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November 19
Week of November 20th - Important messages and reminders

* Report cards are going home on Monday November 20th.  Please make sure you send in the report card envelopes to me.  I will need them for the second report cards.
* Please make sure your child reads daily at home.
* Library books should be returned to school on Tuesday.
* Parent teacher conferences are on November 23rd (pm) and November 24th (am) .  There is no school for students on November 24th.
* Items for Christmas baskets (Note sent home last week) can be sent in by November 30th.
* Christmas dinner for studentsDecember 7th
* Christmas concertDecember 15th – 9:00 am and 11:00 am – The 3-5 students will be closing the 11:00 concert with Silent Night.
November 19
Overview - Week of November 14th

Language Arts
Our focus this month is hobbies through the seasons. This week, we talked, read and wrote about our hobbies in the summer and in the spring.
En été, j’aime _______.  Aussi, _______.
Au printemps, j’aime _________.  Aussi, ________.
Reading: Modeled reading activities - daily read alouds – guided reading
Vocabulary: Noel – le printemps – l’été
Mathematics: We practiced our numbers up to 1000.  We revised how to skip count using coins. We also practiced counting money. 
November 18
Grade 2 week at a glance (Nov. 20-24)

Grade 2 Week at a Glance (Nov. 20-24)

 

 Please note: If you still would like to schedule a Parent-Teacher interview for this Thursday or Friday and have not yet done so, either send a note with your child or e-mail me at susan.saunders@nbed.nb.ca.

 

Wednesday Night – Pack library books to be sent back Thursday. 

 

Nightly – read good fit books/Raz-Kids and practice sight words introduced up to this point. 

 

Literacy:

Words of the Week:  junk, off, bug, boy, tell

Please have your child practice reading the words of the week each night.

·         If he/she reads them with ease, try spelling them. You can also have him/her write a sentence using one of the words of the week. Check that he/she is using uppercase letters only when necessary (first word in sentence/someone’s name/word I), leaving finger spaces between words, and using end punctuation.

·         You can create a tic-tac-toe board on a sheet of paper (with one of the words of the week printed in each square and/or any other words your child may have struggled with in past weeks). In order to put an “x” or “o” in a square, he/she must read the word correctly first!

Word Family:  -unk.  How many words can you think of that end with the –unk sound?

 

Sound Teams:  ea for the short e sound. 

Have students read the following words:  thread, head, bread, instead and point out how these words do not follow the 2 vowels go walking rule. 

 

Reading strategies: Expand Vocabulary

This week we will be tuning in to interesting words in the books that we read.  How many interesting words can your child find while reading at home?

 

Writing:

This week we will be working on word choice by introducing the use of a thesaurus and using more interesting/descriptive words in our writing.  We will also continue to focus on conventions.

 

Math

We will continue to apply mental math strategies to determine basic addition facts to 18 and related subtraction facts.  Please continue to practice the following at home:

·         Using doubles to 18 (6+6=12 so 6+7 is 13 – just one more than the double).

·         Making 10 (1+9, 7+3)

·         1 more/1 less than a given number

·         2 more/2 less than a given

·         10 is an important benchmark number in math. If they are able to “make” 10, working and regrouping of higher numbers will be easier. For example, we will eventually look at addition to 20.  8+6….they can think-I can turn the 8 into 10 by taking 2 from the 6. Since I took 2 from 6 it is now 10 and 4 and I easily know that is 14. So 8and 6 is the same as 10 and 4!

·         So it is important to know “nice numbers” also called “friends of 10”. You ask..7 and….they quickly tell you 3. You say 5 and…they quickly tell you 5 etc.

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If necessary, please continue to practice the previously listed number sense skills. 

 

Reminders/Important Dates:

·         Nov. 20 – Report Cards go home

·         Nov. 23 – Parent teacher conferences (evening)

·         Nov 24 –  Parent teacher conferences (morning), Professional learning in   

                 the afternoon.  No school for students.

·         Dec. 15 – Christmas Concert – 9:00am and 11:00 am (Storm Date Dec. 19).  The K-2 students will be singing in both concerts; however they will be closing the 9:00 am concert with Silent Night.

·         Dec. 7 - Christmas Dinner (for students only)

·         Dec. 22 – last day of classes

Thank you for your support!

