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June 02
Week of June 3rd

* Tuesday​Library books are due.

                  - Grade 2 FI classes go to Royal Road park - Pizza for students

* Wednesday - Bike rodeo in the afternoon ( an email from administration was sent home)

* Thursday - Open house 11:00 am to 11:30 am

                  - School picnic 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

* June calendarChange of date:  The school spirit activity will now take place on Monday June 10th 

May 24
Grade 2 Week at a Glance (May 27-May 31)

Grade 2 Week at a Glance (May 27-May 31)

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

 

NightlyRead good-fit books/Raz-Kids.   Reading out loud to a family member helps with fluency and expression.  *****June benchmark for reading- Students need to be reading books at level K independently, fluently, and with good comprehension*****

LiteracyPlease continue to practice/review all sight words and Sound Teams. If your child can read all of the sight words, have him/her try spelling them or writing them in a sentence.  Practice spelling the grade 2 no excuse spelling words.

Reading: Expression

·        Encourage your child to read with expression! Point out how quotation marks mean someone is talking and that we may have to change our tone of voice to match the speaker. Also, be watching for question marks, exclamation marks, and/or words printed in bold or all uppercase letters which usually indicates that the reader should be using expression and/or changing tone of voice.

Writing:  Non-fiction writing - The students will continue researching and gathering information about an animal and writing a report. 

Math: 

Please continue to practice addition and subtraction facts (both single digit and double digit), both orally and with paper and pencil.

Practice Facts with answers to 20 and make sure your child is using strategies.

Ask your child math word problems to practice their strategies……

I had $54 and I spent $29, so how much money do I have left?   

 I had $45, my mom gave me 17 more, I spent 8 and I found 10….how much do I now have? Etc.

I want to buy a bike for $97 and I have $45, so how much more do I need?

I went shopping with $60 and I came home with $12…how much did I spend?

Reminders/Important Dates:

June 6 – Family Picnic

June 13 – K-2 Field Day (please be sure your child is dressed for the weather and has appropriate outdoor footwear for running, jumping etc…)

June 21 – Last day of school for students

Homework will take on a different format beginning next week for the month of June. Stay tuned for more information!

 

 

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May 24
Week of May 27th

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* Students should continue reading daily this week.

Important information

* Tuesday:  Permission slips for our class activity are due.

                  Library books should be returned.

                  Monthly assembly

                 Power challenge sheets are due.

* You can find our June calendar in the documents sections of my teacher page.

 


 


 

May 24
Week at a Glance (May 27-31)

Grade 1 Week at a Glance (May 27-31)

 

Wednesday Night: Pack library books.

 

Nightly:

  • Read good-fit books. Have your child provide a retell of the main events. Also, when your child reads a word containing a sound team, point it out to him/her. Try keeping a running list of the sound team words you and your child find in his/her good-fit books to practice reading and spelling at home. In order to be meeting grade level reading expectations, students must be reading level G books independently, fluently, and with good comprehension by the end of June.

  • Practice all sight words and sound teams. If your child can read all of the sight words, have him/her try spelling them or writing them in a sentence.

  • The sight words for grade 1 will be their no excuse spelling words in grade 2. So, they could get a head start!

  • Reading: Expression

  •  Encourage your child to read with expression! Point out how quotation marks mean someone is talking and that we may have to change our tone of voice to match the speaker. Also, be watching for question marks, exclamation marks, and/or words printed in bold or all uppercase letters which usually indicates that the reader should be using expression and/or changing tone of voice.

 

Writing: Non-fiction (Report)

Students will continue to explore non-fiction writing.  The students will be researching information about an animal of their choice and writing a report.

 

 

Math: Numbers to 100 & measurement

 

  • Continue as necessary:

  • Work on number reversals/formation.

  • Work on 100 chart activities.

  • Work on before/after…..especially when it involves a new decade, for example after 49, after 89, before 60, before 40 etc.

  • Practice math facts/strategies (doubles, friends of ten)

  • The goal is not for students to memorize facts (however, it is great if they understand the strategy so well that some facts are now memorized). The important skill is to use strategies (counting-on, doubles, doubles plus/minus 1, making 10,etc.). When you are practicing with your child at home, make sure you talk about what strategy he/she is using. You may need to give reminders such as, you should be able to figure that one out because you know the strategy of doubles plus one or how can we figure this one out? What strategy could we use?

  • We are continuing our unit on measurement. We will work on surface area-the amount of space taken up by an object and will work on capacity (how much something will hold) as well as mass (how much an object weighs).

     

Reminders/Important Dates:

 

Thursday, June 6 – Showcase/School Picnic 11:00-1:00 (information went home about the picnic in communication bags Friday, May 24).

June 13K-2 Field Day (please be sure your child is dressed for the weather and has appropriate outdoor footwear for running, jumping etc…)

June 21 Last day of school for students

 

Be sure to ask your child about their letter activity for our ABC countdown! Your child may wear a hat to school on Tuesday, May 28 for “H Day” of our ABC countdown.

