2021-2022 School Year


Welcome Mr. Justin Edin, our new 2nd grade teacher!




April 28, 2021

This week we had a lot of fun making parachutes and dropping Jack off the ladder to test if they work!


April 25,2021

Congratulations to our Second Graders on receiving your First Communion! I am so proud of all your hard work this year. Thank you SO much to the parents for your dedication and our prayer partners for your support and prayers!! We had a wonderful day 🙂













March 29, 2021

We had a blast starting our First Communion banners before sending them home to be finished with family!


March 17, 2021

The second graders had fun writing short biographies for different American Heroes. Then they got to make masks for their hero and create a human timeline! 

February 26, 2021

Hello Parents!

We have been working hard in second grade. We just wrapped our math unit on money and the class is having fun with our classroom economy this week. They are able to earn a salary each day and will be able to spend their savings next week in our class store. They are having a blast with this! We are working with vowel teams in Reading and are learning about life cycles. Please keep working on your child’s take-home First Communion booklet, they are due April 1st.  Return your RSVP for the First Communion retreat ASAP. Thank you for all your hard work throughout the year. I can’t believe it is almost March!

Mrs. Detloff

February 10, 2020

Happy 100th day of school! The students had a great time dressing up as if they were 100 today! Keep reading this month as we celebrate I love to read month. The second graders are working hard learning about money in Math as well as wants and needs in Social Studies. Keep up the great work!

January 29, 2021

Happy Catholic Schools Week! The students have had a blast dressing up, ice skating, having a movie day, and getting extra outside time! Thank you to everyone who supports our school! 

January 5, 2021

Happy New Year! We are having a great start to our first week back! The students had a wonderful first day, worked hard, and are excited to learn. This week we are working with long i words in Reading, reviewing estimating and rounding as well as starting our graphing unit in Math, discovering more about force and work in Science, and discussing how our choices have consequences in Religion. I am so excited to have my class here in person and we pray that we are able to continue to do so!

December 16, 2020

Happy December!

We have been hard at work in Second 11 Inspiring Advent & Christmas Quotes, Prayers and Bible Verses | Leaflet MissalGrade. The class had a great start to the month when they were able to celebrate their First Reconciliation! I am very proud of them! We just finished learning about rounding and are starting our unit on estimation. We are reading stories about creative ideas. The class is also learning about cause and effect, author’s purpose, and synonyms. We are excited to record our Christmas program at the end of the week and can’t wait to share it with you! Once it is recorded, we will let you know where it is posted. I hope you all have a great rest of the Advent Season and a Blessed Christmas!!

Mrs. Detloff

December 9, 2020

December is here! The second graders are having a blast getting ready for the Christmas program. They are bummed that things won’t be the same as normal, but are excited to sing together! We will be recording our program this year and will stream it when we have it finished! Thank you for your patience this year as we work through all these difficulties. We are learning about rounding to the nearest ten and nearest 100 this week. Next week we will work on using these skills to estimate. We are discussing different kinds of communication in Reading as well as working with the long o sound. In Science, we are learning about matter! I hope you are all having a wonder December so far!

October 30, 2020

Hello Parents! October has just flown by! We have been working hard on number sense in math and will be starting basic math facts strategies next week. This week we wrote narrative essays, telling about a memory that students had. They did a great job! Today we are celebrating Halloween! I hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween weekend!

October 7, 2020

Hello Parents!

We have been working hard in Second Grade! We are working on number sense in math and have been practicing our numbers through 1,000. In reading we have worked with blends, cvc words, and cvce words. The class has been working SO hard. They have done a great job being back in school after such a long “break”. They are glad to be back and we are so glad to have them!! They are excited for the workathon next week and are working hard to meet our school goal!
Have a wonderful rest of your week. 
Mrs. Detloff

September 30, 2020

Congratulations to the third graders who were FINALLY able to make their First Communion over the last two weeks! I am SO proud of you and all your hard work!!

Mrs. Detloff

September 14, 2020

Hello Parents! I hope you had a wonderful summer. We are all so excited to be back at school and are SO grateful to be able to learn in person. Last week we eased into the school year by going over rules, routines, and having fun! This week we are starting to get into our regular schedule. The class has already been working so hard and has gotten a lot done! We are working with short vowel sounds and writing complete sentences. Make sure to check out the letter that went home today about spelling and homework expectations. I hope you have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Detloff

May 13, 2020

The second graders are having a blast with their Science projects, reading outside, and outdoor learning! Keep it up kiddos!

