Anglo-American School of Moscow – Grade 2 Team

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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

How the World Works!

Dear Parents,

We have begun our new Unit of Inquiry  – How the World Works.   We will be making inquiries into the different forces, motion, magnetism and gravity and conducting simple investigations to solve problems or answer questions.

The Central Idea: People use their understanding of forces and motion to create and invent.

Lines of Inquiry:

  • How things move
  • 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. Their summative task will be to create their own compound machine! 

As part of our learning for this unit we will be going on a field trip to the Experimentarium on February 13th. Please ensure your child returns their permission slip.

Grade 2 will share their learning for this unit at our Expo on Friday 13th of March from 9.00am til 10:00am. An invitation will follow but please save the date!

Request for donated loose materials from home such as:

paper towel rolls, wine bottle corks, wire, yarn, string, sturdy boxes (all sizes), plastic bottles, small toy cars, extra unneeded lego wheels and axles, small wood pieces, unique recyclables or anything you think might be used to help us build a compound machine. (You should not expect these items to return home again)

*These items will be shared and used among the grade level.*

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

Reminder – school starts at 8:30am

Please be reminded that classes at AAS start promptly at 8:30am.

Students should be ready to enter the classroom at 8:25, take off their winter gear, go to the bathroom if needed and then be ready to learn at 8:30am.

It is disruptive to the class when children arrive late. They often miss important instructions or reminders about their day and are both unsettled and unsettle others who are ready to learn.

Please make sure your child is at school on time. We thank you for your support.

The Grade 2 Team

Ice Skating Update

The PE team would like to update everyone on the ice skating situation during PE. We have looked at the weather and it is not going to be cold enough for long enough to build a rink this year. Ice skating during PE is canceled for this year. If for some reason this changes we will let you know. We know how much the students enjoy this experience and hopefully next year we will have a colder winter. There are many rinks in the city that are still functioning, it could be a great family outing. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The PE Department.

Math Unit 4 – Addition and Subtraction within 200.

We have started our new unit for Math. Unit 4 introduces strategies for adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers.

Central idea :  Mathematicians use strategies to add and subtract in order to solve problems.

Lines of inquiry that will define this unit:

  • the properties of addition and subtraction
  • the role of place value in addition and subtraction within 1000
  • the effectiveness and efficiency of various strategies based on the problem

Please take a look at the link below to familiarise yourself.

Parent Letter for Unit 4

Enjoy the Winter Break!

We are nearly there! Before we disperse, let us take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday and a wonderful 2020. Enjoy the break, take some time to relax and recharge if you can.

Quick reminder that Ice Skating during PE starts in January!

Your amazing Grade 2 team.

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