2nd Grade

   Welcome to Second Grade! My name is Miss Corkery. This is my first year teaching second grade. This is my second year of teaching overall. Last year I taught Literature and Vocabulary to 5th-8th grade at St. Rose. I graduated from Missouri State University with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, so the primary level is something I've always wanted to teach. For those who do not know, I attended St. Rose (St. Thomas the Apostle when I started) from kindergarten through 8th grade. This school has always been a place I could call home. :) I am very excited for this school year to teach and get to know my 2nd graders!
March 23 - March 27

Math - starting chapter 8: adding three digit numbers

Spelling - no test on Monday, next test will be Monday 3/30
Words for test on 3/30: I'm, don't, isn't, can't, we'll, it's, didn't, you're, that's, wasn't

Reading/Vocabulary -test : How Chipmunk Got His Stripes on Wed. 3/25
Vocabulary words to study: tunnel, curled, height, direction, toward, healed, brag, tease
New story we will start after we test: "Jellies: The Life of Jellyfish"
New vocabulary words: millions, choices, drift, simple, weaker, wrapped, disgusting, decide

Phonics - contractions

Science/Social Studies - reading scholastic magazines







March 16th  - March 20th
Spring break!!




March 9th - March 13th

Math - test on chapter 7 on Wed. 3/11

Spelling test on Monday, no new words until after Spring Break

Reading/Vocabulary -story: How Chipmunk Got His Stripes on p. 299
Vocabulary words to study: tunnel, curled, height, direction, toward, healed, brag, tease

English - verbs test #2 on Thursday 3/12

Science/Social Studies - reading scholastic magazines



March 2nd - March 6th

Math - continuing with chapter 7, will finish up this week and test sometime next week - date TBD

Spelling - test on Monday
New words to be tested on Mon. 3/9: whale, where, whistle, while, knew, badly, daily, sadly, loudly, weekly

Reading/Vocabulary -story: How Chipmunk Got His Stripes on p. 299
Vocabulary words to study: tunnel, curled, height, direction, toward, healed, brag, tease

Phonics - base words and their endings -ed and -ing, 2 syllable words - test on Wed. 3/4

English - continue with the last half of verbs chapter

Science/Social Studies - reading scholastic magazines



Feb. 24th - Feb. 28th

Math - starting chapter 7 - place value to 1000

Spelling - test on Monday
New words to be tested on Mon. 3/2: airplane, alone, mistake, beside, knife, maze, flute, globe, chose, slice

Reading/Vocabulary - new story: How Chipmunk Got His Stripes on p. 299
Vocabulary words to study: tunnel, curled, height, direction, toward, healed, brag, tease

English - test on verbs on Wed. 2/26

Social Studies - each week in February we will celebrate 2 or 3 African Americans for Black History month

Phonics: base words and their endings -ed and -ing, and synonyms



Feb. 17th - Feb. 21st
No school on Monday - Happy Presidents' Day!
Key Party on Friday - PJ/Movie party

Math - finishing up chapter 6. We will test on this chapter on Friday 2/21

Spelling - test on Tuesday
New words to be tested on Tues. 2/24: rainbow, cupcake, sunshine, lunchbox, anyone, ladybug, raincoat, something, birdhouse, lipstick

Reading/Vocabulary - testing on Super Storms on Wed. 2/19 - found on p. 267 in the reader
Vocabulary words to study: beware, damage, bend, flash, pounding, prevent, reach equal

English - verbs

Social Studies - each week in February we will celebrate 2 or 3 African Americans for Black History month



Feb 10th - 14th
Half day Friday 2/14 
Valentine's Day party on Friday

Math - continuing chapter 6 - measurements

Spelling - test on Monday
New words to be tested on Tues. 2/18: inside, myself, outside, homework, footprint, mailbox, without, goldfish, snowman, cowboy

Reading/Vocabulary - new story: Super Storms, found on p. 267 in the reader
Vocabulary words: beware, damage, bend, flash, pounding, prevent, reach equal

English - verbs

Social Studies - each week in February we will celebrate 2 or 3 African Americans for Black History month




Feb. 3rd - Feb 7th

Math - continuing chapter 6 - measurements

Spelling - test on Monday
New words to be tested on 2/10: share, blank, notebook, picture, group, study, six, such, check, plane

Reading/Vocabulary - new story: Super Storms, found on p. 267 in the reader
Vocabulary words: beware, damage, bend, flash, pounding, prevent, reach equal

Phonics - test on Friday 2/7: consonant digraphs - th, sh, wh, ch, tch, ph

Science - still observing bread experiment

English - verbs



Jan. 27th - Jan. 31st
Catholic Schools Week!
Friday 1/31 is a noon dismissal.
Monday is our 100th day of school!
Tuesday - dress down day: Wacky Tacky
Thursday - dress down day: Sports team
Friday - dress down day: Spirit day (wear our school colors!)