Grade 2 team​

November 17
​Grade 2 Week at a Glance (Nov. 20-24)

Grade 2 Week at a Glance (Nov. 20-24)

 

 Wednesday Night – Pack library books to be sent back Thursday. 

 

Nightly – read good fit books/Raz-Kids and practice sight words introduced up to this point. 

 

Literacy:

Words of the Week:  junk, off, bug, boy, tell

Please have your child practice reading the words of the week each night.

·       If he/she reads them with ease, try spelling them. You can also have him/her write a sentence using one of the words of the week. Check that he/she is using uppercase letters only when necessary (first word in sentence/someone’s name/word I), leaving finger spaces between words, and using end punctuation.

·       You can create a tic-tac-toe board on a sheet of paper (with one of the words of the week printed in each square and/or any other words your child may have struggled with in past weeks). In order to put an “x” or “o” in a square, he/she must read the word correctly first!

Word Family:  -unk.  How many words can you think of that end with the –unk sound?

 

Sound Teams:  ea for the short e sound. 

Have students read the following words:  thread, head, bread, instead and point out how these words do not follow the 2 vowels go walking rule. 

 

Reading strategies: Expand Vocabulary

This week we will be tuning in to interesting words in the books that we read.  How many interesting words can your child find while reading at home?

 

Writing:

This week we will be working on word choice by introducing the use of a thesaurus and using more interesting/descriptive words in our writing.  We will also continue to focus on conventions.

 

Math

We will continue to apply mental math strategies to determine basic addition facts to 18 and related subtraction facts.  Please continue to practice the following at home:

·       Using doubles to 18 (6+6=12 so 6+7 is 13 – just one more than the double).

·       Making 10 (1+9, 7+3)

·       1 more/1 less than a given number

·       2 more/2 less than a given

·        10 is an important benchmark number in math. If they are able to “make” 10, working and regrouping of higher numbers will be easier. For example, we will eventually look at addition to 20.  8+6….they can think-I can turn the 8 into 10 by taking 2 from the 6. Since I took 2 from 6 it is now 10 and 4 and I easily know that is 14. So 8and 6 is the same as 10 and 4!

·        So it is important to know “nice numbers” also called “friends of 10”. You ask..7 and….they quickly tell you 3. You say 5 and…they quickly tell you 5 etc.

·         

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If necessary, please continue to practice the previously listed number sense skills. 

 

Reminders/Important Dates:

·       Nov. 20 – Report Cards go home

·       Nov. 23 – Parent teacher conferences (evening)

·       Nov 24 –  Parent teacher conferences (morning), Professional learning in   

                 the afternoon.  No school for students.

·       Dec. 15 – Christmas Concert – 9:00am and 11:00 am (Storm Date Dec. 19).  The K-2 students will be singing in both concerts; however they will be closing the 9:00 am concert with Silent Night.

·       Dec. 7 - Christmas Dinner (for students only)

·       Dec. 22 – last day of classes

Thank you for your support!

Grade 2 team​

November 17
Week at a Glance (Nov. 20-24)

Grade 2 Week at a Glance (Nov. 20-24)
 
 Wednesday Night – Pack library books to be sent back Thursday. 
 
Nightly – read good fit books/Raz-Kids and practice sight words introduced up to this point. 
 
Literacy:
Words of the Week:  junk, off, bug, boy, tell
Please have your child practice reading the words of the week each night.
·       If he/she reads them with ease, try spelling them. You can also have him/her write a sentence using one of the words of the week. Check that he/she is using uppercase letters only when necessary (first word in sentence/someone’s name/word I), leaving finger spaces between words, and using end punctuation.
·       You can create a tic-tac-toe board on a sheet of paper (with one of the words of the week printed in each square and/or any other words your child may have struggled with in past weeks). In order to put an “x” or “o” in a square, he/she must read the word correctly first!
Word Family:  -unk.  How many words can you think of that end with the –unk sound?
 
Sound Teams:  ea for the short e sound. 
Have students read the following words:  thread, head, bread, instead and point out how these words do not follow the 2 vowels go walking rule. 
 
Reading strategies: Expand Vocabulary
This week we will be tuning in to interesting words in the books that we read.  How many interesting words can your child find while reading at home?
 
Writing:
This week we will be working on word choice by introducing the use of a thesaurus and using more interesting/descriptive words in our writing.  We will also continue to focus on conventions.
 