May 6, 2020

Keep up the hard work second graders! I love all the First Communion banners that have come in so far and can’t wait to see the rest! 

April 29, 2020

My class had such a blast visiting with Father Gabriel during our last googlemeet lesson! Thanks for joining us Father!

April 27, 2020

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all have a great start to your week! Remember, I have several small group reading lessons scheduled for today, a full group lesson tomorrow, and would like to schedule individual meetings with all students next week. Keep working hard and know that I am thinking of you each day and you are all in my prayers.

Mrs. Detloff

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April 24, 2020

I hope you are all doing well and are working hard at home! Keep up the great work kiddos!

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April 14, 2020

Keep up the great work second graders! Here are few parachute projects that they worked on for Science as well as one of their plant that has started to grow!



April 10,2020

Hello parents!

I just wanted to send out one last thing before we all take a break and celebrate Easter with our families! As some of you may know, Father Gabriel has a youtube channel that he uses to check in, post masses, and other things. On Wednesday, he posted a video just for Sacred Heart students! Check it out if you have a chance, and you can subscribe to his channel. I know my own kids really enjoyed seeing Father Gabriel!
Have a wonderful Easter! I hope you all have a relaxing weekend and are able to enjoy some nice weather!
God Bless,
Mrs. Detloff

April 7, 2020

I hope all is well for your family during this crazy time. I am missing having all of my students here with me! I enjoyed being able to teach a lesson via googlemeet on Monday. I hope to connect with more of you that same way soon. Please let me know if you would like to schedule a one-on-one lesson for your child. Here is a link with some fun Holy Week activities you can do with your child. https://www.faithgateway.com/holy-week-activities-kids/

May God bless your family and keep you safe!
I hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Mrs. Detloff

February 27, 2020

We have a had a very busy February! We finished learning about money and graphs in math. Now we are working with measurement and the class is enjoying using their rulers to measure everything in our classroom. In reading we are working with vowel diphthongs and are reading all about frogs. We started our classroom economy this week and the class is loving earning money each day and trying not to get any fines! Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Detloff

February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

We had a lot of fun celebrating Valentine’s Day today! The kids had a blast passing out candy and showing off their boxes. Next Thursday, Feb. 20, is our class mass! They are very excited to read at mass, their parts were sent home today.

Have a wonderful three day weekend!

Mrs. Detloff

January 28, 2020

Happy Catholic Schools Week from our CRAZY second graders!!

January 17, 2020

Hello Parents! We had a very busy week! We worked with comparative endings in Reading, reviewed past, present, and future tense in Grammar, and finished our rounding and estimating standard in Math. The kiddos are very excited for a three day weekend!
Enjoy the snow!

Mrs. Detloff

January 3, 2020

Happy New Year! We had a great short week back!!

December 19,2019

Merry Christmas! Everyone did a wonderful job at the Christmas program last night. I am so proud of all the students! I hope you all have a wonderful break and a Blessed Christmas!

December 12, 2019

Merry (almost) Christmas!

We have had a very busy and productive week this week! We have been working hard practicing our program, working on our Christmas gifts, and reviewing our math skills. We have also learning about the long o sound in Reading as well as working on our fluency. In grammar, we have been working with verbs. The students are getting very excited for our program and can’t wait for you to join us next Wednesday and see all of their hard work in action!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Detloff and the Second Graders

November 15, 2019

We had a wonderful first quarter in second grade! The students have learned a lot and have been wonderful to have in class! We worked hard this week to get better at regrouping when adding and continued to work hard at our reading skills. The class was SO excited to started on Science and have had a blast learning about matter this week! Have a wonderful weekend!

October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween!

October 21, 2019

Happy Fall! I hope you all had a wonderful MEA weekend filled with sunshine and fresh air! The second graders were very excited to be back and to share all their fun activities with their classmates. This week we are diving into our second reading unit. Our theme is “working together”. We will be working with R-controlled words this week as well as  with nouns. In Math we are starting to work with different subtraction strategies. We will be wrapping up our Social Studies chapter this week. The class had a great time working with maps, latitude and longitude, and learning about the world around us. Have a wonderful week!

