2nd Grade 1

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Mrs. Caitlin Ingoglia


Keeran Abrahams!

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Your child is using Mathletics as part of their mathematics curriculum. Mathletics is a targeted, rewarding and captivating online learning resource, which is aligned to curriculum standards.  Mathletics will be assigned on a weekly basis as part of the students homework routine.   Your child has take-home access to Mathletics – they simply sign in with their school username and password using any compatible computer or mobile device. The extra Mathletics practice at home can make all the difference to your child’s progress. Encourage them to achieve a weekly target of 1000 points to earn a certificate, building through bronze, silver and gold across the school year. Go for gold!


New Morning and Afternoon Procedures

Students will be dropped off at the main door and the children will go right into the classroom.

Second Grade will be dismissed outside at the door to the far left (closest to the church/teachers parking lot.) We dismiss at 2:55pm. On days of inclement weather, we will wait inside but please still come to that door. Please note that this is not a door that can gain you access into the school building. Please let me know if you need to set up an arrangement so that your child can be picked up in the same location as their sibling. I am here to help!


Homework allows parents to have an active role in their child’s education and helps them to evaluate their child’s progress. Homework is an important time to make connections and reflect; on self, family, friends, new or familiar information, and the world beyond. What you present to your children will determine the heights they will climb to continue to maintain their academic success. Please be sure that your child is completing all of their homework every night. If there is an outstanding circumstance on any particular night, please let me know.
*All student workbooks must be covered. 
They must be covered in clear contact paper (colored is fine as long as they can see the cover of their book.) 

*Parent signatures are required each night in the “initials” section of your child’s daily planner.

Individual signatures on each piece of homework is not required.


* Our Healthy Snack time will be 10:00 am.
Please see guidelines for appropriate snack choices in your ‘Back to School’ folder.

Additional Math Directives:

* Student standards require children to master addition and subtraction within 100 by the end of 2nd Grade. Until I feel confident this has occurred, we will dedicate time for both in all of our upcoming units.  Daily math practice at home, particularly in these two very important skills are highly encouraged. It is difficult to move on to harder concepts without mastering the basic skills of addition and subtraction.


* Check in with your child about our class Problem Solving Strategies. We are working to strengthen our ability to dissect and successfully complete tricky word problems that are part of our Math Curriculum. We use these skills daily in class, but an understanding of this will also help your child succeed in the future 🙂

*We also set class goals and personal goals at the beginning of each unit. Have conversations with your children about what their personal goals are. You might be surprised!! These goals have meant a lot to them and they are working hard to achieve them!


*Students will be given a daily quiz in Mathematics. This daily quiz will consist of a couple of problems to be solved (addition, subtraction, word problems, measurement, etc.) The quiz will be taken before the beginning of our daily Mathematics lesson. The quizzes will be tabulated into a final grade every week out of a total of 50 points (10 points per day). This is to keep track of their understanding, and allows me to formally assess them more frequently. I hope that this will be a useful tool for all of us!


“Grammar Challenge Thursday”

*Thursdays will be “Grammar Challenge Thursdays.”  Different aspects of proper grammar will be practiced and assessed on these days.  Some examples are sentence structure, reading comprehension, punctuation, finding errors in writing, etc.  Like Math Drills, these assessments can be kept at home and practiced when needed.  They do not need to be returned with other assessments in the Testing Folder.


