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Mrs. Karen Ade, Second Grade

Hello! My name is Karen Ade. This is my 2nd year teaching at Saint John Fisher and I'm very excited to be working with your children in second grade. I grew up on the SouthSide and attended Queen of Martyrs and Mother McAuley High School. I love the Cubs, Notre Dame and pretty much all sports. I have three boys who all attend St. John Fisher. Ryan is in 4th and my twins Sean and Brennan are in 2nd.  I can't wait to meet all of you and I look forward to a very exciting year!

Week of October 29th

Posted on Oct 28, 2018

Week of October 29th

Happy Monday and Happy Halloween on Wednesday!  I can’t wait to see all our little goblins dressed in their costumes. The first trimester is coming to an end very quickly. We will be having another timed facts test soon so please keep practicing addition and subtraction facts at home. We have another busy week in 117. For the rest of the week, the info to know is as follows:

  • On  Wednesday we will be celebrating Halloween in class. A wrapped treat may be brought in - there are 20 kids in room 117. Students may be out of uniform and wear orange and black or costumes.  Please keep them simple and appropriate for school. No masks or weapons.

  • On Thursday we will be having an all school mass at 1:00 to celebrate All Saints Day

 

Math- We will continue working on Chapter 3; solving problems using related facts. Please continue to practice addition/subtraction with your child. Being fluent in addition and subtraction problems will help the students be successful. Practicing flashcards at home, apps on the ipad or playing Math Magician online are just some examples of how to practice.

Spelling- The Spelling words for this week are as follows: base, pipe, fire, joke, tape, mule, late, robe, wave, cute, call, enough, full, heard, and until.  If children use capital letters inappropriately, or write letters backwards, the word will be marked wrong. Homework on Monday is 4X each.

Reading- The students will be reading Spiders up Close and Anansi and the Talking Melon. The students should read Anansi and the Talking Melon for homework on Wednesday. Every Friday, the kids will take a vocabulary/comprehension quiz that I will take for a grade out of 10 points. Don’t forget that students must have passed 4 AR quizzes for this month. Wednesday will be the last day for October grade. I will be taking a grade for AR.  If students pass 4 or more, they will earn 40/40. If they pass only 3 quizzes, they will have 30/40 for the month, and so on.

Religion- We be starting Chapter 5; Asking God for Forgiveness.

Language Arts- We will be working on nous and begin writing our next little paper.

Social Studies-In social studies we will discuss natural resources and indenttify ways we can conserve and replenish our natural resources

Science- We will begin discussing Mammals and Birds and their young

Please feel free to email me kade@sjfschool.net with any questions.If at anytime anyone needs extra help please let me know I am here early in the morning. Looking forward to a great week ahead

Karen Ade

 

Halloween

Posted on Oct 26, 2018

Halloween Update

 

On  Wednesday we will be celebrating Halloween in class. A wrapped treat may be brought in - there are 20 kids in room 117. Students may be out of uniform and wear orange and black or costumes.  Please keep them simple and appropriate for school. No masks or weapons. We will be having a party in the afternoon - Thank you, Mrs. Slevin for the help in organizing the big event.

 

Week of October 22nd

Posted on Oct 22, 2018

Week of October 22nd

Happy Monday!!I hope everyone had a great weekend. I just wish the Bears would pull off one of these victories. Thank you to all who attended the commissioning mass yesterday. It was a beautiful ceremony. The boys and girls are very excited about making their 1st Communion this year. For the rest of the week, the info to know is as follows:

  • We are collecting money to raise for the Chicago Diabetes Project. If students bring in a $1 they are able to dress down on Friday

Math- We will continue working on Chapter 3; solving problems using related facts. We will have a short quiz on Tuesday. Please continue to practice addition/subtraction with your child. Being fluent in addition and subtraction problems will help the students be successful. Practicing flashcards at home, apps on the ipad or playing Math Magician online are just some examples of how to practice.

