Letters to Parents

January 24, 2020

posted Jan 24, 2020, 4:33 AM by Shela Brockmann

            Catholic Schools Week begins on Sunday.  Please join us at 11:00 mass.  There are many activities planned throughout the week, but remember to dress appropriate: Monday- wear comfy clothes, Tuesday-backwards /goofy clothes, Wednesday-sports shirt day, Thursday- We will have a magician (school clothes), Friday-dance party (dress up day).

Our new story will be Luke Goes to Bat

Vocabulary words: Write each word in a sentence –due on Wednesday

Practice               hurry          position               roared

Extra                    curb            cheered               final

Spelling words:  long i (i, igh, ie, y)

night              kind                spy                 child               light               find                right  

high                wild                July                 fry                   sigh                by                   why


Grammar:    subject-verb            agreement

Writing:   writing a thank you note

Math:  mentally add 10 or 100, regroup ones to add, regroup tens to add, add three-digit numbers, rewrite three digit addition,

Religion:  compare the differences between a sin and an accident- discuss the seriousness of sins

Social Studies: Famous Americans

January 17, 2020

posted Jan 17, 2020, 9:25 AM by Shela Brockmann

Our new story will be  Mr. Tanen’s Tie Trouble.

Vocabulary words: Write each word in a sentence –due on Wednesday

received              account               budget                 disappointed               chuckled              staring                 repeated              fund

Mr. Tanen’s Tie Trouble.


Spelling words:  suffix –ed, and -ing

Running        clapped         stopped        hopping        batted     selling     pinned         cutting            sitting           rubbed          missed          grabbed  mixed      going           

Grammar:    pronouns

Writing:   story

Math:  subtract three-digit numbers, subtract across zeros

Religion:  Jesus wants us to follow the commandments, we each have free will, friendship with God is hurt by sin, God’s forgiveness,

Health:  continue with safety tips,

Social Studies:  Famous Americans – 

George Washington- Led the fight for freedom from England, our 1st president

Thomas Jefferson- wrote the Declaration of Independence

Paul Revere- gave the Midnight Ride to wake the people to tell them “The British are coming

Benjamin Franklin- inventor of bifocals, stove, fire brigade, library

Abraham Lincoln- led our country when it was divided by slavery

Harriet Tubman- rescued slaves through the underground railroad

Helen Keller- she was blind and deaf, but proved she could read, write, and speak

George Washington Carver- scientist known as the “Plant Doctor” –“Peanut Man”

Rosa Parks- she refused to give up her bus seat, she worked to stop segregation

Sacagawea- person who helped Lewis and Clark explore the west

Jackie Robinson- worked hard to allow individuals to play baseball regardless of race

Martin Luther King Jr.- worked to change unfair laws, wrote “I Have A Dream” speech

Lewis and Clark- explored the west

Orville and Wilber Wright- people from Ohio who built and flew the 1st airplane

Amelia Earhart- first woman pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean

January 6, and 10 newsletter

posted Jan 9, 2020, 11:16 AM by Shela Brockmann   [ updated Jan 9, 2020, 12:31 PM ]

                                                   January 10, 2020

Progress reports are coming home.  Please sign and return them as soon as possible.

Our new story will be  Officer Buckle and Gloria

Vocabulary words: Write each word in a sentence –due on Wednesday

obeys                   safety                   attention             buddy

station                 speech                 shocked               enormous 


Spelling words:  compound words

cannot           pancake        maybe           baseball        playground              someone

myself           classroom    sunshine      outside         upon              nothing              into                       inside

Grammar:    abbreviations

Writing:   persuasive writing

Math:  compare numbers to 1,000, adding 10 and 100 mentally, make a hundred then add a three digit number

Religion: We will be starting to prepare for the Sacrament of Forgiveness:  We learn about God’s love, God gives us laws, We follow God’s laws 

Science:  How does weather change?            Weather- is what the air is like outside

Precipitation- water that falls from the sky   Condensation- change of a gas to a liquid

Evaporation- change of a liquid to a gas        Freezing- change of a liquid to a solid

Hibernate- when animals go into a deep sleeplike state in winter Migrate-

Pattern- a weather change that repeats over and over

Hurricane- a large storm with heavy rain and strong wind

Tools to know- rain gauge, thermometer, weather vain

Clouds- status (gray, flat means rain or snow), cirrus (thin,wispy means sunny), cumulus (puffy, sunny), cumulonimbus (tall and puffy means thunderstorm)

            January 6, 2020

Our new story will be  Helen Keller.

