Dear GCS Grade 2 Families,

Welcome back!

We’ve had a busy four days getting back into the routine of classes!

Geneva Villa

Grades 1 and 2 will be visiting Geneva Villa on Wednesday, March 15th. Our visit will last from 1:30-2:30 pm. The students will play bingo with the residents of Geneva Villa. Consent forms will be sent home on Monday. Please sign them and return them by Wednesday, if you would like your child to attend.

Mathletics World Math Month Competition

Get your math brains on, students! The elementary classes have entered an international competition through Mathletics, an award-winning interactive site that aims to improve math skills through fun activities linked to the Canadian curriculum. Students earn points by completing activities and answering questions in Live Mathletics competitions. We hope the enthusiasm surrounding this competition grows and will help increase our students’ math skills.

The Details:

Important Dates:

  • Competition Began: March 6, 2023
  • Competition Ends: March 31, 2023
  • Winners Announced: April 5, 2023

Earning Points:

Students can earn points through:

  • Skill Quests (Quests) (Formerly called Understanding, practice, and fluency)
    • 1 correct answer = 10 points
    • 1 correct test answer = 20 points
  • Activities (Courses)
    • 10 points per correct answer within curriculum activities up to a maximum of 300 points per activity per week
    • 20 points per correct answer within a test (Are You Ready? or Topic Test) up to a maximum of 600 points per week.
  • Live Mathletics
    • 1 point per correct answer
    • 2 points per correct answer on a bonus level (starred)

The top three schools with the highest average number of points per student will win prizes. However, Mrs. Bouter will be awarding a prize to a student from each grade who earns the most points throughout the competition! Also, the grade with the most points on average will earn a pizza party! Check the blog for a weekly update about which class is in the lead.

Students can do Mathletics activities at home as well. If they are connected to the internet and not using an offline Mathletics app, the points that they earn will count toward the competition.

If students do not remember their login information, please contact the homeroom teacher.

Happy math-ing!

Love of Reading Week:

Next week is Love of Reading week, below are the activities for each day:

Monday – Make Your Mark – students will be colouring or creating bookmarks to keep their page in their favourite books.

Tuesday – Character Parade – students are encouraged to “parade” into school as a character they love.

Wednesday – Wild About Books – students can bring a “wild” (stuffed) friend to school with them.

Thursday – Diary of a “Book” Worm – students are asked to bring in books they enjoy to show their classmates.

Friday – Sleepyheads – students can wear their pjs and take in a favourite bedtime story.

Important Dates:

Friday, March 24th – Professional Development Day (No School)


Math Test – Thursday, March 16th

Spelling and Vocabulary Quiz #19 – Friday, March 17th

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Summerfield