Spelling Homework

Good morning,

I put a word search on the spelling homework this week and completely forgot to attach the word search to the package. Sorry for the confusion. I told the class I was having a “senior moment”.

This morning I let them do the word search as their morning work, so it can now be colored in on the Home Learning Menu.

Thanks to the parents who spotted my mistake. Have a great day everyone.

Mrs. O

Grade 2 Newsletter, Nov. 19 – 23

Reminders:

  • Many thanks for parents who came to school for Parent-Teacher Conferences. It was terrific to have a chance to communicate with you about your child.
  • This Sunday, Nov. 19th, the PTSO will be hosting Thanksgiving Dinner in the cafeteria at 3h30. Bring a dish to the feast and enjoy with other UAS families.
  • Author, Ying Chang, will visit with Grade 2. She writes books in English and Chinese and will be available to meet parents with their students after school from 3h30 on in the Elementary Library.
  • School Pictures will take place Nov. 22-23.
  • November 30 will be a holiday for National Day. There will be no school for students and staff.
  • A big thank you to parents who have been sending in healthy treats to class. We are completely spoiled.

Language Arts

Reading: The students are learning how to Tackle Tricky Words, and learning skills that will help them decode difficult words. Students will be continuing to retell stories using characters, setting, problem and solution.

Writing: In Writer’s Workshop, we are continuing to improve our narrative writing. We are working on developing ‘Small Moments’ in our writing. This week we will be choosing one of our small moments stories to polish and publish to show to other Grade 2 classes.

 

Math for the week:

Sunday: 3.2 Place Value

Monday: 3.4 Renaming Numbers

Tuesday: Fluency Practice

Wednesday: Place Value Practice

Thursday: Review

 

Unit of Inquiry:

We are finishing our Health and Well-being unit. Students will be completing their final projects for this unit. Throughout the year, we will be referring back to our Health and Well-being unit to encourage healthy habits with our students.

 

Some useful links

Spelling homework: http://softschools.com/language_arts/worksheets/word_search_maker/

Addition & subtraction games

http://www.mathplayground.com/index_addition_subtraction.html

Blue Day

Dear Parents,

Tomorrow all students should wear blue to school in order to raise awareness of diabetes. Please send your child to school wearing something blue. We will be doing some GoNoodle activities to commemorate the day.

Thank you.

Home Learning Menu Apologies

Please note that I did not send the home learning menu home today. We had so much going on today that I completely forgot about it. Tomorrow I will make sure the kids get their homework for the week, and please take an extra day to complete it if you feel you need to.

Thank you for understanding.

Mrs. O

Grade 2 Newsletter, Nov. 12 – 16

Reminders:

  • Students will swim Sunday, Monday and Tuesday next week. Please have them ready with swim kits.
  • MAGRUDY’S BOOK FAIR in UAS Lobby, Nov. 12th-16th. If you would like your child to buy a book during our class visit to the book fair, please send money in an envelope marked “Book Fair”.
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences will be Wednesday and Thursday (Nov. 15 and 16). There will be no school for students on either day. If you are trying to arrange your schedule on the portal and are having trouble, please email jblakney@uasdubai.ae for help. Please bear with us as this is a new system for booking appointments. Thank you.
  • School Pictures will be Nov. 22-23. 
  • We will have an author visit Nov. 19-23. Wednesday, Nov. 22 there will be an opportunity to meet the author with your child after school. She writes books in English and Chinese.

Language Arts

Reading: Students are learning how to Tackle Tricky Words, and learning skills that will help them decode tricky words.  They have been retelling stories with characters, setting, problem and solution language.

Writing: In Writer’s Workshop, we are continuing our first unit, Improving Narrative Writing. We are working on developing ‘Small Moments’ in our writing. We have worked on identifying a ‘Small Moment’ and adding details to our stories.  We are writing with detail and learning how to magnify a small moment and write Amazing Endings!

 

Math for the week:

Sunday: Unit 3 Pre-assessment – IPP template to come home so you can see what is coming up

Monday:  3.1 Place Value

Tuesday: 3.2 Place Value

Wednesday: No School

Thursday: No School  

 

Unit of Inquiry:

We are well into Unit 2 – Health and Well. Our central idea is – ‘Nutrition, exercise and safe practices affect our well-being’. This week we are discussing safe practices.  Please encourage your child to participate in the 30×30 challenge and record it onto their diary. Diaries will be collected on Nov 19th

 

Some useful links

Spelling homework: http://softschools.com/language_arts/worksheets/word_search_maker/

 

Addition & subtraction games

http://www.mathplayground.com/index_addition_subtraction.html

 

Doubling numbers games

http://www.ictgames.com/doubles.htm

Thank you for your continued support.

Swim Schedule for Grade 2

Dear Parents,

Please note that this Thursday, Nov. 9 our students will not be swimming. The pool will be used for a Swim Meet, so our class will have a regular PE lesson. No swim kit will be required that day.

Wed and Thursday next will (Nov. 15 and 16) will be Parent-Teacher Conferences, so the PE department will make up those missed swim lessons later in the year.

Thank you and have a great day,

Mrs. O

Grade 2 Newsletter, Nov. 5 – 9

Reminders:

  • Swimming starts on Sunday, Nov. 5th. Please send in a swim kit with your child.
  • Unit 2 Math Assessment Thursday, Nov. 9th. Pre-assessment and review pages will be coming home Sunday to allow study time.
  • MAGRUDY’S BOOK FAIR will be in the lobby, Nov. 12th-16th. We will visit the fair as a class and parents will have a chance to book shop with kids after school each day.
  • Parent Conferences will be Nov 15th and 16th. Information will be coming to you soon concerning the schedule. Please fill out this short survey to allow me to be better prepared for our conference. Parent Teacher Conference Survey
  • School Pictures will be taken Nov. 22-23.
  • November 30 will be a holiday.

Language Arts

Reading: The students are learning how to ‘stop, think, retell’,  stop and jot important information, thoughts and questions they have about a text and are continuing to build reading stamina by reading more and MORE.

Writing: In Writer’s Workshop, students are working on developing ‘Small Moments’ in our writing. We have worked on identifying a ‘Small Moment’ and adding details to our stories.  We are writing with detail and how to magnify a small moment and really make our writing powerful.

 

Math for the week:

Sunday: Math Fluency/ Review

Monday:  Math Fluency/ Review

Tuesday: Math Fluency/ Review

Wednesday: Math Fluency/ Review

Thursday: Unit 2 Math Assessment