Math: 
We will continue to apply mental math strategies to determine basic addition facts to 18 and related subtraction facts.  Please continue to practice the following at home:
·       Using doubles to 18 (6+6=12 so 6+7 is 13 – just one more than the double).
·       Making 10 (1+9, 7+3)
·       1 more/1 less than a given number
·       2 more/2 less than a given
·        10 is an important benchmark number in math. If they are able to “make” 10, working and regrouping of higher numbers will be easier. For example, we will eventually look at addition to 20.  8+6….they can think-I can turn the 8 into 10 by taking 2 from the 6. Since I took 2 from 6 it is now 10 and 4 and I easily know that is 14. So 8and 6 is the same as 10 and 4!
·        So it is important to know “nice numbers” also called “friends of 10”. You ask..7 and….they quickly tell you 3. You say 5 and…they quickly tell you 5 etc. 
 
If necessary, please continue to practice the previously listed number sense skills. 
 
Reminders/Important Dates:
·       Nov. 20 – Report Cards go home (your parent/teacher conference time will be in your child's report card envelope).
·       Nov. 23 – Parent teacher conferences (evening)
·       Nov 24 –  Parent teacher conferences (morning), Professional learning in the afternoon.  No school for students.
·       Dec. 15 – Christmas Concert – 9:00am and 11:00 am (Storm Date Dec. 19).  The K-2 students will be singing in both concerts; however they will be closing the 9:00 am concert with Silent Night.
·       Dec. 7 - Christmas Dinner (for students only)
·       Dec. 22 – last day of classes
Thank you for your support!
Grade 2 team
November 15
Week of Nov. 13th

Week of November 13th

Kindergarten Outcomes:

Literacy: Jolly Phonics: /f/, review sight words on the word wall, writing (drawing pictures to tell stories about their lives, labelling, creating sentences, stretching out sounds in words and printing predominant sounds they hear, correct letter formation, spelling sight words from the word wall), reading(using picture cues, matching voice to print, blending/segmenting sounds in words, rhyming), practice reading take home books.

You and Your World:(con’t) Identify members of their family, roles and responsibilities, understanding how roles of family members change over time

Math: (con’t) Sequencing numerals, familiar dot arrangements, relating numeral to respective quantity, comparing quantities. Continuing with Patterning.

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November 14
Home-School Link for the Week of November 14
HOMEWORK
READING:                
“Good fit” take-home book
Encourage your child to use the reading strategy card when trying to figure out unknown words.
Poems Songs Stories-review poems/songs- remind the children to track the words as they read!
Practice reading words with the sound team /oo/: book    cook    spoon    moon   doom    foot    good   hook   loon
Review sounds****** th  ch  sh  qu  ck  wh   ai     ow    ay   or    oa   oo
High Frequency Words for Grade One-focus:  him    said   I’m
     Review until mastered;
         for   what   look   or   this   they   her     his    my    going    can     you
         are   have    had    little    has   went    and    all    play    the   was   that   of   with   like    she
         (Once the words are mastered, the students can learn to spell them
 
LIBRARY-******return book on Tuesday**********
                                                                               
LITERACY FOCUS: 
Reading strategies:
Eagle Eye- Look at the pictures for cues.
Lips the Fish- Say the first few sounds in the word
Stretchy Snake- Stretch out the sounds slowly the put the sounds together and say the word
Chunky Monkey- Look for small chunks in the word that you can read
Skippy Frog-Skip the unknown word, read to the end of the sentence then hop back and try reading the word again
Flippy Dolphin- If the short vowel sound doesn’t make sense in the word, try the long vowel sound
 
Sound teams- introducing ee/ea, reviewing two vowels go a walking” rule, alphabetical order
Writing: recounts, lists, answering “when” questions, spelling approximations(stretching out unknown words and printing all the sounds they hear), spelling some word wall words correctly,  punctuation at the end of sentences, capitals for beginning of sentence/names, spaces between words, writing 4 or more ideas about a topic, proper letter formation/letter placement in one space.
 
