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Grade 2 Newsletter: March 10th – 14th

March11

For the coming week…

Reminders

 

  • Please note that International Day date has been moved to Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 2pm to 7pm.
  • Mark this date in your calendar! The Grade 1 and 2 Musical will be March 19th at 8h30 in the MPH. Parents and grandparents invited.
  • ***Please check the ClassDojo for Ms. Austin’s post on the concert costume requirements.
  • SPRING BREAK: 31st March to 13th April
  • ASAs continue this week. This session’s ASAs will run until the end of April.

 

Important Links

 

  • The link to our art, music and PE teacher blog is here.
  • The link to our counsellor blog is here.
  • Please follow the links to see you daily specialist and class schedule:

Gr. 2DO

Gr. 2BC

Gr. 2KG

 

Literacy

This week in Readers’ Workshop, Becoming Experts, Reading Non-fiction:

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Student-led conferences 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 lifelong readers.

IXL Language Arts: Q.1 & Q.2

Monday Student-led conferences
Tuesday Students will be learning to focus on special language. They need to read most of the page to figure out what a phrase means.
Wednesday Personalized learning with their individual reading groups.
Thursday Our readers will practice holding onto stories even when the books are long.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Persuasive writing:

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Student-led conferences IXL Language Arts:

CC.4

Monday Student-led conferences
Tuesday Students will be identifying dialogue tags in texts.
Wednesday Our learners will experiment different ways of using the quotations marks in groups and pairs.
Thursday Start using the quotation marks in their writing.

 

 

Math

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

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Student-led conferences
Monday Student-led conferences
Tuesday Explore and understand the various Pyramid shapes. IXL: U.7 & U.8
Wednesday The students will be finding the lines of symmetry in objects. Online game: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/geometry/shapeshoot/SymmetryLinesShapesShoot.htm
Thursday Students will learn to complete drawings to create symmetrical shapes. See Math homework pages 150 & 151

Unit of Inquiry

In UOI topic “Health and Wellbeing”, we are getting a better understanding of the Emotional and Social aspect and how this can affect our health. We will also explore mindfulness and look at it’s benefits.

 

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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