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May 26
Grade 2 Week at a Glance (May 29-June 2)

Grade 2 Mrs. Waugh
Week at a Glance (May 29-June 2)
 
      Nightly  Read good-fit books/Raz Kids. Have your child provide a retell of the main events. *****June benchmark for reading- Students need to be reading books at level K/L independently, fluently, and with good comprehension*****
Library – Pack library books Tuesday to be returned Wednesday.  This will be the last week for signing out books.
 
Literacy:
       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: 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.
Word Family:  There will be no new word families.  We will review for the remainder of the year.
 
Writing:  Non-fiction writing - The students will be researching information about an animal and writing a report. 
 
Math:  We will continue to explore measurement.  Your child will be learning to
·         Estimate, measure, and compare lengths using non-standard units, such as paper clips, straws, snap cubes, popsicle sticks etc.
·         Estimate, measure, and compare height using non-standard units.
·         Estimate, measure, and compare the distance around an object using non-standard units.
·         Estimate, measure, and compare masses using balance scales and non-standard units.
·         Solve everyday problems about measurement.
 
We will also 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.)
  • Counting-on and back using fingers (13+5, 18-6, 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.)
  • 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:
Wednesday, June 7- Bike Rodeo 1:30-2:30 (Rain date June 14th)
Thursday, June 15-last day for cafeteria
Friday, June 16-School Picnic and showcase (more info to follow)
June 23-Last day of school
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 30 for “H Day” of our ABC countdown.
Homework will take on a different format beginning next week for the month of June. Stay tuned for more information!
Thanks and have a great week!
     
May 26
Grade 1 Week at a Glance (May 29-June 2)

Grade 1 Mrs. Waugh
Week at a Glance (May 29-June 2)
 
Tuesday Night:  Pack Library books to be returned Wednesday.  This will be the last week to check out 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. *****June benchmark for reading- Students need to be reading books at level G independently, fluently, and with good comprehension*****
·        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.
Word Family:  There will be no new word families.  We will review for the remainder of the year.
 
Writing:  Non-fiction writing - The students will continue researching information about an animal and writing a report. 
 
Math: Numbers to 100 /Measurement/Geometry
Continue as necessary:
·        Work on number reversals/formation.
·        Work on number line activities.
·        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.
·        We are continuing our unit on measurement. We worked 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).
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.)
  • Counting-on and back using fingers (13+5, 18-6, 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.)
  • 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).  
·       We will be beginning our Geometry unit in the coming weeks. Have your child practice recognizing and describing shapes/objects around the house. We use the analogy that “2D shapes are flat and 3D objects are fat”. For example, a ball would be considered a sphere, a die would be considered a cube, a flat sheet of loose-leaf would be considered a rectangle, etc. We will be using words like, roll, stack, slide, curves, edges, points, flat faces, vertices (our new word for corners), when describing shapes such as a cube, cone, sphere, cylinder, etc
·       Visit the following links to listen to some fun Geometry songs with your child:
 
Reminders/Important Dates:
Wednesday, June 7- Bike Rodeo 1:30-2:30 (Rain date June 14th)
Thursday, June 15-last day for cafeteria
Friday, June 16-School Picnic and showcase (more info to follow)
June 23-Last day of school
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 30 for “H Day” of our ABC countdown.
Homework will take on a different format beginning next week for the month of June. Stay tuned for more information!
Thanks and have a great week!
May 26
​Homework for week of May 29

Homework for week of May 29

 

Sunday Night: Pack library books. We missed library last week due to the long weekend.

 

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: Many Moments Stories

 

  • Please continue to have your child practice printing letters. Grade 2 teachers expect students to have no reversals and easy to read printing. This includes sitting letters on lines, making tall letters tall and short letters short, and having no unnecessary uppercases letters inside of words.

 

 

Math: Numbers to 100 & measurement

 

·        Continue as necessary:

·        Work on number reversals/formation.

·        Work on number line activities.

