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Grade 2 Newsletter, Jan. 27 – 31

January24

For the coming week…

Reminders

  • Mark this date in your calendar! The Grade 1 and 2 Musical will be March 19th at 8h30 in the MPH. Parents and grandparents invited!
  • Homework this week: Your student will be asked to do an experiment at home. They can decide what kind of experiment they would like to do, but they may need some help from you, especially if they decide they’d like to use the stove/oven. They can take photos or short video to show the class. Send photos or video to your class teacher. Homework will be sent home Sunday.
  • Thank you to those of you who have send in earbuds or headphones for our Edmentum program. If you haven’t had a chance to send them in, please try to get them this week. Nothing expensive. See last week’s newsletter for more information about Edmentum.
  • ASAs continue this week. This session’s ASAs will run until the end of April.
  • MAP testing begins this week. Students will write MAP Math on Monday, Jan. 28; Reading on Thursday, Jan. 31; and Language Usage on Monday, Feb. 4. Students should get 9-10 hours sleep the night before each test and eat healthily each day to prepare for the tests.
  • Sports Day will be Feb. 27th for Grades 2 and 3.
  • The link to our art, music and PE teacher blog is here.
  • The link to our counsellor blog is here.
  • If you would like to order your child’s individual/class photos, you can visit the photographer’s website at www.intlphoto.com. The photographer will return sample photos soon with a website login.
  • Please follow the links to see your class schedule:

Gr. 2DO

Gr. 2BC

Gr. 2KG

 

Literacy

This week in Readers’ Workshop, Becoming Experts, Reading Non-fiction:

Sunday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills. 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 life-long readers.
Monday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills.
Tuesday We are learning to use the glossary to understand the text.
Wednesday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills.
Thursday MAP testing

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Lab Reports:

Sunday Students will write a small moment story about their weekend punctuation. Students can practice these writing skills by writing about non-fiction science books, making notes about their learning and writing about science experiments.
Monday We are learning to record results from our experiments.
Tuesday Students will set up a new booklet for writing a new lab report.
Wednesday Students will write to teach others what they’ve learned.
Thursday Students will review skills learned in the week.

Students can use IXL Language Skills to support literacy. This week, students can do R-Controlled Vowels, I.1, I.2.

 

Math

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

Sunday Students will use Edmentum to further skills on their learning path. Students can practice this skill on IXL.
Monday MAP testing No homework.
Tuesday Students will solve temperature change problems. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Addition, G.5.
Wednesday We are learning to shop with a dollar to see if we can buy two items. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Money, P.4.
Thursday Review of skills learned this week.

 

Unit of Inquiry

In UOI, students will continue conducting experiments in our Matter unit. Students enjoyed freezing liquids and observing how quickly/slowly water evaporates in our classroom. Students will continue to use measurement, lab reports and non-fiction reading as they do two new experiments to help them understand how the world around them works.

 

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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Grade 2 Newsletter, Jan. 20 – 24

January17

For the coming week…

Reminders

  • We have begun working on a new program called Edmentum in class. It creates an individualized learning path for each student in math, language arts and reading, based on their latest MAP scores. The program uses sound, so we would like to ask you to send in a set of headphones or earbuds. (available cheaply at Daiso, Mumuso or Dragonmart) Please do not send in expensive headphones as they might be lost or broken. When students have used the program several times in class, we will supply the URL and password so they can continue working on it at home. Please ask your class teacher if you have any questions. Please note that classes will be using Edmentum on different days which will shift the days of each lesson slightly.
  • ASAs begin Sunday, Jan. 20th.
  • Sunday, Jan 20 will be popcorn day. Students can buy popcorn for 5 or 10 aed.
  • If you would like to order a Book Week t-shirt, please fill in the order form your child brought home and send it in. T-shirt are 30 aed each and we should receive your order by Sunday, Jan. 30th to make sure you have your t-shirt in time for book week.
  • MAP testing will be Jan. 27 to Feb. 7. We should know exact dates for each test soon.
  • Sports Day will be Feb. 27th for Grades 2 and 3.
  • The link to our art, music and PE teacher blog is here.
  • The link to our counsellor blog is here.
  • If you would like to order your child’s individual/class photos, you can visit the photographer’s website at www.intlphoto.com. The photographer will return sample photos soon with a website login.
  • Please follow the links to see your class schedule:

Gr. 2DO

Gr. 2BC

Gr. 2KG

 

Literacy

This week in Readers’ Workshop, Becoming Experts, Reading Non-fiction:

Sunday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills. 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 life-long readers.
Monday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills.
Tuesday We are learning to use lingo that goes with our non-fiction book.
Wednesday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills.
Thursday We are learning to use glossaries to figure out tricky words.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Lab Reports:

Sunday Students will write a small moment story about their weekend using bigger words. Students can practice these writing skills by writing about non-fiction science books, making notes about their learning and writing about science experiments.
Monday We are learning to turn plans into writing.
Tuesday Students will write an experiment for freezing juice.
Wednesday Students will make observations and write a scientific conclusion.
Thursday Students will review skills learned in the week.