MATH FOCUS:
Counting forward and backwards to 20-50
Naming numbers one more/one less, two more/two less to 20
Skip counting by 2’s
Part-part whole number combinations
Representing teen numbers
Number words
 
YOU AND YOUR WORLD FOCUS: Characteristics of Groups
 
SKILLS TO REVIEW AND PRACTICE …..IF NEEDED
-read number words: one   three   five    three    four    two    zero   six   eight   ten   nine   seven
-count forward and backward (1-20)     
-recognize and name numerals from 11-20          
 -print numerals to 20/proper formation
- count by twos to twenty
-name numbers before and after
 
**Segmenting/blending words
1. Have your child give each sound and then blend it together to say the word 2. Print the word- call out the word and have your child print the word as they say the 3 sounds.
pen    cup     dug       fad    him      jig      bag       get     hen     kit     leg   rut     sip   ten   van   wet   yet    zip
 
Additional Information
November:
14th Conference Time Schedule sent home- please choose times and return Wednesday
20th First term report card
23rd Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences (3 pm-7pm)
24th Day off for students- Parent/Teacher Conferences (8-11:30am)-
                                                                                     Professional Learning for Teachers (pm)

November 13
Week of November 14th - Important information
* Please make sure your child reads daily at home.
* Library books should be returned to school on Tuesday.
* Parent teacher conferences are coming up on November 23rd (pm) and November 24th (am) .  There is no school for students on November 24th.
* On Tuesday, the parent/teacher conference sheet will be sent home.  Please choose three possible times that would be convenient for you to meet with me and return it to me asap - first come, first serve(d).   We will start making the schedule on Wednesday of this week.
* Report cards will be sent home on November 20th.  Your appointement slip for the parent teacher conferences will be put in your child’s report card envelope.
* If you want to order from Scholastic, please send in your order(s) by Wednesday November 15th.
* Christmas dinner for studentsDecember 7th
* Christmas concertDecember 15th – 9:00 am and 11:00 am

November 13
Overview - Week of November 6th
Language Arts
Our focus this month is hobbies through the seasons. This week, we talked, read and wrote about our hobbies in the fall and in the winter.
En automne, j’aime _______.  Aussi, _______.
En hiver, j’aime _________.  Aussi, ________.
Reading: Modeled reading activities - daily read alouds – guided reading
Vocabulary: Jour du Souvenir ( Remembrance Day)
Mathematics: We practiced our numbers up to 1000.  We learned how to skip count using coins. We also finish with counting by 5’s, 10’s, 25’s and 100’s starting at any number.

November 09
Week at a Glance (Nov. 14-17)

Grade 2 Week at a Glance (Nov. 14-17)
 
 Wednesday Night – Pack library books to be sent back Thursday. 
 
Nightly – read good fit books/Raz-Kids and practice sight words introduced up to this point. 
 
November Reading Benchmark – in order for your child to meet the benchmark he/she should be reading independently, with good comprehension books at level H.
 
Literacy:
Words of the Week:  crash, crashes, new, gym, girl, with, thing
Word Family:  -ash.  How many words can you think of that end with the –ash sound?
We will learn about soft g.  The letter g makes the soft sound when it comes before the letters e, i, or y (ie; giraffe, page, stage, etc.)
 
Writing:  Conventions
This week we will continue to focus on conventions. In order to practice these conventions (sounding out words phonetically, finger spaces, neatness, lower/uppercase letters, periods, etc.) ask your child to write a sentence using one of the sight words this week. For example, have him/her write a sentence using the word girl. Please use lined paper (such as loose leaf), as this is what students are using at school. Check that your child is properly using all of the conventions mentioned above (you do not need to send it in to me.)
 
 
Math: 
We had the good fortune of having Ms. Atkinson, a numeracy lead, visit our classrooms over the last 2 weeks.  She read several math books and really had us using our math skills.
We will continue to apply mental math strategies to determine basic addition facts to 18 and related subtraction facts.  Please continue to practice the following at home:
 
·       Using doubles to 18 (6+6=12 so 6+7 is 13 – just one more than the double).
·       Making 10 (1+9, 7+3)
·       1 more/1 less than a given number
·       2 more/2 less than a given
If necessary, please continue to practice the previously listed number sense skills. 
Reminders/Important Dates:
 
           Nov. 13 – No school due to Remembrance Day
·       Nov. 14 – parent/teacher conference sign-up sheet will go home today.  Please return asap- first come, first serve(d).
·       Nov. 20 – Report Cards go home
·       Nov. 23 – Parent teacher conferences (evening)
·       Nov 24 –  Parent teacher conferences (morning), Professional learning in   
                 the afternoon.  No school for students.
·       Dec. 15 – Christmas Concert – 9:00am and 11:00 am
Thank you for your support!
Grade 2 team
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