Next week is Fall Break. The children have made a busy start to the year so please enjoy this time, relax and recharge if you can. You deserve it. Thank you for your continued support this term. If you are travelling, please travel safely and we look forward to seeing you all Monday the 28th of October.
The (brilliant) Grade 2 Team
Next week Grade 2 students will begin a new math unit: Addition & Subtraction of length units.
From Eureka: “In this unit, students engage in activities designed to deepen their conceptual understanding of measurement and to relate addition and subtraction to length. Their work in Module 2 is exclusively with metric units in order to support place value concepts.”
Focus of G3 math standards for this unit:
-Use Measurement and Data to help me understand math.
-Use different tools to measure objects.
-Compare the length of an object using two different units of measurement.
-Estimate the lengths of objects.
-Compare the length of two different objects.
-Use addition and subtraction to solve measurement problems.
-Make and use a number line.
Click here for Eureka Unit 2 Newsletter & Parent Tips
Click here for Eureka Unit 2 Topic A information
Click here for Eureka Unit 2 Math vocabulary
The Elementary School Student Council would like for Wednesdays this month to be Alternate Dress in Pink in order to celebrate Breast Cancer awareness and in honor of MP (Melissa Pellerin) Strong. Students may come to school on Wednesdays during the month of October dressed in anything pink. If a student does not wish to participate, they must wear their regular school uniform.
Grade 2 students and teachers are a couple of weeks into the Narrative reading & Writing units. Students are learning about and reading narrative stories and writing narrative stories about their lives.
Big idea: Personal narratives describe true events from your life.
-How do people get ideas from their lives for sharing personal narratives
-How do people make decisions about which stories to tell?
-How do people develop their stories?
-How do we read like writers? (all year-long)
-What do good writers do
Big Idea: Narratives stories have different parts and meanings that we can make connections to and enjoy.
-What are the components of a narrative text? (setting, characters, events, structure)
-How do we make meaning from narratives?
-Why do we read stories? Why do you like a story? Why do we return to particular stories?
-How are stories organized?
-How do characters reflect real people?
Thank you for your donations and please keep them coming! Here is a photo of the objects which are drawing greatest attention at the moment. We seek small items which are interesting in shape, color, or texture. Students are fascinated by nature, and also small toys, plastic jewellery, and replica treasures from ancient civilisations. Many thanks for your continued donations!
During the week of October 7th-11th, the entire school will have various ways to celebrate the 70th anniversary of AAS (the school was founded in 1949). One of the ways that the elementary school students will celebrate is by dressing up each day in clothing from the designated decades in the school’s history.
Here are the decades that the students may dress up as each day:
- Monday (Oct. 7th): 1940s and 1950s
- Tuesday (Oct. 8th): 1960s and 1970s
- Wednesday (Oct. 9th): Pinktober (dress up in anything pink to bring attention to cancer)
- Thursday (Oct. 10th): 1980s and 1990s
- Friday (Oct. 11th): 2000s and 2010s
If students do not wish to participate in the dress up days, they must wear their regular school uniform.
The librarians have a request, please help if you can:
We are looking for pictures of kids dressed-up as book characters for our Halloween bulletin board. If you have a sweet (or scary) picture to share please send it to email@example.com. Thank you!
Math: Eureka Unit 1: Sums & Differences to 100
From Eureka: In this unit, students work with sums and differences to 20. They will then apply these skills to fluently add one-digit to two-digit numbers up through 100, using place value understanding, properties of operations, and the relationship between addition and subtraction.
The focus of G2 math standards for this unit:
– Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction
– Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems
– Add and subtract within 20
– Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies
– Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract
– Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction
Please see below for Unit 1 documentation.
Click here for Eureka Unit 1: Parent Tips
Click the blue links for Eureka Unit 1: Topic A, Topic B and Topic C information
A message from Helen Arnold – ES Art Teacher
The ES art dept is looking for lots of interesting objects to draw. We would love any of your junk which has interesting shape, texture or light/dark. Examples: shells, stones, toys, teddies, old/cheap jewellery, dried or plastic flowers/leaves/fruit, old machinery parts, nuts/bolts … (not too much bigger than your hand). We are also seeking materials which could be used for construction/3D junk modelling, such as toilet rolls, bottle caps, plastic food containers (cleaned), small boxes etc. Please forward to us in Room 3006 (the art room) With many thanks!