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                                           Mrs. Neto’s

Grade 2 News
October 2018

 

The month of September has come and gone and we’ve survived one of the busiest times of the year. The students are settling in nicely to their new Grade 2 surroundings, and are adapting to classroom routines and rules.

Thank you to all the parents who came out to the school barbeque. It was nice to see you again, and meet some of our new families.

I would also like to thank all those who donated to the Terry Fox Run. Our class raised a lot of money for cancer research. The children had a great time learning about the story of Terry Fox and wrote wonderful biographies on his life.

Curriculum

      Language Arts

          Our home reading program is in full swing. Please remind your child to read daily. Students are being encouraged to spell words phonetically when they write. They are also learning to use our classroom word walls to help locate the correct spelling of high frequency words and seasonal words. Our spelling program has also started. Please have your child review their spelling words at home, they are located in their agendas. We will have our spelling tests on Fridays.

         Mathematics

         We have now started a new math unit on place value. Students will be learning to compose and decompose numbers up to 100 using base ten blocks, hundred charts and ten frames. They will learn different ways to represent two digit numbers using base ten blocks. Students will also compare and order numbers to 100 using hundreds charts. We are practising how to orally count up to 200 and count backwards from 50-1 at different starting points.

 Science

         We have been learning about simple machines and how they make  work easier. We are learning to identify examples of simple machines in our everyday lives.

Religion

          We have been talking about how special God created us all and learning different ways we can fill each others buckets. We have been building a classroom environment where everyone can be free to try new things, make mistakes and learn. We have been learning about God's family, and our beautiful families, including our classroom family.

          *Reminders

  • Monday, October 8, 2017 is Thanksgiving Day
  • School Picture Day is on Tuesday, October 9, 2018
  • Friday October 26, 2018 is a P.A. Day
  • Wednesday, October 31, 2018 is Halloween

 

At this time of year as we reflect upon our good fortunes, I thank you for sharing your child with me. We have certainly gotten the year off to a terrific start. I’m sure the enthusiasm for learning will continue to grow throughout the school year. I hope each family enjoys a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration of God’s love.

 

                                                                              Sincerely,

                                                                                                    Mrs. Neto