Grade 2 B

Grade 2 B

2B Happenings with Mrs. Henckel

For the week of: November 20-December 1, 2017


Theme for the Year: “Fruit of the Spirit”

Virtue for the Month: Love

Saint/Holy Person for the Month: Mary Magdalene


 “The mind of a man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.”

 Proverbs 16:9


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Our Italy unit will be underway after Thanksgiving and students will be assigned a specific topic to gather “kid friendly” information in the library.  In class we’ll:

·         work in assigned groups to make travel posters,

·         learn to speak some Italian,

·         explore the geography and regions of the areas,

·         have our 2B Italian family luncheon at Joseppi’s,

·         make Italian pinatas to share with 2A, and

·         have our 2B Epiphany party after vacation.  


Report cards have been sent home today. The children are working so hard and I have seen so much learning and growth this semester. You are your child’s first teacher and it’s surely appreciated with all that you do to support your child and their learning!  Please keep your child’s report card and return the signed envelope and green checkpoint paper on Monday.  Please let me know if you have questions.  


Your child’s flat person was sent home this past week. This is a fun interactive geography activity that all the children look forward to participating in.  When these start returning to school, it’s nice when all of the children have their own picture book to share.  If you can’t send it away, a parent may take it to work and take pictures there with the Flat Child. It’s best to put the pictures into a small photo album with captions or reprint them onto paper with a small bit of information. Loose pictures are difficult to handle and share with the class.


Our annual "Shoes for the Children" liturgy will be held on Friday, December 1st at 2:00 pm. This is a wonderful way for your child to earn money to purchase shoes for needy children. Shoes are on sale before school each morning in the front hallway. After you purchase a pair, take them home and stuff them with supplies appropriate for the shoe size. 


Brrrrr!!!  Please be sure that your child wears a coat to school each day now that our lovely northwest fall/winter has arrived!  It may be warm in your garage and car ride in to school, although It’s very windy and cold out on the playground! Also, even if it’s raining a little, we do go outside for exercise and fresh air. Thanks!


November Cougar Club is due by Thursday, 11/30.  If you’ve misplaced your form, simply draw 12 paws and X them out.  Each paw represents 10 minutes of reading.  Your signature should be at the bottom.  Help our class reach their November 100% goal! 


The Christmas Pageant is coming  For both performances the children are to wear their Sunday best. 

  • The Wednesday,12/13 performance @ 1:30, is a good one for pictures, videos, better seating, and grandparents. Wear uniforms to school/send performance clothing in bag/hanger, we’ll change here at school.   
  • For the Thursday, 12/14 performance @ 7:00, please escort your child to our classroom in their Sunday best no earlier than 6:30.  Seats go fast, so be sure to be on time.  Evening performance pick up is in our room.



·         No HW folders for the week of 11/20…although…read for Cougar Club & Reading Counts

·         Reconciliation Assignments #5 and #6 are due by Monday, 11/27…name on the front page, please!


Our Learning Targets for The Weeks of 11/20 and 11/27…

·         Writers Workshop: Writing Process and October Memory

·         Spelling: Words with Double Consonants

·         Reading: African American Inventors

·         Math: Place Value to 100, Fact Fluency

·         Social Studies: Thanksgiving

·         Religion:  The Holy Spirit and The Act of Contrition


Dates for your calendars…

·         Friday, 11/17, Report Cards Go Home

·         Wednesday, 11/22-Friday,11/24, Thanksgiving Break, No School

·         Wednesday, 11/29, Early Dismissal @ 12:00, Teacher Meetings

·         Friday, 12/1, First Friday Mass @ 9:00

·         Wednesday, 12/13, Christmas Pageant @ 1:30

·         Thursday, 12/14, Christmas Pageant @ 7:00

·         Friday, 12/15, Dismissal @ 10:30, Christmas Break

·         Tuesday,1/2/18, School Resumes


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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