The 2B Pledge
Every day we bring...
A positive thought
A kind heart
And gentle words
At Saint Joseph's Elementary School,
we SEEK God first,
STRIVE for academic excellence,
SHARE our gifts and talents, and
SERVE each other and the world.
Students in second grade are expected to complete their homework assignments nightly.
Daily Math page - Practice the strategies we learned in class today.
Work Study - Practice the Fundations (phonics) or grammar concepts we are learning in class this week.
Read at least 20 minutes - Enjoy a book on your own, with a sibling, or a parent.
Don't forget to use Reflex at least twice a week at home!
|Monday||S.T.R.E.A.M and Music|
Gym (wear your Gym uniform)
2B's Scholastic Book Club
- Go to our Scholastic Book Club
- Use the PARENTS tab and connect with our classroom using our code: TMH49
- Scholastic magazines will come home every month
Welcome to second grade! We will be learning and growing every day!
Check out what we are learning right now:
Math: Adding two digit numbers
ELA (English Language Arts): Mysteries!
Social Studies: Working to meet our needs
Religion: First Reconciliation
And don't forget we are also learning new Latin and Greek roots every week! We are also consistently working on our handwriting.
We were fortunate to host Karen Kiefer, the Director of The Church in the 21st Century at Boston College. She is the author of "Drawing God" which portrays the beautiful message of seeing God in all things. She gave a terrific presentation which included time for the students to creatively draw their pictures of how they see God.
Teddy Droseros and Rachel Schlmenti, creators of Grateful Peoples visited the 5th grade on Monday to discuss how they took an idea to spread positivity and found a way to share it to the world. Teddy took inspiration from his mother’s illness to begin practicing gratitude. After seeing his own happiness grow by journaling about gratitude, he thought it would be great for everyone to be able to have a gratitude journal so Grateful Peoples was created. Teddy and Rachel kindly donated a journal to every 5th grader this year for the students to write in weekly. Ms. McShane led the 5th graders in an activity to make Gratitude Prayer Flags to celebrate Teddy and Rachel’s visit to Saint Joe’s. The idea behind the flags comes from Tibet and it is believed that if we hang them outside, the wind will take our prayers for the things we are most grateful for and spread them.
The Kindergarten Nativity was outstanding! It is such a wonderful tradition here at St. Joe’s. The Kindergarten students shared the true meaning of Christmas which is the birth of Jesus with the school community on Thursday and then with their parents, grandparents, and special guests on Friday. Thank you to Mrs. Lempitsky, Mrs. Lalicata, Miss Viscomi, Miss Mulrenan, Mrs. O’Brien, and Mrs. Nedder for all of their hard work.
Monsignor Haddad Middle School students excelled at the recent Boston Fall Classic Speech Competition
It was wonderful to see so many of you at our fifth grade production of Frozen Jr.! What talented students we have here at St. Joseph Elementary School! Spectacular, amazing, and fabulous are words that come to mind when describing the performance. We are grateful for all the support from our fifth grade parents, as they have been working as hard as the children since September on costumes, staging, scenery, props, programs and more. Of course, none of this would be possible without the fantastic teachers who work to share their love of music and theater with our youngsters. Thank you to Mrs. Pratt, Miss Boland, Miss McShane, and Miss Mulrenan!