2nd Grade Scoop

Mayfield Junior School - December 14, 2015

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Mother's Christmas Luncheon

The second graders' voices rang out beautifully to begin the music portion of the Mothers' Luncheon on Friday. They were like angels singing up there, and we are so proud of them! The Mayfield moms were impressed and entertained.

Mothers entered Friday's Luncheon with a beautiful greeting...

Christmas Concert

Congratulations to the first and second graders for the wonderful, amazing performance on Wednesday night! Their beautiful voices singing Christmas songs, and their smiling faces got everyone in the Christmas spirit!

Advent Angel Book Exchange...sh-sh-sh... (it's a secret!)

The second graders continue to pray for their Advent Angels, and they all are wondering what books their Advent Angels would enjoy! The book for your child's Advent Angel should be wrapped and brought to school first thing on Friday, since the Advent Angel book exchange will be on Friday morning. The prayers and identity of the Angels will continue to remain a secret until then!

Homework and Read Across America

As we approach Christmas break, this week we will have regular homework on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. We will have a spelling test with homophones on Friday, but we will have no sentences, and no homework on Thursday night.

Important to Note: The last day to turn in Read Across America sheets for the first semester will be on Wednesday, January 6th. This Christmas break is a great opportunity for your children to read their favorite books. But don't forget to record them!

Second Grade Christmas Parties

The second grade class parties are on Wednesday at 2:15pm. Each class will have a special "Who Feast" celebration. Parents are invited to come and experience the second graders celebrating Christmas with their classmates. The parties will go until carpool.

Faith Matters: Family Time at Christmas

There is nothing more important at Christmas time than spending time with family, and making memories for your children. Following is a list of of Ideas that cost little or no money, that you can do with your family this Christmas. Set aside some time, and get back to the basics of Christmas. Take this list, and let each family member choose one, and then set aside an evening for each activity. While you may already do some of these things, this list may inspire you to come up with some new ideas! You will be surprised and amazed at how much this will change your family's outlook on Christmas.

  • Make garland out of popcorn, cranberries, or construction paper
  • Make paper snowflakes
  • Watch Christmas shows together with hot chocolate and popcorn
  • Make decorating the the tree a family event, serve hot chocolate and play Christmas music
  • Set up a Nativity and Christmas village together
  • Make your own Christmas cards
  • Donate clothes or toys for needy children
  • Make a gingerbread house
  • Paint Christmas pictures on the windows with washable paint
  • Make a game out of hunting around the house for things to make Christmas decorations
  • Build a fire on a cold night
  • Bake and decorate cookies
  • Plan to share a plate of goodies with a neighbor
  • Spend quality time with grandparents
  • Attend a Live Nativity.
  • Take a drive at night to enjoy others' Christmas lights!
  • Collect pine cones and use them to make ornaments
  • Make bird treats with peanut butter and birdseed
  • Sing Christmas carols
  • Have the kids write and act out a Christmas play
  • Read one Christmas short story each night before bed
  • Go to Church and talk about the true meaning of Christmas

Grandparents and Special Friends Day

Please mark your calendars! It may seem early, but Mayfield’s annual Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ day is right around the corner. We look forward to welcoming the ones we love on February 12, 2016. This is a special tradition, a day when Grandparents or Special Family Friends join students on campus for Mass and classroom activities. To insure we get an invitation to your child's special guest, please fill out the form here if this is your first year at MJS (or there are changes to the addresses from last year's invitation mailing): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12VIQdERng0cKT1-D7Szb_StAXMSSNGZDWVkdrehN_I4/viewform

Thank you,
Nicole Dixon & Tina Yates

Dates to Check

  • December 15: Christmas Concert at St. Andrew, 6-7 pm
  • December 16: 2nd grade Class Christmas Parties
  • December 18: 1/2 day; noon dismissal; extended care open
  • December 18: Christmas Prayer Service, 9:05 am, Gym
  • Extended Care Open: 12/21; 12/22; 12/28; & 12/29
  • Extended Care Closed: 12/23; 12/24; 12/25; 12/30; & 1/1
  • January 4: School resumes
  • January 6: Last day for 1st semester Read Across America
  • January 14: Cornelia Connelly Mass (lead by 2nd grade)
  • February 12: Grandparents and Special Friends Day
  • April 12: Play at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse
  • May 4: Field Trip to the Cathedral

Spelling Words - Homophones (no second list or sentences this week)

  1. meet
  2. meat
  3. week
  4. weak
  5. road
  6. rode
  7. tail
  8. tale
  9. be
  10. bee
  11. too
  12. two
  13. to
  14. see
  15. threw
  16. through

Please note: The words on Friday's test will be given in a different order. Students will need to understand which homophone is used in a sentence.

Enjoy your Christmas break! Love, The Second Grade Teachers

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To connect with the second grade teachers:

Mrs. Dorr - bdorr@mayfieldjs.org

Mrs. Delgado - kdelgado@mayfieldjs.org

Mrs. Genton - cgenton@mayfieldjs.org