New Grade 2 Math unit: Sums & Differences to 100

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 ATopic B and Topic C information

Grade 2 Swimming Information

Dear Parents,

Please see linked information below from the PE/Swimming dept. regarding the upcoming swimming lessons.

Your child’s teacher will let you know when your child’s class is scheduled to begin their lessons.

Link: Swimming Information for Parents
Link: ES Swim Club Pre Evaluation

For questions about the swimming program, please contact Kirby Boychuk and/or Tatiana Goncharenko .


The grade 2 team would like to welcome you and your student to the 2019/2020 school year!

We look forward to seeing your child tomorrow morning!


       The Grade 2 team

Support Staff Appreciation Lunch-Your support is needed

Dear Families,

On Thursday, June 13th, the Elementary School will host our annual Support Staff Appreciation Lunch to show thanks to those in our community whose important work often occurs behind the scenes. The guests of this lunch are not teachers. They are employees of AAS who support our efforts in the classroom, from the drivers who bring your children to school, to the cleaning staff who ensure the school is neat and tidy.

The success of this event is directly dependent on the food donations from each family at each grade level, but a little donation by all will send a big message to our support staff. Below is a list of classes and food items each family is asked to bring. Each food contribution should serve 6-8 portions. Please label your serving dishes (each part) and utensils so we can ensure they are returned to you.

Classes and requested Item:
Pre-Kindergarten – Individually wrapped chocolates
Kindergarten – Fresh Bread such as rolls, buns or baguettes
Grade 1 – Cakes, Cookies, Cupcakes Pastries
Grade 2 – Savories (for example spring rolls or other finger-foods)
Grade 3 – Sliced Fresh Fruits Vegetable plates and dip
Grade 4 – Salads: Pasta, Garden, Greek, Potato, Coleslaw or other
Grade 5 – Sliced cheeses or meats (deli style)

Please bring the above items on the morning of June 13th, with the exception of Pre-K who can bring any time from June 10-13th. .

Warm regards,

Laurie Bartels

G2 Summer Reading & Summer Learning


Keep your kids reading and growing this summer! Summer checkout begins for parents & students this coming Saturday, June 8. Kids are allowed to check-out 20 books but grade two students must be accompanied by a parent.

If you are looking for ideas to keep your child engaged and growing this summer, check out the AAS ES Learning Resource page for access to things like IXL, Tumblebooks, BrainPop & BrainPop Jr. and many more.

Is your child ready for grade 3 keyboarding? Students will start keyboarding in G3 next year as they will do much of their written work on the Grade 3 Chromebooks. Why not take some time this summer to give them a head start? Click here for a keyboarding link for your child to explore this summer.



G2 Math: Unit 6


Foundations of Multiplication & Division

From Eureka: Module 6 lays the conceptual foundation for multiplication and division in Grade 3 and the idea that numbers other than 1, 10, and 100 can serve as units. Students learn to make equal groups, moving from concrete work with objects to more abstract pictorial representations. Finally, they learn about even and odd numbers.


Linked Unit 6 documents: 

-Unit 6 Parent Tips

-Unit 6 vocabulary

-Unit 6 Topic A


What’s Happening in Grade 2?

Student-Led conferences: Student led conferences will be held next Thursday, March 28. An email with information and sign-up instructions went out last week. Check your inbox if your haven’t signed up yet.

During the conferences, teachers will have centers available for different subjects where students will share various items and engagements from the year so far. The value here is in the discussions. In order to help you engage your child in conversations about their growth this year and their next steps, please see this link for some Parent helper questions you can ask during the conference to stimulate a deeper learning conversation.

Unit of Inquiry: Click link for more information:Where we are in Place and Time

Math unit 5: (From Eureka) In Module 5, students build upon their mastery of renaming place value units and extend their work with conceptual understanding of the addition and subtraction algorithms to numbers within 1,000, always with the option of modeling with materials or drawings.

Please see links below for more Unit 5 information.

-Unit 5 vocabulary 

-Unit 5 Parent Tips

-Unit 5 Topic A information

-Unit 5 Topic B information






There’s a lot going on in and around Grade 2 this week…

PTO Used Book Fair: The Used Book Fair will held in the Malyy Theater from Wednesday, February 6th to Saturday, February 9th. Children will attend with their classes. Each book or DVD will cost 1 PTO Exchange Swap Ticket or 100 rubles.