October 15, 2019

The second graders had a blast making apple pies! Thank you so much to our volunteers, this is an event the students look forward to every year!











September 27, 2019

Can you believe September is almost gone?! We have had a great and busy month! We learned all about whole numbers and place value in math, practiced our readings skills, and discovered more about our community and our country. We also participated in one of our community service projects for the year. The first and second graders went over to the football field and cleaned up garbage the day after the community “Night Under the Lights” event. They all worked hard!

September 3, 2019

Welcome back! Our first day back has been filled with lots of fun and excitement! We are getting used to our new routine and rules as well as adjusting to being back in the classroom. This week will be filled with practicing our routines as well as diving into some math and social activities. We will be having a book fair soon so keep an eye out for flyers. Also, picture day is on September 17. I hope you all have a great back to school week!

May 15,2019

Today we enjoyed the SUNSHINE! We took our reading books outside to read our weekly story. We also used chalk to write our vocabulary words and draw pictures to go with them! 

May 8, 2019

This week the class did a fun Science activity. They built houses for the 4th Little Pig. They had to make a house that survived the “Big Bad Blowdryer”! Their houses were very creative and they had a lot of different ideas!  




April 29, 2019

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! The students had a wonderful weekend celebrating their First Communion! They did a GREAT job at mass and I am SO proud of them all!!

March 27, 2019

Half of the class participated in a workshop this past weekend! They participated in “Experiencing the Eucharist” at St. Micheal’s. Thank you so much to Karen Holmberg and all of the Motley church ladies who invited us to take part in this wonderful experience! The students had a blast and the other half is very excited to participate in a couple weeks. Pictured below:The students working on making their own homemade bread!

March 8, 2019

Just a reminder that First Communion is on April 18th at the 8:30 Mass. The students are SO excited to receive Communion soon! Thank you to any parishioners who are participating in our “Adopt a Communicant” program! The students are loving getting notes and cards from you and are so grateful for all your prayers!

March 7, 2019

WAY TO GO! The Second Graders were the top-selling class for our Catholic United Financial Raffle! Their prize is a PIZZA PARTY!! We will be having this party next Tuesday, March 12. We will be having this party for lunch! Catholic United will be providing several pizzas as well as some pop. If they do not like pizza please have them bring a cold lunch or plan to get hot lunch.

Great Job Second Graders! I am so proud of all of you!

Mrs. Detloff


P.S. Tomorrow (Friday, March 8) is our movie day! Your child is welcome to bring pajamas to change into after mass. They can also bring ONE blanket OR pillow.

January 24, 2019

Happy New Year! This month has just flown by. We have been very busy finishing up our Reading unit on creative ideas. We learned about many different ways to solve problems. This week we are working on our compare and contrast essays about Arctic animals! We have also finished up our Math unit on rounding and estimating. Now we are working on using patterns to solve problems. In Social we are learning about the different cultures around the world. We have been comparing and contrasting these cultures as well. The second graders are super excited to be starting our First Communion classes! We had a good discussion about what they are looking forward to and answering questions about the Sacrament. You will be getting more information about First Communion sent home soon.  The class worked very hard this week to finish up their NWEA tests. The were very focused and showed a lot of growth! Below is a picture of the class taking a break to enjoy a snack during testing. Keep selling those raffle tickets! We are close to our first incentive, hot chocolate and cookies! They are looking forward to our Color Dance to celebrate all their hard work. Don’t forget, next week is CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK! This weekend are our kick-off masses (5:00 p.m and 10:30 a.m). Please wear your uniform and sit with the rest of the students. Even if you did not sign up to read you are encouraged to come sit with us! There will be spaghetti supper after 5:00 mass and a pancake breakfast after the 10:30 mass to help raise money for the 4th and 5th grade trip to the Audubon Center this Spring! Check out the newsletter that is going out today to see the different dress-up days for next week!






December, 2018

Merry Christmas everyone!






October 4th, 2018

Hello Parents!
We have been working hard in second grade! We just finished learning about place value and number order in math. Next, we are going to learn about addition and subtraction properties. We are continuing to work on our writing skills by writing complete sentences and identifying the different parts of a sentence. This week we have been reading all about the desert. We have learned about the different types of plants and animals that live there. We are very excited about our trip to the fire hall next week! Don’t forget your permission slips!

