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  Mrs. Neto’s Grade Two 

                                                                                                                                                 June 2018 News

            Dear Parents,

It has been an exciting year for the students and as it comes to an end, June will be no different. On June 11th, I will be collecting all home readers, and library books. Now that our students are hooked on reading, we hope that you continue reading at home throughout the summer months. Please visit the Bradford Public Library to continue to foster the love of reading!

I would like to thank The Tiffin Centre and our parent volunteers for making our last field trip a success. The students had a wonderful time exploring in the pond, and we were able to catch many tadpoles and other pond insects. We also enjoyed our scavenger hunt throughout the forest for clues to who was chopping trees down at the Tiffin Centre? Our afternoon was spent investigating centres on the 6 animal classification groups. We had a great time and learned a lot!

            Language Arts

In class, we are focusing on spelling words correctly in our everyday writing. Students are being encouraged to slow down, and pay more attention to neatness and spelling.  Our spelling unit has now come to an end. Students are encouraged to use classroom resources, such as our word wall to help them spell sight words correctly. Our grammar unit continues with lessons on adjectives, verbs, nouns and pronouns.

Mathematics

The grade twos have completed units on simple fractions; halves, thirds and fourths and telling time. We are currently working on a probability unit. We are learning to describe probability as a measure of the likelihood that an event will occur, using mathematical language (i.e., impossible, unlikely, less likely, equally likely, more likely, certain).

Science

The grade two students continue to really enjoy learning about living things, basic needs and life cycles. We continue to learn about the specific characteristics of each of the 6 classification groups, and about various animal adaptations used for survival. Thank you very much for supporting your child in researching for their animal project. The draft copies were really well done and I look forward to their good copies and presentations next week. In class, we are constructing animal habitat dioramas and plastercine sculptures of their animals.

Social Studies

The grade two students have completed their unit on Global Communities.

Religion

Our focus in religion will be discussions on making good choices and the parts of the mass.

As the weather gets warmer, please remember to apply sunscreen to your child before school and send them with a hat. Please put their name on the inside of the hat. They have a way of disappearing!!! Also, please send extra drinks and a water bottle. Our school has water bottle refill stations.

With the warm weather upon us, please dress the children according to our MTB appropriate dress guidelines that are in place for all students from kindergarten to grade 8.

  • Dress modestly with no undergarments showing
  • Full back tank tops with tight arm holes
  • No spaghetti straps
  • No muscle shirts
  • Shorts and skirts to mid-thigh
  • Proper foot wear- no flip flops            Thank you for your support

Upcoming … 

June 17: Happy Father’s Day!!!

June 25th: Report Cards sent home

June 28th: Last day of class!

Thank-you for all your support and cooperation, it made for a great year together. Have a SAFE and WONDERFUL SUMMER!! 

God bless you in the summer months ahead,

                                                                                                    Mrs. N. Neto

A BIG SHOUT OUT To Our SUMMER BIRTHDAYS
      July: Angelina on the 7th! & Summer on the 17th - Happy Birthday!
      August: Maddy on the 14th, Mikaela on the 16th, and Madison on the 28th - Happy Birthday!