This week second grade and our school will be learning more about contributions made by some courageous African-Americans.  On Thursday, they will attend presentations given by fifth grade.  There will be African dance demonstration in the gym on Friday.  In Social Studies, they will work on a week long project about Bessie Coleman, the first African-American woman aviator.

Spelling

This week (Tuesday, February 20th) students will be spelling words with consonant digraphs.  This word family will include words with sh, ph, tch, wh, gh, etc.  The spelling packet activities should be done with the spelling list words which are:

1. ship 2. choke  3. bath   4. dolphin  5. shake   6. whack 7. laugh   8. trophy  9. orphan  10. thunder   11. lunch  12. watch

Math:

Students will continue subtracting two-digit numbers using manipulatives and the regrouping concept of tens to ones.  They will have a test this week on subtraction with and without regrouping.

Religion:

We have learned all of the parts of Mass (i.e. Introductory Rite, Liturgy of the Word, Liturgy of the Eucharist and Concluding Rite).  We will have our own Mass booklets divided into these four parts so we can follow along during the Mass more closely.  We will also begin learning more details about First Penance/Reconciliation.

Language Arts:

Reading - Last week we read about Bessie Coleman, the first African-American woman aviator.  This week we will continue reading about the details of her life.

Writing -  They will continue practicing lowercase cursive letters and the strokes associated with downcurves, overcurves, undercurves and slants.  They will write an autobiographical and biographical timelines.  They will also write about major events in both their lives and Bessie Coleman's life.