Mrs. Detloff

September 14th, 2018

Welcome back! Time is flying in our room so far this year! We are getting used to our classroom routine and procedures and are still figuring out our daily schedules. The class had it’s first music class with Mr. Rohr today and they had so much fun! Music at our own school is going to be wonderful addition, we are so excited! We are starting to learn about Reconciliation and the students are excited to be receiving the Sacrament this year! I will be sending home more information about meetings and dates next week, please keep an eye out! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying being back to school!

Mrs. Detloff

April 9, 2018

We had some visitors today! Stella’s grandpa and dad brought in their lambs, Grayson and Lucy, for us to see! The students had so much fun meeting these two!

April 5, 2018

Hello Parents!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break! We have had a great week so far in second grade. We are continuing to work with money and the kids are so excited about their classroom store. I will be setting it up next week and they will be able to spend the money that they saved. In Reading we are working on silent consonants and reviewing theme and plot. The students really enjoyed reading stories about silly puppies and how to train them! We are super excited to have our Spring Blast project finished and ready to go! I hope to see you all there for some food and fun!

Mrs. Detloff

March 14, 2018

Hello Parents! This week we are so busy! We are beginning to learn about wants and needs in Social Studies, working with money in Math, and reading about Helen Keller in Reading. Next week we will learn about goods and services in Reading and begin our classroom economy! During I Love to Read month the second graders won the library visit challenge! The Librarian, Angela, dropped off dilly bars as a reward! Great job second graders!

February 27, 2018

Can you believe it’s almost march?! We have been very busy in second grade. We are continuing to prepare for First Communion. The students are so excited! Remember to keep working on your take-home booklets, attending mass with your child, and continue talking to them about what the Eucharist is. We have been working with patterns in math, discussing the life cycle of a frog in reading, and will be moving onto our economics unit soon!

January 10,2018

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas break! We have been very busy in second grade. The students have been working on their addition and subtraction strategies, practicing reading words with the long e sound, and strengthening their writing skills. Today we worked together to create a paragraph to share different ways to be a good friend.

How to Be a Friend

                 Always be kind. Always be a friend and be kind to one another. Always be nice. Be helpful. Always help someone when they get hurt. Don’t bite others and be nice. Always be nice to one another. Don’t be naughty. Give hugs. Be nice to others and don’t keep secrets. Don’t trip others. Love one another as God has loved you.

By: The SHAS Second Grade

September 21, 2017

Welcome back!! I hope you all had a great summer break! We are having a wonderful start to our school year! The students (and I) are just getting back into the school routine and are getting our classroom schedule figured out. We have been very busy these last two weeks. We have been working with long and short vowel words, starting to talk about place value, and discussing our community government. Please continue to read with your child each night and to practice their prayers! We are also getting ready to celebrate Grandparent’s Day!! We will be having Grandparent’s Day mass next Thursday, Sept. 28th. After mass all the grandparents are invited to come to the school for some muffins!

June 2, 2017

Have a wonderful summer break!! Thank you to all my students and their parents for making this a great year!! See you all next year! 🙂

March 30, 2017


Hello Parents!

Can you believe it is almost April?! This year has gone WAY too fast! The second graders just wrapped up their history chapter is Social Studies. They each picked an American Hero and made a mask to help them look like their person. Then, they wrote a short biography stating who they were, what they did and when they did it. Next, they shared their person with the class and created a living timeline! (middle picture) Now we have started working with good, services, wants and needs. We have a classroom economy  for our classroom that they students are participating in. Each student has a job for the day, receives a salary at the end of the day and can give out fines or rewards throughout the day. They are having a lot of fun!! They are doing a great job working with money!

Mrs. Detloff

March 6, 2017

Hello Parents!
The second graders have been very busy! In Math we are continuing to strengthen our addition and subtraction skills with two-digit numbers. In reading Social Studies we are discussing the different cultures that are around the world. We have been working on comparing and contrasting different items in all subject areas. We are getting excited about First Communion! Don’t forget their is a parent meeting this Thursday, March 9th at 6 p.m. at the school. We have been learning about all the different parts of mass and what certain aspects mean. They are working hard and doing great!