  • Be sure to check the school web page for information on upcoming events and dates.

 

Homework will take on a different format beginning next week for the month of June. Stay tuned for more information!

 

Thank you for your support!

May 20
Week of May 20th

* Please make sure your child reads daily this week.

Important information and reminders:

* Tuesday: ​* Library books are due.

                  *  We will be doing an art activity with clay.  I would encourage students to wear a short sleeve

                  shirt.   

                  * I will be sending a permission slip home for our class activity on June 4th.  Please return it  to me be before May 28th.

                     

                 

May 17
Grade 1 Week at a Glance (May 21-24)

Grade 1 Week at a Glance (May 20-24)

 

Wednesday Night: Pack library books to be brought back Thursday.

 

Nightly:

  • Read good-fit books. Have your child provide a retell of the main events. Also, when your child reads a word containing a sound team, point it out to him/her. Try keeping a running list of the sound team words you and your child find in his/her good-fit books to practice reading and spelling at home. In order to be meeting grade level reading expectations, students must be reading level G books independently, fluently, and with good comprehension by the end of June.

  • Practice all sight words and sound teams. If your child can read all of the sight words, have him/her try spelling them or writing them in a sentence.

  • The sight words for grade 1 will be their no excuse spelling words in grade 2. So, they could get a head start!

 

Reading: Monitoring and Fixing-up

 

  • This week, we will focus on self-monitoring and “fixing-up” when reading. If something doesn’t sound or look right, it’s important to back-up, reread, and fix our mistake!

 

Writing: Non-fiction (Report)

Students will continue to explore non-fiction writing.  The students will be researching information about an animal of their choice and writing a report.

 

Math: Numbers to 100 & measurement

  • Practice facts and strategies.

    As necessary:

  • Work on number reversals/formation.

  • Work on 100 chart activities from last week.

  • Work on before/after…..especially when it involves a new decade, for example after 49, after 89, before 60, before 40 etc.

  • We will start a new Measurement unit in which we will be describing and comparing the length, height, and mass of objects. Have your child use words like taller/shorter/ longer/ lighter/heavier to describe and compare various objects around the house.

  • Choose an object at home (pencil, paper clip, tissue box, etc.) and have your child find something that is longer than that object, shorter than the object, and about the same length/height.

  • Give your child 3 objects and have him/her order them from shortest to tallest. Then try 3 more objects and order them from tallest to shortest.

     

     

 

 

Reminders/Important Dates:

 

Monday, May 20 – Victoria Day – No school

Thursday, June 6 – Showcase/School Picnic 11:00-1:00 (more info. to follow).

June 13K-2 Field Day (please be sure your child is dressed for the weather and has appropriate outdoor footwear for running, jumping etc…)

June 21Last day of school for students

 

Thank you for your support!

May 17
​Grade 2 Week at a Glance (May 20-May 24)

Grade 2 Week at a Glance (May 20-May 24)

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

 

 

Nightly Read good-fit books.   Reading out loud to a family member helps with fluency and expression.   Practice word wall words, sound teams and no excuse spelling words. 

 

 

LiteracyPlease continue to practice/review all sight words and Sound Teams. If your child can read all of the sight words, have him/her try spelling them or writing them in a sentence.  Practice spelling the grade 2 no excuse spelling words (please focus on the words your child spelled incorrectly on the assessment that went home last week).

 

 

Writing: Students will be exploring non-fiction writing.  The students will be researching information about an animal and writing a report.  We have many books at school, however if your child has a book at home they would like to use they are more than welcome to bring it in.  The book should be about an animal, and have information in it about what the animal looks like, what it eats, where it lives and other interesting facts.  It is also important that your child is able to read the text.  Please be sure to label your child’s book to ensure that it makes it back home.

 

 

 

Math: 

 

Please continue to practice addition and subtraction facts (both single digit and double digit), both orally and with paper and pencil.

Practice Facts with answers to 20 and make sure your child is using strategies:

  • Counting-on and counting-back in their head (17+3, 20-2, etc.)

·        “Making 10” – For example, for 13+9, take 1 from 13 to make the 9 a 10, and13 is now 12. Now it is easy to solve because12+10 is 22! Students can think about those patterns we noticed on the 100 chart.

  • Doubles (7+7, 8+8, etc.)
  • Near Doubles (doubles plus/minus 1 and 2). For example, for 7+8, students know 7+7 =14, so 7 + 8 is just 1 more! (doubles plus one).  

Reminders/Important Dates:

 

·        Monday, May 20 – Victoria Day – No school

·        June 6 – Family Picnic (more information to follow).​

May 13
Week of May 13th

* Students should continue reading daily.

Happening this week and reminders:

* Tuesday: Library books are due. 

                  School spirit activities ( school colored tshirt)

* A reminder that there is no school next Monday ( May 20th)  - Victoria Day

May 10
Grade 2 Week at a Glance (May 13-May 17)

Grade 2 Week at a Glance (May 13-May 17)

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

 

 

Nightly Read good-fit books.   Reading out loud to a family member helps with fluency and expression.   Practice word wall words, sound teams and no excuse spelling words. 