Vocabulary words: Write each word in a sentence –due on Wednesday

Knowledge           curious                motion                silence

illness                  imitated              darkness              behavior   

Spelling words:  long o

Own               most              soap               float               both               know    loan

 goat              flow               loaf                 throw                        coach             so        grow

Grammar:    using proper nouns74

}”{ k\riting:   Writing an entertaining story

Math: Find counting patterns, Compare three-digit numbers using signs, make a hundred to add three-digit numbers

Religion: learn that the bible is the book of God’s Word, the Old Testament is the first part of the bible and the New Testament is the second part, Jesus wants us to listen to his teachings in the bible

December 6, 2019

posted Dec 6, 2019, 4:14 AM by Shela Brockmann

Dear Parents,                                                         

            Have a Blessed Christmas season.  This newsletter will take us into 2020!

Our new story will be Schools Around the World.

Vocabulary words: Write each word in a sentence –due on Wednesday

Culture       community         languages            transportation          subjects     lessons                 special                 wear


Spelling words: long e words

Free               teach             teeth             please           beach                        wheel                        team

Speak                        sneeze          sheep                        meaning       weave           eat                  read

Grammar:    quotation marks

Writing:   letters, lists, creative.

Math:  Relate hundreds, tens, ones- read, write and model numbers to 999-  expanded form to model up to 999

Religion:  Advent is a season of waiting and preparing

Science:  identify sounds produced by plucking, hitting and blowing/ distinguish between volume and pitch, Explain that sound is produced by vibrations and waves

1.     Sound gives us information about the world around us.

2.      Sound is made by movement.

3.     Vibration is the back and forth movement that produces a sound.

4.     Sound travels in waves.

5.     Sound moves in all directions.

6.     When something stops vibrating, the sound stops.

7.     Vibrations travel in all states of matter.

November 22, 2019

posted Nov 21, 2019, 12:04 PM by Shela Brockmann

Dear Parents,                                                          

            This parent letter will be for two weeks.

Our new story will be Ah Music.

Vocabulary words: Write each word in a sentence –                                due on Tuesday, December 3rd

Vibration             tune           volume                expression

Creative               performance       concentrate                  relieved


Spelling words:

pay          wait          paint          train                   pail            clay           tray

plain         stain         hay            gray           away         stay           day

Grammar:    expanding/rearranging compound sentences

Math:  relate hundreds, tens and ones, model numbers up to 999, expanded form,

Religion:  The seasons of the church year,

Science:         Animal Life Cycles

Social Studies: Finish with Native American Culture and resources- Where People Live- Our Communities and Resources-

Where we live:                    Continent- North America                                               Country- United States of America

State- Ohio                                                         City- Cincinnati

Neighborhood- Price Hill                               Street- the one you live on

November 15, 2019

posted Nov 15, 2019, 10:18 AM by Shela Brockmann

Dear Parents,                                                          

Our story this week will be Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type .

Vocabulary words: Write each word in a sentence –due on Wednesday

understand                   gathered              impatient            impossible

believe                          problem              demand               furious      


Spelling words:

Hens     eggs              ducks             bikes              boxes             wishes           dresses

Names           bells    stamps           dishes                        grapes           jets                 frogs 

Grammar:    compound sentences –Capitals and end marks, 

Math:  subtract two digit numbers, change horizontal problem to vertical, use addition to check subtraction

Religion:  The different seasons of the church year

Social StudiesCompare and contrast the way of life of families around America

Native Americans      Sioux- lived on plains, ate buffalo, shelter from tepees

Pueblo- lived on desert, planted crops, shelter in mountains and mud

Cherokee- lived in mountains, homes out of grass roofs and built walls around villages

Chinook- home-giant redwoods near a large river and the ocean, used wood to build homes and make some clothing, ate- fish

Seminole- lived where it is hot and rainy, homes- dry grass and leaves, they hunted deer, fished, and planted crops

Iroquois- lived in woods and in mountains- ate- full of nuts, berries and deer- built long houses

·         We will have a guest speaker on the Lakota nation on Tuesday.

