Ms. J. Clancy
Our Lady of Guadalupe School
2405 Navigation Blvd., Houston, TX 77003, (713) 224-6904, fax (713) 225-2122
Dear OLG Second Grade Parents,
Please review the notes listed below before purchasing items. If you have any questions please call the school office.
*Students may use a tote or backpack to carry their things to and from school.
(We prefer no rolling backpacks due to limited storage space).
Summer Reading Information
Dear Future Second Grader,
Welcome to Our Lady of Guadalupe School second grade! I am looking forward to working with you this upcoming year. Our classroom will be a very busy learning community and there will be many fun things to look forward to. There are many special events that take place during second grade. Some of these events are receiving your First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. I am looking forward to helping you prepare for these special days next year. We will begin learning to write in cursive as well as memorizing our math facts and special prayers. I have no doubt that you will be fantastic in second grade if you put your mind to it! I hope you have a very exciting summer with lots of fun things to do, but don’t forget to exercise your brain this summer too. Listed below are some of the activities I would like you to do over the summer to prepare for second grade.
- Begin memorizing The Act of Contrition. You will need to recite this prayer to Fr. Ed during your First Reconciliation.
- Begin memorizing your addition and subtraction facts. We will begin taking time tests over our facts the first week of school. Please see the math facts list attached to this letter.
- Complete your summer reading project. We will post these projects outside the classroom for the first few weeks of school.
- Read, Read, Read… we will be reading a lot in Second Grade!
Have a great summer!
Home Library Project
Objective: Improve upon or create your at home library and increase the number of books available to read at home!
We all know the importance of fostering a love of reading at home and one way to do this is to have a home library. We would all love a fancy room dedicated solely to books with comfortable places to read, but that isn’t always possible. A simple corner with a pillow and a decorated cardboard box will do!
- Work with your child to choose a space in your home where you can store books and have a comfortable place to read. My own children have book boxes near their bed since we are very limited on space.
- Take pictures of your student reading in their new library area.
- Work to consistently add new books to your child’s library on a monthly basis. The book fair is a perfect place to begin. The public library is a great resource as well. Several books can be checked out at a time and exchanged for new books on a monthly basis for no cost!
- Students will write 5-8 sentences about the process of creating their new library.
Due First Day of School
- 1-2 Pictures of your student reading in their library
- Journal entry with 5-8 sentences describing the creation process.
- Glue pictures and journal entry to a large piece of construction paper.
Summer Religion Expectations
Act of Contrition
Oh my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended You. I detest all my sins because of Your just punishments, but most of all because they offended You, my God, Who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasions of sin.