Mrs. Dever's 2nd Grade


Dear 2D Parents,                                                                          September 16, 2022

We continue to stay busy with lots of work and lots of fun in 2D!  Here are some highlights:

50 Paw Treat – Extra recess twice so far!!!

Reading – We will be starting Lesson 5 with a fun story - Teacher’s Pets.  We are working on long vowel sounds, consonant blends, nouns, and reading fluency.  Please listen to your child read aloud the paper decodable books that are sent home each Monday and Tuesday night.  The books help all students with reading fluency, high frequency words, and phonetic practice.  Please be sure your child returns these books each Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Math – We are continuing with fact families this week, and will have our first chapter soon. Your children have enjoyed the time using flash cards each day during math.  Thank you for helping them remember to keep the cards in their backpacks so they can use them each night and make it back to school the following day. They have enjoyed playing “Around the World”, and were rewarded with Smarties after our math minute practice last week because they are a “bunch of smarties”! 

Religion – The children are loving our Blessed series from Dynamic Catholic.  We are talking about being grateful for all that we have, we are discussing what it means to have free will, and we are learning with each day how to be a great decision-maker.  They amaze me each session through thoughtful and meaningful conversation as we prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Taking your child to Mass each week and sharing the faith at home continues to help your child become the best version of themselves! 

A letter from Candace Sperati, Youth Faith Formation Coordinator for OLL, is coming home today for those who are Catholic and wish their child to receive the sacraments this year.  Please return these forms to me by September 30th.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Science – We are learning about Weight and Volume.  We enjoyed a very cool experiment using pan balances.  Some great pictures were posted OLL Instagram.  I hope you got to see them!

Social Studies – We are using Scholastic Magazine each week.  We have talked about kindness, and goal setting.  We also find places on the map of the United States as well as countries throughout the world as we cover them in stories of people and saints.  They really love geography.

Field Trip – Coming up October 6th.  Please get your permission slips in! 

Finally, my husband and are patiently waiting for our daughter to have her first baby!  As you read this we are probably still driving to Mississippi to meet our third grandchild.  I will stay with her through the week to help this sweet new mom.  I am looking forward to spending this special time with Maggie.  Please keep her in your prayers.  Also, know that you will be in terrific hands with Mrs. Fey and my substitute teacher.  If you need to communicate anything during the week, please send your email to both of us ( or   One of us will respond.

Thank you for all of your support!  This class of students is a delight!

Take care,                                                                                                                                   She's here!  Lucy Kathleen Kousens 9/14/22