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Violet McCartney
In Religion, we continued to delve into the Mass. We looked at who is involved in the Mass and their roles. We also talked about the Introductory Rites, the beginning of Mass. Our next step is to look at the first main part of Mass: The Liturgy of the Word.  In Math, we wrapped up...
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In Religion, we have officially started to prepare for First Holy Communion by learning about the Last Supper and how it relates to the Mass. The children learned that Mass is both a meal and a sacrifice. We spoke at length about what happened during the Last Supper. We also continue our Second Step discussions,...
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We’ve had a great start to the new calendar year and second half of 2nd grade.  These last two weeks, we learned about Confirmation, specifically looking at how the Holy Spirit helps us. We will talk about the Church Year next week, looking at each season and its significance. Next week, we will also focus...
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We’ve been doing some fun Advent activities in Religion, from creating Nativity scenes to working on an Advent Wreath and a winter scene. Next week, we will focus heavily on our Second Step program, along with some other Advent activities. After Christmas break, we begin our study of the Mass in preparation for Communion. We...
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In Religion, we learned about the Great Commandment. We’ve also looked closely at what each of the Ten Commandments means and discussed how the Ten Commandments relate to the Great Commandment. A copy of the Commandments has been sent home. Please start helping your child memorize all ten. They will be tested on the Ten...
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In Religion, we have looked closely at the Sacrament of Baptism. We learned how it is the Sacrament in which we become members of the Church. We also discovered what Original Sin is and how Baptism washes away Original Sin. With Reconciliation approaching quickly, we began our intensive study to prepare for the Sacrament. This...
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In Religion, we finished the chapter that covers Sacraments. We talked about how we praise and worship God in different ways. We began by briefly defining each Sacrament. Next, we will look more in depth at each. Of course, the heaviest concentration will be on the two Sacraments we will receive this year. We will...
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This week, we finished talking about what is a disciple and listed ways that we can all be a disciple of Jesus. We distinguished between Apostles and disciples. In addition, we talked about the wonderful story of Pentecost. Next week, we will finish talking about Pentecost by creating a stained-glass window (using paper) of the...
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We are getting into the swing of things rather well. The class has learned the rules, expectations and most routines. We’ve been working hard on iReady too. What troopers!!  In Religion, we’ve continued to talk about the Blessed Trinity and read a wonderful book to help understand the Trinity. We took time this past week...
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I am so looking forward to teaching your children this year.  It’ll be so exciting to work with each child and watch as they grow academically, spiritually and socially. The first few weeks of school are an adjustment. So, we spend quite a bit of time on learning/practicing routines, working together in our workbooks, on...
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