Math - continuing chapter 6 - measurements

Spelling - test Monday 1/27
New spelling words to be tested on 2/3: chase, chest, clothes, tooth, these, white, bread,  counting, erase, scared

Reading/Vocabulary - new story: Super Storms, found on p. 267 in the reader
Vocabulary words: beware, damage, bend, flash, pounding, prevent, reach equal

Phonics - test on Wednesday 1/29 over double consonants and -ck endings

Science - still observing bread experiment

English - we will begin talking about verbs



Jan. 20th - Jan. 24th
No school Jan. 20th - Happy MLK Jr. Day!

Math - starting chapter 6 - measurements

Spelling - test Tuesday 1/21
New spelling words to be tested on 1/27: animal, another, brother, eight, between, eleven, rabbit, upon, winter, blend

Reading/Vocabulary - test on "The Ugly Vegetables" and vocab words on Friday 1/24

Phonics: continue looking at double consonants, -ck endings, and words that have the same ending sounds. For example: while and well have the same ending sound.

Grammar - storybooks due this Friday 1/24

Science - we are still observing our bread and germs experiment.



Jan. 13th - Jan. 17th
Noon dismissal on Friday.

Math - test on chapter 5 on Thursday 1/16 - subtraction with 2 digit numbers, this includes regrouping

Spelling - test Monday 1/13
New spelling words to be tested on 1/21: dress, spell, class, full, add, neck, stuck, kick, doll, trick, rock, black

Reading/Vocabulary: continue reading "The Ugly Vegetables" and studying same vocabulary words. Test for this should be sometime next week. Date is TBD.

Phonics: continue looking at double consonants, -ck endings, and words that have the same ending sounds. For example: while and well have the same ending sound.

Grammar - storybook project number 2 will start on Monday 1/13. This project will be due Friday, Jan. 24th.

Science - we are still observing our bread and germs experiment.

Social Studies - we will discuss MLK Jr.



Jan. 6th - 10th
Happy New Year!

Math - we are continuing with chapter 5 and doing subtraction of 2 digit numbers

Spelling words to be tested on Monday, January 13th: straw, thirsty, yellow, life, third, parent, subtract, title, paid, date

Reading/Vocabulary: Starting our new story "The Ugly Vegetables" - starts on p. 227
Vocab words: nodded, muscles, plain, wrinkled, tough, scent, shovels, blooming

Phonics: looking at words with double consonants and ck

Science: we started a germ experiment this week. Stay tuned for the results, :)

Grammar: we are going to start doing another story book and practice writing more stories.



December 16th - 20th
Noon dismissal on 12/20
Christmas parties on 12/20

Math - continuing with subtraction with 2 two digit numbers

Spelling test on Monday
**No new spelling words until after Christmas break

Reading/Vocabulary - test on Tuesday 12/17 for "Animals Building Homes"

Phonics - test on Wednesday 12/18 over common end blends: -nd, -nk, -nt, -nd, -mp, -xt

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Have a fantastic break!


December 9th - 13th
Christmas Music Program on Thursday at 6:30 pm.

Math - continuing with chapter 5 - subtraction 2 digit numbers

Spelling - test on Monday
New words to be tested on 12/16: straw, thirsty, yellow, life, third, parent, subtract, title, paid, date

Reading/Vocab: new story: Animals Building Homes
Vocab words: shaped, branches, pond, beaks, deepest, break, hang, winding

Grammar - test on Friday 12/13 over special nouns, pronouns, naming yourself last, nouns ending with 's and s'


December 2nd - December 6th
Half day Friday.

Spelling test on Monday
New spelling words to be tested on 12/9: drink, bring, hunt, sank, pond, camp, twelve, our, fight, bright

Reading/Vocab: new story: Animals Building Homes
Vocab words: shaped, branches, pond, beaks, deepest, break, hang, winding

Math - test on Chapter 4 Tuesday 12/3

Phonics - test on consonant blends for letters r, s, l

Grammar - still working on nouns



November 25th - November 29th

No school Thursday and Friday. Happy Thanksgiving!
Grandparents Day is on Wednesday. Wednesday is a half day.

Spelling - test on Monday
New spelling words to be tested on 12/2: every, house, second, speed, clean, boat, light, your, them, sound

Reading/Vocab - test on Teacher's Pets on Tuesday 11/26.
New story: Animals Building Homes, new vocab words: shaped, branches, pond, beaks, deepest, break, hang, winding

Math - please note that we finished chapter 4, but we will not test on it until after Thanksgiving break. (I will let you know the date in advance.) I didn't want to squeeze in 3 tests in 2 days this week.

