrick McDonald, Julie Bare, Amy Meskimen, Melissa Ringwalt & Wendy Titus
PRACTICES: Please click here for the tentative practice schedule. Once parts are assigned specific practice days will be clarified. This will be explained at the parent meeting. Practice times in January are from 2:30 - 3:15 pm. In February we will extend Monday, Thursday and Friday practices to 3:45 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday will continue to end at 3:15 pm. Practice times in March increase to end at 4:30 pm.
PERFORMANCES: Thursday, March 17th and Friday, March 18th at 6:00 pm in the Fine Arts Building. Tickets are $5.00
Right now, we are loving learning about:
Bible - The Life of Moses: the Passover and how Jesus is our Passover Lamb. God gave specific instructions to Moses and the Israelites concerning the Passover. All through the Bible, God carefully instructs us concerning how we should act and how we should treat one another. One of the most wonderful books in the Bible is Proverbs. It is often referred to as the Book of Instructions. We will take a look at several Proverbs and discuss them.
Phonics / Spelling - Sounds of hard and soft g:
G makes the soft sound /j/when it comes before e, i, or y
G makes the hard sound /g/ when it comes before a, o, u or a consonant
Grammar / Creative Writing - We will begin our next Grammar Unit: Pronouns. This week we learn what pronouns are and why they are important. Lessons include: 1) Using “he,” “she,” and “it” to replace nouns. 2) Using “I” in the subject part of a sentence and “me” in the action part. 3) Using Plural Pronouns “we” and “they” to talk about more than one. 4) Using Singular Possessive pronouns my, your, his, her, and its show ownership.
Reading - We will continue our fifth unit of Foundations and Frameworks.
Math - We will continue Unit 5: Addition and Subtraction. This week’s topics include: Using open number lines as a tool for solving number stories, solving change-to-more number stories, and solving parts-and-total number stories.
Science - We will wrap up our Simple Machines Unit, with an in-class graded project called, “The Candy Machine.” There is nothing that students need to do to study or prepare for the test. Next, we switch from Science to Social Studies!!! We will begin studying all about Georgia! We start with “Georgia’s Past,” by getting to know the Creek Indians - where they lived, what their towns were like, their clothing / medicines, and much more!
“...if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” ~ Romans 10:9
List #20: angel, giraffe, giant, page, germ, gentle, huge, orange, grass, globe, eagle, goose, grace, gather, great, enough
January 28 - Serve it Up
February 2 - Planning Page Due for President Book Report
February 10 - President Book Report Due
February 21-23 - Winter Break!!!
February 25 - End of Trimester 2