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Please don’t forget that tomorrow is Favorite Character Dress Up Day!!!
We will be starting our 4th unit of Inquiry this week. This unit falls under the transdisciplinary theme of How the World Works. We will be making inquiries into the different forces, motion, magnetism and gravity. We will be conducting simple investigations to solve problems or answer questions.
Central Idea: People use their understanding of forces and motion to create and invent.
Lines of Inquiry:
- Connections between forces and motion
- How people use their understanding of motion to create
This theme is science oriented. We plan to use lots of hands-on activities to help the children build enduring understandings.
- Understand and identify a variety of forces that make things move and describe what causes them to change speed and direction.
- Understand the ways that different objects may balance or topple in various situations.
- Understand magnetic force and how magnets interact with each other and different materials.
How can you help at home?
- Engage your child in conversations about the variety of forces (push and pull) in your home. They are everywhere!
- Encourage your child to look carefully at how things move. Ask him/her to name the forces applied.
- Help your child identify forces at work. Discuss how objects are balanced. Help your child complete homework activities.
- Share books, tools, toys, DVD’s and other resources from home connected to this unit.
The Grade 2 Team
Our G2 team would like to thank all the parents, teachers and TAs who have taken on a role in our Grade two village yesterday. The students came back to our classrooms buzzing with excitement about the activities they participated in. Thank you so much for your engagement and participation in yesterday’s event. It was definitely an amazing learning experience for our students.
Next Friday, February 2, 2018, is the Elementary Winter Field Day. Students in Grades PreK – 2 will be outside in the morning. Please be sure that your child comes to school that day with all appropriate winter gear (coat, gloves, hat, snow pants, boots) because we will be outside for an hour and a half playing the various games. Everyone must be appropriately dress for weather as cold as -15C!
Also happening next Friday is our next school spirit day, Sport Day, sponsored by the elementary student council. Students may come to school dressed in their favorite sportswear. If a student does not wish to participate in the spirit day, they must wear their school uniform.
Parents are invited to the ES Winter Concert tomorrow. The concert will start at 9:30. Please make sure your child comes to school in their formal uniform. They could bring a change of clothes with them if they want to. (PE uniform/normal uniform)
Formal Uniform (Girls/Boys)
Oxford buttoned-down long sleeved collared shirt (White) + slacks/trousers/skirt (Navy Blue) + tie (available for purchase at PTO store) + black shoes + black belt.
For the Formal Uniform, Girls also have the option to wear the navy pinafore with the long sleeved oxford and tie underneath.
AAS PTO New Book Fair 2017
The Book Fair is being held in the Malyy Theatre from Tuesday 5th December to Thursday 7th December, 2017.
During the week preceding the fair, teachers will be given zip bags for students to take home with instructions for parents. Parents will be invited to place money in the bag and to return it to school, on the first day of the fair, for your child to buy books during the class visit to the fair.
Opening hours of the New Book Fair:
– Tuesday 5th of December 10 am – 5 pm
– Wednesday 6th of December 8.15 am – 5 pm
– Thursday 7th of December 8.15 am – 5 pm
If you have any questions, please contact Oksana Tolstoy at firstname.lastname@example.org .
DECEMBER ICE SKATE LACING PRACTICE
Practice, repetition, rehearsal… GETTING READY!!!
Ice Skate Lacing, Correct skate size check, school helmet sizing,
DECEMBER 4th -8th 2017
Pre-K to grade 5 bring in their ice skates to PE class
We will NOT be skating during this PRACTICE week
( Our January ice skating schedule will be sent out in two weeks)
Students will practice putting skates on/off
Blade sharpness check
Have all skates laced up before class
Practice at home to be prepared
WHERE TO PURCHASE / SHARPEN SKATES:
The PTO Exchange begins collecting skates on November 27 and selling gently used skates on December 4.
Sportmaster (www.sportmaster.ru) over 50 locations in Moscow
Decathlon Stores https://www.decathlon.ru/
Now that winter is finally here, please make sure that your child brings all of their winter gear to school each day:
- gloves or mittens
- warm winter coat (with a zipper that works correctly)
- snow pants
- snow boots
The elementary school policy is that students must be wearing all of their winter gear (especially snowpants) in order to be able to play in the snow during the 3 recesses. Hooray for snow!
Grade 2 Team