Grammar - still working on nouns

Phonics - working on consonant blends for letters r, s, and l





November 18th - November 22nd
**Field trip to James J. Eagan center on Thursday

Spelling - test Monday
New spelling words to be tested on 11/25: state, trick, who, work, ton, song, rock, silly, grin, family

Reading/Vocab - continue studying last week's words for "Teacher's Pet"
*Please go over story at home as well. I plan to have the reading/vocab test for this story the week of Thanksgiving break. I will let you know the date.

Math - we will finish chapter 4 this week. I plan to have students test on chapter 4 the week of Thanksgiving break. I will let you know the date.

Grammar - continuing with more nouns.


November 11th-15th
2nd grade retreat is on Friday.

Math - continuing with chapter 4.

Spelling - test Monday
New spellings words to be tested on 11/18: sea, stone, stamp, pool, him, count, clock, barn, kiss, lion

Reading/Vocab - continue studying last week's words for "Teacher's Pet"

Phonics - test on 'g' sounds on Thursday 11/14


November 4th - November 8th
**Half day on Friday.

Math - continuing with chapter 4: adding two digit numbers

Spelling - test on Monday
New spelling words to be tested on 11/11: dish, child, sister, thing, would, write, bath, call, drive, before

Our new story is "Teacher's Pet" - new vocabulary words for this story: wonderful, noises, quiet, sprinkled, share, noticed, bursting, suddenly
**Use glossary in back of reader to help**
We will start reading this on Tuesday. Readers will go home then.

Phonics - still going over long 'o', 'u', and 'e' sounds. The test for this will be on Friday 11/8.

Grammar - short test on nouns (nouns, nouns with more than one, and nouns with es)
We will continue with more nouns the following week.


October 28 - November 1
Conferences are Tuesday and Wednesday night.
2nd grade Halloween party is Wednesday.
No school Thursday and Friday :)

Math - starting chapter 4: adding two digit numbers

Spelling - test on Monday
New spelling words: loud, sing, such, under, house, new, could, large, lunch, after

Reading/Vocab - we will test on "Diary of a Spider" on Tuesday 10/29. 
Our new story is "Teacher's Pet" - new vocabulary words for this story: wonderful, noises, quiet, sprinkled, share, noticed, bursting, suddenly
**Use glossary in back of reader to help**

Phonics - we will start talking about the long 'o' 'u' and 'e' sounds.

Grammar - continuing with nouns.




October 21 - October 25
Report Cards go home Friday

Spelling - test on Monday 10/21
New spelling words to be tested on 10/28: been, give, happy, better, long, send, think, year, still, path

Math - we will be finishing up chapter 3 (this was a short chapter) and will be testing on this chapter on Friday 10/25 - place value up to 100

Reading/Vocab - continue reading "Diary of a Spider" and studying vocabulary words for this story. A test for this will be during the last week of October. Exact date is to be determined.

Phonics - we will take a test on the hard and soft 'c' sounds on Wednesday 10/23.

Grammar - we will start the next chapter: Nouns



October 14 - October 18
First Quarter ends on Friday 10/18

Spelling - test on Monday 10/14
New spelling words to be tested on 10/21: also, back. fast, end, most, wash, said, little, shape, gave

Math - we are starting chapter 3 this week: place value of numbers to 100

Reading/Vocab - still work on reading "Diary of a Spider." Keep studying last week's vocab words.

Grammar test will be on Thursday 10/17 - this test will be over how to write a question, telling sentence, command sentence, and an exclamation sentence.

Phonics - we will start to talk about hard and soft 'c' sounds.




October 7 - October 11
Math - we are finishing up chapter 2, and will be testing on Chapter 2 - Subtraction with numbers up to 20 on Thursday 10/10

Spelling - test on Monday
New words for test on 10/14: dress, city, jump, why, cold, just, stage, most, made, wish

Reading/Vocab
- Keep studying same words as last week - insects, dangerous, scare, sticky, rotten, screaming, breeze, judge
- New story: Diary of a Spider

Phonics test on long 'a' and long 'i' on Friday 10/11

**Blessing of the Pets on Monday at 2:30
**Half day on Friday 10/11
 


September 30 - October 4
Math - continue with subtraction. We should finish up the chapter this week, and test on it the following week.

Spelling - test on Monday
New words for test on 10/7: away, drip, kind, help, great, home, night, place, tray, mess

Reading/Vocab - test on our story "Dogs" on Wednesday 10/2. Study previous vocabulary words: hairy, mammals, etc.
*New vocabulary words - insects, dangerous, scare, sticky, rotten, screaming, breeze, judge

No school on Friday 10/4!


