Hello Parents,

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  As I begin my time with grade two, I would like to remind you that students should continue to fill out their reading logs, practice writing out their spelling words twice, and go over their memory verse each night.  I will continue to collect student’s spelling homework every two weeks for a homework grade. Do not forget to note if your child completed a spelling practice activity that does not require notebook use.

Please take note of the following items regarding our grade two class.

Paper Bag Auto-Biography

Please don’t forget to send your child’s “Paper Bag Auto-Biography” on Monday, November 16th.   Your child came home with a paper bag and instructions to choose five items that are special to them.   They will be sharing these items with the class on Monday.  To help them prepare their presentation please have them fill out the attached response sheet.

Costumes for the Christmas Presentation – November 16

All students in grades 1-6 will need some type of clothing to complete their costume for filming.  The grade two class will need to have modern day fancy Christmas dress clothes. These items do not have to be new, but only festive. We are asking that the students wear a combination of red, green, white. black, with silver or gold accessories. Please have your child bring these items to school for November 16. Please label each item so it can be returned to you. If you have any questions or concerns please email jwilting@gcspei.ca. Thanks!

My School Management

Each family has access to GCS’s online school management system (MSM) at gcs.myschoolmanagement.com.  Logging into it will allow parents to view upcoming assignments, tuition balances, student grades (in select courses in elementary), and view quarterly report cards this year.  If you do not know your login information, you can visit the previous link and click “having problems logging in”, enter your email address, and the system will send you instructions on resetting your password; this will work even if you have not logged into MSM before.  Report cards will be published ONLY in My School Management this year, so you must log in to your account in order to view them.   We suggest that you ensure that you can log in well before the report card day on November 19.  If you have any login problems, please email Mr. Ellis (jellis@gcspei.ca) for more assistance.

Usborne Literacy Fair
It is time once again for our Annual Usborne Literacy Fair.  This event has typically allowed our school library and classrooms to receive hundreds of dollars worth of books for free.  The fair will be running throughout this week into parent-teacher conferences.  Please be looking for a further announcement that will provide more details for placing your order.

This Week in Grade Two

Language: Students will review commas in a list and learn how to use commas in the date and an address.

Math: Students will learn the 10 subtraction family and 11 addition family.  Students will review pictographs.

Social Studies: We will begin our study of the Canadian Shield Region.

Tests this Week

Monday – Mini quiz on commas in a list

Wednesday – Math

Thursday – Spelling list # 7

Dates to Remember:

  • Monday, Nov.16 – Bring in Christmas Concert Costumes
  • Thursday, Nov.19 – Report Card Day and Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, Nov.20 – Parent-Teacher Conferences (No School)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Mrs. Barton