Spelling- The Spelling words for this week are as follows: some, done, does, come, live, been, give, said, head, have, why, animals, before, knew, and between.  If children use capital letters inappropriately, or write letters backwards, the word will be marked wrong. Homework on Monday is 4X each.

Reading- The students will be reading The Old Golywampus and Snakes. The students should read Snakes for homework on Wednesday. Every Friday, the kids will take a vocabulary/comprehension quiz that I will take for a grade out of 10 points. Don’t forget that students must have passed 4 AR quizzes for this month. This will be the last week for their October grade. I will be taking a grade for AR.  If students pass 4 or more, they will earn 40/40. If they pass only 3 quizzes, they will have 30/40 for the month, and so on.

Religion- We be starting Chapter 5; Asking God for Forgiveness.

Language Arts- We will be reviewing for our test on Nouns which will be on Thursday. Study guide will go home Tuesday.

Social Studies-In social studies we will discuss where Native Americans lived, how they built their shelters and survived.  We will also compare similarities and differences among families in different communities

Please feel free to email me kade@sjfschool.net with any questions.If at anytime anyone needs extra help please let me know I am here early in the morning. Looking forward to a great week ahead

Karen Ade

 

Week of October 15th

Posted on Oct 15, 2018

Week of October 15th

Happy Monday!!I hope everyone was able to enjoy some time outdoors this weekend. It was crisp but we have to savor them until the real cold comes. For the rest of the week, the info to know is as follows:

  • PLease continue to collect spare change in the baby bottle that was sent home last week. Bottles need to be returned by October 19th.

  • This Sunday, the 21st at 10AM is our Communion commissioning mass. I hope to see you all there.

Math- We will continue working on Chapter 3; solving problems using related facts. Please continue to practice addition/subtraction with your child.

Spelling- The Spelling words for this week are as follows: wing, hang, ring, long, king, sing,drink, bank, sink,wink, under, food, around, another, and almost.  If children use capital letters inappropriately, or write letters backwards, the word will be marked wrong. Homework on Monday is 4X each.

Reading- The students will be reading Fury Mouse and Two Mice. The students should read Two Mice for homework on Wednesday. Every Friday, the kids will take a vocabulary/comprehension quiz that I will take for a grade out of 10 points. The accelerated reading program kicked off this week. Students are required to pass 4 tests each month (70% or higher.) Students can take quizzes before or after school in the library, or in our room during reading class. The kids are really excited about this. Reading each and every night will help your child prepare. I will be taking a grade each month for AR. If students pass 4 tests in a month, they will earn 40/40. If they only pass 3 tests, their score will be 30/40 and so on. Bookadventure.com is a great FREE site where kids can take practice tests.

Religion- We be starting Chapter 5; Asking God for Forgiveness. We will have our special mass this Sunday. .All second graders and their families are invited to gather for 10:00 a.m. mass to formally start First Communion preparation. The children and their families will sit together near the front of church as a group. The children will be introduced to the parishioners, who will begin praying for them. The children will receive a blessing and hear a homily directed to them. There will be a reception following mass. This mass will provide an opportunity for First Communion families to meet and get to know each other.

Language Arts- We will begin working on Nouns and the different types. We will tentatively have the Unit 2 test next week

Social Studies-We will continue working on Unit 2; The Earth

Science- We will continue working on Living Things

Please feel free to email me kade@sjfschool.net with any questions.If at anytime anyone needs extra help please let me know I am here early in the morning. Looking forward to a great week ahead

Karen Ade

 

Week of October 8th

Posted on Oct 09, 2018

Week of October 8th

I hope everyone had nice long weekend. Even though its a short week it’s a busy one in room 117. The weather has cooled off and so have the classrooms so no more shorts; back to regular school uniforms. The students will be taking home baby bottles today. SJF is participating in the Respect Life Baby Bottle Project. Over the next two weeks please fill the bottle with spare change and have them return on October 19th.

For the rest of the week, the info to know is as follows:

Math- We will be taking the Chapter 2 test on Wednesday. Please continue to practice addition/subtraction with your child.

