Fall is in the air and we have arrived to the first vacation of the school year. It was a pleasure to meet with all of you on Monday and talk about your hopes and goals for your child this year in grade two. I look forward to a productive and fun year ahead. I’d also like to wish everyone a restful and safe Fall Break whether you are staying locally or traveling abroad.
Our library exchange day is Monday, however students can exchange library books any day of the week. They just need to let me know and I can give them a library pass, or exchange during lunch recess.
Fall Break October 8-12. School is back on Monday, October 15.
This week we have continued to learn new math games for addition and subtraction. The game that we played on Thursday is called 10 – Bump. The directions for how to play are on the side. 10 counters could be used in place of the Bead Rack (Rekenrek). Please find it attached below if you would like to play at home. We also continued our data handling by creating our own survey questions, collecting the data, and presenting it with a graph.
This week students focused on using descriptive language in their writing using the descriptive bubble. Students read the book, That’s My Monster! and then drew their own monsters to write sentences about. Our class is participating in the Global Read Aloud by reading the book, A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold. Ask us what the book is about!
This week we continued our inquiry into being a digital citizen by learning about the Common Sense Media’s traffic lights to evaluate websites, video games, and movies. Ask us what the traffic lights and how we use them. We also continued to learn about new forms of digital technology like Padlet and Flipgrid. Lastly, we put pictures of different forms of digital technology in chronological order to see how technology has changed over time. Most of us had no idea what a cassette tape or a boombox were!!
Our weekly visit with our K1 buddies was on the big playground, a real treat for the K1 students.