Mrs. Detloff

February 21, 2017


Happy 100th Day of School! The second graders were each given the task of counting out 100 legos and building with them. They then had to measure their creation, count how many of each color they had and fill in some graphs to document this information. They had a blast!

January 12, 2017

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Hello parents!
This year has just flown by! We have been super busy in second grade these last few weeks!
In Math we have been working with patterns and are now focusing on variables, story problems and creating our own story problems. In Reading we are learning about how to use verbs in different situations. In Science we are learning about matter and having fun with water! We are enjoying having a relatively calm January before the craziness of February begins! Next month we will celebrate Catholic Schools Week, have fun at the Carnival and enjoy I Love to Read Month!

Mrs. Detloff

May 20, 2016

duluth boat trip

Hello Parents!!
Summer is almost here! I can’t believe how fast this year flew by. The students are definitely ready for summer and sunshine! As we approach the end of the year we are doing lots of testing and assessments to see how much the students have learned. In second grade we are wrapping up Science by practicing our observation skills. We spent some time outside observing nature and the different animals that were around. We are also writing some opinion pieces, learning a little about multiplication and discussing about the different Seasons of  the Church. We had a BLAST on our school trip to Duluth. The picture above shows the second graders enjoying their cruise around the harbor! I hope you all have a safe and fun summer break!!
Mrs. Detloff

April 29, 2016


Hello Parents!
Can you believe it is almost May? We are almost done with school for the year. The students are very excited about this of course! Tomorrow our First Communion, I am so proud of all the hard work that the students have been doing throughout the year! Thank you for all that you do with them at home and for keeping them so excited about the Eucharist! This week we have been learning about engineering in Science. The student have each built a house for the “4th Little Pig” who needs a house that will withstand the wind from the Big Bad Wolf. They created a blueprint, started building, tested their house several times and are now creating an advertisement to “sell” the houses they built. Above are some pictures showing the students hard at work building.

March 30, 2016

Hello Parents!

We are very busy in second grade! We just wrapped up our economy unit in Social Studies and are moving onto Science. The students are excited to begin learning about mass and matter. We are also finishing up our money unit in math. The students are very good at working with money. We had a classroom store last week and they had fun buying things with the money they had earned. First Communion is almost here! I am so excited to share this experience with the students and I know they are excited too! Thank you for all that you do to help prepare your children for this special event. Keep working on those booklets, they are due April 14.

Mrs. Detloff

March 2, 2016


The second graders are enjoying the healthy snacks that will be provided for the month of March to promote healthy living. Lakewood health system is helping to provide the snacks for our school. So far the students have enjoyed oranges and grape fruit! They are excited to see what fruit or vegetable they will get next!

Mrs. Detloff

February 3, 2015


This week the students are having so much fun celebrating Catholic Schools Week! In the picture above the students are showing all the ways they can make bubbles. They had a great time! This week we played games in all the classrooms, had a Kryptonite Game on the playground and even got a visit from the Science Guy today. The students had a blast learning that “It’s not magic…It’s SCIENCE!” They learned a lot about air pressure and oxygen. All the Superheroes are ready to dance the night away tonight at our Superhero Dance! I hope to see you all there. They are also very excited for the Carnival this weekend!!

Mrs. Detloff

January 12, 2015


Hello parents!

As the end of quarter approaches the second graders are staying very busy. In math we are wrapping up our unit on fractions by making “Fraction Bots” to show our understanding of parts of a whole. We are also transitioning into Earth Science to learn about weather and how to measure different aspects of it. The students’ are looking forward to the Carnival and Catholic Schools week!

December 8, 2015

nativity scene

Hello Parents!

The students in second grade have been very busy. In math we are working on plane shapes and making patterns. The students love creating new shapes and extending patterns with our pattern blocks. We also created a Nativity scene for our bulletin board (pictured above).We are working hard to learn our songs for the Christmas program. They are doing great! We are also learning a lot about Advent and are completing a treasure hunt as a school. We have learned about Jesus’ family tree, Mary’s love and the town of Bethlehem.  I hope to see you all next week at the Christmas program!

Mrs. Detloff

November 16, 2015


Hello parents!

