Second Grade Homepage

Welcome to our Second Grade homepage!

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! 

Second Grade Weekly Highlights

Weekly Highlights

THANKSGIVING BREAK - There is no school Monday, November 21st - Friday, November 25th, due to our Thanksgiving Holiday.  Enjoy the week off with your families, as we reflect on God and His goodness towards us.  We look forward to seeing everyone back in class on Monday, November 28th.  We are thankful for you and your families!

SPELLING BEE - Each year, students in grades 1-4 have the opportunity to compete in the ACSI Spelling Bee. This year it will take place on February 17th at Prince Avenue Christian School. Information and lists were sent home in your child's Friday Folder. Please read over the information. 

Each class will hold three in-class spell-offs (Easy List, Average List, Difficult List)  that all students will participate in.  Using the winners from the Easy, Average, and Difficult Lists, we will conduct an in-class Spelling Bee to determine the top 3 from each class.  The top 3 from each class will advance to the grade-level spelling bee to determine the final top 4 (+1 alternate), to determine who will represent 2nd Grade in the Spelling Bee.  To begin preparations for your classroom spell-offs, students can study and practice the designated word list for their grade level.  We encourage them to try their best!  Second grade classroom spell-offs will be held:

December 1st - Grade Level Spelling Bee (Final Top 4)

February 17th - ACSI Spelling Bee

God has created each student with different talents and abilities that they can use for His glory! The Spelling Bee gives students an opportunity to show their talents! If you have any questions, please email your child’s teacher. 

CHRISTMAS SHOPPE - It is time for the most anticipated PTF event of the year, Christmas Shoppe (located on campus).  Our students get to shop for special gifts for the special people on their list!  Gifts are wrapped by volunteers and ready to go under the tree.  Our visit to the Christmas Shoppe is on Wednesday, December 7th.

2nd GRADE CANDY CANE CHRISTMAS - On Wednesday, December 14th, Lower School will be having a fun Christmas themed day.  2nd Grade has chosen a “Candy Cane Christmas,” as our theme.  Students do not have to wear their uniforms that day.  Instead, they need to wear red and/or white clothes (no pajamas).  This will be a regular school day; but, all activities will be based around this theme.  This is not an official party; but, Lower School just wanted to do a little extra something this week, to make it fun for the children.  There will be a portion of this theme day that we will be combining all 2nd Grade classes together for story time and a special singing, with Miss Davis’ family.  Parents are welcome to attend this portion.  More details to come!

What We're Learning

Right now, we are loving learning about:

Bible - This week students will learn how God led the Israelites through the wilderness toward the Red Sea.  Our lessons this week include:  “Leaving Egypt,” “Pillar of Cloud and Fire,” and “Following God.”

Phonics / Spelling - Consonant le syllable:  “Start at the e and count back 3:  1,2,3 divide” (divide the word before the consonant le).

Grammar / Creative Writing -  We continue our “More on Nouns” Unit.  This week’s topics include:  1) Abbreviations - identifying the abbreviations of streets and states in USA and applying abbreviations when addressing envelopes.  2) Possessive Nouns - Recognizing nouns that show ownership, using an apostrophe and an S to make nouns possessive, and writing possessive nouns correctly in a sentence.

Reading - We continue our third unit of Foundations & Frameworks:  Characterization  

  • Comprehension Focus:  Character

  • Pattern Statement:  Appearance, actions, and words can reveal things about the character.

  • Visual Tool:  Bubble Map

  • SPECS Logs: Reader’s Response, Visual Tool, Reflection (Today, I learned…..)

  • Vocabulary: brier patch, madame, strict, recital, wilting, mail coach, clerk, dangerous, boil, gliding

Math - We will continue Unit 4:  Time and Measurement - students will learn to tell time to the nearest hour, half hour, and 5 minutes.  They will also learn about elapsed time and how to calculate it.

Social Studies - We are so excited to dive into our new unit on “Government,” as we prepare to embark on our learning expedition to the Governor’s Mansion.  This week, students will be learning about the 3 branches of government.  For each branch, we will be answering these questions:  1)  Who is the leader?  2)  Where do they work?  3)  What are their responsibilities?

Bible Verse

“I will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

~ Psalm 91:2

Spelling Words

puzzle, bottle, little, settle, gobble, trickle, pickle, freckle, circle, needle, cable, maple, fumble, simple, jungle, because

Calendar graphic for important reminders.

Important Reminders

December 1 - Grade-level Spelling Bee

December 7 - Christmas Shoppe

December 8 - Learning Expedition:  Governor's Mansion

December 13 - Christmas Musical

December 14 - LS Theme Day

December 16 - Half-day

December 19 - January 3 - Christmas Break (classes resume on Jan. 4th)

Second Grade Quick Links

Class Schedules

Contact

Ms. Davis | Second Grade Lead Teacher
Mrs. Floresta | Second Grade Teacher
Mrs. Leclair | Second Grade Teacher
Mrs. Romine | Second Grade Teacher


Lower School Office 
Wendy Titus | Lower School Principal
Patrick McDonald  | Lower School Assistant Principal
Jeanie Foster | Lower School Admin.
770-975-0252, ext. 532