 

LiteracyPlease continue to practice/review all sight words and Sound Teams. If your child can read all of the sight words, have him/her try spelling them or writing them in a sentence.

 

Reading: 

Please continue to work on reading comprehension at home by asking them questions about their book such as:  what was the book about, who were the characters, where did the story take place etc. Continue inferential questions-questions where they can’t find the answer in the book-Was there a time you felt the same way as the character? Does this story remind you of another story you read? What do you think the author meant when he said “Oh no, not again” (for example)

 

 

Writing:  We will be continuing to study nonfiction writing. Students will learn to write procedural texts that we call “how-to” writing. Students will learn the purpose of this type of writing (to teach others how to do something such as how to make toast), and how it must enable the reader to do what is being taught (steps must be clear, organized, and make sense). 

 

 

Math: 

We will be exploring geometry.  Your child will be learning to identify, describe, compare and construct 2D and 3D shapes.  They will also be learning to identify 2-D shapes as parts of 3-D objects in the environment.

Please continue to practice addition and subtraction facts (both single digit and double digit), both orally and with paper and pencil.

Practice Facts with answers to 20 and make sure your child is using strategies:

  • Counting-on and counting-back in their head (17+3, 20-2, etc.)

·        “Making 10” – For example, for 13+9, take 1 from 13 to make the 9 a 10, and13 is now 12. Now it is easy to solve because12+10 is 22! Students can think about those patterns we noticed on the 100 chart.

  • Doubles (7+7, 8+8, etc.)
  • Near Doubles (doubles plus/minus 1 and 2). For example, for 7+8, students know 7+7 =14, so 7 + 8 is just 1 more! (doubles plus one).  

 

·        Reminders/Important Dates:

·        Tuesday, May14-Coloured t shirt activity

·        Monday, May 20 – Victoria Day – No school

·        June 6 – Family Picnic (more information to follow).​

May 10
Grade 1 Week at a Glance (May 13-17)

Grade 1 Week at a Glance (May 13-17)

 

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

 

Nightly:

  • Read good-fit books. Have your child provide a retell of the main events. Also, when your child reads a word containing a sound team point it out to him/her. Try keeping a running list of the sound team words you and your child find in his/her good-fit books to practice reading and spelling at home.

  • Practice/review all sight words and Sound Teams. If your child can read all of the sight words, have him/her try spelling them or writing them in a sentence.

  • Practice the “no excuse” spelling words for grade 1 as necessary.

  • In order to be meeting grade level reading expectations, students must be reading level G books independently, fluently, and with good comprehension by the end of June.

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Reading:

 

Continue to practice the following skills at home with your child:

  • Using a variety of strategies to decode unknown words (stretchy snake, skippy frog, etc.)

  • Checking for comprehension and retell

  • Working on fluency and expression

  • Knowing when to stop, pause, and change tone of voice (depending on type of punctuation)

 

Writing: Students will be exploring non-fiction writing.  The students will be researching information about an animal of their choice and writing a report.  We have many books at school, however if your child has a book at home they would like to use they are more than welcome to bring it in.  The book should be about an animal, and have information in it about what the animal looks like, what it eats, where it lives and other interesting facts.  It is also important that your child is able to read the text.  Please be sure to label your child’s book to ensure that it makes it back home.

 

Please continue to practice proper letter formation (both upper and lowercase letters) with your child at home. Watch for reversals (letters printed backwards) as well as the size and positioning of letters. Many students fail to notice that lowercase letters g, j, p, q, y should “hang below” the line and letters b, d, f, h, k, l, t should stand taller than the rest.

 

Math: Numbers to 100

We will continue to explore numbers to 100 (counting, noticing patterns, estimating, etc.). Please continue to work with your child using the hundred chart which was sent home last week, focusing on the skills mentioned in last week’s homework.

 

  • Practice addition and subtraction facts, both orally and with paper and pencil.

  • Work on reversals/proper formation of numbers to 100

  • Practice what comes before/after a given number to 100 (both orally and paper/ pencil)

  • Have your child quickly find a number on the hundred chart. Ask him/ her how many groups of 10 are in the number? How many single ones left over? (58 is 5 groups of ten and 8 single ones)

  • Have your child put numbers in order from least to greatest, greatest to least (write 5 random numbers to 100 on flashcards and have him/her order them).

  • Practice number stories such as: There are 4 dogs. Each has 2 treats. How many treats are there in all?  A bike rack at school holds 4 bikes. 23 kids bring a bike. How many bike racks does the school need?  Etc.

     

Reminders/Important Dates:

 

Monday, May 13 – NBTA Branch Day – No School for students

Tuesday, May14-Coloured t shirt activity

Monday, May 20 – Victoria Day – No school

Thursday, June 6 – Showcase/School Picnic 11:00-1:00 (more info. to follow).

 

 

Thank you for your support!


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