September 23 - September 27
Math - continue with subtraction with numbers 0-20.

Spelling - test on Monday
New words for test on 9/30: spin, clap, grade, swim, place, lost, test, skin, drag, glide

Reading - continue reading over "Dogs" and study last week's vocab words. Test TBD next week.

Grammar - we will have a grammar test on Wednesday on how to make complete sentences.

Religion test on Thursday - open book


September 16 - September 20
Math - we are starting chapter 2 which has to do with subtraction with numbers 0-20.

Spelling - test on Monday
New spelling words to be tested on 9/23: doze, nose, use, rose, pole, close, cute, woke, mule, tune

Reading - next story we are reading is called "Dogs".
Vocab words - hairy, mammals, litter, stayed, canned, chews, clipped, coat

**We will have a phonics test on Wednesday 9/18 over the short vowel 'o' 'u' and 'e' sounds.



September 9th - September 13
Picture day is Tuesday 9/10.
Half day Friday.

Math - we are finishing up chapter 1 on addition concepts. Our first math test will be on Thursday 9/12.

Spelling test - Monday 9/9

We will have a reading/vocab test on Friday.
Please continue to study vocab words given last week and in Friday Folders. These will be the words we test on on Friday.
Story being tested on: My Family

New spelling words:
cake, mine, plate, size, ate, grape, prize, wipe, race, line

*Grades will start getting posted this week online.


September 2rd - September 6th

Please be aware that students may take AR tests whenever they are ready. They need to let me or Mrs. Bare know, and we will find a time for them to test. The AR goal for 2nd grade this quarter is 2 points.

Math - addition concepts, please try and practice math facts at home as well!

Religion test on Tuesday 9/3.

Spelling test Tuesday 9/3.
**New list of Spelling words to be tested on Monday 9/9.
1. wet
2. job
3. hug
4. rest
5. spot
6. mud
7. left
8. help
9. plum
10. nut

New story in our reading book - My Family
List of new vocab words
1. spend - to give your time to do something
2. stuck - not able to move
3. visit - go to see someone
4. cousin - the son or daughter of an aunt or uncle
5. piano - a musical instrument
6. remembered - not forgotten
7. porch - an outside place, often with a roof, that leads to a door
8. crown - something special worn on the head



August 26th - August 30th

In math we are still working on addition concepts. We've started working with number lines. 

In social studies we are still looking at the scholastic issue about being kind to one another and different ways we can do that.

Spelling test is Monday 8/26. I will post the new set of selling words on here Monday evening. I will also send a copy home.

**New set of spelling words for this week:
1. win
2. flat
3. if
4. fix
5. rip
6. kit
7. mask
Spelling test for these words will be on Tuesday 9/3, instead of Monday 9/2 due to Labor Day.

The reading comprehension and vocabulary test will be on Wednesday 8/28. A copy of the vocab words went home in Friday Folders last Friday. The comprehension test will be over the story we've read in class a few times already Henry and Mudge. We will continue reviewing in class before Wednesday.

The phonics test over short 'a' and 'I'  sounds will be on Friday. We will continue reviewing this in class as well until Friday.

**Please continue to check homework folders as they go home each night.
**We have a half day on Friday 8/30.



August 19 - August 23rd
This week we will really start getting into our lessons! 

In math we will practice and learn about addition. Math homework will be given most nights of the week besides Fridays. For the first few lessons or so, I will start the homework with them. Please make sure to check homework folder every night. 

We read one article last week from our social studies scholastic magazine and will continue to do that this week with the next article. This next article has to do with being kind to others. 

We will start looking at our spelling words. A copy of the words will be sent home for you to also help your child learn the words. We will take Spelling tests on Mondays --first spelling test will be Monday 8/26.

We will dig into our first reading chapter. This will consist of reading our first story and diving a bit into phonics as well. We will first start focusing on short 'a' and 'i' sounds. We will also look into some grammar.

**Please remember Curriculum Night is this Wednesday 8/21 at 6:30 p.m.
**Please email me or send a note to school if your child is going home with someone else they don't usually go home with


August 12th - August 16th
Welcome back! I sent out an email over the weekend to everyone with some information about the beginning of the year. Here is what the email included...

- PE days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays
- We will still do snack on the first day of school (and every day for that matter!)
- Curriculum Night is Wednesday August 21st at 6:30 pm
- Monday and Tuesday are both noon dismissals
- Wednesday the 14th is our first full day, aftercare starts this day
- We have no school on Thursday the 15th
- Friday is a full day

This first week of school we will spend our time on getting ourselves organized, learning routines and expectations, and getting to know one another. Both a handout and an email with expectations and curriculum info will be provided on Curriculum Night.
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