Weekly Blog Post Update

Hello Grade 2 Parents & Caregivers,

 Another week of e-learning is successfully completed! We really appreciate your support through these unusual times. Please note that we will be following the Ramadan schedule until May 23rd and the school timings will be 10am to 3pm. The grade 2 live zoom lessons are going to be 11:30 to 12:15 Sunday to Wednesday.

Last week the students continued working on their skills mainly focused on reading, math, phonics and grammar. In math, we looked at finding the area of a shape using geometric shapes. In reading, they learned how good readers stop and ask questions when they read to better understand the text. Students finished their ecosystem project and created something to show what they have learned.

Learning Objectives: Here is a list of the learning objectives for our students this week. 

I can statements:

  • I can find the area of a shape.
  • I can identify and describe verbs and adverbs
  • I can identify and write words with a double consonant.
  • I can answer questions about a nonfiction text. 
  • I can share the information I have learned about my ecosystem.

Specialist Schedule (Thursday):

There will no longer be drop-in sessions with the specialist teachers on Thursday. Students and parents can message teachers via email or Class Dojo for assistance. Zoom calls can be set up by specialists as necessary.

Counselor Sessions (OPTIONAL):

Ms. Sarina will be running optional parent drop in sessions. You are welcome to drop in on the following days:

  • Mondays 2:00 – 2:20 pm
  • Wednesdays 2:30 – 2:50 pm

Ms Sarina will also be posting a reminder on ClassDojo.

Learning Activities:

Just a reminder that on the powerpoint you will find a section of must do activities. These assignments must be completed by the students. At the end of the powerpoint there will be a choice board of may do activities for the week. These are optional tasks for early finishers or students who want extra work. A range of academic and engaging activities are provided weekly for our learners.  

We hope you have a great weekend and get to spend some quality time with your loved ones. Thank you for another great week! 🙂

Take care, 

The Second Grade Team

Weekly Update: 19th – 23rd April

Hello Grade 2 Parents & Caregivers,

Another week of e-learning is successfully completed! We really appreciate your support through these unusual times.

***Please note that we will be following the Ramadan schedule from April 26th until May 23rd and the school timings will be 10am to 3pm. The grade 2 live zoom lesson is going to be 11:30 to 12:15 Sunday to Wednesday.

Last week the students continued working on their skills mainly focused on reading, math, phonics and grammar. In math, students looked at the similarities and differences between different shapes and were seen using the Venn Diagram effectively.In reading, they learned how good readers not just pay attention to the texts in non-fiction books but also notice the various ways an author makes the book interesting for their audience.

Learning Objectives: Here is a list of the learning objectives for our students this week.

I can statements:

  • I can think about the information that I am reading.
  • I can compose and decompose shapes.
  • I can identify and describe common and proper nouns.
  • I can identify and write long vowels ending with the silent e
  • I can create my final product about my ecosystem.
  • I can present my project clearly.

Ecosystem Research:

Our students have come to an end of the researching phase for UOI. This week, they will be exploring a way to showcase their research. Students may choose to do this through a variety of ways.  On Sunday, they will begin to plan out how they want to showcase their information.  We will provide some examples to get them thinking.  A rubric will be provided to students so that they are able to see what they will be assessed on. This will be a great resource to use for guidance and as a checkpoint.  Students will have two weeks to work on the project. The final project will be turned in on Wednesday, April 29th.

 Specialist Schedule (Thursday):

There will no longer be drop-in sessions with the specialist teachers on Thursday. Students and parents can message teachers via email or Class Dojo for assistance. Zoom calls can be set up by specialists as necessary.

 Counselor Sessions (OPTIONAL):

Ms. Sarina will be running optional parent drop in sessions. You are welcome to drop in on the following days:

  • Mondays 2:00 – 2:20 pm
  • Wednesdays 2:30 – 2:50 pm

Ms Sarina will also be posting a reminder on ClassDojo.

 Learning Activities:

Just a reminder that on the powerpoint you will find a section of must do activities. These assignments must be completed by the students. At the end of the powerpoint there will be a choice board of may do activities for the week. These are optional tasks for early finishers or students who want extra work. A range of academic and engaging activities are provided weekly for our learners. 

 We hope you have a great weekend and get to spend some quality time with your loved ones. Thank you for another great week! 🙂

 Take care, 

The Second Grade Team

Weekly Update – 12th to 16th April

Hi Parents & Caregivers,

We have successfully completed 4 weeks of E-learning. We would like to thank all parents, siblings and caregivers who have taken the time to work alongside their child ensuring they support them in this new, yet exciting learning journey. Our students continued to develop their skills further in nonfiction texts as this corresponds well with the Unit of Inquiry. In reading, students learned about using context clues to find the meaning of unknown words. They engaged in phonics and grammar tasks which focused on developing knowledge of sentences and vowels. Students also continued researching their chosen ecosystem and created a detailed diagram to present their learning. In math, students recapped on their knowledge of two-dimensional shapes and explored quadrilateral shapes. It was a joy seeing the creatures our students created with their shapes!

Learning Objectives: Here is a list of the learning objectives for our students this week. 