November 8, 2019

posted Nov 7, 2019, 11:50 AM by Shela Brockmann

Dear Parents,                                                        

Vocabulary words: Write each word in a sentence –due on Wednesday

millions                    choices                     drift                           simple          

weaker                     wrapped                   disgusting                decide


  Our story this week will be Jellies: The Life of a Jellyfish


Spelling: contractions

I’m                  don’t              isn’t                can’t               we’ll               it’s                   I’ve

didn’t             you’re            that’s             wasn’t           you’ve           us                    them

Grammar:    verbs- present, past, and future

Writing:   persuasive

Math:    use related facts to make two-digit fact families, take apart numbers to make a ten to subtract, use models to regroup and find differences.

Religion:  We celebrate the different seasons of the Church Year

Health:  proper care of eyes, teeth, ears, taking care of our bodies

Social Studies:  Native Americans  -different kinds of communities, people and societies have the same basic needs, contrast the way of life of families around the world.

November 1, 2019

posted Nov 1, 2019, 4:50 AM by Shela Brockmann

Dear Parents,                                                  

Our story this week will be How Chipmunk Got His Stripes.

Vocabulary words: Write each word in a sentence –due on Wednesday

tunnel                       curled                        height                       direction

toward                      healed                       brag                           tease



Spelling words:                                                                                                                Liked                 using              riding             chased           spilled            making          mixed

Closed            hoping           baked                        hiding                        standing        asked        sleeping

Grammar:       verbs in the present

Writing:   writing instructions

Math:  Quick draw to add, two-digit fact families, take apart tens to subtract.

Religion:  We celebrate the Gift of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation and are strengthened.  Fire reminds us of the Holy Spirit.  Generally the Archbishop confirms us by anointing with Sacred Chrism. 

Social Studies:

Identifying the seven continents and starting on landforms.


October 25, 2019

posted Oct 28, 2019, 12:03 PM by Shela Brockmann

Second Grade Newsletter                  

Family mass is Sunday at 11:00.  Our Fall Festival will be on Thursday afternoon during school.  No costumes are needed.

            Our story this week will be Lesson 8  Super Storms.

Vocabulary words: Write each word in a sentence –due on Wednesday

beware                damage               bend                    flash

pounding             prevent               reach                   equal





Spelling words:  consonant digraphs th, sh, wh, ch, tch

dish                than               chest             such              thin                 push               shine

chase             white             while              these              flash               which             then  

Grammar:    What is a verb?

Writing:    writing workshop

Math:  rewrite two-digit addition, add three and four two-digit numbers, make a model

Religion:  7 Sacraments 1. Baptism- we become members of the church

  2. Reconciliation-we admit our wrongdoing, say (and mean) I’m sorry, Make-up   3.  Holy Eucharist- when we receive God’s body and blood 4. Confirmation- we are old enough to say I believe and follow Jesus  5. Matrimony- marriage  6. Holy Orders- Commit your life to God   7.  Anointing of the sick- before death

Social Studies:  Locate and identify landforms (plateaus, islands, hills, mountains, valleys)

October 11, 2019

posted Oct 10, 2019, 12:24 PM by Shela Brockmann

Dear Parents,                  

Family Mass is Sunday at 11:00 in the church.  Please try to join. 

Our story this week will be Animals Building Homes.


Vocabulary words: Write each word in a sentence –due on Wednesday

shaped                branches             pond          beaks                  

deepest               break                   hang           winding


Spelling words
:  common final blends nd, ng, nk, nt, ft, xt, mp

next                end                 camp              sank               sing                 drink              hunt

stand              long                stamp                        pond              bring              jump              left

Grammar:    more plural nouns

Writing:   informative writing

Math:  repeated addition with arrays, even and odd numbers, sums of equal numbers,

Religion:  We belong to the Church, we celebrate by praying and worshiping, the
Church gives us seven special signs called sacraments that bring us closer to God    

Science:  What are animal needs, Some kinds of animals, How do body coverings help animals, life cycles

Social Studies:  Needs, wants and choices, food producers, consumers, challenges

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