Class 2B


Welcome to Mr. Dicker's 2B Class Page!


Notices and Reminders: 

  • Olympic Re-Registration Race: Please return your 2018-2019 Re-Registration Form as soon as possible. 2B wants to win the GOLD!! 
  • HELPING THE HUNGRY AND HOMELESS Food Drive 2018: 2B is asked to donate tuna and baked beans for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry during the weeks of Jan. 28-Feb. 9. Thank you for your generous spirit in giving to others in great need!!
  • Monday 1/22 - Make-up Reconciliation Second Parent Session at 7 pm in Msgr. Gobitas Meeting Room.
  • Tuesday 1/23 - Make-up Reconciliation Second Parent Session at 7 pm in Msgr. Gobitas Meeting Room.
  • Thursday 1/25 - Mass at 8:15 am in IHM Chapel. All are welcome :)
  • Sunday 1/28 - Friday 2/2 - CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK!!
  • Sunday 1/28 - CSW Opening Mass at Church 10:30 am. Open House at School 12-2 pm. Spaghetti Dinner in FFH 1-5 pm. 
  • Monday 1/29 - Religion Bee at 8:15 am. 
  • Tuesday 1/30 - Open House 9:00-11:00 am.
  • Wednesday 1/31 - Dance Marathon. Green & Gold Dress Down Day. $1 or more for St. Vincent de Paul Society.
  • Thursday 2/1 - Open House 5:00-6:30 pm.
  • Friday 2/2 - CSW Closing Mass at 8:15 am in IHM Chapel. NOON DISMISSAL. 
  • Please email me with any questions or concerns (


SJF Communication Folder:  Please refer to the Weekly Communication Folder for additional school information.

Scholastic Book Club:  Class Code PHZBX.  Order online or send in check (payable to Scholastic Books) with order form. January order will be due on Wed. 1/24. 


Specials Schedule:

Monday: Gym

Tuesday: Music, Art

Wednesday: Spanish

Thursday: Computer

Friday: Health (Aug.-Jan.), Library 


What We Are Learning This Week:



Chapter 15: Jesus Promised the Gift of HImself

Ask me ... 

- to tell you the story of the loaves and fishes.

- what the living bread is.

- to tell you about the faith of the apostles and how they believed in Jesus.

- to explain to you the two forms Jesus comes to us in.

- to explain to you that the bread and wine are really Jesus.

- to tell you the three other names of Holy Communion.

- to tell you what the bread really is.

- to tell you what the wine really is.




Chapter 7: Money 

Ask me...

- to name each coin (front and back).

- to tell you tell you the value of each coin.

- to give you the value of a group of coins.

- to write the value of a group of coins using the cent sign and the dollar sign.

- to compare money to determine if you have enough.

- to calculate the change of an item.

- to add and subtract money.

- to solve problems involving money.

- to explain how the decimal point helps to read money amounts.


Practice addition and subtraction facts up to 20.

Log in to FirstInMath to practice your facts and earn stickers!!




Unit 3 Week 4 (Test on Thurs. 1/25)

Weekly Concept: Weather Alert

Essential Question: How does weather affect us?

Comprehension Strategy: Ask and Answer Questions

Comprehension Skill: Main Idea and Key Details 

Genre: Expository Text 

Vocabulary Strategy: Antonyms 

Phonics: Long e (e, ee, ea, ie, y, ey, e_e)


Unit 3 Week 5

Weekly Concept: Express Yourself

Essential Question: How do you express yourself? 

Comprehension Strategy: Ask and Answer Questions

Comprehension Skill: Main Idea and Key Details 

Genre: Expository Text 

Vocabulary Strategy: Prefixes 

Phonics: Long u (u_e, ew, ue, u)


Check out the Reading Wonders website:

Read a good book! Practice reading with fluency, expression, and intonation. Retell what you read in sequence. Summarize what you read.




Unit 3 Week 4 (Pretest on Wed. 1/24 & Test on Thurs. 1/25)

Words with Long e:

we, bee, need, queen, mean, leaf, thief, chief, pony, keys 

Review Words:

grow, toe

High-Frequency Words:

after, every, special 


Unit 3 Week 5

Words with Long u:

cute, cube, fumes, music, unit, menu, few, pew, fuel, cues

Review Words:

pony, queen

High-Frequency Words:

began, come, give 




Action Verbs: 

  • An action verb tells what someone or something is doing.
  • To find the verb in a sentence, ask "What is the person or thing doing?"
  • Example: Sara watches the clouds.

Present-Tense Verbs:

  • Tense of a verb tells when the action takes place.
  • Present-tense verbs tell about actions that happen now
  • Example: Kelly jumps in a puddle. 

Past- and Future-Tense Verbs:

  • Past-tense verbs tell about actions that already happened.
  • Regular past-tense verbs end in -ed (Example: jumped).
  • Future-tense verbs tell about an action that will happen in the future.
  • The word will goes before a future-tense verb (Example: will jump).

The Verb Have:

  • The verb have has two forms in the present tense.
  • Use has when the subject is singular.
  • When the subject is plural or I or you, use the form have.
  • The past tense of have is had.




*Practice rapid recall of math facts each night: addition and subtraction up to 20*



Rel. - p. 113

Math - p. 81-82

Spell. - p. 68

Practice Vocabulary Words.




Rel. - p. 114-115

Math - p. 83

Spell. - p. 69; Pretest Tomorrow 

Practice Vocabulary Words. 

Scholastic Book Order due Tomorrow. 




Rel. - Study Ch. 15

Math - p. 85

Spell. - Study Words; Test Tomorrow 

Practice Vocabulary Words. 

Sign Test Folder. 

Library Book due Thursday. 




Rel. - Practice Steps of Reconciliation

Math - p. 86

Grammar - p. 70; Study the Verb Have 



Helpful Links

Religion: LoyolaPress     Grade 2 Religion Resources

ABCya! Second Grade Games and Apps   Math, Language Arts, Reading, and more

Sadlier-Oxford Math   Grade 2 Practice Skills, Math Minutes

Glencoe McGraw-Hill Math Virtual Manipulatives

NCTM Illuminations  Math Interactives



Have a great week! God bless!

Mr. Dicker :)



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