Anglo-American School of Moscow – Grade 2 Team

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A message from the AAS library

Please visit Kris and K’s “digital libraries.
K is in a forest and Kris is in a meditation room, and we are bringing all the links. Click around to enjoy.

Curbside Library is here!
What does “curbside library” mean? Parents and High School Students can request books for pick up from the AAS library. These curbside days will replace our upcoming Saturday open days.

Our next Library Saturday is Saturday, September 19!

How does it work?

1. Request some books that you would like on our handy form.

2. Wait for the “You’ve Got Books” email.

3. Come to school on the days we have indicated in the emails.

4. Drive to school (or walk, or taxi, or bus) with your badge to come to the Main Gate.

5. Give your name to the librarians and pick up what you’ve requested.

6. Return any books that you’ve finished.

7. Enjoy your books at home!

We look forward to helping you out! Please email if you have any questions.

Narrative – Reading and Writing

Grade 2 has begun the Narrative reading & Writing units. Students are learning about and reading narrative stories, and will be writing narratives about their lives (personal narratives). We use a ‘Big Idea’ to help us focus on what we will learn and ask questions to guide us on our learning journey. 

Narrative Writing: 
Big idea: Personal narratives describe true events from your life.

Guiding Questions:
-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

Narrative Reading: 
Big Idea: Narratives stories have different parts and meanings that we can make connections to and enjoy.

Guiding Questions:
-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?

Math – Unit 1: Sums & Differences to 100

Math: Eureka Unit 1: Sums & Differences to 100

Grade 2 have started working on our first math unit this week.

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

Below we have included parent letters to help you  understand the strategies and terminology used, and assist your child with their learning if required.

Click here for Eureka Unit 1: Parent Tips
Click the  links for Lafayette Parent Letters for Unit 1: Topic ATopic B and Topic C information

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We wish you and your child the very best for this next year and thank you all for your support last year.

The Grade 2 Team.

Distance Learning – Submitting Work

With regard to submitting work online, just as we do in the classroom, there will be times when the children’s work is required to be submitted but there will also be ongoing activities that do not need to be uploaded.

The children should be following the clearly set directions for each slide/subject area and not submitting all of their work.

It is important that the children have dated and labelled their work and if submitting through Seesaw that they are using the correct folders. They know this but may need reminding.

We thank you for your support.

The Grade 2 Team – online!

Aquatics in Grade 2

As you may know, due to current health concerns, the pool will be closed from today, Thursday the 5th of March. Please note when the children are scheduled to swim they will still participate in physical activity. The swim instructors will provide: 1) dry-land training, 2) land games, or 3) outdoor playtime (depending on the availability of facilities).

 All Term 3 ASAs involving the pool have also been cancelled. These include: ES Swim Club, Splash & Deep End Water Games.

Thank you for your understanding

The Grade 2 Team

Reminder: Expo is Friday March 13th!

As the kids work to finish their compound machines, please note that the Grade 2 Expo is next Friday the 13th of March from 9:00am until 10:00am. Expo is a chance for the children to share their learning for our Unit of Inquiry: How the World Works, with you. Your children will be bringing home an invitation for you this week, please look out for it.

The Grade 2 Team

Save the date – G2 Expo

Our Expo will be on Friday March 13th from 9:00am to 10:00am.

Expo is a chance for the children to share their learning with parents. This year we will be showcasing our Unit of Inquiry – How the World Works.

The children will send an invitation after the break, but please keep the date in mind.

The Grade 2 Team

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