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Second-2-None: Week of November 8

We are learning so much while preparing for Reconciliation. Our discussions have included talking about a special gift from God called free will. We’ve had a great discussion about what is a sin and how that’s different than an accident. We’ve also talked about the difference between mortal and venial sins. We’ll be preparing for the sacrament all the way through the actual day.  

We’ve read a story entitled A Chair for My Mother. It’s a sweet story of a family who work together toward something special. We’ve looked at cause and effect. Next week we will study the characters more closely and look at sequencing. In Phonics, we’ll move on to compound words and syllables after our unit test. Within our Shurley English grammar program, we have added the skill check and declarative sentence part of the classifying, following with identifying the complete subject and complete predicate early next week. 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’ve looked at the various animal groups in science and will continue to look at the characteristics of each more closely. The students will create a little booklet to help study for the test. It will contain important characteristics of each animal group. 

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  • Tonight is the St. Cletus Sip n’ Shop from 6 pm – 9 pm in the Parish Center. Come out and start your Christmas shopping early. 
  • The Rainbows program at St. Cletus school helps children who are grieving the loss of a parent or guardian due to death, divorce, deployment, or trauma. If you are interested in having your child join our Rainbows group, please click the below link for more information.  Please turn in the signed permission slip to the office, ATTN: Mrs. Hogan, in an envelope marked “Rainbows.” 

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  • Please remember to have a couple of extra masks in your child’s backpack, in case it breaks or gets too wet.