Students can use IXL Language Skills to support literacy. This week, students can do Variant Vowels, K.1, K.2.

 

Math

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

Sunday Students will solve number stories with parts and total boxes. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Additon – Two Digits, G.9.
Monday We are learning to read thermometers. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Measurement, S.1.
Tuesday Students will solve temperature change problems. As per the homework packet.
Wednesday We are learning to estimate two-digit addition, using rounding. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Estimating and Rounding, N.5.
Thursday Review of skills learned this week.

 

Unit of Inquiry

In UOI, students will continue conducting experiments in our Matter unit. Students enjoyed building hats to protect them from the sun as they thought about properties of solids; and they got a thrill doing our Coke and Mentos experiment as they thought about turning liquids to gases in chemical changes in matter. Students will continue to use measurement, lab reports and non-fiction reading to help them understand how the world around them works.

 

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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Grade 2 Newsletter, Jan. 13 – 17

January10

For the coming week…

Reminders

 

  • Thank you to our fearless parents who came with us to Kidzania. I forgot to ask them to wear earplugs, but they survived the day all the same.
  • Jan. 14 – 17 will be our annual KHDA inspection.
  • The link to our art, music and PE teacher blog is here.
  • The link to our counsellor blog is here.
  • If you would like to order your child’s individual/class photos, you can visit the photographer’s website at www.intlphoto.com. The photographer will return sample photos soon with a website login.
  • Please follow the links to see your class schedule:

Gr. 2DO

Gr. 2BC

Gr. 2KG

 

Literacy

This week in Readers’ Workshop, Becoming Experts, Reading Non-fiction:

Sunday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills. 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 life-long readers.
Monday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills.
Tuesday Students are learning to notice the detail in non-fiction books.
Wednesday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills.
Thursday We are learning to look at the structure of a non-fiction book.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Lab Reports:

Sunday Students will write a small moment story about their weekend using talking parts. Students can practice these writing skills by writing about non-fiction science books, making notes about their learning and writing about science experiments.
Monday Students will learn to write a hypothesis for a science experiment.
Tuesday We are learning to record details from our experiment.
Wednesday Students will share ideas and scientific conclusions.
Thursday Students will review skills learned in the week.

Students can use IXL Language Skills to support literacy. This week, students can do Consonant Blends, C.9 and C.10.

 

Math

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

Sunday Students will write a pre-assessment for Unit 4, Measurement. No homework.
Monday Students will practice telling time to the 5 minutes. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Time, Q.5.
Tuesday We are learning to draw clocks, adding digital time. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Time, Q.8.
Wednesday Students will add the weight of two items. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Measurement, S.11.
Thursday Review of skills learned this week.

 

Unit of Inquiry

In UOI, students will begin conducting experiments in our Matter unit. Students will use measurement, lab reports and non-fiction reading to help them understand how the world around them works.

 

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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Grade 2 Newsletter, Jan. 6 – 10

January6

For the coming week…

Reminders

  • This Thursday, Jan. 10 will be our field trip to Kidzania. Students will have a snack before we leave school in the morning. They will eat lunch at Kidzania (water will be provided by the school). They should not bring money, but they can bring Kidzos if they have any.
  • Jan. 14 – 17 will be our annual KHDA inspection.
  • The link to our art, music and PE teacher blog is here.
  • The link to our counsellor blog is here.
  • If you would like to order your child’s individual/class photos, you can visit the photographer’s website at www.intlphoto.com. The photographer will return sample photos soon with a website login.
  • Please follow the links to see your class schedule:

Gr. 2DO

Gr. 2BC

Gr. 2KG

 

Literacy

This week in Readers’ Workshop, Becoming Experts, Reading Non-fiction:

Sunday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills. 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 life-long readers.
Monday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills.
Tuesday Students will notice and learn the details and fun facts in non-fiction.
Wednesday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills.
Thursday Kidzania Field Trip