Can you believe it is almost Thanksgiving? It seems like we just celebrated Halloween! Above is a picture of the second graders with our lunch guest, Ninja Turtle Doug. We had a lot of fun celebrating Halloween this year. This week we are reading “Turkey’s Thanksgiving”, making some Thanksgiving crafts and talking about celebrating holidays together.

Mrs. Detloff

October 22,2015


Hello parents! This week we have been having a great time in second grade! In reading we are doing a play and the student are having a great time practicing and making their costumes! Soon, they will perform for the first grade class. We are working with data and graphing in math. The students really enjoy practicing graphing on the floor!

Hope to see you all next week at the Halloween dance!

Mrs. Detloff

Sept 30, 2015


Hello Parents!

Can you believe September is almost over?! We have had a wonderful first few weeks of school here in second grade. We jumped right into working on our reading skills, reviewed our math skills, and began learning about our communities in social studies. We have also had several fun activities. We received a visit from The Cardinal and the homecoming court to celebrate the homecoming festivities! We also got to watch the parade and cheer for the many high school activities that were represented. Check out how much candy we caught! (Pictured above) We kicked off the workathon last week. The students are so excited to raise money for the school and to support the community at our workathon!

Mrs. Detloff

May 4, 2015


Hello Parents!

It is already May! This weekend the second graders had their First Communion celebration. I am so proud of how hard they have worked this year and everything that they have accomplished. This week we are learned about inflected endings in English, 3-digit subtraction in Math, and are learning more about the American Flag in Reading. The students are very excited about all of their projects for AAA and are also super excited for our field trip to see the Twins on Thursday! On Wednesdays the students have been doing some journaling with our classroom visitor Mrs. Hanson (pictured above). We have been working on our writing skills as well as learning the importance of journaling. I hope to see you all Wednesday night at the AAA program and Parent Appreciation night!

Mrs. Detloff

March 26, 2015

Hello Parents!
Fourth Quarter is here!! It is hard to believe that we are already near the end of the school year. The second graders have been very busy the last few weeks. In math, we finished our unit on money and time. They were able to create their own classroom economy where they earned money each day. The students were then able to save or spend their money throughout the week and at our classroom store. We had a blast! In English we are working with pronouns. We are learning when to use I versus me. We are also getting ready to begin our Spring Blast project! The students are very excited to get to work on this.

Mrs. Detloff

March 5, 2015


We love to READ! Thank you to everyone who participated in last month’s I Love to Read challenge. The students had a great time finding books for each day and reading them. This week we finished up our unit four in reading. We worked on making life cycles to understand how things change and made time lines to see the changes in our own lives. In math we are just starting to work with money. We reviewed the worth of different coins and practiced counting on to a dollar! The students are really excited to start our Classroom Economy project next week. Students will get a daily “career” and daily “salary”. They will have opportunities to save  and lose money as well as buy objects or rewards throughout the week using the money they make each day. We will be doing this activity for two weeks. At the end of the week they will be able to use the money they saved to purchase something at our classroom store! This will be a fun way to help the students understand the value of money and begin to see how saving and spending works.

Mrs. Detloff

February 5, 2015

Thank you to everyone who helped make the carnival such a success! The second graders had a blast and are already excited for next year! We are finishing up two-digit addition, and next week we will start with subtraction. In reading we are learning about the life cycle of plants as well as writing some poetry. The students are having fun using strong adjectives to describe the things around them. In Social Studies we are learning about the difference between wants and needs. The second graders had a blast doing Catholic Schools Week and the Carnival but are ready to get back to a normal schedule!

Mrs. Detloff

January 2015


 Welcome Back! We have been very busy in Second since getting back from our Christmas break! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year . Last week we began to work with solid shapes…and of course had some fun making castles with the shapes as well! We also worked with the long i sound and compound words in Reading and Language Arts. This week we began discussing comparative endings as well as doing some comparing and contrasting in our writing. In math we have started to work with fractions.

Mrs. Detloff

December 18, 2014


Merry Christmas!! Thanks to all of you who came to see our Christmas program this year! The kids had such a blast! I am so proud of all their hard work! This has been a crazy week between performances and the excitement for Christmas break. We have been doing a lot of review in math and have been working with compound words in reading. I hope everyone has a wonderful break and a great Christmas!

