Our Second Grade practicing for First Holy Communion


Homework – Week of May 20, 2019

Our Focus Wall:

ELA (1st Half of Week, Continued from Last Week): Cultures – Traditional Stories

  • Comprehension Skills: Sequence of Events; Compare and Contrast
  • Phonics: Vowel Dipthongs ow, ou
  • Grammar: Possessive Nouns
  • Writing: Opinion Paragraph
  • Strategies: Classify/Categorize

ELA (2nd Half of Week into Next Week): Cultures – Traditional Stories

  • Comprehension Skills: Understanding Characters; Point of View; Summarize
  • Phonics: Reading Longer Words with Vowels a and i; Vowel Dipthongs oi, oy
  • Grammar: Possessive Pronouns
  • Writing: Opinion Essay
  • Strategies: Antonyms

Math: Chapter 11 – Geometry and Fraction Concepts

  • Lesson 1: Three-Dimensional Shapes
  • Lesson 2: Attributes of Three-Dimensional Shapes
  • Lesson 3: Two-Dimensional Shapes
  • Lesson 4: Angles in Two-Dimensional Shapes
  • Lesson 5: Sort Two-Dimensional Shapes
  • Lesson 6: Partition Rectangles
  • Lesson 7: Equal Parts
  • Lesson 8: Show Equal Parts of a Whole
  • Lesson 9: Describe Equal Parts
  • Lesson 10: Problem Solving – Equal Shares
  • Vocabulary:
    • angle: a shape formed by two line segments that share the same endpoint
    • cone: a three-dimensional shape with a circular base and a point at the top
    • cube: a three-dimensional shape with six square faces
    • cylinder: a three-dimensional shape with two circular parallel bases and a curved surface
    • edge: where two faces of a three-dimensional shape meet
    • face: a polygon that is a flat surface of a three-dimensional shape
    • fourths: four equal parts
    • halves: two equal parts
    • hexagon: a polygon with six sides
    • pentagon: a polygon with five sides
    • quadrilateral: a polygon with four sides
    • rectangular prism: a three-dimensional shape with six faces that are rectangles
    • side: one of the line segments that forms a polygon
    • thirds: three equal parts
    • vertex: the point where 2 sides of a polygon meet or 3 or more edges of a three-dimensional shape meet

Religion: Chapter 24 – We Pray

  • Prayer keeps us close to God.
  • Jesus prayed to God his Father.
  • Jesus teaches us to pray.
  • We pray as Jesus did.

Chapter 25 – We Honor Mary and the Saints

  • The Church honors the saints.
  • The Church honors Mary.
  • We honor Mary with special prayers.
  • We honor Mary on special days.

Every Night: Practice your spelling list and vocab words.

*Please incorporate a Spelling Word exercise from the Tic-Tac-Toe list on the nights indicated in the Homework Assignment Book this week.

Spelling List – Vowel Dipthongs ow, ou:

  1. cow
  2. house
  3. town
  4. shout
  5. down
  6. mouse
  7. found
  8. loud
  9. brown
  10. ground
  11. pound
  12. flower
  13. towel
  14. pounce

Vocab Words – “Yeh-Shen:”

  1. task
  2. glimmering
  3. served
  4. content
  5. worn
  6. overjoyed
  7. concealed
  8. valuable

Spelling List – Words with ai, ay, igh, y:

  1. aim
  2. snail
  3. bay
  4. braid
  5. ray
  6. always
  7. gain
  8. sly
  9. chain
  10. shy
  11. bright
  12. fright
  13. contain
  14. thigh

Vocab Words – “Two of Everything:”

  1. search
  2. contained
  3. startled
  4. odd
  5. leaned
  6. tossed
  7. grateful
  8. village

Remember to log on to Mathletics at least three times every week!



  • Last Gym Class of the Year
  • ELA: Review Page
  • Math: Lesson 11.7 Workbook pages 251 and 252
  • Handwriting: Cursive – Complete the Poem and Report


  • ELA: Reader’s Notebook pages 177 and 185
  • Math: Lesson 11.8 Workbook pages 253 and 254
  • Handwriting: Cursive – Numerals and Punctuation Marks


  • ELA: Reader’s Notebook pages 202 and 203
  • Math: Lesson 11.9 Workbook pages 255 and 256
  • Handwriting: Cursive – Size, Shape, and Spacing


  • Last Library Class of the Year
  • Girls on the Run Out of Uniform Day
  • Talent Show 1:15PM – Social and Recreation Center
  • ELA: Reader’s Notebook pages 204 and 206
  • Math: Lesson 11.10 Workbook pages 257 and 258
  • Handwriting: Cursive – Review Strokes


  • Whole School Liturgy 9:00AM

Looking Ahead:

  • May 27: Memorial Day – No School
  • May 30-31: Ascension Thursday – No School
  • June 6: Pre-K Closing; Kindergarten Closing
  • June 8: John Shapiro’s Superheroes 5K Race
  • June 10: Field Day
  • June 11: 8th Grade Graduation 4:00PM
  • June 12: No School for Students
  • June 13: Last Day of School! Whole School Closing Liturgy 9:00AM; Noon Dismissal; Report Cards



Allergy Notice: Please be mindful that we have a peanut and tree nut allergy in our classroom. Thank you!



