Math – Unit 3: Place Value

 This week Grade 2 has started 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

Grade 2 Opinion Writing

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.

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?


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.

Next Unit of Inquiry: Sharing the Planet

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. 

Guiding questions:

  • 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.

It’s Fall Break!

Next week is Fall Break. The children have made a busy start to the year so please enjoy this time, relax and recharge if you can. You deserve it. Thank you for your continued support this term. If you are travelling, please travel safely and we look forward to seeing you all Monday the 28th of October.

The (brilliant) Grade 2 Team

G2 Math Unit 2: Addition & Subtraction of Length Units

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


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.