Anglo-American School of Moscow – Grade 2 Team

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A message from the AAS library

Please visit Kris and K’s “digital libraries.
K is in a forest and Kris is in a meditation room, and we are bringing all the links. Click around to enjoy.

Curbside Library is here!
What does “curbside library” mean? Parents and High School Students can request books for pick up from the AAS library. These curbside days will replace our upcoming Saturday open days.

Our next Library Saturday is Saturday, September 19!

How does it work?

1. Request some books that you would like on our handy form.

2. Wait for the “You’ve Got Books” email.

3. Come to school on the days we have indicated in the emails.

4. Drive to school (or walk, or taxi, or bus) with your badge to come to the Main Gate.

5. Give your name to the librarians and pick up what you’ve requested.

6. Return any books that you’ve finished.

7. Enjoy your books at home!

We look forward to helping you out! Please email if you have any questions.

Narrative – Reading and Writing

Grade 2 has begun the Narrative reading & Writing units. Students are learning about and reading narrative stories, and will be writing narratives about their lives (personal narratives). We use a ‘Big Idea’ to help us focus on what we will learn and ask questions to guide us on our learning journey. 

Narrative Writing: 
Big idea: Personal narratives describe true events from your life.

Guiding Questions:
-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

Narrative Reading: 
Big Idea: Narratives stories have different parts and meanings that we can make connections to and enjoy.

Guiding Questions:
-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 – Unit 1: Sums & Differences to 100

Math: Eureka Unit 1: Sums & Differences to 100

Grade 2 have started working on our first math unit this week.

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

Below we have included parent letters to help you  understand the strategies and terminology used, and assist your child with their learning if required.

Click here for Eureka Unit 1: Parent Tips
Click the  links for Lafayette Parent Letters for Unit 1: Topic ATopic B and Topic C information

Wednesday Late Start Reminder

We will be returning to our Late Starts on Wednesdays starting tomorrow, September 16th. 

On Late Start Wednesdays, the school day will begin at 9:15am. The Late Start on Wednesdays is designed to provide AAS faculty with time for professional development and collaboration within their teaching teams. 

Students should arrive on campus between 8:45 and 9:15 on Late Start Wednesdays.

Welcome Back!


Dear Grade 2 Parents, 

Your children have done a fantastic job these past two weeks during Launching Learning! Now we will begin a new journey of Hybrid Learning!

Please make sure to check and know which huddle your child is in so they know where to be this week!
Our Schedule 
Monday – Last day of virtual Launching Learning. No children on campus.
Tuesday – Huddle A will come to class. Huddle B will be learning at home asynchronously – without classroom connection.
Wednesday – Huddle B will come to class. Huddle A will be learning at home asynchronously – without classroom connection. 
Thursday – Huddle A will come to class and Huddle B will connect via Webex to the classroom.
Friday – Huddle B will come to class and Huddle A will connect via Webex to the classroom.
It is important to mention that when your child is learning FROM HOME (beginning on Thursday) they will use Webex links to change classrooms as they have been doing during Launching LearningPlease note that they will always go to their teacher’s Webex link unless they have a specialist class (PE, Music, or Art). 
What to Bring Each Day to Class
  • 2 masks per day
  • Daily Pass
  • Change of clothes
  • Water bottle
  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • PE is outside, rain or shine, so students should have a jacket and an extra pair of socks(to change into after PE if their shoes get wet to keep their indoor shoes dry). Also, students should have full water bottles (with name on it) with them. 
Due to these unusual circumstances children will be dismissed from the classroom at staggered times to avoid congestion in the hallways.
Bus: 3:20 p.m.
Walking: 3:30 p.m.
Picked up/driver: 3:40 p.m.

*Please make sure your child knows and understands how they are getting home from school, with whom and where they will meet.* 

Thank you for your support and understanding as we transition into Hybrid Learning. We look forward to seeing your children on campus this week!
The Grade 2 Team


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We wish you and your child the very best for this next year and thank you all for your support last year.

The Grade 2 Team.

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!

Grade 2 Expo – THANK YOU!

Dear Parents,

The whole grade level (students, teachers, instructional assistants) would like to say a great big THANK YOU for coming to our Expo this morning!

If you were unable to come to the Expo, take a look at the students’ learning journey for this unit in the photos below. Be sure to also take a look at your child’s reflection about this unit on Seesaw.

-The Grade 2 Team


Grade Two Reminders

Grade 2 EXPO schedule:

-2EH: 8:40-9:10
-2TE: 9:00-9:30
-2KJ: 9:20-9:50
-2MS: 9:40-10:10

Please be aware:

– 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 following their child’s presentation in order to stay in the “less than 50 individuals” rule.
– If you are unable to attend, please let us know and we will have a stand-in for you.

-The students are expected to wear their official school uniform.

Grade 3 Market Day for students, faculty and staff only!

Parents and outside guests will not be able to attend. Please send coins and small notes to purchase products and services, such as games, sweets and other fun items. The price range for items will be from 20 to 500 RUR.

Crazy Hair Day

Grade 2 students are encouraged to participate, but they will have to wear their official school uniform for the EXPO.

Grade 2 EXPO of Learning

Dear Parents,

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.

Expo schedule:
-2EH: 8:40-9:10
-2TE: 9:00-9:30
-2KJ: 9:20-9:50
-2MS: 9:40-10:10

Please note:
-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!


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