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Grade 2 Newsletter, Jan. 6 – 10

January6

For the coming week…

Reminders

  • This Thursday, Jan. 10 will be our field trip to Kidzania. Students will have a snack before we leave school in the morning. They will eat lunch at Kidzania (water will be provided by the school). They should not bring money, but they can bring Kidzos if they have any.
  • Jan. 14 – 17 will be our annual KHDA inspection.
  • 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, Becoming Experts, Reading Non-fiction:

Sunday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills. 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 Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills.
Tuesday Students will notice and learn the details and fun facts in non-fiction.
Wednesday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills.
Thursday Kidzania Field Trip

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Lab Reports:

Sunday Students will write a small moment story about their winter holiday. Students can practice these writing skills by writing about non-fiction science books, making notes about their learning and writing about science experiments.
Monday Students will discuss why scientists write and what they write about.
Tuesday Students will look at a mentor text to see samples of science writing.
Wednesday Students will review their work using our checklist.
Thursday Kidzania Field Trip

Students can use IXL Language Skills to support literacy. This week, students can do Consonant Blends, C.7 and C.8

 

Math

Link to Everyday Math Support for Parents Please visit this site to support Math learning.

Sunday Students will review Unit 3 math for test on Wednesday. Students will bring home the review pages and can practice at home.
Monday Students will practice counting change when buying grocery items. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Money, P.4.
Tuesday Students will practice making change when buying grocery items. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Money, P.7.
Wednesday Students will write the Unit 3 math test.
Thursday Kidzania Field Trip

 

Unit of Inquiry

In UOI, students will begin tuning in to a new unit of inquiry. We will be doing our first unit of science. Students will consider how to distinguish solids, liquids and gases and the definition of matter. They will sort pictures of matter into categories of phases of matter, and how mass and volume relate to our unit.

 

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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