WEEK of February 26th – March 2nd
- new home reading program for this term – read and complete 4 times per week
- practise subtraction facts up to 20
Our focus now until April is our preparation for the first reception of the sacrament of the Eucharist. We will be working in our new books WE CELEBRATE THE EUCHARIST this week. It was so good to see the enthusiastic response to our Discovery Program for parents on Wednesday and Thursday night! Looking forward to seeing you again next week! Don’t forget, no Discovery meetings this week as we have Ash Wednesday evening Mass in the parish. Mass at school Ash Wednesday in the morning at approximately 8:40.
Reading, oral language and writing are so important as our students learn how to express their ideas and opinions. Fluency (reading at talk speed) is a focus for Grade Two. We are also improving our comprehension skills by re-telling the main events in stories we have heard and read, focussing on the beginning, middle and end. Please encourage your child to talk about their reading.
We are currently preparing our class poem “The Owl and the Pussycat” for Speech Arts; most children have this memorized now and are ready to begin looking for their individual poems. Individual poems need to be chosen before Friday, March 2nd.
Spelling list for test on Friday, March 2, 2018:
have, give, love, from, live, friend, much, such, old, told
Grade Two students are working on addition and subtraction facts to 20. We have been learning about Canadian money, using small amounts of nickels, dimes and quarters to practise counting by 5’s, 10’s and 25’s.
We are learning place value (tens and ones) and estimating to 50 (checking by grouping things into 10’s to count quickly).
We are currently learning about sorting into categories and ways to represent data (tallies and graphs).
RAZ KIDS: Please have your child reading at least 20 minutes a day on Raz-Kids.
Choir on Wednesdays and Mondays during lunch time.