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Lab Reports:

Sunday Students will write a small moment story about their winter holiday. Students can practice these writing skills by writing about non-fiction science books, making notes about their learning and writing about science experiments.
Monday Students will discuss why scientists write and what they write about.
Tuesday Students will look at a mentor text to see samples of science writing.
Wednesday Students will review their work using our checklist.
Thursday Kidzania Field Trip

Students can use IXL Language Skills to support literacy. This week, students can do Consonant Blends, C.7 and C.8

 

Math

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

Sunday Students will review Unit 3 math for test on Wednesday. Students will bring home the review pages and can practice at home.
Monday Students will practice counting change when buying grocery items. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Money, P.4.
Tuesday Students will practice making change when buying grocery items. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Money, P.7.
Wednesday Students will write the Unit 3 math test.
Thursday Kidzania Field Trip

 

Unit of Inquiry

In UOI, students will begin tuning in to a new unit of inquiry. We will be doing our first unit of science. Students will consider how to distinguish solids, liquids and gases and the definition of matter. They will sort pictures of matter into categories of phases of matter, and how mass and volume relate to our unit.

 

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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Grade 2 Newsletter, Dec. 9 – 13

December7

For the coming week…

Reminders

  • December 13th will be a half day of school before winter break. Students will be dismissed at 12pm. Classes will begin again January 6th.
  • December 9 – 13 will be dress up days in support of homeless pets. Students can dress up for the day and donate money for homeless animals. Each day will have a theme:
    • Scientist Sunday, dress as your favorite scientist
    • Matching Monday, dress to match a friend
    • Tiger Tuesday, dress up like a tiger
    • Wacky-hair Wednesday, come to school with a crazy hairdo
    • Theatre Thursday, wear a mask (no movie masks please)
  • The link to our art, music and PE teacher blog is here.
  • The link to our counsellor blog is here.
  • If you would like to order your child’s individual/class photos, you can visit the photographer’s website at www.intlphoto.com. The photographer will return sample photos soon with a website login.
  • Please follow the links to see your class schedule:

Gr. 2DO

Gr. 2BC

Gr. 2KG

 

Literacy

This week in Readers’ Workshop, Becoming Experts, Reading Non-fiction:

Sunday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills. 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 life-long readers.
Monday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills.
Tuesday Students will notice and learn the details and fun facts in non-fiction.
Wednesday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills.
Thursday Review of skills learned this week.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Writing About Reading:

Sunday Students will share their book reviews with other Grade 2 classes in celebration of our Writing About Reading unit. Students can practice these writing skills by writing about books they are reading and having conversations about the plot, characters and meaning of stories they are reading.
Monday Students will write a small moment story about their weekend.
Tuesday Students will write the story Walking in the Air as a small moment story.
Wednesday Students will review their work using our checklist.
Thursday Students will work on finishing writing from the week.

Students can use IXL Language Skills to support literacy. This week, students can do Two-syllable Words, M.1, and M.2.

 

Math

Link to Everyday Math Support for Parents Please visit this site to support Unit 3 Math learning.

Sunday Students will be learning to build numbers with Base10 blocks, thinking about how to change hundreds for 10s, 10s for 1s. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Place Value, M.8, M.9, M.10.
Monday Students will be using frames and arrows with two kinds of rules. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Counting and Number Sequences, A.14.
Tuesday We are learning to make change by counting up to 100. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Money, P.10.
Wednesday Students will be “buying” items using exact change and without exact change. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Money, P.11.
Thursday Review of the week and fluency practice.

 

Unit of Inquiry

In UOI, students will begin tuning in to a new unit of inquiry. We will be doing our first unit of science. Students will consider how to distinguish solids, liquids and gases and the definition of matter.

 

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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Grade 2 Newsletter, Dec. 2 – 6

November30

For the coming week…

Reminders

  • December 2 and 3 there will be no school in celebration of UAE National Day.
  • December 6 will be Pajama Day. Students come to school in their pajamas!
  • December 13th will be a half day of school before winter break. Students will be dismissed at 12pm. Classes will begin again January 6th.
  • We are making HOLIDAY BOXES for our support staff. We ask that parents buy and send in 1 bottle of shampoo in 2KG and 2DO and 1 tube of toothpaste in 2BC. Those items will be placed in small boxes for each support staff member with a mix of other items from other grades. The deadline is Dec. 6. Thank you for all the generous donations that have been sent in already.
  • December 9 – 13 will be dress up days in support of homeless pets. Students can dress up for the day and donate money for homeless animals. Each day will have a theme:
    • Scientist Sunday, dress as your favorite scientist
    • Matching Monday, dress to match a friend
    • Tiger Tuesday, dress up like a tiger
    • Wacky-hair Wednesday, come to school with a crazy hairdo
    • Theatre Thursday, wear a mask (no movie masks please)
  • The link to our art, music and PE teacher blog is here.
  • The link to our counsellor blog is here.
  • If you would like to order your child’s individual/class photos, you can visit the photographer’s website at www.intlphoto.com. The photographer will return sample photos soon with a website login.
  • Please follow the links to see your class schedule:

