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Grade 2 Newsletter, April 14 – 18

March28

For the coming week…

Reminders

  • Have a lovely spring break. Safe travels to those who are spending time outside Dubai. Homework over the break is optional; however, students should continue to read daily for 20 minutes.
  • April 21st will be a professional development day for teachers. There will be no school for students.
  • This session’s ASAs will run until the end of April.
  • Ramadan is expected to start May 5th. When we receive the official announcement from KHDA, school hours are planned as 8:30 – 1:30 daily.

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 review the routines of Readers’ Workshop. 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: V.1

Monday Students will work on fluency and comprehension skills in extension groups.
Tuesday Students will work on retelling the story with key ideas and author’s message.
Wednesday Students will work on fluency and comprehension skills in extension groups.
Thursday Students will assess their reading development by thinking about their reading habits.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Persuasive writing:

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Students will write about their spring break 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:

Subject-Verb Agreement, SS.1, SS.2

Monday Students will look at the parts of a book review in order to review a book for a friend.
Tuesday We are learning to include information relevant to the reader as we write a restaurant review.
Wednesday Students will review a movie without giving the story away.
Thursday Students will learn to identify the subject and predicate.

 

Math

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

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Students will learn to make a pictograph about how many pockets students have. IXL, Addition, I.3, I.5

IXL, Math, Data and Graphs, R.4, R.5

IXL, Estimating and Rounding, N.3, N.4, N.5

Monday Students will solve math puzzle using magic squares.
Tuesday We are learning to reorder numbers to make them easier to add.
Wednesday Students will practice ballpark estimates in the hundreds place.
Thursday Students will review using Edmentum.

 

Unit of Inquiry

Grade 2 will begin our Sharing the Planet Unit, Animal and Plant Survival in their Habitats. Students will get an introduction to different habitats and think about the different plants and animals that live in each. We will be asking students to consider a particular plant or animal they would like to research within the teacher’s chosen habitat. They will become the “class expert” on that plant or animal.

 

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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