May 19, 2022
I Am a Gift from God – complete p. 9
Raz Reading 15 – 20 minutes
Spelling Week 27 – Bonus Word: force
Subtraction Practice booklet – 2-digit subtraction without regrouping p. 119 (do five problems only)
Bring Subtraction Practice booklet everyday
Sign and return Reading Log on Friday
Bring Agenda and Mass books everyday
Scholastic Books Order – Class Code: RC169745
Curriculum Overview & Expectations
Christian Education will be integrated throughout the curriculum. Our theme this year is “ONE FAMILY, ONE HOPE IN CHRIST” and so our focus is on understanding the gift of hope and faith that Jesus has given us, and how we may use these gifts in our everyday lives. Jesus calls us to be his friends and gives us hope through the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Eucharist. On this journey, we will explore and reflect on different scripture and parable stories to help children develop their understanding and appreciation for Jesus. We will be learning to understand God’s love for us and how we can model after people in scripture to make good choices and follow Jesus’ footsteps. Through the story of Jesus’ life, the children will come to know His mercy and love for us, as well as the knowledge that this love is eternal through His resurrection. With the gift of hope and faith, we are truly blessed to develop our friendship with Jesus through the holy sacraments this year.
Most of this year’s curriculum is focused on sacramental preparation. Some dates to make note of this year are:
- Reconciliation Virtual Parents Meeting – January 18, 2022 at 7:00 pm (virtual)
- First Reconciliation – February 5, 2022
- First Holy Communion Virtual Meeting – April 19, 2022 at 7:00 pm
- First Holy Communion Rehearsal – April 30, 2022 at 10:00 am
- First Holy Communion – May 1, 2022 at 2:00 pm
An Unforgettable Adventure – An Emmy Award-winning first-ever animated film series for sacramental preparation. Each episode is an unforgettable adventure into the story of Jesus.
Click the link below to watch the following videos:
-First Reconciliation Seasons 1 – 6
-First Holy Communion Seasons 7 – 12
The Rosary by Bishop Barron – The Rosary with Bishop Robert Barron (wordonfire.org)
The Mass – The Mass – Word on Fire
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
Students will be partaking in the Daily 5 which is a program that encourages independent reading, guided reading, active spelling tasks, written tasks and development of listening skills. Students will engage in theme-based assignments and work towards developing listening, reading, comprehension, and writing skills. We will be using RAZ and levelled books in the classroom for our reading program.
Our spelling program will start on Monday September 14th.
Please encourage your child to practice the spelling words in one or more of these ways:
- Read and spell each word. Cover it up and write it. Uncover the word and check to see if it is correct.
- Find the words on the spelling list in printed materials such as books and magazines.
- Read a word aloud and ask your child to spell it (either aloud or written on paper).
Week 3 Bonus Word: elements
Week 4 Bonus Word: metamorphic
Week 5 Bonus Word: well-being
Week 6 Bonus Word: characteristics
Week 7 Bonus Word: Hallowtide
Week 8 Bonus Word: citizen
Week 9 Bonus Word: community
Week 10 Bonus Word: reconciliation
Week 11 Bonus Word: sacraments
Week 12 Bonus Word: Christmas
Week 13 Bonus Word: strategies
Week 14 Bonus Word: penance
Week 15 Bonus Word: chemical changes
Week 16 Bonus Word: absolution
Week 17 Bonus Word: vertices
Week 19 Bonus Words: First Nations
Week 20 Bonus Words: subtraction
Week 21 Bonus Words: estimate
Week 22 Bonus Word: chrysalis
Week 23 Bonus Words: The Liturgy of the Eucharist
Week 24 Bonus Word: consecration
Week 25 Bonus Word: culture
Week 26 Bonus Word: traditions
Please have your child reading at least 15 minutes a day.
Through the use of manipulatives and combined Math programs and resources we will be covering the following concepts: repeating and growing patterns, number concepts, basic additions & subtractions, geometry, measurement, data analysis and financial literacy.
I Know It – Second Grade Math Practice (I Know It)
Math Magic – https://coolsciencelab.com/math_magic.html
Please take advantage of this awesome Math resource to keep your child’s skills up to date.
Students will be learning about metamorphic and non-metamorphic life cycles of different animals, the water cycle and water conservation, water sources and forms, physical and chemical changes, force and motion.
SOCIAL STUDIES & CAREER EDUCATION
The BC Redesigned curriculum encourages an integrated approach; Social studies will be the core curricular area that falls in line with this model, incorporating language arts, art education, religion, and Health and Career Education. Students will be learning communities, rights and responsibilities, people’s needs and wants, First People of Canada, landforms and water bodies, Canada’s provinces and territories.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION (with Mr. Jones)
Students are expected to wear their gym strip underneath their school uniform on P.E. days. Our P.E days are Mondays and Wednesdays. If students forget to wear their gym strip, they do not participate in gym class for that day. Please have your child leave only ONE pair of non-marking black athletic shoes for use inside the school and in the gymnasium (NOT dress shoes plus gym shoes). Be mindful that the shoes they wear to school will also be used for outdoors (recess, lunch-recess, outdoor P.E., etc).
Students will be learning about healthy lifestyle, illness prevention, effective communication skills and strategies to manage emotions in order to develop and maintain healthy relationships. We will also look at being resilient and learning to bounce back from little problems.
Seesaw is a simple way for teachers and students to record and share what’s happening in the classroom. Seesaw gives students a place to document their learning, be creative and learn how to use technology. Each student gets their own journal and will add things to it, like photos, videos, drawings, or notes. When there are new Seesaw posts, families can be notified via app notification, email or SMS. Parents are only notified about their own child’s work, and all data is safe and secure.