Gr. 2DO

Gr. 2BC

Gr. 2KG

 

Literacy

This week in Readers’ Workshop, Reading Growth Spurt:

Sunday National Day Holiday 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 life-long readers.
Monday Holiday
Tuesday We are learning to book shop for non-fiction.
Wednesday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills.
Thursday Review of skills learned this week.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Small Moment Stories:

Sunday National Day Holiday Students can practice these writing skills by writing about books they are reading and having conversations about the plot, characters and meaning of stories they are reading.
Monday Holiday
Tuesday Students will be using narrative skills to write about the National Day Weekend.
Wednesday Students will review their work using our checklist.
Thursday Students will share their published pieces with Grade 2 friends.

Students can use IXL Language Skills to support literacy. This week, students can do Silent E, F.3 and F.4.

 

Math

Please do not attempt homework materials from the next unit of math until we have taught it. You will cause your child frustration and anxiety. Link to Everyday Math Support for Parents Please visit this site to support Unit 1 Math learning.

Sunday National Day Holiday
Monday Holiday
Tuesday Students will build and rename numbers. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Place Value, M.1, M.2 and M.3.
Wednesday We are learning to use frames and arrows with two rules. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Counting and Number Patterns, A.5 and A.14.
Thursday Review of the week and fluency practice.

 

Unit of Inquiry

In our classroom economy, students will get new jobs for the week and keep track of their savings and spending. Each child will check to see that they have saved $25 for each week and not overspent. The goal this week is to have saved $75.

 

Please continue to send in small toys/items you are ready to part with for our novelty store. (Very popular with our classes!)

 

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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ASAs cancelled for today

November26

Dear Parents,

After school activities have been cancelled for today. Please be ready to collect your child from school or meet them at home if they ride the bus.
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Grade 2 Newsletter, Nov. 25 – 29

November22

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

For the coming week…

Reminders

  • Our National Day celebrations will take place Nov. 28th. Students will participate in painting a giant flag. After school there will be a big celebration for families from 6-11 pm. Students can dress in National dress or UAE flag colors.
  • December 2 and 3 there will be no school in celebration of UAE National Day.
  • December 13th will be a half day of school before winter break. Students will be dismissed at 12pm. Classes will begin again January 6th.
  • We are making HOLIDAY BOXES for our support staff. We ask that parents buy and send in 1 bottle of shampoo in 2KG and 2DO and 1 tube of toothpaste in 2BC. Those items will be placed in small boxes for each support staff member with a mix of other items from other grades. Thank you for your help with this.
  • December 9 – 13 will be dress up days in support of homeless pets. Students can dress up for the day and donate money for homeless animals. Each day will have a theme:
    • Scientist Sunday, dress as your favorite scientist
    • Matching Monday, dress to match a friend
    • Tiger Tuesday, dress up like a tiger
    • Wacky-hair Wednesday, come to school with a crazy hairdo
    • Theatre Thursday, wear a mask (no movie masks please)
  • The link to our art, music and PE teacher blog is here.
  • The link to our counsellor blog is here.
  • If you would like to order your child’s individual/class photos, you can visit the photographer’s website at www.intlphoto.com. The photographer will return sample photos soon with a website login.
  • We are looking for small cheap toys to be used for a “Novelty Store” in our new unit of inquiry. If you have small inexpensive used toys at home you are willing to part with and can send in, we would be happy to use them. (Items similar to what kids are given in loot bags at parties.) Many thanks to those of you who have contributed already.
  • Please follow the links to see your class schedule:

Gr. 2DO

Gr. 2BC

Gr. 2KG

 

Literacy

This week in Readers’ Workshop, Reading Growth Spurt:

Sunday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills. 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 life-long readers.
Monday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills.
Tuesday Students will be using literary language to discuss our reading books. (character, setting, plot, title, chapter, cliffhanger)
Wednesday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills.
Thursday Review of skills learned this week.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Small Moment Stories:

Sunday Students are learning to add some powerful emotion words to their story. Students can practice these writing skills by writing about books they are reading and having conversations about the plot, characters and meaning of stories they are reading.
Monday We are polishing one of our letters to publish for our end of unit.
Tuesday We are polishing one of our letters to publish for our end of unit.
Wednesday National Day activities. Students will learn about the U.A.E.
Thursday We will review our checklist to make sure we have tried a few of our strategies.

