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November 17
Week of November 18th

* Please make sure your child reads daily this week.

 

* Monday: Report cards are sent home.

                School spirit activity - Students are encouraged to wear their team color t-shirt

* Thursday: Climate presentation in the afternoon

                  Library books are due.

                  Parent teacher conferences starting at 3:30pm. and ending at 7:00pm.

Friday: No school for students

           Parent teacher conferences in the morning starting at 8:30 am and ending at 12:00 pm.  PL

           sessions for teachers in the afternoon.

November 17
Overview - November 5th to 15th

* Reading: Sounds learned - ui/ette

*  High frequency words on our word wall:  bientôt/cours/chercher/chacune/certain/chacun/déjà/derrière/dessus/écouter/enfin/ensuite//encore/enfant

faim/froid/fois/hier/haut/heure/jeu/journée/matin/mère/neige/oeuf/peut-être/rester/temps/trouver/voir/

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* Writing: Activity to add descriptive words and more details in sentences ( We will continue this writing activity this week.)

* Vocabulary: Remembrance Day- Fall

November 15
Grade 2 Week at a Glance (Nov. 18-22)

Grade 2 Week at a Glance (Nov. 18-22)

 

 Tuesday Night – Pack library books to be sent back Wednesday.  (They did not get library books last week as there was a computer glitch)

 

 

Nightly – read good fit book, practice sight words, practice sound teams introduced up to this point.  Students now have the option of reading books online on Raz-kids

 

Literacy:

Words of the Week:  junk, friends, again, where     

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.  (You will have to add this to the original list.)

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. (bead, heat, meat etc)

 

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 and using more interesting/descriptive words in our writing.  We will also continue to focus on conventions.

 

Math

We will be applying mental math strategies to determine basic addition facts to 18 and related subtraction facts.  Please 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 previous number sense skills. 

 

 

Reminders/Important Dates:

·       Nov.18 – Report Cards go home.      Wear colour team shirt.

·       Nov. 21 – Parent teacher conferences (evening)

·       Nov 22 –  Parent teacher conferences (morning), Professional learning in   

                 the afternoon.  No school for students.

 

·       Dec. 12 – Christmas Concert – times to be determined (Storm Date Dec. 13). 

·       Dec. 20 – last day of classes

 

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November 11
Week of November 12th

​* Please make sure your child reads daily this week.

Important message and reminders:

* I have added our class calendar in "Documents"

* Tuesday:  PSSC meeting at 6:30 pm

* Wednesday:  Doodle link will be sent by email at 3:00 pm

* Thursday: Library books are due.

                   Jersey Day

* Friday: Northside Hockey Night

                   

November 08
Grade 2 Week at a Glance (Nov. 11-15)

Grade 2 Week at a Glance (Nov. 11-15)

 

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

 

Nightly – read good fit book, practice sight words, practice sound teams introduced up to this point.  Students now have the option of reading books online on Raz-kids. 

 

 

Literacy:

Words of the Week:   shook, gym, found, about, said, what

 

 

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

 

Sound Team: This week we will work on the 2 sounds oo makes…..please have your child practice the words: food, hood, good, mood

 

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(sounding out a word so the reader can read it…example-pritee…makes sense to spell pretty this way!), 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 gym. Please use lined paper such as loose leaf. Check that your child is properly using all of the conventions mentioned above (you do not need to send it in to me.)

 

Math:

Continue to apply skip counting skills: count by 2(to 20) 5 and 10 to 50.

 

Have your child count different combinations of coins.  For example 3 dimes, 1 nickel and 2 pennies etc.

 

Ask them to show you different money amounts…..Show me 47 cents etc.

 

You can also practice skip counting by having them count different objects…blocks, noodles, buttons etc.  You can group them with different amounts….show them 2 groups of 10, a group of 5 and 2 loose ones.

 

Can you skip count by 2 starting on a number other than 2? Start on 12, for example. Start on an odd number….skip count by 2 starting on 9.

 

Can you skip count by 2 backwards from different starting points up to 20? 16-4. Start on an odd number…19-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminders/Important Dates:

·       Nov. 11No school due to Remembrance Day

·       Nov.14-Jersey Day-wear a sports jersey in honour of school sports.

·       Nov.15-See website for Hockey Night info.

·       Nov.18 – Report Cards go home.      Wear colour team shirt.

