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Second-2-None: Week of 11-2

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We’ve been continuing our preparation for Reconciliation by speaking more about what sin is, in addition to the different kinds of sin. We’ve discussed the difference between sin and an accident, as well as how God gave us the gift of free will.

We’ve read a story entitles “A Chair for My Mother.” It’s a sweet story of a family who work together toward something special. We’ve studied the characters, looked at sequencing, and spoke about the cause and effect of different situations. In Phonics, we moved on to compound words and syllables. Within our Shurley English grammar program, we have added the skill check and declarative sentence part of the classifying, along with identifying the complete subject and complete predicate. With this program, the work and study for tests is done in class, as it follows a very specific question/answer flow. There is much repetition to help the class remember, and so it is very important to really pay attention in class to learn how to do it.

We are adding two 2-digit addends and learning various strategies to do so, such as making a 10, breaking down, drawing pictures, etc. We will continue next week. Don’t forget, there is a YouTube video for each lesson. Just copy and paste https://goo.gl/eUwxXT into the address bar and find Grade 2 Lesson 4.?? (whichever number lesson we are on) to watch the break down. You will have to scroll down a bit to find the lesson number that we are completing.

We are continuing to look carefully at the different animal groups, their characteristics and life cycles in Science. Next Friday, we will have our Unit test on animals. A quiz review packet, along with the whole unit, will come home to help your child study.