Homework – Week of March 18, 2019

Our Focus Wall:

ELA: Recreation and Travel – Following Directions

  • Comprehension Skills: Understanding Characters; Figurative Language
  • Phonics: Homophones; Base Words and Endings –er, -est
  • Grammar: Using Adjectives
  • Writing: Informative Writing – Compare-and-Contrast Paragraph
  • Strategies: Idioms

Math: Chapter 7 – Money and Time

Chapter 8 – Length in Customary Units

  • Lesson 1: Measure with Inch Models

Religion – First Holy Communion

  • Chapter 2: We Gather and Give Thanks
    • We gather with our parish community to celebrate God’s love and worship Him. To worship God means “to praise and thank” Him.
    • It was on a Sunday that Jesus Christ rose to new life, so Sunday is a special day for the Church. We rest and worship God on this, the Lord’s Day.
    • The celebration of the Eucharist is called the Mass.
    • The community of people who join together for the celebration of the Mass is called the gathered assembly. A priest leads the gathered assembly in this celebration. He is called the celebrant. He is often assisted by a deacon. They wear special clothing called vestments. A man becomes a priest through the Sacrament of Holy Orders. They act in the Person of Christ in celebrating the Mass and the other sacraments.
    • Throughout the Mass we show God our love by singing, praying, and listening to God’s word.
    • The celebration of Mass begins with the Introductory Rites – prayers and actions at the beginning of the Mass that help us remember that we are a worshiping community. They prepare us to listen to God’s word and to celebrate the Eucharist.

Every Night: Practice your spelling list and vocab words. (We will take a test on Friday.)

*Please incorporate a Spelling Word exercise from the Tic-Tac-Toe list each night, Monday through Wednesday (optional on Thursday).

Spelling List – Homophones:

  1. meet
  2. meat
  3. week
  4. weak
  5. mane
  6. main
  7. tail
  8. tale
  9. be
  10. bee
  11. too
  12. two
  13. threw
  14. through

Vocab Words – “Gloria Who Might Be My Best Friend:”

  1. knot
  2. copy
  3. planning
  4. lonely
  5. heavily
  6. seriously
  7. answered
  8. guessed

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



  • Third Trimester Begins
  • ELA: Reader’s Notebook pages 101 and 106
  • Math: Chapter 7 Extra Practice – Workbook pages 179 and 180


  • ELA: Reader’s Notebook pages 99 and 107
  • Math: Finish Chapter 7 Review Packet


  • First Day of Spring
  • ELA: Reader’s Notebook pages 97 and 108
  • Math: Free Night – Thanks for working hard on your test today!


  • Stations of the Cross 11:30AM
  • ELA: Reader’s Notebook pages 103 and 109
  • Math: Lesson 8.1 Workbook pages 183 and 184


  • Report Cards


Looking Ahead:

  • *Last call for Communion Forms*
  • March 22: Field Trip Money Due
  • March 22-24: Dinner Theatre
  • March 22-29: Terra Nova Testing Grades 3rd-7th
  • March 29: Parent Social
  • April 3: Noon Dismissal
  • April 4: First Holy Communion Meeting
  • April 7: Piano Recital
  • April 12: Morning with Mom
  • April 14: Palm Sunday – Pageantry of Saints 11:00AM Mass
  • April 16: Whole School Liturgy 9:00AM; Living Stations 1:30PM
  • April 17: Noon Dismissal
  • April 18-22: Easter Vacation
  • April 21: Classes Resume



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