Weekly Newsletter, November 4, 2019

Hello 2B Families,

We had a spook-tastic time in second grade last week incorporating Halloween into many of our learning targets!  In science, we finished out our unit on magnets and will be completing a study and assessment during the upcoming week.  In language arts and spelling, we met the “Cha Cha Chimps” to discuss our “ch” digraph and then “Whitey the Whale” to help us hunt for our “wh” digraph sound.  In religion, we discussed saints as heroes in preparation for All Saints Day on Friday.  In math, we took our assessment on place value and are ready to move on to the hundreds place value!  In social studies, we compared the traditions of Halloween and Día de los Muertos.  We will be visiting an altar in honor of Día de los Muertos to learn more about this tradition.  The students were excited to discuss some new Spanish words, I will be implementing this more in the classroom due to the outstanding interest.

Important Information:

Homework and Spelling: In the upcoming week, we will be focusing on the FLOSS rule in spelling.  This rule states that: when a one-syllable word has a short vowel sound followed by the sound \f\, \l\, \s\, or \z\, it usually is spelled ff, ll, ss, or zz.  Some examples of floss words are: puff, hill, floss, and buzz.

The homework packet is due on November 8th.  The Fall Report is due November 15th. 😊

Mass 11/6: We will be attending mass this Wednesday.  Please make sure you child is in full-uniform this day!

Veterans Day 11/11: There will be no school on Monday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!


Addison Borseth

Second Grade Teacher

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Melissa Morrier-Turk

My name is Melissa Morrier-Turk, I am a graduate of SMM (class of 1986) and have been a member of the parish community much of my life. I have a B.S. in Business with an emphasis in Human Resources from Central Washington University and have spent my 23 years working in this field, traveling all over the USA and Canada as an HR Director, as well as a corporate trainer. My husband Mike and I have two kids, our son is in college and our daughter is a Junior at AMHS. In my off time I enjoy running, cycling, hiking, anything outdoorsy really. I have absolutely loved working with and getting to know so many of the families here at SMM and am looking forward to getting to know you all better as part of your school community!