Weekly Blog Post

Good evening Grade 2 Parents & Caregivers,

We have successfully completed another week of e-Learning! 

This week we continued our UOI unit, which is ‘Embracing Change’. It was wonderful to be able to see the videos and posters submitted to show how to stay safe and healthy in our community. Great job to all the students who posted on Padlet.  In reading and writing, students continued to explore different types of poetry.  Students were able to look at cinquain and diamante poems. In math, students relooked at solving word problems and what it means to add and subtract. We looked at how to determine whether to add or subtract in a problem. We also learned about synonyms and antonyms and how you can use these in poetic writing.

Learning Objectives: 

Here is a list of the learning objectives for students this week. 

I can statements:

  • I can retell a story using specific details from the text.
  • I can solve addition and subtraction word problems.
  • I can identify and write homonyms.
  • I can reflect about personal changes I have experienced.
  • I can write letters about their second grade experiences.

Parent/ Teacher Conferences

Island Adventure Week-

During the week of June 21-25 we will be holding parent-teacher conferences via zoom. You should have received a link from your teacher to sign up for a time.  During the last week of school, students will participate in Island Adventure Week.  Each day there will be a google slide that has a list of activities the students can participate in. There will be no live zoom lessons for all classes during this week. We will be having a whole class party on the official last day of school. Our class parties will be on zoom. They will take place on Thursday 25th June at 11: 30 am. 

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. 

Thanks once again for all your support and effort during e-Learning. 

We hope you have a restful and lovely weekend!

Take care, 

The Second Grade Team

Weekly Blog Post

Hello Grade 2 Parents & Caregivers,

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

Last week the students continued to study nonfiction in both reading and writing. Students were able to share their expertise over the ecosystem that they researched.  We were impressed with the projects that the students completed and the knowledge that they were able to share with each other. In math, students continued to work finding the area of shapes using not only pattern blocks, but geoboards as well.  We had a great end to our ecosystem unit and will be starting a new unit this upcoming week all around the idea of  embracing change.  We will also be exploring and writing different poetry by understanding their structure and features.

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

I can statements:

  • I can identify similarities and differences in poetry.
  • I can skip count by 10’s and 100’s starting at different numbers.
  • I can estimate and measure objects using centimeters.
  • I can identify nouns, verbs, and adjectives in a sentence.
  • I can identify words that end in consonant clusters.
  • I can identify changes all around me.

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 holding a social time for second grade students on Thursday’s from 11:30-12:00. She will have some games, activities, and talk time for the students to participate in. It will be great if learners take part in this opportunity to socialize with students from across our grade level. 

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