Second Grade April Newsletter

Miss Betty's Classroom

Important Information

Hello Parents!

Happy April! Thank you so much for all the birthday love! The second graders (and their parents) really made my day extra special. I am extremely blessed to have such thoughtful and caring students!

April 13th is the last day before Easter break. That day is a minimum day and school will be out at 12:00 pm. We will return from break on Monday, April 25th.

Upcoming Events:

  • Stations of the Cross led by 3rd grade: Thursday, April 7 at 11:30am
  • All School Mass: Friday, April 8 at 9:00am
  • Community Send-off Prayer: Friday, April 8 at 2:35pm
  • HT Campus Clean-Up Day: Saturday, April 9 10am-12pm
  • Morning Assembly led by 7th grade: Monday, April 11
  • Deposit Day with Inland Federal Credit Union: Tuesday, April 12
  • Stations of the Cross led by 8th grade: Wednesday, April 13 at 11:15am
  • Easter Break: April 14-22
  • STAR Testing begins: Monday, April 25
  • Morning Assembly led by 6th grade: Monday, April 25
  • Disciple of Christ Monthly Recognition: Monday, April 25
  • Pizza with the Principal (Disciple of Christ): Tuesday, April 26
  • Deposit Day with Inland Federal Credit Union: Tuesday, April 26
  • Hawk P.R.I.D.E. Spirit Wear Top Day: Thursday, April 28
  • All Jog-a-thon Money due: Thursday, April 28
  • 3rd Trimester Progress Reports Distributed in Parent Envelope: Thursday, April 28
  • All School Mass led by 5th grade: Friday, April 29 at 9:00am
  • Annual Jog-a-thon: Friday, April 29
  • First Eucharist Mass with the parish: Saturday, April 30 at 10:00am


We will be continuing our studies of Lent. We have finished the Sorrowful Mysteries and half of the Stations of the Cross. We will finish the Stations of the Cross and then return to our religion books. When we return to our book, we will finish our discussions of love. We will focus on what things turn us towards God's love.


We will begin our next unit in reading titled "How on Earth?". In this unit, students will read stories about children learning about the world. We will read about light, energy, astronauts, and money. We will also read a myth from Puerto Rico.

Please make sure your children are reading each night at home to help them practice their reading skills.


In math, we will begin our fractions chapter in the book. We will learn to compare and order fractions. We will also work with probability. The students will be able to state the likelihood of something happening.


For science, we will begin our chapter on fossils and dinosaurs. We will learn how fossils are made and how they can tell us a story about life long ago. We will learn about Archeologists and how they treat fossils. We will also be talking about dinosaurs.

Social Studies

We will continue studying the government in social studies. We will learn about different kinds of governments. We will also look at how different nations interact with one another. We will begin looking at the economy in terms of goods and services. We will see how resources play a big part in what goods are produced.


In handwriting, we will continue cursive. The students have been doing an amazing job with the letters we have learned already. Cursive will take quite a while to perfect so we will work on it for the entire year.

Spelling and Vocabulary

We will continue to alternate between spelling and vocabulary words. This will help improve the students’ writing as well as their speech.

Thank you for allowing me to be with your children each day and watch them as they grow in stature as well as intellect.

God Bless,

Miss Betty

Birthdays in April

Benjamin - 13

Rafael - 25

Classroom Wish List

Tissue boxes

Thank you!

Thank you so much for the donations our classroom has already received.

Water bottles from the Rangels and Attishas

Tissue boxes from the Attishas

Paper plates from the Attishas

Stickers from the Rangels, Ta-Octas, and Ballos

Q-tips from the Ta-Octas

A ladder from the Hannas

Paints from the Khouris

Shirts and clipboards from the Rangels

Dictionaries from the Attishas

Monetary donation towards flooring from the Ballos, Rangels, Valdezs, Habibs, Ta-Octas, Attishas, Khouris, Haishas and Exxon Mobile!

Highlighters from the Habibs