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Grade 2 Newsletter, March 24 – 28

March21

For the coming week…

Reminders

  • Happy Mother’s Day! We appreciate all your support throughout the year. We hope you love your Mother’s Day bits as much as we enjoyed making them!
  • Thank you to parents who came to the Grade 1 and 2 musical. The students were so enthusiastic about performing for you.
  • SPRING BREAK will be 31st March to 13th April. March 28th will be a half day, finishing at 12 pm.
  • ASAs continue this week. This session’s ASAs will run until the end of April.

Edmentum Log-In (the passwords are on the student homework folders)

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: Bigger books mean amping up reading.

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Students will work on fluency and comprehension skills in the extension groups. 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: C.5, C.6

Monday Students will work on fluency and comprehension skills in the extension groups.
Tuesday Students will learn to build the story in their heads as they read.
Wednesday Students will work on fluency and comprehension skills in the extension groups.
Thursday Students will think about the author’s figurative language.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Persuasive writing:

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Students will write about their weekend using a small moment format. Students can practice persuasive writing at home using ideas they are passionate about (Should Grade 2 students have mobile phones? Should Grade 2 students have extra recess time at school? etc.)

IXL Language Arts:

Vowel Teams, G.1, G.2

Monday Introduction to OREO format in persuasive writing.
Tuesday We are learning to express our opinions using proofs.
Wednesday Students will add quotations to their persuasive writing.
Thursday Students will think about their grammar. “Does what I’ve written make sense?”

 

Math

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

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Students will write their Unit 5 math test. IXL, Shapes, T.1, T.2, T.3, U.1, U.2, U.3, U.4

IXL, Math, Comparing and Ordering, B.5, B.6

IXL, Data and Graphs, R.2, R.3, R.8

Monday We will write the pre-assessment for Unit 6 math.
Tuesday Students will compare numbers, thinking about their relation to one another.
Wednesday We are learning to make a pictograph and bar graph.
Thursday Students will review using Edmentum.

 

Unit of Inquiry

This will be our final week of our Health and Well-being unit of inquiry. During class, students will plan a presentation about one aspect of well-being and will share it with another elementary class.

 

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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