Kathleen Kelly, Second Grade

Homework October 20-24

~ 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.

~ Uniform note: Please refer to pages 17-19 in the MTRS Family Handbook to see the school dress code. ALL uniforms must be purchased at Flynn and O'Hara. Look for the uniform fashion show video to see all acceptable uniforms.

~ The second grade is collecting candy donations to be sent to our deployed troops. We will be collecting until November 5.

~ Progress reports were sent home Friday. Please sign and return.

~ Friday October 24 is a noon dismissal.

~ Please check the MTRS homepage for the conference schedule.

 

Spelling Words

learn       earnest       earth       heard       pearl       search       rehearse       earn       yearn       reseacrch       horseback       rocket       early       pretty       someone

 

Vocabulary Words

alongside       chores       engine       simple       sprout       tool

 

Monday 10/20

1. Language Arts- Simple Solutions lesson 22

2. Math- Simple solutions lesson 22; chapter 2 test Tuesday 10/28

3. Spelling- contracts due and test Friday

4. Reading- vocabulary quiz Thursday

 

Tuesday 10/21

1. Language Arts- Simple Solutions lesson 23

2. Math- Simple solutions lesson 23; chapter 2 test Tuesday 10/28

3. Spelling- contracts due and test Friday

4. Reading- vocabulary quiz Thursday

 

Wednesday 10/22

1. Language Arts- Simple Solutions lesson 24

2. Math- Simple solutions lesson 24; chapter 2 test Tuesday 10/28

3. Spelling- contracts due and test Friday

4. Reading- vocabulary quiz Thursday

 

Thursday 10/23

1. Spelling- contracts due and test tomorrow

2. Math- chapter 2 test Tuesday

 

Friday 10/24

1. Gym on Monday

2. Math- chapter 2 test Tuesday

Homework October 14-17

~ 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.

~ Uniform note: Please refer to pages 17-19 in the MTRS Family Handbook to see the school dress code. ALL uniforms must be purchased at Flynn and O'Hara. Look for the uniform fashion show video to see all acceptable uniforms.

~ Friday October 17 will be a mismatch dress down for $1.

~ The second grade is collecting candy donations to be sent to our deployed troops.

~ Progress reports will be sent homw Friday. Please sign and return.

 

Spelling Words

black        pack       crack       snack       horseback       lock       rocket       flock       shock       clock       appreciate       acrobat       grow       last       mouse

 

Vocabulary Words

enormous        granddaughter       grew       planted       strong       turnip

 

Tuesday 10/14

 

1. Language Arts- Simple Solutions lesson 19

2. Math- Simple Solutions lesson 19

3. Spelling- contracts due and test Friday

4. Reading- vocabulary quiz Thursday

5. Religion- chapter 1 test Wednesday

 

Wednesday 10/15

 

1. Language Arts- Simple Solutions lesson 20

2. Math- Simple Solutions lesson 20

3. Spelling- contracts due and test Friday

4. Reading- vocabulary quiz Thursday

 

Thursday 10/16

 

1. Language Arts- Simple Solutions lesson 21

2. Math- Simple Solutions lesson 21

3. Spelling- contracts due and test Friday

 

Friday 10/17

1. Gym on Monday

2. Bring back signed progress reports.

 

Homework October 6-10

~ Scholastic orders are due October 10.

~ 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.

~ Uniform note: Please refer to pages 17-19 in the MTRS Family Handbook to see the school dress code. ALL uniforms must be purchased at Flynn and O'Hara.

