Dear Second Grade Parents,

I hope you enjoyed this gorgeous long weekend with your family.

On Friday, we enjoyed our Valentine celebration in our class.  We watched, Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown, and enjoyed a treat with juice.  The kids loved reading all the valentine cards and treat bags they received from their friends.  Thank you for all the chocolates and cards!


First Reconciliation for your second grader will be on Tuesday, March  24th at 1:00 P.M.   Students will be wearing their uniform on this day.

Take A LOOK at our Week:

FLAT PERSON PROJECT:   I sent home an envelope with all the correspondence that has been collected throughout the last few months.   I also attached a neon letter, which provides information on the project.  Just a reminder that as much mail as possible needs to be neatly displayed on the board. Then any extra letters, cards and pictures may be placed in a thin binder. This completed project can come to school on March 3rd. School Fair is on Wednesday, March 4th from 6:30-7:45 pm. If you need to have an idea of what size, please stop by the classroom to see a sample.

Please contact your child’s flat person if he/she has not returned them yet.  I have a few flat students who may be stuck in the snowstorms in the east coast.

Homework:  Fluency, Reading Log, IXL (P.10 and E.13)


Reading:  We will  start Theme 4.  The theme is about Amazing Animals.  We will begin the unit by reading Officer Buckle & Gloria. Our strategy focus will be to monitor and clarify.  Monitor/Clarify means stopping now and then to make sure you understand what you have already read.

We will continue reading leveled reading in each group.

We will continue our read aloud , Boxcar Children (chapter 6 and 7).

Writing:  They will be working on their informative writing.

Cursive writing: We will be reviewing the  following letters:  a, c, d, e, g, h, i, l, o, t, u .  I will be introducing j and k.

Spelling/Phonics:   We will not have new spelling words this week due to our short week and field trip.  We will work on ar/ore word patterns.  We will start unit 22 this week and have our spelling test next Thursday.

Grammar:  Plural possesseive and singular nouns, collective nouns, Capitalization & Punctuation

RELIGION:   We will review chapter 11 and begin chapter 12; Story of Saint Francis of Assisi and the Leper; The Princess Who Learned to Love;  Quiz on Friday

MATH:   This week our goal is to finish 5.3-5.7 .  We will continue learning about line segments, parallel line, quadrilaterals, edges, vertices and working on word problems. Please go onto if you need any samples or explanation of lesson taught this week.  We will be taking our Unit 5 test next Thursday.

SOCIAL STUDIES:  We will discuss our Flat Person Project.

Events this Week:

Wednesday: Ash Wednesday and Field Trip to the Thousand Oaks Theatre

Students will have an early lunch before our departure at 11:00.  Please pack a lunch so they can have their lunch before our field trip.  We will return to school by 2:00.  Students must wear their uniform.

Friday: Full Day: Dismissal 2:45 p.m.

If you have any questions, please send me an email at


Mrs. Vazquez