Mrs. Detloff

December 04, 2014

if you can dream it

It has been an exciting couple of weeks here in Second Grade. This week we were in charge of the Mass parts for the first time this year. The students really enjoyed this and did a great job reading!  As we head into the Advent season, the second graders are also getting prepared to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. They will be receiving this next week. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they get ready for this important and exciting experience! We are also beginning to learn about plane shapes in Math which the students are really enjoying. In Reading we have been working with the long a, and long e sounds. We are also learning about consumers and producers in Science, and the students are working hard to understand food webs. We have been practicing our songs for the Christmas Program as well. I hope everyone had a fabulous break!




November 21,2014


Hello parents! It’s almost Thanksgiving! These past weeks have been very busy and exciting in the second grade room! The students filled their “fish bowl” at the end of October and we got to welcome our new class pet, Goliath Oly Olaf the beta fish to our classroom! (bottom picture) The students worked hard, and by having good church behavior, great manners, and awesome listening skills, they earned their new pet. The are all excited about this new responsibility and love when it is their turn to feed the fish and change the water. They are now working to refill the fish bowl to earn a free afternoon! The students have been learning about plurals, contractions, and possessive nouns in English and we just started skip counting in Math! They have been enjoying the winter weather and we are slowly getting used to bundling up for recess. In the top picture above, Joe shows us the appropriate gear that we need to have each day! 🙂

I hope you all have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Mrs. Detloff

November 07, 2011

Thank-you to all of my parents who came to parent-teacher conferences! It was great to sit down and talk with all of you and get your feedback on how the year is going so far. My class is already super excited to start working towards their AR goals again. Our goal class goal is to get 4 points and they each made their own individual goal to challenge themselves as well. We are also going to try to pick AR books that are at their levels. We finished Chapter 4 in math this week, and will be reviewing the first four chapters next  week before they take their Unit 1 test. This week we have been preparing of our Veteran’s Day program! We will be reciting some poems with the 1st grade class, we have been having a great time so far. The students are excited to do this next Tuesday. In reading next week we are going to be doing a little play which I hope the students will enjoy! Thanks again for coming to conferences, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns! Above are a couple pictures from our Halloween fun!

October 23, 2014new bulletin board

Hello parents! This week we have started our new unit in reading on Working Together. To kick-off our week we created a new bulletin board for our classroom! This new board is pictured above. We have also started working with surveys in math. The class had fun visiting the first grade room to ask them some questions! I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend! Also, Thank-You to everyone who came to our Reconciliation meeting! Remember, YOU are your child’s first teacher of Faith!

Thanks again,

Mrs. Detloff

photos october

October 14, 2014

Hello Parents!

It is already the middle of October, can you believe it?? This month has flown by so far! Our class has just finished our first unit in reading about Exploration. We were able to learn about exploring new places and things. We are going to be starting our new unit, about Working Together, when we get back from MEA break. To get the students excited for this, we came up with a new bulletin board idea to replace our aquatic exploration one. We will be putting this up early next week, feel free to drop by and check it out! Last week we were able to go the fire hall to learn more about fire safety. The kids had a blast learning about the tools used, the different types of gear used, and spraying the ambulance down with the fire hose! Last week we began our unit on communities in Social Studies. We also talked about maps and the cardinal directions. As a class project we created a 3-D representation of two blocks of 4th street, from our school to the movie theater. This project is pictured above. We have been very busy this month, but we are also having lots of fun! Enjoy your long weekend! Don’t forget there is a  1st Reconciliation meeting on Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m in the Sacred Heart Church basement. See you then!

Mrs. Detloff

Sept 22 2014

September 22, 2014

Hello Parents!

As we begin our fourth week of school all of us in the second grade room are slowly getting used to being back in school and are getting into our daily schedule! The first week flew by in a flurry of get-to-know one another activities…mostly for my sake! We created a classroom puzzle to show that we are all different, but together we make a beautiful picture! We had a lot of fun getting to know one another, coming up with our classroom rules and preparing for an exciting school year! The second week included jumping into learning by exploring short vowel sounds, practicing ordering numbers in math, and talking about The Sacraments. The students are very excited to begin learning about Reconciliation as well as First Communion so that we are prepared to receive these Sacraments later this year. It has been a great start and I am excited to spend this year getting to know my students as well as all of you!

Mrs. Detloff