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St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School

  Mrs. Neto’s Grade Two 

                                                                                                                                                      May 2018 News


           Dear Parents,

           We are pleased to turn the calendar to May. Thank you for all your support with the school play. The students did a wonderful job, and had a                lot of fun on stage. I am very proud of them all! Our 20th Anniversary Retrospective Play was a huge success.

We will be participating in a Water/Social Justice Walk on Thursday, May 10th at 9:30 a.m. This year we are combining our Social Justice Walk with our WeDay initiative called "We Walk for Water."  Each class is challenged to raise $25 which will give one person in a developing country clean water for life! Any donation would be greatly appreciated- thank you in advance.

Here are some links to great videos!

-          WE Walk for Water promo: https://vimeo.com/freethechildren/review/253686552/b4656d730f

-          How far would you walk for water? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALcRLcf8InY

                 Curriculum

Language Arts

In writing, the students have been working on learning the parts of a sentence. They have been learning what nouns, adjectives and verbs are in           grammar. 

We continue to read and write stories. The students always enjoy writing in their journals about their home adventures and all the exciting                  events in their lives!

Reading Response activities and daily readers will continue to be sent home for the remainder of this month but will come to an end the second           week into June.

Mathematics

       The grade two students are now experts at skip counting by 2’s, 5’s, 10’s and 25’s! They will now use this knowledge to help them count money!           Grade two students are expected to be able to – estimate, count, and represent (using the ¢ symbol) the value of a collection of coins with a           maximum value of one dollar. 

Science

        We will begin a new unit on Living Things. The grade two students will be investigating:

        1. ways in which animals have an impact on society and the environment, and ways in which humans have an impact upon animals and the places                where they live 

        2. similarities and differences in the characteristics of various animals 

        3. how animals grow and change and have distinct characteristics

         Our trip to the Tiffin Centre will provide our students with a lot of hands on experiences to enhance the learning for this unit.

Social Studies

We continue to learn about global communities in Africa and Brazil. We compare their similarities and differences to our                       Bradford community. We have been examining the different ways children learn and live in different communities and what their           schools look like.

Religion

Our focus in religion has been caring for God’s world and all things in it. 

We have been devoting our prayers to Mary and reciting the “Hail Mary” prayer daily in class.

                Upcoming …                                

  • May 13 – Happy Mother’s Day!
  • May 22- Victoria Day Holiday
  • End of Year Trip -Tuesday, June 5, 2018 class trip to the Tiffin Centre (Utopia, Ontario) Permission form and payment available online - School Days

Mrs. N. Neto