Spelling- The Spelling words for this week are as follows: class, clap, glad, plant, glass, flat, grass, bring, front,dress, whole, goes, carry, because, and don’t.  If children use capital letters inappropriately, or write letters backwards, the word will be marked wrong. Homework on Tuesday is 4X each.

Reading- The students will be reading Eye Spy and Seeing. The students should read Seeing for homework on Wednesday. Every Friday, the kids will take a vocabulary/comprehension quiz that I will take for a grade out of 10 points. The accelerated reading program kicked off this week. Students are required to pass 4 tests each month (70% or higher.) Students can take quizzes before or after school in the library, or in our room during reading class. The kids are really excited about this. Reading each and every night will help your child prepare. I will be taking a grade each month for AR. If students pass 4 tests in a month, they will earn 40/40. If they only pass 3 tests, their score will be 30/40 and so on. Bookadventure.com is a great FREE site where kids can take practice tests.

Religion- We will be finishing Chapter 4;  We Praise and thank God. We will have a special mass on October 21st. .All second graders and their families are invited to gather for 10:00 a.m. mass on Sunday, October 21st to formally start First Communion preparation. The children and their families will sit together near the front of church as a group. The children will be introduced to the parishioners, who will begin praying for them. The children will receive a blessing and hear a homily directed to them. There will be a reception following mass. This mass will provide an opportunity for First Communion families to meet and get to know each other.

Language Arts- We will begin working on Nouns and the different types

Social Studies-We will continue working on Unit 2; The Earth

Science- We will continue working on Living Things

Please feel free to email me kade@sjfschool.net with any questions.If at anytime anyone needs extra help please let me know I am here early in the morning. Looking forward to a great week ahead

Karen Ade

 

Week of October 1st

Posted on Oct 01, 2018

Week of October 1st

Happy October- Fall is in the air. I hope everyone had a good time if they went to homecoming and a  great weekend. It looks like the weather has finally turned so we will have cooler classrooms. The building will take awhile to cool off, therefore students may wear shorts this week.

  • On Wednesdays I ask that parents please sign their child’s planner

  • Students may wear shorts this week

  • We will be having a special mass on Sunday, October 21st at 10:00 for the 2nd grade. Look for more information to follow. I hope everyone can attend

For the rest of the week, the info to know is as follows:

Math- We will continue working on Chapter  2; Numbers to 1,000. There will be Math homework Monday- Thursday. It looks like we will have the Chapter 2 test tentatively Wednesday October 10th. Please continue to practice addition/subtraction with your child.

Spelling- The Spelling words for this week are as follows: ball, walk, wall,fall, talk , chalk, all, call, tall, small, warm, mother, new, keep, and myself.   If children use capital letters inappropriately, or write letters backwards, the word will be marked wrong. Homework on Monday is 4X each.

Reading- The students will be reading The Ugly Duckling and Duck. The students should read Duck for homework on Wednesday. Every Friday, the kids will take a vocabulary/comprehension quiz that I will take for a grade out of 10 points.  Along with our weekly quizzes, we will also be doing 1 extended response question. The children and I will be doing these together for a while.  You will start to see the acronym SLAM. The accelerated reading program kicks off this week. Students are required to pass 4 tests each month (70% or higher.) Students can take quizzes before or after school in the library, or in our room during reading class. The kids are really excited about this. Reading each and every night will help your child prepare. I will be taking a grade each month for AR. If students pass 4 tests in a month, they will earn 40/40. If they only pass 3 tests, their score will be 30/40 and so on. Bookadventure.com is a great FREE site where kids can take practice tests.

Religion- We will be working on Chapter 4;  We Praise and thank God. The students have the Act of Contrition stapled in their take home folders. We ask that you please practice this at home each night as they need to learn this for their First Reconciliation.

Language Arts- We will begin working on Nouns and the different types

Social Studies-Everyone did well on the Unit 1 test- keep up the good work!  We will be starting Unit 2 Our Earth

Science- We will continue working on Living Things

Please feel free to email me kade@sjfschool.net with any questions. Looking forward to a great week ahead

Karen Ade

 
 
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