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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 September 30th

Posted on Sep 30, 2019

Week of September 30th

I hope everyone had a great weekend despite the rainy weather. I don’t know about you, but I am ready for the  cooler fall temps.  

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

  • Picture day is on Tuesday

  • Uniform changes. October 3rd boys must wear khaki or navy pants and girls are to wear the schoolissued jumper. No more shorts or skirts

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. Homework will be Monday-Thursday. Please continue to practice addition/subtraction with your child.

Spelling- The Spelling words for this week are as follows:fond, belt, nap, gill, moss, silk, mug, spun, yell, and mad. This is a review unit so there are only ten words. If children use capital letters inappropriately, or write letters backwards, the word will be marked wrong. Homework on Monday is 4X each

Reading- We will be working on paired reading texts this week. The students will be reading What’s in the Box and The Perfect Pet. The students should read both stories for homework on Wednesday. Students should also be reading 15 minutes a night.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. Also bookfinder.com will tell you if a book at home is an AR or not

 

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. 

Language Arts- We will be working on writing a personal narrative about their favorite vacation. The students finished their rough draft last week and will begin their final copy this week.

Social Studies- We will finish working on Unit 1; Where we live. We will have a test on Wednesday. The book and study guide will go home tonight.

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 September 23rd

Posted on Sep 23, 2019

Week of September 23rd

I hope everyone had a great weekend despite the rainy weather. It was a good weekend to curl up on the couch and read a good book. 

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

  • Early Dismissal Thursday 1:45

  • Next week the uniform changes. October 1st boys must wear khaki or navy pants and girls are to wear the schoolissued jumper. No more shorts or skirts

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. Homework will be Monday-Thursday. Please continue to practice addition/subtraction with your child.

Spelling- The Spelling words for this week are as follows:mud, cup, club, rub, jug, dust, jump, drum, just, hunt, took, house, these, never, and off.  If children use capital letters inappropriately, or write letters backwards, the word will be marked wrong. Homework on Monday is 4X each

Reading- The stories this week are House Repairs and The Surprise . The reader will go home on Wednesday please have them read The Surprise out loud for homework. 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. Students should also be reading 15 minutes a night.

Religion- We will continue working on Chapter 2: Baptism. 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 be working on writing a personal narrative about their favorite vacation .

Social Studies- We will continue working on Unit 1; Where we live. I am hoping to have a test next week.

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 September 16th

Posted on Sep 16, 2019

Week of September 16th

I hope everyone had a great weekend and survived Fisher Fest. It was so nice to see so many of you at the Fest. I’m sure we will have some tired kids today, but I cannot wait to hear all of their stories from the weekend.      

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

    

 

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

 

Math- We will be working on Chapter 2; Numbers to 1,000. Homework will be Monday-Thursday. Please continue to practice addition/subtraction with your child.

Spelling- The Spelling words for this week are as follows:lot, dog, pond, cot, spot, nod, log, fog, doll, stop, their, very, would, should,and  through. If children use capital letters inappropriately, or write letters backwards, the word will be marked wrong. Homework on Monday is 4X each

Reading- The stories this week are The Green Leaf Club and Three Bikers . The reader will go home on Wednesday please have them read Three Bikers out loud for homework. 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. Students should also be reading 15 minutes a night.

Religion- We will continue working on Chapter 1: how are church welcomes us. 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 will begin talking about Baptism and I will be asking the students to bring in pictures of their Baptism at the end of the week

Language Arts- We will finishing working on types of sentences; exclamatory, declaration, imperative, and command. We will start working on word order in sentences. We will have a unit test Thursday of this week. The study guide will go home Tuesday.

Social Studies- We will continue working on Unit 1; Where we live

 

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

Karen Ade

 

Week of September 9th

Posted on Sep 09, 2019

Week of September 9th

I hope everyone had a great weekend. The rides have arrived and the excitement of Fisher Fest is in the air.     

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

  • No School Friday

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

 

Math- We will finish Chapter 1; Number concepts; place value, expanded form, etc.. We will have our first Chapter test Thursday. The study guide will go home Tuesday and Wednesday.. Please continue to practice addition/subtraction with your child.

Spelling- The Spelling words for this week are as follows:bill, win, wind, hit, fill, fit, will, milk, miss, hill, use, clean, many, world, and work.  If children use capital letters inappropriately, or write letters backwards, the word will be marked wrong. Homework on Monday is 4X each

Reading- The stories this week are The Workers and Tools . The reader will go home on Wednesday please have them read Tools out loud for homework. 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. Students should also be reading 15 minutes a night.

Religion- We will continue working on Chapter 1: how are church welcomes us. 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 will begin talking about Baptism and I will be asking the students to bring in pictures of their Baptism at the end of the week

Language Arts- We will continue working on types of sentences; exclamatory, declaration, imperative, and command. We will start working on word order in sentences. We will have a unit test sometime next week

Social Studies- We will continue working on Unit 1; Where we live

 

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

Karen Ade

 

Week of September 3rd

Posted on Sep 03, 2019

Week of September 3rd

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend. I hope you had a chance to relax and spend it with family. Open House is Wednesday I hope to see all of you there.    

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

  • Special Lunch is Wednesday, Barracos

  • Open House Wednesday 6:30-8:00

  • 1st All School Mass Friday at 1:00 parents are welcome to attend

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

 

Math- We will continue working on Chapter 1; Number concepts; place value, expanded form, etc.. We will have our first Chapter test probably Wednesday or Thursday of next week. I will send more information home when it gets closer. Please continue to practice addition/subtraction with your child.

Spelling- The Spelling words for this week are as follows:fell, well, bell, next, went, help, end, tell, send, spell, people, taste, your, live,and made.  If children use capital letters inappropriately, or write letters backwards, the word will be marked wrong. Homework on Tuesday is 4X each

Reading- The stories this week are The Wobbly People, and Poppletom and the Grapefruit. The reader will go home on Wednesday please have them read Poppleton and the Grapefruit for homework. 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. Students should also be reading 15 minutes a night.

Religion- We will continue working on Chapter 1: how are church welcomes us. 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 will begin talking about Baptism and I will be asking the students to bring in pictures of their Baptism at the end of the week

Language Arts- We will continue working on types of sentences; exclamatory, declaration, imperative, and command. We will start working on word order in sentences

Social Studies- We will continue working on Unit 1; Where we live

 

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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