·       Nov. 21 – Parent teacher conferences (evening)

·       Nov 22 –  Parent teacher conferences (morning), Professional learning in   

                 the afternoon.  No school for students.

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November 03
Week of November 4th -

* Please make sure your child reads daily this week.

Important information and reminders:

​* I  have added new documents.  Please check.

* A reminder that there is no school on Friday November 8th ( PL day for teachers and on Monday 11th ( Remembrance Day).

* Thursday:  Library books should be returned.

                    Remembrance Day assembly

* Friday: No school for students.

* This week: Reading -   New sounds in grade - We are starting this week.  We will focus on one sound every week.  This week, our sound is " UI ". 

Here is a list of all the sounds we will be learning in the next three months, in this order:  

1. ui

2. ette

3. ien/ienne

4. oin/ouin

5. ill

6. tion/tionne

7. eil/eille

8. ail/aille

9. eur/eure/oeur

10. ouil/ouille

11.euil/euille

November 01
Grade 2 Week at a Glance (Nov. 4-8)

Grade 2 Week at a Glance (Nov. 4-8)

 

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

 

Nightly – read good fit book, practice sight words, practice sound teams introduced up to this point.  Students now have the option of reading books online on Raz-kids. The info/passwords were sent home last week.

 

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:  nice, city, house, how, slow, our     

    

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

 

Sound Team: Last week we worked on the sound team ow having 2 sounds (how, show). This week we will work on the team ou-which also makes the same sound (loud). Please have your child practice reading: crowd, shout, loud, now, sound

 

We will learn about soft c (mice, city) (sounds like s sound) this week.  The letter c makes the /s/ sound before e, i, or y.  The letter c makes the /k/ sound before a, o, u, or any other consonant. (card, cow)

 

Writing:  At this point in the school year, students should be:  using upper and lower case letters appropriately, spelling word wall words correctly, sounding out unknown words phonetically, forming all letters properly/neatly without reversals and consistently using proper end punctuation and finger spaces.

 

Math: Counting money is a great way to practice and use skip counting.

 

Have your child count different combinations of coins.  For example 3 dimes, 1 nickel and 2 pennies (if you have any!) etc.

 

Ask them to show you different money amounts…..Show me 47 cents etc.

 

You can also practice skip counting by having them count different objects…blocks, noodles, buttons etc.  You can group them with different amounts….show them 2 groups of 10, a group of 5 and 2 loose ones.

 

Can you skip count by 2 starting on a number other than 2? Start on 12, for example. Start on an odd number….skip count by 2 starting on 9.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminders/Important Dates:

·       Nov. 8 – Full day Professional Learning Day – no school for students

·       Nov. 11No school due to Remembrance Day

·       Nov.14-Jersey Day-wear a sports jersey in honour of school sports.

·       Nov.18 – Report Cards go home.      Wear colour team shirt.

·       Nov. 21 – Parent teacher conferences (evening)

·       Nov 22 –  Parent teacher conferences (morning), Professional learning in   

                 the afternoon.  No school for students.

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October 31
November
October 30
Overview - October 14 - 25

* Sounds learned : an/am/en/em/in

* Discussions and reading activities about friendship and emotions in our unit on social interactions ( You and Your World).

* Daily literacy centers

* Vocabulary: focus on Fall, Halloween and new words learned in You and Your World during discussions

* Writing: Activities with sentence structures

* As I have mentioned already, we have worked on representing numbers in different ways.  During all activities, the students used math manipulatives.

Coming up:

* The student will start to work on their writing piece to finish this first term.  This will be sent home. 

* In math, we will tackle mental math strategies and we will also explore 2D and 3D shapes.

* Vocabulary: Remembrance Day

* By the end of next week, we should be done with the sounds to be revised from grade 1.  In the next couple of weeks, I will be posting the list of all the new sounds the students have to learn in grade 2.

* This week, we will focus on the new high frequency words for grade 2.   Every week, look for the list of words added on our word wall.  We will do a few each week.  They will be listed in my overviews.  

October 27
Week of October 28th

​* Please make sure your child reads daily this week,

Important information and reminders:

* Monday: Monthly assembly in the morning.

                Raz Kids ( for reading books in French books at home):  I will           

                   be sending your child's username and password.  Please check

                  in communication bags.

* Tuesday: Picture retakes

* Thursday:  Orange and Black Day for Halloween.  Nutritious snacks for the   

                    class can me sent in, if you want.   ( 19 students)

                     Library books are due.

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