Welcome to our Grade 2 web page! This is where you can find information regarding upcoming events or class updates. Please check back regularly to see what is happening in our classroom community!
Wednesday: Music with Mrs. Larsen
Library with Mrs. Chand
***Your child will be issued a book bag to keep books in good condition. Please return the book in this bag each week. Please fill in your child’s Reading Log and return it every 50 nights to Mrs. Chand!
Thursday: Music - with Mrs. Larsen
Friday: PE - with Mrs. Hugh
Spelling Words this Week
Each week we will be practicing a new set of Spelling words. We are now focusing on word families and sight words. Each week there will be a few sentences using what we've learned. Please take the time to practice the words that your child has printed in his/her planner. We will do a quick quiz each Friday.
The words for the week are:
Word Family: it, in, like, my, go, quit, chin, spike, why
Other: is, go
This week's sentences are:
Mike is my cat.
I like my bike.
A spelling sheet will be sent home each week explaining the words we are working on. It also has activities that your child can do at home to prepare for the upcoming spelling test. On the reverse of the sheet is a place for them to practice these activities. Remember to encourage your child to remember to write each sentence beginning with a capital letter and ending with a period. Please return the completed sheet to school at the end of the week. I'd love to see the practice your child did! Thank you!
Mark Your Calendars
Oct. 22-24 – Scholastic Book Fair
Oct. 24 – Early Dismissal for Parent and Teacher Conferences
Oct. 25 – Pro-D Day (school closed)
Oct. 28 – Pumpkin Carving Contest
Oct. 28 – Hot Lunch – Alicia’s Flavours
Oct. 31 – Halloween (Spirit Day: costumes)
Nov. 1 – School Closed
Reading with your child is an excellent way to foster a love of books! Please read with your child every night and record the nights of reading in the purple log book that has been provided by our librarian, Mrs. Chand. Once you have filled a page in the log book, return it to school, so your child can receive a reading prize! Super Readers books have been tallied for this year, but keep reading with your kids at home every day!
Each student has received login information for Raz-Kids to glue on the front page of the planner. They can use this to to access Raz-Kids from home via the website, or an app that can be downloaded onto a touch screen device. Raz-Kids is a fantastic collection of online books for your child to read or listen to. We are using this program at school during our Daily 5 time, as well. With the login information sent home, your child can continue to practice his/her reading with books at a level that is just right for him/her. When your child reads books at their current reading level, they have a higher success rate at improving their overall reading skills. Often kids choose books that are too hard for them to read which doesn't give them the opportunity to develop their decoding skills and comprehension skills. I hope that you will take advantage of using this wonderful program at home!
Your support is appreciated!
Links to great educational websites
Kiddle - This is a safe, visual search engine for kids to look for information online.
ABC ya - This website has many fun math and language arts games for any grade level.
Math Playground - Here you will find great math games to play and practice a variety of math skills.
Greg Tang Math Games - Here is a link to fun math games that support subitizing, addition and subtraction
Cool Math Games - This link leads to tonnes of fun free online math games for kids to practice their math skills. There is also a free app that you can add to your device at home to easily access these games.
Raz Kids - This link will take you to a variety of levelled books designed specifically for your child. Your child's user name and password should be glued inside the front cover of his/her planner.