Kathleen Kelly, Second Grade

Homework September 15-19

* Please sign and return all tests and quizzes.

~ Students should be practicing their math facts (addition and subtraction) as often as possible. Every night for about 10 miniutes is best. Flash cards, games, drills etc. may be used.

~ Our class is signed up for xtramath.com. It is a great tool for practicing math facts. Login information was sent home. We will be using it at school, but children are expected to sign on and practice at home at least 2 times per week.

~ Please send in any money in a clearly labeled envelope or baggie.

~ Be sure to send in a note with your child or call the main office if there are any changes in your child's afternoon transportation.

~ If you have not sent in $20 for notebooks/planners, please do so ASAP.

~ Back to School Night is on Tuesday September 16 at 7pm.

~ Scholastic book orders are due September 18.

~ There will be a sports themed dress down day on September 19.

 

Spelling Words

games        take        make        name        flame        same        became        brake        snake        mistake        eyelid        slide        line        more        together

 

Vocabulary Words

always        homework        minutes        snuggle        treat

 

Monday 9/15

1. Language Arts- Simple Solutions lesson 4

2. Math- Simple Solutions lesson 4

3. Spelling- contracts due and test Friday

4. Reading- vocabulary quiz on Thursday

 

Tuesday 9/16

1. Back to School night tonight at 7pm

2. Spelling- contracts due and test Friday

3. Reading- vocabulary quiz Thursday

 

Wednesday 9 /17

1. Language Arts- Simple Solutions lesson 5

2. Math- Simple Solutions lesson 5

3. Spelling- contracts due and test Friday

4. Reading- vocabulary quiz on Thursday

5. Religion- Hail Mary quiz Wednesday 9/24 (students will recite the prayer)

 

Thursday 9/18

1. Language Arts- Simple Solutions lesson 6

2. Math- Simple Solutions lesson 6

3. Spelling- contracts due and test Friday

4. Religion- Hail Mary quiz Wednesday 9/24 (students will recite the prayer)

 

Friday 9/19

1. Gym on Monday

2. Religion- Hail Mary quiz Wednesday 9/24 (students will recite the prayer)

 

Homework September 8-12

~ Simple Solution Books are in! Students will complete 1-2 lessons in both math and language arts every night for homework.

~ Students should be practicing their math facts (addition and subtraction) as often as possible. Every night for about 10 miniutes is best. Flash cards, games, drills etc. may be used.

~ Our class is now signed up for xtramath.com. It is a great tool for practicing math facts. Login information will be sent home. We will be using it at school, but children are expected to sign on and practice at home at least 2 times per week.

~ Please send in any money in a clearly labeled envelope or baggie.

~ Be sure to send in a note with your child or call the main office if there are any changes in your child's afternoon transportation.

~ If you have not sent in $20 for notebooks/planners, please do so ASAP.

~ Back to School Night is on Tuesday September 16 at 6pm.

~ There will be a sports themed dress down day on September 19.

 

Spelling Words

hide       slide       ride       wide       pride       bid       kid       eyelid       inside       hid       no       big       brown       eat       people 

 

Vocabulary Words

dull       exciting       handsome       hardly       sideways       sparkling       spotted

 

Monday 9/8

1. Spelling- Contracts due and test on Friday

2. Math- practice math facts

3. Reading- vocabulary quiz on Thursday

 

Tuesday 9/9

1. Spelling- Contracts due and test on Friday

2. Math- Simple Solutions lesson 1

3. Language Arts- Simple Solutions lesson 1

4. Reading- vocabulary quiz on Thursday

 

Wednesday 9/10

1. Spelling- Contracts due and test on Friday

2. Math- Simple Solutions lesson 2

3. Language Arts- Simple Solutions lesson 2

4. Reading- vocabulary quiz on Thursday

 

Thursday 9/11

1. Spelling- Contracts due and test on Friday

2. Math- Simple Solutions lesson 3

3. Language Arts- Simple Solutions lesson 3

 

Friday 9/12

1. Gym on Monday

 

Weekly Spelling Contracts

  2nd Grade Spelling Contracts

Each week every student will be responsible for choosing and completing spelling activities from the following list.  Each student must earn 25 points per week. Students must choose at least one activity from the 10 or 15 point category. If you do more than 25 points you will receive extra credit. Work is to be done at home throughout the week and must be completed by Friday. Activities should be completed in "Sp." notebooks. Anything done on a computer should be brought to school in "H" folders. Happy Spelling!

5   POINT ACTIVITIES
- Draw and color a picture of any three spelling words and write the word underneath.
- Write your spelling words in ABC order.
- Write your spelling words and give a rhyming word for each.
- Write or type each spelling word 3x each.
- Write each word with the letters scrambled and have a family member unscramble to find the spelling word.

 10 POINT ACTIVITIES
- Write your spelling words and give a synonym for each.

- Write your spelling words and give an antonym for each. 
- Cut letters out of a magazine or news paper to spell each spelling word. Use a glue stick to glue the letters in your notebook to spell each word.
- Create a word search using all of your spelling words for the week. You may do this on a computer and print it out, or you may do this in your notebook (with a ruler).