“Math Drill Wednesday”

We will be implementing Math Drills on Wednesdays of every week, unless otherwise noted.  We will begin with 1 digit addition and subtraction for the time being.    Math instruction must include practice time for students. Students in all grades benefit from practice because it deepens their understanding and increases familiarity with the material. Similarly, drills are useful to reinforce and practice more rote knowledge and skills. Students benefit from practice because they are able to apply knowledge through interaction. Students connect with the material when they work with texts and concepts beyond a one-time exposure. When students practice using the knowledge through application, they connect with information on a deeper level. While drills used to be associated with a regimented style of instruction, they do have a place. Drills are used successfully when teaching students technique. For instance, when children are learning addition, they can do drills on each number set to help them memorize; they can then proceed to more difficult concepts that use the information obtained from drills. In physical education and music, coaches and teachers use drills as a method to hone skills that need repetition for improvement. Additionally, students can use this technique with one another for shared learning opportunities. These timed drills may be new to the students at first, but as time goes on the goal is to improve both time and accuracy in these basic but necessary Math skills.  These can also be used to highlight strength and weaknesses in computation skills, so we will know what to assist the children with both at school and at home.



Spanish: Monday
Physical Education: Friday

12/13: Spelling Test


12/9: School Closed (Immaculate Conception)

12/13: Christmas Show 6:30pm ($10 per ticket)

*Be in class at 6pm
*Wear red
*Bring a scarf
*Bring a flashlight

12/16-12/17: Christmas Store Open

12/18: Pajama Day

12/20: Free Dress *UP*  (NO After School today)

12/20 – 1/3: Christmas Recess

 Book Orders are due on or before: December 19th
Online Class Code: QJH9F
Writing Journals are due EVERY week and must be submitted by Friday.  Failure to do so, will affect the children’s’ eligibility for Wall of Fame for that Month, as well as affecting their E.L.A. and homework grade. Please make sure your child dates the entry, writes the topic and responds with at least 4 sentences.  Illustrations are always allowed. 
December Writing Journal Prompts
One thing I love about December is…
Describe the weather outside today.  How does it make you feel?
Write about a winter adventure you would like to have.
What are three things in your home that you could not live without? Explain.
Write a funny story about a snowman who goes sledding!
Who do you think is the wisest person in your family? Why?
The smell of peppermint makes me think of…
My favorite holiday movie is _________ because…
List your three favorite holiday songs and why you like each one.
Write a story about the day you found a kitten on your doorstep.
Write about your favorite holiday tradition.
Describe something difficult you have accomplished.
If you could switch places with anyone in your school today, who would it be? Why?
Write a story about the day it rained candy canes!
What is your favorite meal to have during winter?
Design a new holiday candy.  Draw what it looks like and describe how it tastes.
Imagine you are an elf.  Write about your adventures in the North Pole.
Write a story about being a hero in your community.  What did you do?
Would you rather live in a large city or a small town? Explain.
Write a story titled “The Runaway Reindeer.”
Today is the first day of winter.  Write about some of your favorite winter activities.
What toy do you have that you would give to someone in need? Why?
I was ice skating on an icy pond when all of a sudden…
The taste of hot chocolate makes me think of…
Describe an amazing gift that doesn’t cost any money.
What do you think it means to have peace on Earth?
Make a list of 5 things you like to do in the snow.
Imagine you are a sled.  Describe your adventures on a snowy day.
When I grow up, I want to make a difference in the world by…
The best part of 2019 was…
Make a list of things you want to do next year!


*Spelling Menu Assignments are to be completed Monday-Thursday.  Students may chose any prompt on their menu on these nights.  Please complete assignments in their ELA notebooks.

Second Grade Spelling Menu

*Prodigy is now part of our daily homework routine.  Please help your child gain access to Prodigy on your computers or mobile devices.  The assignments will pop up once you log in. All assignments are due to be completed by Monday morning.



ELA: Spelling Menu/ Superkids Workbook page 83

Math: Prodigy/ Worksheet

Science: Workbook pages 76 and 77

*Field Trip Tomorrow*



ELA: Spelling Menu/ Superkids Workbook pg 85 and 86

Math: Prodigy/Worksheet

Science: Workbook pages 79 and 80



ELA: Spelling Menu/ Superkids Workbook pg 87

Math: Prodigy/ Worksheet

*Writing Journal Due Tomorrow*

*Christmas Show Tomorrow*





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