Students can use IXL Language Skills to support literacy. This week, students can do Silent E, F.1 and F.2.

 

Math

Please do not attempt homework materials from the next unit of math until we have taught it. You will cause your child frustration and anxiety. Link to Everyday Math Support for Parents Please visit this site to support Unit 1 Math learning.

Sunday Unit 2 Summative Assessment
Monday Unit 3 Pre-assessment
Tuesday We are learning to use Base10 blocks to build numbers. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Place Value, M.4, M.5 and M.6.
Wednesday National Day activities. Students will learn about the U.A.E. No homework.
Thursday Review of the week and fluency practice.

 

Unit of Inquiry

In our classroom economy, students will get new jobs for the week and keep track of their savings and spending. Each child will check to see that they have saved $25 for each week and not overspent. The goal this week is to have saved $75.

 

Please continue to send in small toys/items you are ready to part with for our novelty store. (Very popular with our classes!)

 

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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Grade 2 Newsletter, Nov. 18 – 22

November15

For the coming week…

Reminders

  • The Dojo website is experiencing some problems communicating with the Etisalat server. If you use Dojo to communicate with your class teacher, please begin using email until this problem is fixed. (Ms. Cinque at bcinque@uasdubai.ae, Ms. Gour at kgour@uasdubai.ae, and Mrs. O’Sullivan at dosullivan@uasdubai.ae )
  • November 18th will be Prophet’s Day. No school for students.
  • Our National Day celebrations will take place Nov. 28th. Students can dress in traditional Emirati dress or the colors of the flag.
  • December 2 and 3 there will be no school in celebration of UAE National Day.
  • December 13th will be a half day of school before winter break. Classes will begin again January 6th.
  • The link to our art, music and PE teacher blog is here.
  • The link to our counsellor blog is here.
  • If you would like to order your child’s individual/class photos, you can visit the photographer’s website at www.intlphoto.com. The photographer will return sample photos soon with a website login.
  • We are looking for small cheap toys to be used for a “Novelty Store” in our new unit of inquiry. If you have small inexpensive used toys at home you are willing to part with and can send in, we would be happy to use them. (Items similar to what kids are given in loot bags at parties.) Many thanks to those of you who have contributed already.
  • Please follow the links to see your class schedule:

Gr. 2DO

Gr. 2BC

Gr. 2KG

 

Literacy

This week in Readers’ Workshop, Reading Growth Spurt:

Sunday Holiday 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 life-long readers.
Monday Students will think about how the author puts the book together.
Tuesday We are learning to stand back and look at the whole story.
Wednesday Students will question “What does the author want to teach me?”
Thursday Review of skills learned this week.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Small Moment Stories:

Sunday Holiday Students can practice these writing skills by writing about books they are reading and having conversations about the plot, characters and meaning of stories they are reading.
Monday We are learning to use literary words in our writing.
Tuesday Students gather more evidence about the character.
Wednesday We are learning to add capitals to the character’s adjectives.
Thursday We will review our checklist to make sure we have tried a few of our strategies.

Students can use IXL Language Skills to support literacy. This week, students can do Consonant Blends and Digraphs, C.7 and C.8.

 

Math

Please do not attempt homework materials from the next unit of math until we have taught it. You will cause your child frustration and anxiety. Link to Everyday Math Support for Parents Please visit this site to support Unit 1 Math learning.

Sunday Holiday
Monday Review and correction of the pre-assessment. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Mixed Practice, L.1.
Tuesday We are learning to build numbers using Base10 blocks and number grids. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Place Value, M.2, M.3.
Wednesday Students will practice fluency and speed in their addition and subtraction. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Mixed Practice, L.2.
Thursday Review of the week and fluency practice.

 

Unit of Inquiry

In our classroom economy, students will get new jobs for the week and keep track of their savings and spending. Each child will check to see that they have saved $25 for each week and not overspent.

Please continue to send in small toys/items you are ready to part with for our novelty store. (Very popular with our classes!)

 

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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