15 POINT ACTIVITIES
- Write a sentence using each spelling word and underline the word. Sentences must be at least five words long.
- Look up each spelling word in the dictionary. Write the word and definition.
- Write a story using at least 5 spelling words. Your story must have a beginning, middle and end. Underline your spelling words.

Homework September 2-5

~ Please do not send in any food with peanuts, treenuts or traces of either to be consumed in the classroom.

~ Remember to send in $20 for notebooks/planner.

~ If there is a change in transportation please remember to send a note in the morning or call the office before 2pm. DO NOT send an email the same day because I may not see it in time to see the change.

 

Tuesday 9/2- Friday 9/5

1. Complete "Me Museum" project by Friday.

2. Please send in completed information forms.

Welcome

Back to School News

Welcome to 2nd Grade! I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and is well rested for the new school year. We have a lot of fun and learning to look forward to this year! Below you will find some helpful back to school reminders.

~ All students should come prepared with their supplies on the first day of school.

~ Notebooks and planners are in. The cost of each notebook is $1.50 and the cost of each planner is $5. Students should bring $20 (cash or check is fine) on the first day to cover the cost of their notebooks and planner. No other notebooks or planners will be allowed.

~ Choice assignments should be turned in on the first day of school. Each student was to complete 1 activity from 3 different categories.

~ Please arrive on time on the first day (and everyday). Students should arrive between 7:45 and 7:55.

~ Tuesday September 2 is an early dismissal. Dismissal begins at 11:50 and all students should be picked up by noon.

~ Full day dismissals begin at 2:20 and all students should be picked up by 2:30.

~ Check this website and the MTRS hompeage often for important information.

Enjoy your last few days of summer vacation!

Specials Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday  
Gym

Library

Art

Computer

Spanish

Music

 

FIA

Music


Second Grade Grading Policy

 Second Grade students receive grades of O, G, S, N, on their report card per guidelines set by the Diocese of Trenton.

These are the score equivelents for Genesis and Report Cards:

O = 100-93

= 92-85

S = to 84-76

N = to 75-70

 *On assignments students may receive an O+ for outstanding work which will be equal to 100.  They can also receive a G+ which equals a 92 and an S+ which equals an 84. These grades will show as O, G, S, N on their report card.

 Language Arts/Religion                                                            Math

Tests-25%                                                                                   Tests-25%

Quizzes-15%                                                                               Class Work-20%

Projects-20                                                                                   Homework-20%

Class work-15%                                                                           Quizzes-20%

Homework-10%                                                                           Journals/Notebooks-15%

Notebooks/Journal-15%

 Science/Social Studies

Tests-25%

Class work-20%

Homework-15%

Projects/Labs-25%

Notebook-15%

 

Homework/Class work Rubric

 

Check +  =100

Check  = 90

Check -  = 75

  • Homework is on time
  • Homework is fully completed
  • Homework is neatly done in the student’s best handwriting
  • Homework is on time
  • Homework has 1-3 errors
  • Homework is done neatly in the student’s best handwriting
  • Homework has 3 or more errors
  • Homework is not completed
  • Homework is not done neatly

 

Homework will be posted on the school website every week. The second grade students are responsible for bringing their homework home along with the right books to study. I will be making sure they have the right books for the first month. I will be signing their homework books everyday to make sure it is written correctly. The spelling words will also be on the school website every week. Their work should be independent with as little help from you as possible. This year is when they should start their independence and learning to be responsible for themselves.

Welcome to Second Grade

Welcome to a new school year!

 

August  2014

 

Dear Parents,

 

        I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Miss Kelly and I am very excited to be your child’s teacher this year. This is my third year teaching second grade at Mother Teresa Regional School. I spent my first four years at MTRS teaching PreK3. I am super excited to be in second grade again this year!  In 2005, I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Education and Social Studies from Caldwell College. Prior to joining the faculty at Mother Teresa Regional I taught PreK3 at Red Oak School in Middletown.

        I am looking forward to working with you and your child in reaching his or her full potential. We will have many wonderful experiences and opportunities to learn and grow in the days ahead.

        Second grade is a very exciting year. Your second grader will learn to become more independent and will be responsible for doing their best work everyday. Second graders will also be receiving the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Another exciting event in second grade is the May Crowning.

        If you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.  You can either call the school at 732-291-1050, e-mail me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or just send in a note with your child. Once again, I am looking forward to a fantastic school year full of fun and learning!

 

                                                                Sincerely,

                                                                Miss Kelly

Kathleen Kelly, Second Grade

 My name is Miss Kelly and I am very excited to be your child's teacher this year. This is my third year teaching second grade at Mother TeresaRegional School. I spent my first four years at MTRS teaching prek3. I am super excited to be back in second grade this year! In 2005, I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Education from Caldwell College. Prior to joining the faculty at Mother Teresa Regional I taught prek3 at Red Oak School in Middletown.



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