logo

Category

2nd Grade Georgalas

Welcome to Second Grade!

Thank you for subscribing to Mrs. Georgalas’s Second Grade blog! Subscription feeds for the 2019-2020 school year were set Friday evening, August 23rd. If you subscribed to blogs prior to that time your selections may have changed. To confirm your 2019-2020 selections now that new feeds have been established, please submit a new subscription form here and check every box (for both Newsblast and ALL blogs) that
Read More

2nd Grade Summer Blog! Have a Great Summer!

Thank you so much for such a fabulous second grade year! We will truly miss all of our second graders and hope they come back to visit us in the fall! Below you will find some ways to include reading, writing, and math into your child’s summer. Reading – READ, READ, READ! Any and all books, such as chapter books, picture books, graphic novels, magazines, comic strips, cookbooks, etc. are great ways to encourage your
Read More

2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of May 28th-31st

We had such an exciting week of school from hosting Mass to visiting the book fair! Our second graders did a beautiful job leading our school liturgy. We are so proud of all of their hard work and dedication they have shown to their faith this school year. This week, we also started our Summer Balloon Countdown. Each day we pop a balloon and find an exciting new activity inside to celebrate wrapping up the school yea
Read More

2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of May 20th-24th

I hope everyone had a relaxing and safe Memorial Day weekend! Religion This past week, we reviewed the parts of the Mass as we prepare to lead our school liturgy on Tuesday, May 28th. The second graders will continue to review all we have learned throughout this school year about ways to show love like Christ and pray together during these remaining weeks. Finally, we continued to pray the rosary in honor of Mary as
Read More

2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of May 13th-17th

    Second grade had a great time learning and practicing their bike safety this week! Please remember to reinforce these safety tips this summer with your child!   Religion This week, we learned more about celebrating the Eucharist at Mass. We focused on the Eucharistic Prayer, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Sign of Peace. This coming week, we will prepare to host the school Mass on Tuesday, May 28t
Read More

2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of May 6th-10th

      We are so proud of our second graders for all of their hard work and preparation for the school Mass on Tuesday! It was a beautiful Mass celebrating First Communion with the entire school!   Religion We spent time this week reflecting on First Holy Communion and the joy-filled weekend! The students wrote how they were feeling after receiving the Eucharist for the first time, and took time to
Read More

2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of April 29th-May 3rd

    We are so proud of our second graders for all of their hard work and preparation for First Holy Communion! It was such a beautiful, joy-filled weekend!     Religion We reviewed our final preparation for the sacrament of First Holy Communion. First, the second graders worked on creating their First Holy Communion scrapbooks in which they reflected and wrote about what this special sacrament mea
Read More

2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of April 15th-18th

I hope everyone had a very happy Easter! Enjoy the rest of your break with your family and friends. Safe travels to all who are traveling! We learned about Holy Week and finished reflecting and praying the Stations of the Cross. Then, we continued to prepare for First Communion to receive the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. We worked on discussing and writing what the Eucharist means to us. Finally, we continued to p
Read More

2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of April 8th-12th

We had such a wonderful and fun week! The 2nd graders enjoyed painting crosses from Color Me Mine this week in celebration and preparation for their First Holy Communion! Religion We have continued to pray the Lenten tradition of the Stations of the Cross as a whole school. Then, we began learning and reflecting about each station in class. This week we learned about the importance of the Mass and what it means to ha
Read More

2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of April 1st-5th

We had a wonderful first week back after spring break! The second graders had a great field trip to the Field Museum and loved exploring all the fascinating exhibits. We were very lucky and got a behind the scenes tour too!     Religion This week, we continued learning and praying the Lenten tradition of the Stations of the Cross as a whole school. We also continue to prepare for First Holy Communion by lea
Read More

2nd Grade Weekly Update! March 18th-22nd

    What a fun last week of school before spring break! Our second graders did a wonderful job at the Dinosaur Exhibit this week! Thank you to everyone for coming to see all the hard work and research our second graders have been doing! *Please note: 2nd grade will be taking a field trip to the Field Museum to explore the dinosaur exhibits when we return after break on Thursday, April 4th. If your child has
Read More

2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of March 11th-15th

The second graders had a wonderful time showing their grandparents and special people around SFX! It was so much fun celebrating St. Patrick’s Day as a school with our special guests. It is truly a blessing to share all the great things we do in our community with these special people in our lives!   Religion This week, we continue learning and praying the Lenten tradition of the Stations of the Cross in o
Read More

