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Grade 2 Newsletter, May 5 – 9

May1

For the coming week…

Reminders

  • There will be an assembly Thursday, May 2nd. Students should wear their house color to school. 2DO-yellow, 2BC-purple, 2KG-green.
  • We will begin our Ramadan schedule May 5th. School hours are 8:30 – 1:30 daily. We will be collecting students from the playground at 8h20 each morning. Please find the Ramadan schedule for 2DO here, for 2BC here, for 2KG here.
  • We are collecting food for the less fortunate for the first two weeks of Ramadan. Last year we filled 50 boxes of food. This year our goal is to fill 100 boxes. Students can bring in their non-perishable food to fill boxes in our classroom, and we will compete for House Points to see who can bring the most for our charity drive. Please contact your class teacher if you have questions.
  • 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: If…Then, Non-fiction Reading.

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday We are using a graphic organizer to track information in our non-fiction books. 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: U.1

Monday Students will retell what they have read to check for comprehension.
Tuesday Students will continue to question as they read.
Wednesday Students will use Edmentum to improve reading skills.
Thursday Students will partner read to share their non-fiction learning.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, All About… writing:

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Students will editing their Appearance pages to improve their writing. 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: X.1

Monday Students will research their animal’s diet.
Tuesday We are learning to order information in a logical way for our “Diet” page.
Wednesday Students will write a “Diet” page about their animal.
Thursday Students will use Edmentum to practice language arts.

 

Math

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Students will make a pictograph to represent a zoo collection of birds. IXL, Graphs, R.11

IXL, Math, Multiplication, Y.4

IXL, Multiplication, Y.1, Y.2, Y.3

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Monday Students will make arrays to represent multiplication questions.
Tuesday Students will think of multiplication as a way to find the total number of things in several equal groups.
Wednesday Students will use number stories to consider how to multiply.
Thursday Students will review math skills using Edmentum.

 

Unit of Inquiry

Grade 2 will continue our Sharing the Planet Unit, Animal and Plant Survival in their Habitats. Students will continue to work on an art project on their particular plant or animal. Students will research the anatomy and life cycle and diet for their “All About…” writing.

 

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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