·        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.

 

 

·        We are continuing our unit on measurement. We worked 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).

 

·       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?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminders:

 

Wednesday, June 7- Bike Rodeo 1:30-2:30 (Rain date June 14th)

Thursday, June 15-last day for cafeteria

Friday, June 16-School Picnic and showcase (more info to follow)

June 23-Last day of school

 

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 30 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!

 

 

 ​

May 25
Track and Field - Monday May 29th

It's the grade 3 to 5's Track and Field morning on Monday.  We should be leaving Royal Road to go to Nashwaaksis Middle School shortly after announcements.

Students  will need to:

​ - wear shorts and a t-shirt under a track suit depending on the weather​

- wear proper outdoor running shoes

- a back pack with a water bottle, snack, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a tower to sit on during their break.

* if it's just drizzling, a raincoat ( see note bellow)

Lunch will be eaten back at school.

May 23
Home-School Link for the Week of May 22
Grade One Home-School Link – Week of May 22nd
HOMEWORK (nightly)
Reading:                                                                               
 “Good-fit” take- home book
Raz-Kids  www.kidsa-z.com
Have your child provide a retell of the main events. Look for words containing a sound team and make a list to practice reading and spelling.
         Practice all sight words on the grade one list. These will be the “no excuse” spelling words for grade two.
        *****June benchmark for reading- Students need to be reading books in level G independently, fluently, and with good
comprehension*****
The grade ones started an ABC countdown last Thursday. Each day we focus on the “letter of the day” by engaging in literacy/math activities and learning about various topics related to the letter.
        Each class is also observing caterpillars over the next few weeks as they transform into beautiful butterflies!
         **Extra practice if needed- see bottom of the page***
LIBRARY-return books by Wednesday
LITERACY FOCUS
READING:
              - Practice/review strategies
              -Check for comprehension and retells
              -Work on fluency and expression
               
      -Read and spell Sight/Word Wall Words:  at, and, a, in, is, it, I , like, me of, school, that, the, to, was, went, play, friend, with, this, have, little, day,  away, say, are, go, up, us, we, like ,said, going, she, on, my, came, make, here, see, what, very, no, an  or, before, for, put, all,  her, after, over, mother, father, look, too, can, saw, asked, were, by, back, did, big,  be, him, not, will, about, how, now, our, I’m, am, come, some, if, should, would, could , don’t, their, there, from, get, had, has, as, because, man, into, do, just, one, you, they, who, but, two, his, so, then, when, than, where, your, them, says, want
    
      WRITING
     -Many moment stories, short reports, recording observations
.    – Continue to review upper/lowercase letters, word wall words spelled correctly, unknown words sounded out phonetically, finger spaces, punctuation and proper letter formation.
     -Editing/peer editing, word families, no excuse spelling words
     
    MATH FOCUS
    -Measurement-describing and comparing length, height, and mass of objects.
   -Numbers to 100
     Reading and writing numbers
     Finding numbers on the 100 chart/line quickly
     Naming numbers before and after
     Counting forward and backwards between two numbers
     Use base 10 units to show how many groups of tens and ones are in a number
    -Addition and subtraction facts / strategies to 20
    -Solve/create story problems for addition and subtraction
    -Creating fact families (3+5=8     5+3=8    8-3=5     8-5=3)
    -Estimating quantities by comparing to a given referent (known quantity)
   