Grade 2 Field trip to the Experimentarium: Grade 2 will go on a field trip this coming Friday, Feb. 8th. We will leave school at 9:30 am and return around 12:00 pm. This trip is in support of our current unit of inquiry, How the World Works. The central idea for this unit is: People explore their understanding of forces and motion to create and invent. The students will need to bring a snack, lunch and water bottle.

ES Student Council Back in Time/Back to the Future Dress-up day is this Friday, Feb. 8.


Other notes…
Ice Skating will continue up to February break.


Swimming, session 2, will run through the week of March 15.


February break: February break (Feb. 16-24).

What’s happening in grade 2 this week and beyond?

It’s a busy time of year! Here are some dates and times of some of the exciting things coming up this week and, the first few weeks after we return from winter break. The Grade 2 Team wish you and yours a safe, fun and relaxing winter break!

This week, December 10-14
– Taganka: Last day to bring Taganka bags     is Wednesday.
– ES Winter Holiday concert: Wednesday, Dec.    12 at 9:30am in the Bolshoi Theater: Order of    performances: G1, G2, G4, G3
  (*Formal uniforms and dark colored shoes*
– Santa Lucia Assembly: Thursday, Dec. 13 at 2:45 in the Bolshoi Theater
– Student Council Sponsored Dress-up Day: Friday, Dec. 14
– ES Winter Holiday sing-along: Friday, Dec. 14 2:00 in South Cafeteria
– Grade 2 Winter Holiday Party: Friday, Dec. 14 2:30-3:20
Winter Break: Saturday, December 15-Monday, January 7

Notes from the future: Coming up in January and February
– School begins: Tuesday, Jan. 8
– Ice Skating: Begins right after break. Jan. 9-Feb. 14
– Term 3 of Penguin Clubs/After-School        
activities:  Begins on Monday, Jan. 14
– Winter MAP testing: During the weeks of Jan. 14-22
– PTO Visiting Artists:
Jan. 23-26

– G2 Swim session #2: Begins the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 1
– ES Winter Field Day: Friday, Feb. 1
– ES Report Cards: Issued Friday, Feb.1
– February Break: Feb. 16-Feb. 24

What’s happening in Grade 2?

This week, in Grade 2

  • Grade 2 Assembly is this Friday from 2:45-3:20 in the S. cafeteria. (Parents are welcome)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 31: Halloween Spirit Day and class parties
  • Please make sure your child has a pair of indoor shoes to wear and keep at school.
  • The weather is getting wetter and colder. It is a good time to get out hats, gloves, boots, etc.
  • Optional Flu shots are being given this week in the health office. Pop into the Health Office for info.

Looking ahead

  • Monday, November 5: Term 2 of after-school-activities begins
  • The week of November 10-15: Class health screening-height, weight, vision etc.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 16: Crazy Hair Day
  • Thursday, November 22: Student-led conferences. No school for ES students (Kids need their formal uniforms) Keep an eye out for a conference sign-up email coming later this week. 

Unit of Inquiry: Transdisciplinary Theme: Sharing the planet    

  • Central Idea: Conflict over habitats impacts the interdependence of living things and requires solution.
  • Lines of Inquiry:
    -The interdependence of living things within a habitat.
    -Conflict over habitats and its impact
    -Solutions to impacts
  • Key Concepts: connection, responsibility, causation
  • Related Concepts: interdependence, impact, sustainability, conflict

Big idea: Authors write their opinions, which may impact others.

Guiding Questions:

  • When do writers share their opinions? (when not)
  • How do writers share their opinion?
  • What strategies do writers use to impact their readers?
  • Why do writers share their opinions?

Reading: Author Study
Big Idea: Readers read books by the same author for many reasons.

Guiding Questions

  • What is an author study?
  • How  do you know when books are written by the same author?
  • What makes this author unique compared to other authors?
  • How is this author different from other authors?
  • What are the characteristics of this author’s craft/books?
  • Why do authors write more than one book?
  • Why would readers read books by the same author?
  • How does this book connect with other books

Coming up in Math: Eureka Unit 3: Place Value, Counting, and Comparison of Numbers to 1,000

From Eureka: “In this 25-day module, students expand their skill with and understanding  of unit by bundling ones, tens, and hundreds (up to a thousand) with straws or sticks. They solve simple problems that require an understanding of place value as a system based on repeated groupings by 10.”

Focus of G3 math standards for this unit

  • Understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones
  • Count within 1000, skip-counting by 5s, 10s, and 100s
  • Read and write numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form
  • Compare three-digit numbers using >, <, and =

Click here for Eureka Unit 3: Parent Tips
Click the blue link for Eureka Unit 3:  Topic A formation