Grade 2 Newsletter, April 22 – 26

Reminders:

 

  • April 25 and 26 will be Student Led Conferences. Please follow these directions to schedule your conference if you have not already done so.
  • There will be a Book Fair by Bookworm in the ES library from Sunday to Wednesday. Students can bring money in an envelope for the fair, or visit with a parent.
  • Our field trip to Dubai Safari Park will be Sunday, April 22nd. Students will need to have both a snack and a packed lunch for their trip. We will not be eating in the cafeteria Sunday. Students will also need to have a water bottle which can be refilled at the park.
  • Sunday, May 13th will be a school holiday.
  • Elementary Arts Display will be in the lobby for the next two weeks. Please see the information below.

 

Language Arts

Reading: We are continuing our unit in Reading called Series Book Clubs. Students will learn about characters by thinking about their relationships with other characters in the story.; and students will consider how authors paint pictures with words.

Writing: In Writer’s Workshop, we will be working on our All About books to go along with our Unit of Inquiry about habitats. Students will learn the different headings in an All About book and how to organize their information in each part of the book. In addition, students will write a poem about an animal that considers their habitat, diet, appearance and adaptation.

Math for the week:

Sunday:        Lesson 7.3 Multiplication Stories

Monday:       Unit 7 Review

Tuesday:      Unit 7 Review

Wednesday: No classes

Thursday:    No classes

Unit of Inquiry:

We are continuing our Science Unit of Inquiry Habitats. Students will complete their All About books and present them to the class. They will think of ways we affect our environment and think of ways to take action to help preserve plant and animal species.

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

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

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

https://fun4thebrain.com/multiplication/galaxymult.html

https://fun4thebrain.com/mult.html

http://www.abcya.com/multiplication_mine_jr.htm

 

Worldwildlife.org

worldlandtrust.org

Elementary Arts Alive Display

April 19 – May 3, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the elementary arts alive is officially on view! Our KG2 – 5th Grade students have worked hard since the beginning of the year to create the many different artworks currently hanging in the front and back lobby.

Due to the large number of students, only one artwork per student was chosen to be displayed. Parents are encouraged to collect the rest of their child’s art portfolio from the art room during Student Led Conferences.

Enjoy all the amazing art!

Sign Up for Student-Led Conferences

Dear Parents,

We are pleased to announce that student-led conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, April 25 and Thursday, April 26, 2018. Our approach to teaching and learning is intended to support our school’s Primary Years Programme core values by empowering our students to be active participants in their education. It is important for students to think critically and reflect on their learning which helps them become self-directed learners. One of the ways UAS accomplishes this goal is through student-led conferences.  

Process to sign up for Student Led Conferences

Click here for directions for using Synergetic to login and schedule the time in your student’s homeroom class that best meets your needs. Please note that the Sign-Up will go live Tuesday at 4:00 pm; there are times available throughout both days, with up to four places for each time.

Student-Led Conferences: A Celebration of Learning at UAS!

UAS students put a lot of time and effort into getting ready to celebrate their learning with parents. A student-led conference involves the student and parent in a discussion centred on student achievement. In this format the student takes the lead in the conversation and talks about their learning.

Teachers are present in the room and will offer encouragement and/or clarification as needed. Please note, this is not a time for you to engage in an individual parent-teacher conference. The time is for your child to share their successes and goals in moving forward for the remainder of the school year. During your conference time, there will be other students sharing their learning with their parents as well.

All families are encouraged to visit the student’s specialist and support teachers on a drop-in basis as they are an integral part of each child’s education. You and your child are also encouraged to visit the Book Fair and to observe the Arts Alive display.

If you have additional time or are waiting for another conference, you are welcome to read in the library with your children or supervise them while they are playing on the playground. During conferences, staff will be monitoring the hallway so that siblings may sit in the hallway to wait. We encourage bringing something for the sibling to do while they wait, such as a book to read, a notebook for writing or drawing, etc.

Sincerely,

UAS Elementary School Administration

Grade 2 Newsletter, April 15 – 19

Reminders:

  • April 17th will be the Splash and Dash charity event. Runners and swimmers will need to come to school prepared with swim kit or clothes they can run in. The event will take place after attendance in the morning. See post below this one.
  • April 25 and 26 will be Student Led Conferences. The office will send out instructions on how to schedule your conference soon.
  • Our field trip to Dubai Safari Park will be Sunday, April 22nd. We are asking for 4 parent volunteers from each Grade 2 class to come with us. Please email me at dosullivan@uasdubai.ae if you would like to be part of our field trip – please note you are asked to pay 85 aed for your own entrance. Please send in the permission slip by Thursday, April 19th. Thank you.

 

Language Arts

Reading: We are continuing our unit in Reading called Series Book Clubs. Students will pay attention to how characters change throughout the story, as they observe the reactions of their character in different situations and conflicts.

Writing: In Writer’s Workshop, we will be working on our All About books to go along with our Unit of Inquiry about habitats. Students will learn the different headings in an All About book and how to organize their information in each part of the book.