PLEASE REVIEW AND PRACTICE UNTIL MASTERED
       Numbers to 100
 -Call out numbers to 100 and have your child print them.
 -Say a number and have your child tell you the number that comes before and after.
 -Say a number and have your child quickly point to it on the 100 chart/number line. 
 -***Have your child count forward and backwards from different numbers ( 45-52,  78-88, 87-73, 94-83)without the chart/numberline*****
 -Practice fact families  5+4=9   4+5=9  9-4=5  9-5=4
       -Read number words:
zero    one   two  three   four   five   six    seven   eight   nine     ten
then on to……eleven    twelve   thirteen   fourteen  fifteen  sixteen  seventeen  eighteen nineteen twenty
        -  Match numbers that make ten---1+9   2+8   3+7   4+6   5+5   0+10
       -Practice facts to 18 using manipulatives if needed
       -Adding and Subtracting 1,2 or 3 to a number up to 20….use fingers only if needed.
      -Doubles to 18---1+1    2+2    3+3    4+4    5+5   6+6   7+7  8+8  9+9 10+10—answer in a snap!
      -Create sentences with sight words/no excuse words focusing on caps, punctuation, printing.
      -Practice printing letters/numbers on lined paper.
     ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  June
 7th - Bike Rodeo 1:30-2:30 (Rain date June 14th)
16th -School Picnic and showcase (more info to follow)
 
May 23
May 23-26
Grade One Home-School Link – Week of May 22nd
HOMEWORK (nightly)
Reading:                                                                               
 “Good-fit” take- home book
Raz-Kids  www.kidsa-z.com
Have your child provide a retell of the main events. Look for words containing a sound team and make a list to practice reading and spelling.
         Practice all sight words on the grade one list. These will be the “no excuse” spelling words for grade two.
        *****June benchmark for reading- Students need to be reading books in level G independently, fluently, and with good
comprehension*****
 
The grade ones started an ABC countdown last Thursday. Each day we focus on the “letter of the day” by engaging in literacy/math activities and learning about various topics related to the letter.
        Each class is also observing caterpillars over the next few weeks as they transform into beautiful butterflies!
         **Extra practice if needed- see bottom of the page***
LIBRARY-return books by Wednesday
 
LITERACY FOCUS
READING:
              - Practice/review strategies
              -Check for comprehension and retells
              -Work on fluency and expression
               
      -Read and spell Sight/Word Wall Words:  at, and, a, in, is, it, I , like, me of, school, that, the, to, was, went, play, friend, with, this, have, little, day,  away, say, are, go, up, us, we, like ,said, going, she, on, my, came, make, here, see, what, very, no, an  or, before, for, put, all,  her, after, over, mother, father, look, too, can, saw, asked, were, by, back, did, big,  be, him, not, will, about, how, now, our, I’m, am, come, some, if, should, would, could , don’t, their, there, from, get, had, has, as, because, man, into, do, just, one, you, they, who, but, two, his, so, then, when, than, where, your, them, says, want
    
      WRITING
     -Many moment stories, short reports, recording observations
.    – Continue to review upper/lowercase letters, word wall words spelled correctly, unknown words sounded out phonetically, finger spaces, punctuation and proper letter formation.
     -Editing/peer editing, word families, no excuse spelling words
     
    MATH FOCUS
    -Measurement-describing and comparing length, height, and mass of objects.
   -Numbers to 100
     Reading and writing numbers
     Finding numbers on the 100 chart/line quickly
     Naming numbers before and after
     Counting forward and backwards between two numbers
     Use base 10 units to show how many groups of tens and ones are in a number
    -Addition and subtraction facts / strategies to 20
    -Solve/create story problems for addition and subtraction
    -Creating fact families (3+5=8     5+3=8    8-3=5     8-5=3)
    -Estimating quantities by comparing to a given referent (known quantity)
   
