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In the fading of the summer sun,

The shortening of the days, cooling breeze,

Swallows’ flight and moonlight rays

We see the Creator’s hand


In the browning of leaves once green,

Morning mists, autumn chill

Fruit that falls, frost’s first kiss

We see the Creator’s hand



Welcome to October!

Language Arts

We will begin to read in our Journeys this week! Our first story will be My Family, an informational text.

Our spelling words for the week: wet, job, hug, rest, spot, mud, left, help, plum, nut, net, hot, get, not, lunch, spend 

*We will have our first spelling test on Friday!

High frequency sight words for this week include: bring, children, comes, do, family, like, make, those, use, with

Grammar Goal: understanding what a simple sentence consists of (subject/predicate)

Phonics Focus: short vowels o, u, e and CVC syllable patterns

Writer’s Workshop: We begin to understand the steps of the writing process and learn why authors write. We will write sentences about our family this week and read friendly letters from Mrs. Ryan each morning.


Math-Chapter 1

Different Ways to Write Numbers

Problem Solving Tens and Ones

Counting Patterns to 100 and 1,000


Social Studies-Chapter 1


Vocabulary: immigrant, generations, traditions, ancestors, historian, family, community, respect, responsible



How do scientists know so much? Get ready to think like a scientist! Raising questions, drawing pictures as they observe, and using their five senses are all important things scientists do as they learn about the world around them.

Curiosity Wheel



Basic strokes will be reviewed as we write manuscript letters  I i, T t, O o

Keys to legibility are size, shape, spacing and slant! Handwriting is important and strengthens our fine motor skills!



We continue to talk about the Bible. What are characteristics of the Bible? What are the books of the Bible?

What is prayer? Words to help us guide us as we pray include praise, thank, sorry, please

We will add The Lord’s Prayer to our prayer journals

Prayer Box project

Chapel Wednesday morning


Important Information and News:

We welcome and thank Mrs. Shannon as she has offered to be class parent for our second grade class! She will be communicating with you in the near future about our upcoming pumpkin/fall celebration taking place at the end of October! 

This week was busy for second grade as we began our “jobs.” Ask your second grader what his/her job was! They will have a new job each week. We are responsible for our papers, books, desks, and, of course, our work, actions, and choices as well. We are becoming more organized as we unpack/pack up at the end of the day and settling into our routines. Our novel study on Herbie Sails into Second Grade has ended.  We each shared our opinion of the book and gave a recommendation (or not a recommendation!) for other second graders. We got out of our seats to practice our basic strokes in handwriting! We share the Smart Board with Mrs. Ryan to help answer questions and show what we’ve learned. We used manipulatives in math to better understand numbers. Second grade can be hard work and our days are long. Be sure our friends have a good night’s sleep and breakfast in their bellies so they are ready to do their best each day! Thank you!

• Please remember to send in extra masks for your son/daughter just in case a backup is needed!

• Uniform sweaters need to be labeled with your child’s name.

• Pizza envelopes need to be handed in no later than Thursday, cash only.

• Are you interested in becoming a MYSTERY READER? If so, please email me so we can set up a date and time for you to “Zoom in” and share a book with our class! We hope everyone will take part in this fun activity and spend some time with us!

If ever you have a question or concern, please email me at

God bless our fall October week ahead!

Mrs. Antonia Ryan