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Grade 2 Newsletter, April 21 – 25

April18

For the coming week…

Reminders

  • Sunday, 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. We will be collecting students from the playground at 8h20 each morning. Students can be picked up from school at the usual location at 1h30 daily. There will be no early release on Tuesdays.
  • Our final session of MAP testing will be June 9 – 20. Exact dates for Grade 2 will be shared closer to that time.

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 think about goals to help them get ready for Grade 3 reading. 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: L.1, L.2.

Monday Students will talk about steps to help them achieve their goal.
Tuesday Students will share ideas to help each other become better readers.
Wednesday Students will give feedback to their reading partners about their reading success.
Thursday Students will celebrate their reading successes.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Persuasive writing:

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Students will finish and edit their reviews using ideas from writing conferences. 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:

BB.1, BB.2

Monday Students will review a favorite place, including a small moment story about the venue.
Tuesday We are learning to include information relevant to the reader as we write a restaurant review.
Wednesday Students will review a song, thinking about what kind of information will be important for the reader.
Thursday Students will use Edmentum to practice language arts.

 

Math

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

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Students will use Base10 blocks to subtract 2-digit numbers. IXL, Subtraction, H.1, H.2.

IXL, Math, Money, P.13, P.14.

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

IXL, Data and Graphs, R.8, R.9

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Monday Students will use coins to make $1 in different ways.
Tuesday We are learning to make a pictograph and then answer questions using the graph.
Wednesday Students will review subtraction strategies.
Thursday Students will review using Edmentum.

 

Unit of Inquiry

Grade 2 will continue our Sharing the Planet Unit, Animal and Plant Survival in their Habitats. Students will research different plant and animal species from different habitats to become the class expert. Students will consider how animals adapt to survive in their environment.

 

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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