2-1/Mrs. Jean Saraceno

Welcome to Class 2-1
Mrs. Saraceno

Welcome to my second grade class! I am so happy to be  teaching the children in 2-1. Second grade is an exciting year of growing and learning. The children will be engaged in reading, math, and writing activities which are all aligned with the New York State Common Core Curriculum. This is also a very special year for the children. They will be receiving two sacraments, their first Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. I'm delighted to share in this special time of their lives!
May 2019

What We Are Learning in Class 2-1:

 We will  finish Chapter 8, "Measurement- Using the Customary & Metric Systems".  Students will model three digit addition & subtraction using quick pictures.  They will practice breaking apart a number to add hundreds, tens, and ones.  We will also be practicing subtraction facts through math games.  This week we will focus on problem solving and using two-three step problems.
**The children should be using their IXL account to review both addition and subtraction facts.

Monthly Book Report
"Animals We Love!"
Students will read a non-fiction book about their favorite animal.  They will then complete a flip book listing facts and details about their animal.

Wonders"  Unit Three, Week 5
Essential Question:  "How Does Music Play A Part in Our Lives?"
"Many Ways to Enjoy Music" & "They've Got The Beat"
Genre: Expository Text

Skills: adjectives that compare (-er, -est)

This week we will be reading expository texts about music in our lives. Students will look for main idea and key details.  They will look for patterns and word choice.

Writing:  They will write Irish limericks in honor of St. Patrick's Day.  We will brainstorm rhyming words and discuss the patterns and rhythm of the limericks.They will continue to identify and write complete sentences and check for correct punctuation.

Week of March 18th-March 22nd

Review  Focus:   Words with long /u/


high frequency words


Students will continue their lessons on inquiry skills.  Once again, this week we will explore with "Scientist Doug" from our mystery science lessons.  We will continue to talk about weather.

Social Studies
This week, we will continue our studies weekly lesson, "Celebrating America".  Students will read about different lives of past and important presidents.  They will also discuss slavery and the stories of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglas.

This week, we will begin Chapter 20  "Lent ".  Students will read about Jesus' miracles and discuss Holy Week which leads up to Easter Sunday.
***Our saint of the month is St Patrick and St. Joseph.   We will read about their lives and all the special things they did.  

** Every Tuesday, the students will be attending the 8:30 mass in preparation for First Holy Communion.
*The date for First Holy Communion is Saturday May 4, 2019!  Class 2-1 will be receiving the sacrament at 11:00 a.m.

Act of Contrition
My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart.  In choosing to do wrong, and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.  Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In His name, my God, have mercy. Amen

Language 10:30-11:10

Tuesday: Mass 8:30
Library  10:30- 11:10

Wednesday: Technology  1:00-1:40
Thursday: Music 8:30-9:10
Creative Writing w/ Mrs. Saraceno
& Mrs. Swedenberg 11:10-11:50
   Religion with Sr. Maureen

Friday: Art 1:00-1:40   

Some Reminders

If you would like to order Scholastic Book orders online, the class code is PBCV7.  If not, please send orders in to me.

**Please remember to check your child's folder each night.  Take-home folders should be emptied every night.  This includes any classwork that may be in their folders.

**All math homework and classwork sheets should be kept in their math folder.  Once a chapter is completed, those chapter books can be removed and kept home.

If you need to reach me, for any reason, please email me at: dsaraceno7211@ndsnet.org