 

Spelling Words

sat        ate        acrobat        flat        that        fat        gate        appreciate        create        state        worried        studied        each        children        girl

 

Vocabulary Words

amazing        clustered        gathered        raced        wandered

 

Monday 10/6

 

1. Language Arts- Simple Solutions lesson 15

2. Math- Simple Solutions lesson 15

3. Spelling- contracts due and test Friday

4. Reading- vocabulary quiz Thursday

 

Tuesday 10/7

 

1. Language Arts- Simple Solutions lesson 16

2. Math- Simple Solutions lesson 16

3. Spelling- contracts due and test Friday

4. Reading- vocabulary quiz Thursday

 

Wednesday 10/8

 

1. Language Arts- Simple Solutions lesson 17

2. Math- Simple Solutions lesson 17

3. Spelling- contracts due and test Friday

4. Reading- vocabulary quiz Thursday

 

Thursday 10/9

 

1. Language Arts- Simple Solutions lesson 18

2. Math- Simple Solutions lesson 18

3. Spelling- contracts due and test Friday

4. Religion- chapter 1 test Wednesday

 

Friday 10/10

1. School closed Monday

2. Religion- chapter 1 test Wednesday

 

Homework September 29-October 3

~ 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.

~ Uniform note: Please refer to pages 17-19 in the MTRS Family Handbook to see the school dress code. ALL uniforms must be purchased at Flynn and O'Hara.

~ On Tuesday September 30 there will be a purple and gold dress down day for $1. Proceeds will benefit pediatric cancer research.

~ Friday October 3 is a noon dismissal. We will attend Mass at Saint Agnes Church at 9am and the Grandparents Tea will follow in the Parish Center.

 

Spelling Words

cried       hurried       replied       fried       tried       worried       carried       copied       married       studied       remarked       finished       alone       river       think

 

Vocabulary Words

alone       cheer       fine       meadow       reason       spoiled

 

Monday 9/29

 

1. Language Arts- Simple Solutions lesson 11

2. Math- Simple Solutions lesson 11; Chapter 1 test on Wednesday

3. Spelling- contracts due and test Friday

4. Reading- vocabulary quiz Thursday

 

Tuesday 9/30

 

1. Language Arts- Simple Solutions lesson 12

2. Math- Simple Solutions lesson 12; Chapter 1 test on Wednesday

3. Spelling- contracts due and test Friday

4. Reading- vocabulary quiz Thursday

 

Wednesday 10/1

1. Language Arts- Simple Solutions lesson 13

2. Math- Simple Solutions lesson 13

3. Spelling- contracts due and test Friday

4. Reading- vocabulary quiz Thursday

 

Thursday 10/2

1. Language Arts- Simple Solutions lesson 14

2. Math- Simple Solutions lesson 14

3. Spelling- contracts due and test Friday

 

Friday 10/3

Gym on Monday

 

Homework September 22-26

~ 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.

~ Uniform note: Please refer to pages 17-19 in the MTRS Family Handbook to see the school dress code. ALL uniforms must be purchased at Flynn and O'Hara.

~ September 25 is school pictures. Students must be in full winter uniform (shirts, ties and sweaters for boys and jumpers and sweaters for girls). If it is too warm to wear a sweater make sure it is packed in your child's backpack.

 

Spelling Words

barked       licked       backed       thanked       painted       opened       mailed       remarked       checked       finished       mistake       became       about       few       same

 

Vocabulary Words

chipmunks       picked       sniffing       south       woods

 

Monday 9/22

1. Language Arts- Simple Solutions lesson 7

2. Math- Simple Solutions lesson 7; Chapter 1 test on Monday

3. Spelling- contracts due and test Friday

4. Reading- vocabulary quiz Thursday

5. Religion- Hail Mary quiz Wednesday

 

Tuesday 9/23

 

1. Language Arts- Simple Solutions lesson 8

2. Math- Simple Solutions lesson 8; Chapter 1 test on Monday

3. Spelling- contracts due and test Friday

4. Reading- vocabulary quiz Thursday

5. Religion- Hail Mary quiz Wednesday

 

Wednesday 9/24

 

1. Language Arts- Simple Solutions lesson 9

2. Math- Simple Solutions lesson 9; Chapter 1 test on Monday

3. Spelling- contracts due and test Friday

4. Reading- vocabulary quiz Thursday

 

Thursday 9/25

 

1. Language Arts- Simple Solutions lesson 10

2. Math- Simple Solutions lesson 10; Chapter 1 test on Monday

3. Spelling- contracts due and test Friday

 

Friday 9/26

1. Gym on Monday

2. Math- chapter 1 test Monday

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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