Grade 2 Newsletter, June 24 – 28

Last week reminders:

  • We are swimming for PE, so please pack a swim kit. We will be swimming right through till Thursday. Swim kits should include: swimsuit, towel, swim cap, flip flops, and (optional) goggles.
  • Tuesday will be party day. Students can bring in some party food to share with the class. I will supply paper plates forks/spoons and serviettes.
  • Please let me know if your student will leave school before Thursday. I would like to have the opportunity to say goodbye and make sure they get all their books and bits.

This week students will continue to practice their time tables. We will have a guest teacher from Grade 4 who will come into our classroom to help out. In writing, students will finish their fractured fairytales and hopefully we will have time to share them with our classmates. In unit of inquiry, students will continue their imagination stations, creating and playing. Students will also be helping to take down and pack up the classroom.

Grade 2 Newsletter, June 17 – 21

Eid Mubarak to all!

Reminders:

  • The final two weeks of PE class will be swimming, beginning Monday 18th June and finishing Wednesday 27th June. Students should bring their swim kit to school each day ready to swim. The kit should include a swimsuit, towel, flip flops, swim cap, and (optional) goggles.
  • If you are planning to leave school before June 28th, please let me know ahead of time so I can have all your child’s work ready to send home with them, and have a chance to say goodbye.

 

Language Arts

Reading: Our final reading unit is  “If …then… curriculum’ and is going to complement our How We Express Ourselves unit, as it delves into character study and their stories. The students have worked extremely hard to connect with, and understand the characters and analyse their stories in a text. Students have enjoyed reading various fractured fairytales and have very much enjoyed using their reading experiences to inform their writing!

Writing: The students have had a great time enthusiastically writing their own versions of fractured fairy tales. They have published them into an actual book, complete with illustrations.  

The students will share with friends from other classes to celebrate their successes!

 

Math for the week:

In Math, we will be continue to wrap up the year by reviewing all skills taught so far this years as well as working through Measurement in Unit 9.

 

Unit of Inquiry:

We are continuing our “Creation Stations”. Students explore ways to express themselves and their imagination through various centers including; architecture, theatre, painting, etc… It is a fun and engaging unit encouraging lots of creativity and imagination!

The central idea is ‘Imagination allows us think, create and express ourselves in new ways.”

 

Some useful links:

Imagination website: https://theimaginationtree.com/

 

Addition & subtraction games

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

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

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

Grade 2 Newsletter, June 3 – 7

Ramadan Kareem to all of our families who are celebrating this holy month.

Reminders:

  • We will begin our last swimming unit in PE Sunday, June 10. Students should bring their swim kit to school each day ready to swim. The kit should include a swimsuit, towel, flip flops, swim cap, and (optional) goggles.
  • If you are planning to leave school before June 28th, please let me know ahead of time so I can have all your child’s work ready to send home with them, and have a chance to say goodbye.
  • Students fasting during Ramadan will go to the Music room during break times.
  • For recess, please make sure your child has a hat and water bottle. Encourage them to drink plenty of water if they are not fasting.

 

Language Arts

Reading: Our final reading unit is  “If …then… curriculum’ and is going to complement our How We Express Ourselves unit, as it delves into character study and their stories. The focus will be observing how characters change and grown throughout a text, as well as reading with fluency and expression.

Writing: We are writing fractured fairytales. Students will write the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, changing the characters, setting, or outcomes. The fairytale will be a culmination of the narrative work we have done in Grade 2 (adding details, feelings, talking parts) while complementing our Imagination Unit of Inquiry.

 

Math for the week:

Sunday:        Unit 9 pre-test

Monday:       5x table

Tuesday:      Fluency

Wednesday: Measuring with a Ruler

Thursday:      review

 

Unit of Inquiry:

We are continuing our “Creation Stations”. Students explore ways to express themselves and their imagination through various centers including; architecture, theatre, painting, etc… It is a fun and engaging unit encouraging lots of creativity and imagination!

The central idea is ‘Imagination allows us think, create and express ourselves in new ways.”

 

Some useful links:

Imagination website: https://theimaginationtree.com/

Grade 2 Newsletter, May 27 – 31

Ramadan Kareem to all of our families who are celebrating this holy month!

Reminders:

  • Fantastic job by all our students on the Grade 2 musical. It’s not easy waiting till May to finally perform, but they did a great job on it. Thank you to all parents who attended.
  • Our final Grade 2 MAP test will be Language Usage on Monday, May 2

 

 

  • Ramadan hours for students –  8am – 1pm
  • Students fasting during ramadan will go to the Music room during break times
  • PE starts this week. Students will not be swimming for the first two weeks of PE, so they should come to school dressed for PE (running shoes and clothes they can move in). Make sure they have a water bottle and hat.

 

Language Arts

Reading: Our final reading unit is  “If …then… curriculum’ and is going to complement our How We Express Ourselves unit, as it delves into character study and their stories. The focus will be observing how characters change and grown throughout a text, as well as reading with fluency and expression.

Writing: We have had a lot of fun and insight into Poetry and the students have enjoyed expressing themselves through different forms of poetry. We will explore narrative writing by looking at imagination and how the author expresses themselves through fairy tales. The students will eventually work towards writing their own expressive and imaginative fairy tales!

Math for the week:

 

Sunday:        Unit 8 test

Monday:      Unit 9 pretest

Tuesday:      9.1 lesson

Wednesday: review

Thursday:      fluency practice

 

Unit of Inquiry:

We have started “Creation Stations”!!! Students explore ways to express themselves and their imagination through various centers including; architecture, theatre, painting, etc… It is a fun and engaging unit encouraging lots of creativity and imagination!

The central idea is ‘Imagination allows us think, create and express ourselves in new ways.”

