Good morning Grade 2 Parents,
It has been my pleasure getting to know each student over the last three weeks. We have had a start to the second quarter. It’s hard to believe that there are only three weeks left until Christmas break.
I want to remind you that each night students should be reading for at least 15 minutes, reviewing their spelling list, and reviewing their bible verse. Please remember to sign your child’s agenda once this is complete. Everyone morning I do a homework check to see if their agenda has been signed. Every two weeks, I will collect your child’s spelling lists and reading logs for a homework grade.
Christmas Service Project
As we prepare to celebrate the Christmas season, we are so thankful to have an opportunity to bless others in our community. This year, GCS will give back to the residents living at Prince Edward Home by collaboratively purchasing gifts for them to open on Christmas morning.
When COVID-19 first impacted our province back in the Spring of 2020, some of the most vulnerable were left without the opportunity to leave their homes. Many seniors were also left without the companionship of their families, and therefore, they relied heavily on support, love, and generosity of the caretakers inside their care homes. Travel restrictions will mean many residents may not have family members visiting them over the holidays.
We are helping make Christmas a little happier for residents by collecting some basic, low cost items. Grade 2 will be collecting: Colouring books, crayons, pencil crayons, markers, sketch pads, pens, pencils, and stationary kits. Other classes will be collecting other needed items. Students are encouraged to make this a true giving opportunity by using their own money (from their allowance, etc.) to purchase some items to give this Christmas. Learning through service allows our students to move their focus from themselves to the needs of others. Items need to be brought in to school by Tuesday, Dec. 1.
This Week in Grade Two
Language: Students will continue their novel study on “The Puppy Sister” by S.E. Hinton. Students will begin a Christmas writing unit this week.
Math: Students will learn the thousands place value and review measurements to the CM and metre. Students will learn carrying to the tens place.
Social Studies: We will continue our study of the Canadian Shield Region. This week we will focus on the industries and animals of that region.
Tests this Week
Tuesday – Chapters 1-3 quiz (Comprehension)
Wednesday – Math
Thursday – Phonics
Friday – Spelling test # 9
Dates to Remember:
- Tuesday, Dec.1 – Last day to bring in Christmas Outreach Project items.
- Friday, Dec. 18th – Last Instructional Day of 2020 (1/2 Day)
Enjoy your week!