Ahoy Mateys!

Welcome aboard our Second Grade Ship!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Dear Students and Families,

        Welcome to Second Grade! Our class is sailing into a super school year! I hope you have enjoyed a terrific summer and are as excited as I am for the year ahead of us! Thank you for all you have done to ensure that your child is ready and prepared.

        I am Miss Montgomery and I am thrilled to be your partner this year as we guide your child through the many new and exciting experiences ahead. Second grade is a busy year, bringing with it many new milestones. Together, we will work hard, try our best, grow in our Catholic faith, build new friendships, and learn a lot!

        Hopefully, this letter will answer some questions you may have about this school year and help make it a smooth transition for you and your child. You will be able to find this information on the 2AM page on the school website, as well. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. You can email me at amontgomery@sainthelenaschool.org. You can also send in a note, or leave a message with the office, and I will contact you.

Stationery Fee for Supplies from School

Today, your child received the following items, which must be purchased through the school. Please send in the amount below. Please mark the envelope Stationery Fee 2AM with your child’s name. This can be paid by cash or check. All checks should be made payable to St. Helena School.

                5 copybooks @ $1.85 each                          $9.25      

                1 assignment book @ $3.50 each                $3.50

                3 plastic folders @ $2.00 each                      $6.00

                1 pair of scissors @ $2.00 each                     $2.00

                Total Supply Fee————————————-$20.75

Art Fee

Please send in a fee of $20 in an envelope labeled Art Fee with your child’s name on it. This will be used for art projects in the classroom using special art supplies.

Seat Sack

If you have a seat sack from a previous year, please send it to school.

Other Supplies your child needs to bring from home:

*Please remember to label all materials with your child’s name.

  • 1 bottle of white glue
  • 4 large glue sticks
  • Standard 8 pack of markers
  • Box of #2 pencils
  • 2 handheld pink erasers
  • 1 zippered pencil case to fit in desk
  • 1 box of 24 crayons
  • 1 container of cleaning wipes
  • 1 roll of paper towels
  • 1 box of tissues
  • 1 art smock or old t-shirt
  • 1 plastic shoe-size art box


Please cover workbooks and assignment books with clear contact paper. Please cover hardcover books with brown paper or “book sox.” Please label each book with your child’s name and the subject on the front outside cover.


Children will now copy homework in their assignment book daily. This is a new responsibility and can be a challenge. Please sign the assignment book each night. Your signature tells me that the homework has been checked for accuracy and completion. In the beginning, it is helpful to cross-check our website each night. I realize that school nights are hectic. If you establish a homework routine and your child is responsible for packing and unpacking his or her school bag, this will enable you to have the time you need to check and sign everything. Homework is a review of that day’s school work and, ideally, should take about 30 minutes. If your child is having difficulty with that night’s assignment, please write a note in the assignment book for me. Any loose homework papers will be sent home in the H folder. Other completed school work will also be sent home in this folder and can be removed and kept at home. Any tests, quizzes, and other important school communication will be sent home in the T folder for your review, signature, and return to school.


If your child will be absent, please remember to call the office. Upon your child’s return to school, please send in a note with the date and reason of the absence. Your child will bring home any missed work to be completed.


Birthday celebrations involving simple treats are always welcome! All treats need to be ready to serve individually and napkins are very helpful! There are 28 students in our class. Please remember that birthday invitations and thank you notes are not to be distributed in school unless they are for the entire class.

Names, Names, Names

Children often have identical lunch boxes, jackets, and school bags. As you might imagine, gym sweatshirts and other uniform items tend to look the same once they are taken off and need to be clearly labeled with your child’s name.


The children have Morning Recess at 10:30AM. Soft pretzels may be purchased for $0.50 each, or they may bring their own snack.


When your child is ordering lunch, please use an envelope or reusable Ziploc bag.

  1. Write your child’s name…
  2. What they are ordering (hot lunch – this should be separate from any money for a drink or extra snack)…
  3. The amount enclosed on the front of the envelope.


  • Monday: Gym – Remember to wear the gym uniform!
  • Wednesday: Music
  • Thursday: Computer
  • Friday: Library


Please be sure to inform me how your child will be going home each day so I can ensure he or she gets to where they need to be. If your child will be taking an alternative form of transportation home at any time, please remember to send in a note or call the office.

Please Save These Important Second Grade Dates

  • Back to School Night: Monday, September 24
  • First Reconciliation: Monday, December 3
  • Practice for Parents and Children for First Holy Communion: Thursday, May 2
  • First Holy Communion: Saturday, May 4
  • May Procession: Monday, May 6


I realize that this is a busy time of year for all of us and I am grateful for everything you have done to get your child ready for this new beginning! Thank you in advance for your help and cooperation this year. Again, please feel free to contact me with your questions and concerns. I look forward to getting to know all of you and having a wonderful school year!


Miss Allison Montgomery