I can statements:

  • I can describe ways the author keeps readers interested. 
  • I can identify and describe attributes of three-dimensional shapes.
  • I can compare and contrast attributes of 2D and 3D shapes.
  • I can use adjectives (descriptive words) to describe a noun.
  • I can recognize and use phonograms with VCe patterns.
  • I can start creating a final product that showcases my research about an ecosystem.

Ecosystem Research:

Our students have come to an end of the researching phase for UOI. This week, they will be exploring a way to showcase their research. Students may choose to do this through a variety of ways.  On Sunday, they will begin to plan out how they want to showcase their information. We will provide some examples to get them thinking. A rubric will be provided to students so that they are able to see what they will be assessed on. This will be a great resource to use for guidance and as a checkpoint.  Students will have two weeks to work on the project. The final project will be turned in on Wednesday, April 29th.

Specialist Schedule (Thursday):

There will no longer be drop-in sessions with the specialist teachers on Thursday. Students and parents can message teachers via email or Class Dojo for assistance. Zoom calls can be set up by specialists as necessary.

Counselor Sessions (OPTIONAL):

Ms. Sarina will be running optional parent drop in sessions. You are welcome to drop in on the following days:

  • Mondays 2:00 – 2:20 pm
  • Wednesdays 2:30 – 2:50 pm

Ms Sarina will also be posting a reminder on ClassDojo.

Learning Activities:

Just a reminder that on the powerpoint you will find a section of must do activities. These assignments must be completed by the students. At the end of the powerpoint there will be a choice board of may do activities for the week. These are optional tasks for early finishers or students who want extra work. A range of academic and engaging activities are provided weekly for our learners. 

We hope you have a great weekend and get to spend some quality time with your loved ones. Thank you for another great week! 🙂

Take care, 

The Second Grade Team

Weekly blog post

Hi Parents & Caregivers,

This week was another successful week of e-Learning with the start of live sessions on Zoom. It was wonderful to be able to interact with our kids virtually.  We look forward to continuing this learning on Zoom. Our students continued to develop strategies when reading nonfiction text and writing complete sentences, using correct sentence structure. Students continued to be engaged in their ecosystem research projects.  We had some great discussions about what they have learned so far and look forward to another discussion this week! During math, students continued to expand upon and review their knowledge of place value and American money.

Learning Objectives: This week students will continue to engage in learning objectives that will have a focus on nonfiction.  We will also be starting a new math unit with a focus on geometry.

I can statements:

  • I can use context clues to find the meaning of unfamiliar words.
  • I can identify and describe attributes of two- dimensional shapes.
  • I can identify and describe quadrilaterals and different types of triangles.
  • I can conduct research over my chosen ecosystem.
  • I can read and write words using phonetic knowledge.
  • I can identify and write different types of sentences.

Ecosystem Research:

Each student will have a live lesson with Ms Prideaux or Ms. Brenda once a week based on the ecosystem they chose. During this time students will collaborate with each other over their ecosystem. This will be a time to add more information to their research. Links for these Zoom meetings will be posted on the daily powerpoint. Here is a schedule for which day and time each ecosystem will meet.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
9:00-9:20

Tundra 

9:00-9:20

Rainforest 

9:00-9:20

Marine 

8:30-8:50

Woodlands 

12:10-12:30

Savannah 

12:10-12:30

Temperate Forest

12:10-12:30

Cave

12:10-12:30

Desert

Learning Activities:

On the powerpoint you will find a section of must do activities. These assignments must be completed by the students. At the end of the powerpoint there will be a chart of may do activities for the week. These are optional tasks for early finishers or students who want extra work. There will be a mix of academic work and engaging experiences.

We hope you have a great weekend and get to spend some quality time with your loved ones. Thank you for another great week! 🙂

Take care, 

The Second Grade Team

Weekly Update- April 2nd

Hi Parents & Caregivers,

This week we had another exciting week of E-Learning. We can see the efforts our students are putting towards their learning and the continuous support from you all. During reading, writing and UOI, our students engaged in learning tasks that focused on nonfiction texts with an emphasis on informational writing. We hope to continue to provide our students with integrated learning tasks. They also learned about American money and how to solve word problems related to currency. 

New Schedule:

Click here for a link to see it in a document.

Starting next week, we will be doing synchronized learning with our students. We will be teaching live lessons Sunday-Wednesday from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. Students will receive a zoom link from their teacher, which they will be able to click to be a part of the live lesson. Please make sure students are ready and present at that time, as we will be starting promptly. 

Ecosystem Research:

Each student will have a live lesson with Ms Prideaux once a week based on the ecosystem they chose. During this time students will collaborate with each other over their ecosystem. This will be a time to add more information to their research. Links for these Zoom meetings will be posted on the daily powerpoint.

Math test:

During our Wednesday live math session students will be taking the test. Students need paper and a pencil. During this time, we want to see what the students can do independently. We will be conducting the test live so that we are able to provide the necessary support for our learners. 

Learning Activities:

On the powerpoint you will find a section of must do activities. These assignments must be completed by the students. At the end of the powerpoint there will be a chart of may do activities for the week. These are optional tasks for early finishers or students who want extra work. There will be a mix of academic work and engaging experiences.

We hope you have a great weekend and get to spend some quality time with your loved ones. Thank you for another great week! 🙂

Take care, 

The Second Grade Team