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Grade 2 Newsletter, Dec. 2 – 6

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For the coming week…

Reminders

  • December 2 and 3 there will be no school in celebration of UAE National Day.
  • December 6 will be Pajama Day. Students come to school in their pajamas!
  • December 13th will be a half day of school before winter break. Students will be dismissed at 12pm. Classes will begin again January 6th.
  • We are making HOLIDAY BOXES for our support staff. We ask that parents buy and send in 1 bottle of shampoo in 2KG and 2DO and 1 tube of toothpaste in 2BC. Those items will be placed in small boxes for each support staff member with a mix of other items from other grades. The deadline is Dec. 6. Thank you for all the generous donations that have been sent in already.
  • December 9 – 13 will be dress up days in support of homeless pets. Students can dress up for the day and donate money for homeless animals. Each day will have a theme:
    • Scientist Sunday, dress as your favorite scientist
    • Matching Monday, dress to match a friend
    • Tiger Tuesday, dress up like a tiger
    • Wacky-hair Wednesday, come to school with a crazy hairdo
    • Theatre Thursday, wear a mask (no movie masks please)
  • The link to our art, music and PE teacher blog is here.
  • The link to our counsellor blog is here.
  • If you would like to order your child’s individual/class photos, you can visit the photographer’s website at www.intlphoto.com. The photographer will return sample photos soon with a website login.
  • Please follow the links to see your class schedule:

Gr. 2DO

Gr. 2BC

Gr. 2KG

 

Literacy

This week in Readers’ Workshop, Reading Growth Spurt:

Sunday National Day Holiday Students can practice the reading skills using RAZkids, library books, class book shopping books or other books they have at home. Please allow your child to choose what to read as it promotes enjoyment of reading which will help them become life-long readers.
Monday Holiday
Tuesday We are learning to book shop for non-fiction.
Wednesday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills.
Thursday Review of skills learned this week.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Small Moment Stories:

Sunday National Day Holiday Students can practice these writing skills by writing about books they are reading and having conversations about the plot, characters and meaning of stories they are reading.
Monday Holiday
Tuesday Students will be using narrative skills to write about the National Day Weekend.
Wednesday Students will review their work using our checklist.
Thursday Students will share their published pieces with Grade 2 friends.

Students can use IXL Language Skills to support literacy. This week, students can do Silent E, F.3 and F.4.

 

Math

Please do not attempt homework materials from the next unit of math until we have taught it. You will cause your child frustration and anxiety. Link to Everyday Math Support for Parents Please visit this site to support Unit 1 Math learning.

Sunday National Day Holiday
Monday Holiday
Tuesday Students will build and rename numbers. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Place Value, M.1, M.2 and M.3.
Wednesday We are learning to use frames and arrows with two rules. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Counting and Number Patterns, A.5 and A.14.
Thursday Review of the week and fluency practice.

 

Unit of Inquiry

In our classroom economy, students will get new jobs for the week and keep track of their savings and spending. Each child will check to see that they have saved $25 for each week and not overspent. The goal this week is to have saved $75.

 

Please continue to send in small toys/items you are ready to part with for our novelty store. (Very popular with our classes!)

 

Extras

For 2DO, email is dosullivan@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @mrs.oclasstimes

For 2KG, email is kgour@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @kaveri_gour

For 2BC, email is bcinque@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @brenda.cinque.52

 

List of websites/apps that can be accessed for home learning:

 

  • A PreK-3 database for reading and research. Our subscription includes PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Science.

 

      • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

  • For students in Grades 1-5. This database includes thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, engaging games and activities.

 

    • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

Further reading regarding homework:

https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/ed/12/01/are-you-down-or-done-homework

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/education/yes-there-is-such-a-thing-as-too-much-homework-for-dubai-students

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