 
PLEASE REVIEW AND PRACTICE UNTIL MASTERED
       Numbers to 100
 -Call out numbers to 100 and have your child print them.
 -Say a number and have your child tell you the number that comes before and after.
 -Say a number and have your child quickly point to it on the 100 chart/number line. 
 -***Have your child count forward and backwards from different numbers ( 45-52,  78-88, 87-73, 94-83)without the chart/numberline*****
 -Practice fact families  5+4=9   4+5=9  9-4=5  9-5=4
       -Read number words:
zero    one   two  three   four   five   six    seven   eight   nine     ten
then on to……eleven    twelve   thirteen   fourteen  fifteen  sixteen  seventeen  eighteen nineteen twenty
        -  Match numbers that make ten---1+9   2+8   3+7   4+6   5+5   0+10
       -Practice facts to 18 using manipulatives if needed
       -Adding and Subtracting 1,2 or 3 to a number up to 20….use fingers only if needed.
      -Doubles to 18---1+1    2+2    3+3    4+4    5+5   6+6   7+7  8+8  9+9 10+10—answer in a snap!
      -Create sentences with sight words/no excuse words focusing on caps, punctuation, printing.
      -Practice printing letters/numbers on lined paper.
 
     ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  June
 7th - Bike Rodeo 1:30-2:30 (Rain date June 14th)
16th -School Picnic and showcase (more info to follow)
 

May 23
Grade 2 Week at a Glance
Grade 2 Mrs. Waugh
Week at a Glance (May 23-26)
      Nightly  Read good-fit books/Raz Kids. Have your child provide a retell of the main events.
Library – Pack library books Tuesday to be returned Wednesday
 
Literacy:
       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: 
The Grade 2 Provincial Reading Assessment begins Tuesday May 23 and ends May 30.  We will complete the assessment during our literacy block.  We will spend small chunks of time on the assessment each day until it is complete.  Please continue to have your child read Raz-kids and answer the comprehension questions and/or read to you and answer comprehension questions after the reading.
 
Word Family:  There will be no new word families.  We will review for the remainder of the year.
 
Writing:  Non-fiction writing - The students will be researching information about an animal and writing a report. 
 
Math:  We will continue to explore measurement.  Your child will be learning to
·         Estimate, measure, and compare lengths using non-standard units, such as paper clips, straws, snap cubes, popsicle sticks etc.
·         Estimate, measure, and compare height using non-standard units.
·         Estimate, measure, and compare the distance around an object using non-standard units.
·         Estimate, measure, and compare masses using balance scales and non-standard units.
·         Solve everyday problems about measurement.
 
We will also 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 orally and with paper and pencil.
 
 
Reminders/Important Dates:
 
May 23-30 – Grade 2 Provincial Reading Assessment
Thursday, June 15-last day for cafeteria
June 16 – Showcase/School Picnic (more info to follow)

May 23
Grade 1 Week at a Glance

Grade 1 Mrs. Waugh
Week at a Glance (May 23-26)
 
Tuesday Night:  Pack Library books to be returned Wednesday.
 
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!
 
 
Word Family:  There will be no new word families.  We will review for the remainder of the year.
 
Writing:  Non-fiction writing - The students will be researching information about an animal and writing a report. 
Math: Numbers to 100 & measurement
·        Practice facts and strategies.
·        As necessary:
·        Work on number reversals/formation.
·        Work on number line activities from last week.
·        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 work with money to show the reason for/importance of skip counting in the real world. If you have coins at home, review the value of a penny (if you have any!), nickel, and dime with your child. Make sure he/she understands that 5 pennies can be traded for one nickel because each penny is worth 1 cent and one nickel is worth 5 cents. Have your son/daughter practice counting groups of nickels and pennies to find the total amount. Encourage him/her to begin by counting the nickels (by 5s) and then count the pennies by 1's (counting on). You can include dimes if your child is ready for more!
 
·        See the following link for an online BINGO game which involves counting coins http://www.abcya.com/money_bingo.htm
 
·        We have started 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:
 
Thursday, June 15-last day for cafeteria
Friday, June 16-School Picnic and showcase (more info to follow)
 
 
Thanks and have a great week!
May 22
Week of May 23rd

* Physical education will be held outside tomorrow ( Tuesday).  All students should have a good pair of outdoor running shoes. ​

* In two weeks, the students can start bringing their projects ( robots) in class.

* Please make sure your child reads daily at home. 

* I will add a new post on Wednesday regarding our Track and Field morning on Monday May 29th.

 

May 21
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