 

Some useful links:

Imagination website: https://theimaginationtree.com/

 

Addition & subtraction games

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

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

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

 

Grade 2 Musical TOMORROW!

Dear Parents,

Please remember that our Grade 2 musical will be tomorrow in the MPH. Students should come to school wearing purple or white (dark pants/shorts/skirts are fine). We will go directly to the MPH from our line outside, so please try your best to be on time for line up at 7h50.

Our performance will begin at 8h15 sharp!

Can’t wait,

Mrs. O

Grade 2 Newsletter, May 20 – 24

Ramadan Kareem to all of our families who are celebrating this holy month.

Reminders:

  • Grade 2 MAP Testing :
    • Tuesday, 22nd May Maths
    • Thursday, 24th May Reading
    • Monday, 28th May Language Usage

 

 

  • Ramadan hours for students –  8am – 1pm
  • Students fasting during ramadan will go to the Music room during break times.
  • Reminder: Grade 2 Music concert –  Thursday 24th May at 8am. Please see a message from the music teacher at the end of this post.

 

Language Arts

Reading: Our final reading unit is  “If …then… curriculum’ and is going to complement our How We Express Ourselves unit, as it delves into character study and their stories. The focus will be observing how characters change and grown throughout a text, as well as reading with fluency and expression.

Writing: We have had a lot of fun and insight into Poetry and the students have enjoyed expressing themselves through different forms of poetry. We will explore narrative writing by looking at imagination and how the author expresses themselves through fairy tales. The students will eventually work towards writing their own expressive and imaginative fairy tales.

Math for the week:

Due to Ramadan and Map testing we will enjoy review and revision this week and do our Unit 8 Math test next week (Week commencing 27th May).

Sunday:        review

Monday:      review

Tuesday:      review

Wednesday: review

Thursday:      review

 

Unit of Inquiry:

Tuning in to our new unit is going to be fun. Imagine That! is a fun and engaging unit, encouraging lots of creativity and imagination! The central idea is ‘Imagination allows us think, create and express ourselves in new ways.”

 

Some useful links:

Imagination website: https://theimaginationtree.com/

 

Addition & subtraction games

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

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

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

 

HPC Parent Letter 2-q4vcvu

Ramadan tomorrow

Dear Parents,

By now you’re aware that tomorrow Ramadan will begin. We will line up outside at 7h50 am and begin classes at 8 am. Pick up time will be 1 pm and children will be dismissed as usual to the bus or to meet their parent/guardian.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns as we go through the next 4 weeks.

Best regards,

Mrs. O

Ramadan for Fasting Students

Dear Parents,

If your child would like to try fasting during Ramadan, please let me know. They will go to a special room during lunch; and when we have PE as our special class, they will have optional activities. If they would like to try fasting for the first part of the day but then give up, I will allow them to have water and food when they need it.

Please let me know if you have any special instructions for your child during Ramadan.

Thank you,

Mrs O.

dosullivan@uasdubai.ae

Grade 2 Newsletter, May 13 – 17

Reminders:

  • NO SCHOOL Sunday
  • Thank you to all parents who sent in Teacher Appreciation food on Wednesday. We absolutely gorged ourselves on your lovely cooking. Very much appreciated!
  • Grade 2 MAP Testing :
    • Tuesday 22nd May Maths
    • Thursday 24th May Reading
    • Monday 28th May Language Usage
  • Ramadan is expected to begin 16th or 17th – date will be confirmed.
  • Ramadan hours for students will be 8am – 1pm. Students will line up outside at 7h55.
  • Students fasting during ramadan will go to the Music room during break times.
  • Grade 2 Music concert will be Thursday 24th May at 8am. Students should be practicing their songs at home in order to learn all the words, and they should wear purple t-shirts the day of the concert. 

 

Language Arts

Reading: Students are making great growth in terms of stamina and book appreciation as they read through their book series books. If your students have a book that they are reading at home, encourage them to bring it in to share with the class. Remember to ask questions about the books that your child is reading; ask them for their opinion. Would they recommend this book? Why or why not?

Writing: In Writer’s Workshop, we will continue to work on our All About books to go along with our Unit of Inquiry about habitats. Students will revise the form and function of writing different headings in an All About book and organize their information in every section of the book.  Students have eagerly written shape poems about animals and/or plants that they are very proud to share.

Math for the week:

Sunday:        8.3 review Equal parts and fraction of sets

Monday:      8.4 Equivalent fraction

Tuesday:     Review

Wednesday: 8.5 Fractions of collections

Thursday:    8.5 review

Unit of Inquiry:

We are finishing up any outstanding learning and assessments from Sharing the Planet. We will also begin our tuning in to how we express ourselves, our final unit of this year.

It is a fun and engaging unit encouraging lots of creativity and imagination!

The central idea is ‘Imagination allows us think, create and express ourselves in new ways.”

 

Some useful links:

Imagination website: https://theimaginationtree.com/

 

Addition & subtraction games

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

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

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

Worldwildlife.org

Grade 2 Newsletter, May 6 – 10

Reminders:

  • Sunday, May 13th will be a school holiday.
  • Grade 2 MAP Testing will be in a few weeks. We will update you with dates and times soon.

 

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 continue to work 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 continue to write a poem about animals and/or plants that considers their habitat, diet, appearance and adaptation.

Math for the week:

Sunday:        Unit 8.1-Equal parts of ONE

Monday: Unit 8.2-Exploring Fractions

Tuesday: Exploring Fractions part 2

Wednesday: Unit 8.3-Collection of Things

Thursday:    Review Unit 8

Unit of Inquiry:

 

This will be our last week for the Science Unit of Inquiry on Animals Habitats and Plants. Students will complete their All About books and present them to the class this week. 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