Welcome and 2nd Grade News

Welcome to the second grade web page! We are having a productive year. The students work hard and listen well. Your children are kind and helpful. They are anxious to learn too. This site will allow you to see the Spelling words, the Star Week schedule, procedures, news and more.

The Spelling Homework and Reading Log are now part of our routine. 

January - February

January 21--NO SCHOOL Martin L. King Day

Friday, Jan. 25--NO SCHOOL--end of semester-teacher workday

Catholic Schools' Week -- Jan. 27 - Feb. 1

 Monday 1/28 "God will meet all your needs."

I "mustache" you why you love Regis St. Mary.
  • Wear mustaches
  • Write about why you love RSM
  • Mustache Minute to Win It at lunch
Tuesday 1/29 "I can do all things through His strength."
  • Dress in workout clothes
  • Relay at lunch
  • Buddy class fitness activity
  • Pack care packages for the homeless ( We are asked to bring bottled water.)
Wednesday 1/30
  • Joint RSMCS Mass
Thursday 1/31 "Give thanks with a grateful heart."
"Crazy" for our parents sending us to Catholic school.
  • Crazy dress day
  • RSM's Got Talent Show
Friday 2/1 NO SCHOOL


Wednesday, Feb. 13 -- 2nd grade Mass

February 14-- Celebration of 100th Day of School and Valentine's Day

Students are asked to bring a small box covered with paper and an opening for valentine deposits. The box could be a shoe box, cereal box, cracker box or other small box. I will provide paper that the students can use to cover their box. They will decorate it at school. Students that choose to bring valentines should bring one for each classmate. I will send a class list. I would like the boxes by Feb. 8.

February 18 -- NO SCHOOL -- President's Day holiday

February 19 -- NO SCHOOL -- teacher in-service

 Thank you Mrs. Sangster for volunteering to lead us in the classroom auction project!

Reading Log - NOTE-- Reading Log  A new Reading Log form will be introduced in January.

The reading log changed the week of January 7. The students are ready for something different in responding to their reading at home. The log sheet will look different, and my expectations are that the students will write more detailed sentences that form a paragraph with the variety of response forms for the next few months.

You will also notice that on the other side is a place to record the book titles, number of minutes, and the dates of the reading your child is  completing. The goal is that each child read at least four times a week. All students will benefit from reading independently or reading orally to an adult. The reading log will continue to be given to the students on Mondays and should be returned in the Homework Folder the following Monday. Please encourage neat handwriting and detailed complete sentences written in paragraph form.

The second graders are wonderful readers and they are progressing well. By this time in the year your child should be choosing chapter books that are at their level to continue their progress. I would be happy to help students choose a book if they would like some help. Remember, your child does not have to finish the book to complete the response sheet.

You will find a description of the class procedures and routines in the subheading at the left. It tells about the folders, birthdays, homework, and more. If you have any questions I can address them with an email, note or a visit. 

Thank you for sharing your wonderful and amazing children with me!

dmurray@regisstmary.org            503-769-2718