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Grade 2 Newsletter, June 23 – 27

June23

For our final week of school…

Reminders

  • We understand that some families may be planning to leave school before June 27th. Please let your homeroom teacher know so they can prepare all the students’ work and projects to go home with them.
  • You will have access to all the UAS accounts throughout the summer (IXL, RAZkids, Edmentum). Just use your login in and password from your homework folder to access your account.
  • Wednesday afternoon we will have our end of year class parties. We will be ordering pizza; no need to send any food.
  • Thursday morning will be our final assembly of the year. Students should wear their house color t-shirt. (2DO – yellow, 2BC – purple, 2KG – green)
  • A big thank you to parents this year for your support and helping hands. We wish you a memorable summer holiday and look forward to seeing you again in September.

 

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 your daily specialist and class schedule:

Gr. 2DO

Gr. 2BC

Gr. 2KG

 

In literacy, math and unit of inquiry, students will be finishing up work and preparing their portfolios.

 

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

Grade 2 Newsletter, June 16 – 20

June15

For the coming week…

Reminders

  • We understand that some families may be planning to leave school before June 27th. Please let your homeroom teacher know so they can prepare all the students’ work and projects to go home with them.
  • Our final MAP testing will be Mon., June 17 Language Usage.
  • You will have access to all the UAS accounts throughout the summer (IXL, RAZkids, Edmentum). Just use your login in and password from your homework folder to access your account.
  • This week for homework, we will be sharing the pdf for summer homework by email. Please have your child finish any outstanding work and hand it in this week.

 

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 your daily specialist and class schedule:

Gr. 2DO

Gr. 2BC

Gr. 2KG

 

Literacy

This week in Readers’ Workshop: Series Book Clubs.

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday We are learning how authors bridge information from one book to another in a series. 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: O.1, O.2, O.3

Monday Students will describe how the main character has grown or changed.
Tuesday Students will notice how the author paints a picture with words.
Wednesday Students will consider why authors choose the words they choose.
Thursday Students will partner read to share their book series learning.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Scriptwriting:

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Students will learn about character lines. Students can practice script- writing at home using stories they know well, like fairytales.

IXL Language Arts: LL.1

Monday Students will learn how to add stage directions.
Tuesday We are learning to show the actors how to say their lines.
Wednesday Students will practice their lines.
Thursday Students will perform their lines..

 

Math

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Students will learn numerators and denominators. IXL, Math, Fractions, W.5, W.7, W.8

IXL, Math, Subtraction, F.13

IXL, Math, I.5

Monday Students will solve fraction puzzles.
Tuesday Students will look at equivalent fractions.
Wednesday We are learning to find fractions of a group.
Thursday Students will review math skills using Edmentum.

 

Unit of Inquiry

Grade 2 will begin a new unit of inquiry called Drama, Drama, Drama. In this unit, students will consider what we need to put on a production of a familiar tale, elements of theatre and begin planning for our production. Students will use what they have learned to write a script.

 

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

 

Grade 2 Newsletter, June 2 – 13

May30

For the coming weeks…

Reminders

  • School will be closed for Eid Al Fitr from Sunday, June 2nd to Thursday, June 6th. We will go back to our normal schedule Sunday, June 9th. Students will be picked up from line in the playground at 7h40.
  • Our final session of MAP testing will as follows: Mon., June 10 Math; Wed., June 12 Reading; and Mon., June 17 Language Usage.

 

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: Series Book Clubs.

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday We are learning to use what we know about characters to predict what they will do. 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 pay attention to how characters react to each other.
Tuesday Students will describe their character using personality traits.
Wednesday Students will write their MAP reading test.
Thursday Students will partner read to share their book series learning.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Poetry:

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Students will learn about diamante poems. Students can practice poetry writing at home using ideas they are passionate about or subjects they know lots about, even things they wonder about.

IXL Language Arts: X.1

Monday Students will write a small moment story.
Tuesday We are learning to use related nouns and adjectives.
Wednesday Students will publish their diamante poem.
Thursday Students will use Edmentum to practice language arts.

 

Math

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Unit 7 math test IXL, Math, Fractions, W.1, W.2, W.3, W.4, W.6

IXL, Math, Subtraction, F.11, F.12

IXL, Math, H.8

Monday Students will write their MAP math test.
Tuesday Students will solve numbers stories with addition or subtraction.
Wednesday We are learning to think of fractions as part of a whole.
Thursday Students will review math skills using Edmentum.

 

Unit of Inquiry

Grade 2 will begin a new unit of inquiry called Drama, Drama, Drama. In this unit, students will consider what we need to put on a production of a familiar tale, elements of theatre and begin planning for our production. Students will use what they have learned to write a script.

 

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

Grade 2 Newsletter, May 26 – 30

May23

For the coming week…

Reminders

  • Please find the Ramadan schedule for 2DO here, for 2BC here, for 2KG here. Please note your child’s swim days.
  • 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: Series Book Clubs.

