Please read the message below from the librarians:
The theme for our newest library bulletin board is “The Greatest Gift: Books!” Do you have any pictures of your son or daughter opening a book present? If so please send it to email@example.com so that we can include it on our board. Thank you!
Please read the message below from the Elementary School Student Council and Global Impact Club:
On November 1st we began our Movember celebrations to bring awareness to Men’s Health, particularly related to cancer prevention. On Thursdays in November students may wear blue for Movember. The PTO has a limited supply of Movember blue shirts for 1000 rubles. Shirt sales will benefit Men’s Health.
Dear Grade 2 Parents,
It was brought to our attention that the link to the Sharing the Planet poster that was included in the previous blog post does not work. Our apologies for anyone who tried to access the poster through that link.
Here is the informational poster:
The Grade 2 classes have started our 2nd unit of inquiry, Sharing the Planet.
Central idea: Conflict over habitats impacts the interdependence of living things and requires solution.
- How are living things in a habitat interdependent on each other?
- How do things in nature change?
- Why do habitats change?
- Which habitats are more susceptible to change than others? Why are they more susceptible?
- How are habitats balanced?
- How do habitats change? How do we know they have changed?
- What is conflict? What causes conflict?
- How do living things adapt to changing conditions in order to survive?
- How do choices affect/impact a habitat? How do choices affect/impact a habitat over time?
- What is impact?
- What is my responsibility to habitats?
For more information about what your child will be learning about during this unit, please take a look at the Sharing the Planet information poster.
If you would like contribute to this unit in any way, please let us know. Parent volunteers and guest speakers/presentations are always welcome.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
We would like to remind you that tomorrow (Friday, August 23rd), the AAS campus will close at 16:00 for a staff event. Thank you in advance for supporting this event by leaving the campus before 16:00 tomorrow. Sports Zone will also be closed tomorrow evening.
The Grade 2 Team
Unit of Inquiry
The Grade 2 students are ending their current unit of inquiry, How We Organize Ourselves, this week. Students have been researching how a product of their choosing is made, from raw materials to end product. Be sure to take a look at 2GA’s bulletin board for examples!
We are continuing with our fourth Math unit, which is about adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers. The skills that the students will learn about during this unit is one of the core standards for Grade 2 in Math. Throughout the unit, students will be encouraged to use multiple strategies when solving the Math problems. For ways that parents can reinforce the Math vocabulary and strategies the students will be learning during this unit, please refer to the Math Tips for Parents – Unit 4 document.
Our current writing unit, How-To, links directly to our How We Organize Ourselves unit of inquiry and to our Non-Fiction reading unit. Students are writing detailed step-by-step instructions for how to do or make somethings. Here are a few ways parents can support the how-to process writing at home:
- Have your child help you cook a meal, following a recipe. Discuss the step-by-step directions for the recipe and why it is important for the recipe to have clear, detailed directions.
- Have your child write step-by-step directions for how to do or make something that they know but you (the parent) does not. Parent tries out child’s instructions to see if they reach the desired or correct end.
Important Upcoming Dates
- Grade 2 will start their second round of swimming the week of January 28-February 1, 2019 – check your child’s class schedule to see which day of the week your child will be swimming
- January 29th: Yearbook Photo Day for new students and students who were absent for the photo day in the fall (student who will have their photo taken this day will need to wear their formal uniform)
- February 1st: ES Winter Field Day and Term 1 report cards shared with parents
- February 6-9: PTO Used Book Fair – more information about this will be shared with parents by your child’s teacher
- February 18-22: February Break