In support of our current Unit of Inquiry, How the World Works, the Grade 2 Expo will be held next Friday, March 13, from 8:40-10:10 with a few modifications.
Students have been working hard learning about simple machines and forces and motion, and creating their own machines. They are very excited to share their learning process with you.
In order to keep below the ‘50’ person limit mentioned in yesterday’s message from AAS Public Relations about the coronavirus, we need to stagger the times each Grade 2 class will present to parents. Please find the schedule below.
-We ask that you arrive 5 minutes or so before your child’s scheduled start time and to come directly to your child’s classroom where the kids will be waiting for you.
-Following the presentation, all parents will need to exit the campus immediately in order for us to stay within the ‘50’ person limit.
-Unfortunately, due to the current situation, only parents are invited. Other guests will not be able to enter the school at this time.
-If your child has already provided you with an invitation, please make sure to note the new times mentioned above.
The kids are excited and looking forward to your visit!
Beginning this week…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
Student-Led Conferences (Round 2)
The Grade 2 teachers look forward to meeting with you and your child this coming Thursday, November 28th for the second round of Student-Led conferences.
The purpose of the conference is for your child to share and reflect upon their learning and growth and to discuss and plan next steps.
As last time, your child will guide the majority of the conference. The conference will last for 20 minutes.
Grade 2 students will begin an Opinion writing unit this week. On Friday, all grade 2 students will participate in a mixed-group (by classes) rotation where they will explore various examples of how authors share their opinions. Following the rotation activities, students will go back to their classrooms and begin to apply some of the things they’ve learned during their rotations.
Over the course of the unit, kids will have the freedom to write numerous opinion pieces on topics of their choice as well as a focus on writing opinion pieces through book reviews.
Big idea: Authors write their opinions, which may impact others.
-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?
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
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?
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Tatiana Goncharenko email@example.com .
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
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. .