Math for the week:

Sunday:        Lesson 7.4 Doubles and Halves

Monday:       Lesson 7.8 Graphing our Arm Spans

Tuesday:      Lesson 7.3 Multiplication Number Stories

Wednesday: Fluency Practice

Thursday:    Review

Unit of Inquiry:

We are continuing our Science Unit of Inquiry Habitats. Students will begin to learn how plants and animals depend on each other for survival. Students will be choosing an animal to research and present to the class. We will discuss how humans have a negative effect on plants and animals and how we can take action to help plant and animal survival.

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

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

Worldwildlife.org

worldlandtrust.org

UAS Splash and Dash Charity Event

The UAS Splash & Dash is set to happen next Tuesday April 17th. The event will run from 9 to 11 am.

Spectators are encouraged to come along and support all competitors. We ask that all spectators be seated in the Pool Area or in the shaded areas around the track by 8:50 am.

Competitors will need to bring the following to the pool area:

Swimsuit & Towel (for swimmers)

Running Shoes (for runners)

Water Bottle

Students are asked to come to school ready for the competition and wearing their Splash & Dash t-shirts. T-Shirts will be distributed to them early next week.

All competitors will have a pre-race meeting on Sunday or Monday during lunch next week, to have more details about the event explained to them.

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact Mr. Carter or Mr. Trottier in the UAS Athletics Department.

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Grade 2 Newsletter, April 8 – 12

Reminders:

  • April 17th will be the Splash and Dash charity event. Runners and swimmers will need to come to school prepared with swim kit or clothes they can run in. If you have not paid the 75 aed to accounts yet, please make sure you pay by 3 pm April 9th.
  • April 25 and 26 will be Student Led Conferences. The office will send out schedules soon.
  • April 12 Grade 2 students will have a 30 minute presentation about Dental Hygiene and have a free dental check up later in the day. If you do not want your child to have a dental check up, please send me an email by Wednesday afternoon to let me know.

Language Arts

Reading: We are starting a new unit in Reading called Series Book Clubs. In the first part of our unit, students will learn to pay attention to how characters respond to problems, similarities in their characters across a series, and how to predict how a character will react in different situations.

Writing: In Writer’s Workshop, we are beginning our Poetry unit.

Math for the week:

Sunday:        Lesson 7.1 Patterns in counting

Monday:       Lesson 7.2 Extending Complements of 10

Tuesday:      Patterns in Doubles and Halves

Wednesday: Fluency Practice

Thursday:    Review

Unit of Inquiry:

We are starting our second Science Unit of Inquiry Habitats. Students will begin to learn how plants and animals depend on each other for survival. Students will be choosing an animal to research and present to the class.

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

Grade 2 Newsletter, March 18 – 22

Reminders:

  • Kindest thanks to all of the wonderful parents who gave up their time for Mums & Muffins, Dads & doughnuts and the careers talks. It was really kind of you and you had a great impact on our students.
  • Spring Break begins this coming Thursday, March 22nd at 12pm. School will resume April 8th.
  • There will be a bucket list for spring break homework, but it’s not mandatory. Instead, please make sure your child reads for 20 mins. each day.
  • If your child would like to participate in Splash and Dash Charity Swim and Run on April 17th, please be sure to sign up and pay the 75 aed at accounts. The deadline for registration is March 22. To register, please sign up here.

 

Language Arts

Reading: We are really enjoying the unit on amping up reading power through reading bigger books. Students are learning to keep track of the most important details in the story so they do not lose track of what’s happening in their bigger book. Remember to enjoy using our library as it is an excellent resource for reading a wider range of big books.

Writing: In Writer’s Workshop, we have explored the wonderful world of letter writing and raising the level, adding more ideas and publishing opinions in a persuasive and meaningful way. The students also celebrated their writing skills by publishing a careers brochure giving information about a chosen career of their choice.

Math for the week:

Sunday:        Unit 6 Review

Monday:       Unit 6 test

Tuesday:      Math Fluency

Wednesday: Math Games

Thursday:    Half Day

Unit of Inquiry:

We are starting our new unit ‘Sharing the Planet’ and the central idea is ‘Living things depend on their environment for survival’. Students will be tuning into the unit by unpacking the big idea, and delving into the form and function of a habitat.

 

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

UAS Splash and Dash

On April 17th 2018 we will be hosting the UAS Splash & Dash event for students & teachers (love to see you involved) in grades 2 – 5. We have opened registration and would like your help.

Can you help with the following 2 simple tasks. Thank You

  1. Please post the below message on your classroom blogs.
  2. Can you provide me with a time this week where I could come into your classroom and promote the activity with your students. If I can hit multiple classes in a row that would be great!

It’s time for the

UAS Splash & Dash!

We want all our fantastic swimmers and runners to come out on Tuesday April 17th.

The event will take place during the school day.

 

The Splash & Dash is for any STUDENT, PARENT or TEACHER in Elementary (Grades 2-5), Middle & High School.

 

You can participate Individually or with a Partner.

 

Elementary students will SWIM 100m (4 laps in pool) and RUN 800m (2 laps of track).

 

The cost to participate is 75 AED. Participants receive a T-shirt and Winners receive prizes.

 

To register for this awesome event, you must sign up by clicking HERE.

The Link can also be found on the UAS website.

 

Once registered you need to make your payment at UAS Accounts.

Please pay to the SPLASH-DASH Account.

 

Registration & Payment needs to be completed by Wednesday March 21st at 3pm.

 

We hope to see lots of students competing and having LOADS OF FUN!

 

Go Scorpions!