Grade 2 B

Grade 2 B

2B Happenings with Mrs. Henckel

For the week of: January 22-26, 2018


Theme for the Year: “Fruit of the Spirit”

Virtue for the Month: Peace

Saint/Holy Person for the Month: Saint Anne

“Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain.” Psalms 127:1

******************Got SCRIP?*****************


Catholic Schools Week is coming the week of January 28th.  Look for a schedule that’s coming home soon of all the activities we have planned for the week.  We hope that you’re able to join us for some. 


Second grade will be taking the mid-winter Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) Test this coming Wednesday-Friday morning.  Please be sure that your child is well rested, eats a good breakfast, and is on time to school. These tests are given three times throughout our school year and measures what students know and informs what they’re ready to learn next. By adjusting to each student’s performance, MAP Growth creates a personalized assessment that accurately measures performance—whether a student performs on, above, or below grade level. For more information:


Are you noticing new academic expectations and increased responsibilities for this time of the year? The children continue to work hard in class and are recognizing the importance of confidently and actively participating in our lessons, reviews, and activities.  Thank you for your continued support and encouragement at home. 

·   In  Reading we’ve been working hard and moving forward with our comprehension strategies and applying our skills to nonfiction texts and our subject areas.  Reading is surely transitioning from “learning to read, to now reading to learn”.  Applying our foundational reading skills is surely taking on new importance this time of the year.  Continue to keep on reading with your child and talk with them to encourage comprehension and recalling important details in text.

·     In writing we’re really making a lot of effort with our skills and have been focusing on combining sentences, using descriptive adjectives with nouns, and correct capitalization & punctuation. We continue to apply and practice these skills in our Daily DLR Activities, 6-Trait Writing book, spelling, and reading book. 

·       In our spelling book, cursive writing has been introduced so that your child is exposed to it and can start reading it. Boy, oh boy…they’re curious!  In second grade we’re still mastering our printing skills. Please encourage your child to continue to print for right now and work on building strong and consistent printing skills for second grade.  At our school cursive with the correct techniques are introduced in 3rd grade. 


Your child should have read their January fiction book by now and should be thinking about writing their report and working on their diorama. Remember that your child should do all the work. Please do not let them photocopy or trace the characters. The reports and diorama are due before Friday, 1/26. 


Valentine’s Day is coming up before we know it and we’ll be celebrating with a party that our room mom’s will be organizing and we’ll be exchanging cards on this day.  Some of you may wish to have your child work on a few cards at a time over the next few weeks and please do so, although, please wait to send in completed cards. You may refer to your School Directory for 2B names.  **Please note: Our party will be on Tuesday, 2/13 this year because Ash Wednesday falls on Wednesday, 2/14.


Many children are sharing that they’re in need of a pink eraser, dry erase markers, and yellow highlighters.  Before you go out and buy these, please have your child check their storage tub at school first.  Some children stored their extras in their tub back in September and sometimes they forget!  😊


Dates for your calendar...

·         1/20, First Reconciliation 

·         1/20, Father-Daughter Dance

·         1/24-1/26, 2nd Grade MAP Testing

·         1/28, First Eucharist Parent Meeting & Book Blessing @ 2:00

·         1/28-2/2, Catholic Schools Week

·         1/29, All School Mass @ 9:00 (we’ll sit as a class, so please join us)

·         1/31, Early Dismissal @ 12:00, Teacher Meetings 

·         2/1, School Musical @ 1:30

·         2/2, School Musical @ 7:00

·         2/3, School Musical @ 2:00 & 7:00

·         2/13, Valentine’s Day Party

·         3/24, First Communion Retreat @ 9:00 am

·         5/5-5/6, First Communion Weekend


Have a nice weekend!

Mrs. Henckel †


2nd Grade Activities

Grade Level Prayers

Sites for 2nd Grade Games & Activities

Addition & Subtraction Fact Fluency

IXL Math

Math Enrichment (not our book)

Spelling, Grammar & Vocabulary Games

Reading (our book)


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