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday We are growing to understand the characters. 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: R.1

Monday Students will use what they know to predict what the character will do next.
Tuesday Students will monitor their understanding across longer books.
Wednesday Students will use Edmentum to improve reading skills.
Thursday Students will partner read to share their book series learning.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Poetry:

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Students will publish their shape poems. Students can practice poetry writing at home using ideas they are passionate about or subjects they know lots about, even things they wonder about.

IXL Language Arts: JJ.1

Monday Students will learn what a simile is.
Tuesday We are learning to use similes in our poems.
Wednesday Students will think about rhyming words.
Thursday Students will use Edmentum to practice language arts.

 

Math

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Students will find frequency and make a data table. IXL, Math, Data and Graphs, R.7, R.10, R.11

IXL, Math, E.20

IXL, Math, E.18, E.19

Monday Students will add three or more one-digit numbers..
Tuesday Students will review for Unit 7.
Wednesday Students will work on doubling and halving numbers.
Thursday Students will review math skills using Edmentum.

 

Unit of Inquiry

Grade 2 will begin a new unit of inquiry called Drama, Drama, Drama. In this unit, students will consider what we need to put on a production of a familiar tale, elements of theatre and begin planning for our production.

 

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

Grade 2 Newsletter, May 19 – 23

May18

For the coming week…

Reminders

  • Please find the Ramadan schedule for 2DO here, for 2BC here, for 2KG here. Please note your child’s swim days.
  • 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: Series Book Clubs.

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday We are learning about our main characters. 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: H.5

Monday Students will watch how their characters deal with problems in the story.
Tuesday Students will consider how their character behaves in a similar way across a series.
Wednesday Students will use Edmentum to improve reading skills.
Thursday Students will partner read to share their book series learning.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Poetry:

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Students will learn about Haiku poems. 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:  HH.1

Monday Students will write a Haiki poem about their animal or habitat.
Tuesday We are learning to write a shape poem.
Wednesday Students will finish their shape poems.
Thursday Students will use Edmentum to practice language arts.

 

Math

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Students will find complements for 10. IXL, Math, Addition, G.12

IXL, Math, H.1

IXL, Math, O.1

Monday Students will make a collection of data and organize it in a table.
Tuesday Students will be introduced to the median.
Wednesday Students will work on doubling numbers.
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 make seeds spinners and think about how seeds can be dispersed by wind, by water and by animals.

 

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

Grade 2 Newsletter, May 12 – 16

May9

For the coming week…

Reminders

  • Please find the Ramadan schedule for 2DO here, for 2BC here, for 2KG here. Please note your child’s swim days.
  • We have only one week left to collect food for Ramadan giving. 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 which class 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 learning to make connections between text and self. 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: Q.1, Q.2

Monday Students will make connections text to text.
Tuesday Students will make text to world connections.
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 write out their good copy of their All About book. 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:  KK.1

Monday Students will learn to make a diagram adding labels.
Tuesday We are learning to make a table of contents.
Wednesday Students will write a dedication for their All About book.
Thursday Students will use Edmentum to practice language arts.

 

Math

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Students will review for the test. IXL, Math, Mixed Operations, L.5, L.6

IXL, Math, H.9

IXL, Multiplication, Y.4, Y.5, Y.6

Monday Students will write their Unit 6 math test.
Tuesday Students will make patterns on the grid using skip counting and multiplication.
Wednesday Students will find complements of 10 and extend to 100s and 1000s.
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 make seeds spinners and think about how seeds can be dispersed by wind, by water and by animals.

 

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

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

Grade 2 Newsletter, April 28 – May 2

April28

For the coming week…

Reminders

  • Grade 2 will be going to Green Planet Wednesday, May 1. Please sign and return the permission slip by Tuesday. Thank you.
  • Guidelines for the diorama homework are here.
  • 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. 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: If…Then, Assessment Based Instruction.

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday We are learning to grow expertise in non-fiction 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: M.1

Monday Students will record new facts as they read.
Tuesday Students will think of questions raised as they read non-fiction.
Wednesday Field trip
Thursday Students will use Edmentum to enhance reading skills.

 

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

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Students will be looking at the layout of an All About book. 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:

W.1, CC.2

Monday Students will collect information on their plant or animal life cycle.
Tuesday We are learning to order information in a logical way.
Wednesday Field trip
Thursday Students will use Edmentum to practice language arts.

 

Math

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 Field trip
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 begin an art project on their particular plant or animal. Students will research the anatomy and life cycle 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

 

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

Hag Al Laila

April17

Dear Parents,

Tomorrow will be the celebration of Hag Al Laila.Students should wear bright colors or traditional clothing to school. At lunch time, there will be some parents handing out candy in the cafeteria, so please don’t be surprised if your child has not eaten all of his/her lunch.

Thank you,
Mrs. O

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