2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of March 4th-8th

Thank you to everyone who made it out to conferences this week! We truly enjoyed sharing all the wonderful things your children have accomplished and all the growth they’ve made so far this school year.  This week we started to learn about “growth mindset”. Please ask your child about this new way of thinking! We encourage you to continue to discuss and reinforce “growth mindset” at home! Religion T
Read More

2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of February 25th-March 1st

We had a wonderful full week of school! The second graders enjoyed celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday and learning about his life!   Religion This week, we began to dive head first into our First Holy Communion preparations! The second graders are learning about how Jesus gives us the gift of Himself in the Eucharist. This week, we learned about the Last Supper and the importance of this special meal. We also
Read More

2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of February 19th-22nd

  We hope everyone enjoyed their President’s Day off! It was a great short week at school and our second graders enjoyed our author visit this week with Lowey Bundy Sichol! We love learning about our favorite authors and how they created the books we love to read. Religion This week, we continue to focus on prayer and ways to show God our love for him. We learned about Saint Martha and her love for Jesus t
Read More

2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of February 11th-15th

What a wonderful love filled week! The second graders had so much fun celebrating Valentine’s Day with their classmates and spreading lots of love!   Religion We are so proud of our second graders for receiving their First Reconciliation this past weekend! This week, we reflected on our experiences and how our hearts feel lighter and pure now that we have been forgiven. We also discussed the power of praye
Read More

2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of February 5th-8th

  What a wonderful week at school celebrating the 100th day of school! Religion This week, we finished our final preparations for Reconciliation! We are so proud of our second graders for their hard work and devotion to their faith. It was such a joy to be with the second graders on Friday and Saturday to share in their First Reconciliation!             Math This week, we continue to work on our double digi
Read More

2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of January 28th-February 1st

  What a fun and short week we had celebrating Catholic Schools Week! I hope everyone stayed warm and enjoyed our two days off! We are looking forward to seeing you all next weekend at First Reconciliation!   Religion This week, we continue to prepare for Reconciliation and learn how God blesses us with this sacrament. Our second graders are working so hard to prepare and we are excited to be part of this j
Read More

2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of January 22nd-25th

I hope everyone had a great long weekend!  The second graders enjoyed learning about Martin Luther King Jr. as we celebrated him this week. We had a wonderful, busy week!   Religion This week, we continued to prepare for Reconciliation as we discussed friendship and what it means to be friends with God. We talked about the important words, “I’m Sorry”  and how we can use those words along with
Read More

2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of January 14-18th

We had a wonderful second week back! The second graders continue to work hard on their New Year’s resolutions as we wrap up Quarter 2 this week! We are also loving our new spaces in the school and working hard to learn our new routines and expectations. Please discuss these new procedures and expectations at home with your child to help us reinforce them! Religion This week, we learned more about ways we can sh
Read More

2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of January 7-11th

Happy New Year! We had a wonderful first week back at school and loved hearing about each other’s breaks! It was so exciting to finally be in the beautiful new addition too! Religion This week, we talked about the importance of showing others we care through our actions by being loving, honest, and trustworthy. We began to discuss forgiveness and how God grants us this gift during Reconciliation. We will contin
Read More

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 2nd Grade Weekly Updates: Week of December 17-20th

  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a joyful Christmas break and that your first few days of 2019 are off to a wonderful start! The second graders had a busy last few days of 2018 before heading off to Christmas break and I cannot see what 2019 has in store for all of us!   Religion  This week we will learn more about Advent and Jesus’ birth. We will also focus on love and respec
Read More

2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of December 10-14th

  The second graders had a wonderful time shopping for their loved ones at the Christmas Shoppe this week! It was a joyful last full week of school before break!     Religion This week, we continued to learn about Advent and discussed ways in which we can prepare for the coming of Jesus this holiday season. We have enjoyed our weekly visits from Father Rodlin during 2018 as we prepare for the upcoming
Read More

Six Flags Great America Read to Succeed Reading Program

Before we leave for winter break, your child will bring home a reading log from the Six Flags Read to Succeed Reading Program. This program is open to children in grades K-6. Any child who independently reads or is read to for 6 hours and completes the reading log will earn one free admission to Great America. Completed forms should be returned to the school library no later than February 15, 2019. A replacement read
Read More

2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of December 3rd-7th

  The second grade had such a fun-filled time at the Museum of Science and Industry this week! We loved seeing all the beautiful Christmas trees from different countries around the world. This was the perfect way to kick off our Holidays Around the World Unit! We also enjoyed learning about the science behind how Pixar animations are created with lots of hands-on activities.   Religion This week, we created
Read More