Class 2A

Welcome to 2nd Grade!

Class 2A – Ms. Erica Berkheimer

Welcome to 2nd Grade: Class 2A!

Dear Parents! My name is Ms. Erica Berkheimer and I am very excited to work with you and your families this 2023-2024 school year! 

*2/19/24-2/23/24

-Kindly send in 1 snack and a water bottle daily for your child!

-For any transportation changes for your child, please send in a note or call the Main Office.

-Return any important school paperwork and forms to the St. Jane School Main Office.

-Remember to check the Homework Book and Homework Folder daily, throughout the school year. Also, please sign the Homework Book and empty out the Homework Folder each night.

-Please check our Class 2A school webpage weekly for important school information. Thank you so much!

Important School Information:

Monday, February 19: President’s Holiday – St. Jane School Closed

Tuesday, February 20: HawkWalk Letter Writing Begins Today and completed by Fri. 2/23/24!

Wednesday, February 21: Allentown Symphony Hall Concert at 9:30 A.M.

Friday, February 23: Mass at 8:15 A.M. in the Chapel; Prayer Stations of the Cross

Friday, March 1: Mass at 8:15 A.M. in the Chapel; Prayer Stations of the Cross

Friday, March 8: Mass at 8:15 A.M. in the Chapel; Prayer Stations of the Cross; Pretzel Day!

Sunday, March 10: Daylight Savings Time Starts!

 

AMAZON WISH LIST FOR 2A: Thank you so very much for your kind and generous Class 2A Amazon Wishlist donations to the classroom!

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/QVIMTXWYH5TZ?ref_=wl_share

Week of February 19th – February 23rd:

*Religion = God’s People Celebrate Passover; Jesus Offers The Gift Of Himself; Jesus Gives Himself At Mass; We Give Ourselves With Jesus; Good News Activities; Ch. 16 Religion Test: Fri. 2/23/24

*Math = Hour and Half hour; Five Minutes; Quarter Hour; Before The Hour

*Reading = Skills and Activities: = Unit 4 Week 3 – Earth Changes; Genre: Realistic Fiction; Essential Question: How Does Earth Change? Phonics: R-Controlled Vowels: or, ore, oar, ar; Vocabulary: Sentence Clues; Irregular Plurals; Word Work: Review and practice phoneme blending, building, sound categorization and segmentation of R-Controlled Vowels: or, ore, oar, ar; Comprehension Skill/Strategy: Reread Strategy; Text Features: Subheadings and Bold Print; Author’s Purpose: Cause and Effect; Craft and Structure of a story: Model/Practice Fluency, Phrasing, Accuracy, Intonation, Rate, Expression; Weekly Reading, Phonics, Grammar, Spelling Tests

*English/Language Arts = Skills and Activities: Unit 4 Week 3; Spelling: = R-Controlled Vowels: or, ore, oar, ar; Spelling Test: Fri. 2/23/24; Grammar: Irregular Verbs; Capitalization of Proper Nouns; Writing: Realistic Fiction/Expository Essay/Personal Narrative/Poems/Research Report/Journal Writing/Hallway Writing/Diocesan Writing; Handwriting: review and practice writing alphabet letters and numbers – print and cursive

*Science = Earth and Volcanoes; Write A Welcome Letter; Family; Arts and Music; Write An Article

*Social Studies = Cause and Effect; Maps; Celebrations Around The World; National Symbols; Holidays; Sequence Events; History Picture Book; Flat Stanley Activities

 

*FLEXIBLE INSTRUCTION DAY – FRIDAY 1/19/24*

Dear Parents,

Due to the inclement weather tomorrow (Fri. 1/19/24), there will be a Flexible Instruction Day for St. Jane School. Please complete Flexible Instruction Day Packet #1 and return it to school, as per Mrs. Okula’s email.

The Office Hours will be via St. Jane School email or Class 2A Remind from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. on Fri. 1/19/24. If you have any questions completing the Flexible Instruction Day Packet #1, please do not hesitate to send an email at any time throughout the day.

Please keep the Flexible Instruction Day Packets #2-5 for future inclement weather days, but please return the weekly Test Packet in the yellow test folder within two days or at your earliest convenience. Thank you again!

Sincerely,

Ms. Erica Berkheimer

 

Special Schedule: Class 2A

Monday = MUSIC

Tuesday = GYM & LIBRARY

Wednesday = ART

Thursday = SPANISH

Friday = NONE

 

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

NCTM Illuminations  Math Interactives

 

*Class 2A Zoom link is:

https://zoom.us/j/8899255509

Meeting ID: 889 925 5509

Passcode: class2a

 

*Class 2A Contact Information:

*To contact Ms. Berkheimer at St. Jane’s School:

-Please call the School Main Office: 610-253-8442

[email protected]

 

*Looking forward to a great school year! Many blessings to you and your families!

Ms. Erica Berkheimer

2nd Grade Teacher – Class 2A

St. Jane Frances De Chantal School