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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 28th

Posted on Oct 28, 2019

Week of October 28th

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and stayed dry on Saturday. Maybe one of these Sundays the Bears cold get a win.  The kids are very excited about Halloween this week. We have a very busy week in 217. Please see below for more details. 

  • On Wednesday. Please sign your child’s planner

  • Wednesday is 1:45 Dismissal

  • On Wednesday we have Mr. McCarthy coming to talk to us about fire safety

  • Thursday is Halloween. A wrapped treat may be brought in - there are 23 kids in room 217. 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. 

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

 

Math- We will be finishing Chapter 3; Addition and subtraction. We will have a Chapter test next Tuesday. Homework will be Monday-Thursday. Please continue to practice addition/subtraction with your child.

Spelling- The Spelling words for this week are as follows:said, head, give, come, does, been, some, done, live, have, animals, why, before, between, and knew. 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.  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. Don’t forget about accelerated reading tests. Thursday is the last day to take ARs for the month of October. 

Religion- We will start working on Chapter 4: We praise and thank God. 

Language Arts- We have finished working on different types of nouns. Unit 3 test is Wednesday. The study guide and book will go home tonight.

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

Science- We will be discussing the parts of a plant

 

Please feel free to email me kade@sjfschool.net with any questions. Looking forward to a great week ahead. I am here at 7:30 every morning if your child needs help with something just email me the night before to make sure I do not have a meeting

Karen Ade

 

Week of October 21st

Posted on Oct 21, 2019

Week of October 21st

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. It was nice to see so many of you at the beautiful mass Sunday to recognize the second graders. I hope you were able to get outside and enjoy the absolutely gorgeous weather we had. It is safety week here at SJF and we have many drills planned. Please see below for more details. 

  • On Wednesday. Please sign your child’s planner

  • Tuesday we are having a lock down drill

  • Wednesday we have safe routes ambassadors coming to talk about safety while crossing the street

  • Friday we are having a bus evacuation drill

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

 

Math- We will working on Chapter 3; Addition and subtraction. Homework will be Monday-Thursday. Please continue to practice addition/subtraction with your child.

Spelling- The Spelling words for this week are as follows:long, bank, hang, wink, sink, drink, ring, wing, sing, king, another, around, almost, food, and under. 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.  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. Don’t forget about accelerated reading tests. 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 start working on Chapter 4: We praise and thank God. 

Language Arts- We will continue working on different types of nouns. Testis tentatively scheduled for next Wednesday the 30th

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

Science- We will finish classifying living/nonliving things

 

Please feel free to email me kade@sjfschool.net with any questions. Looking forward to a great week ahead. I am here at 7:30 every morning if your child needs help with something just email me the night before to make sure I do not have a meeting

Karen Ade

 

Week of October 15th

Posted on Oct 15, 2019

Week of October 15th

I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend. It was great to relax and catch up with family.Its a short week this week, but we have plenty to keep us busy. 

  • On Wednesday. Please sign your child’s planner

  • All School Mass Friday at 1:00

  • We will have a special mass for all 2nd graders and their families this Sunday, October 20th at 10:00 mass.  I hope to see you all there.

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

 

Math- We will working on Chapter 3; Addition and subtraction. Homework will be Monday-Thursday. Please continue to practice addition/subtraction with your child.

Spelling- The Spelling words for this week are as follows:plant, front, bring, glad, clap, dress, class, flat, glass, grass, carry, whole, goes,don’t, and because. 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.  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. Don’t forget about accelerated reading tests. 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 start working on Chapter 4: We praise and thank God. All second graders and their families are invited to gather for 10:00 a.m. mass on Sunday, October 20th to formally start First Communion preparation. The children and their families will sit together near the front of the 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 continue working on nouns. 

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

Science- We will begin classifying living/nonliving things

 

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

Karen Ade

 

Week of October 7th

Posted on Oct 07, 2019

Week of October 7th

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I can’t believe we are into October already. We are moving right along in 217

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

  • No School Monday, October 14th

  • We will have a special mass for all 2nd graders and their families on October 20th. I hope to see you all there.

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

 

Math- We will finish Chapter 2; Numbers to 1,000. The Chapter 2 test will be Wednesday. We will be reviewing in class on Monday and Tuesday. Homework will be Monday-Thursday. Please continue to practice addition/subtraction with your child.

Spelling- The Spelling words for this week are as follows:ball, chalk, small, fall, all, call, wall, tall, talk, walk, new, keep, warm, myself, and mother. 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. Don’t forget about accelerated reading tests. 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 start working on Chapter 3: How are Church show us to live. 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. We have a special mass on October 20th at 10:00 mass for all 2nd graders and their families.

Language Arts- We will be working on nouns. We will have a DOL quiz on Tuesday.

Science- We will begin classifying living/nonliving 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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