As you may know, due to current health concerns, the pool will be closed from today, Thursday the 5th of March. Please note when the children are scheduled to swim they will still participate in physical activity. The swim instructors will provide: 1) dry-land training, 2) land games, or 3) outdoor playtime (depending on the availability of facilities).
All Term 3 ASAs involving the pool have also been cancelled. These include: ES Swim Club, Splash & Deep End Water Games.
Thank you for your understanding
The Grade 2 Team
The students in Grade 3 will have their annual Market Day next Friday, March 13th. The Market Day is part of the Grade 3 unit of inquiry How We Organize Ourselves, during which they have been learning that economic activity relies on a system of exchange and consumption of goods and services. Each Grade 3 student wrote a business plan for a product or service to sell during Market Day.
For Market Day on March 13th, students should bring in small notes and coins to purchase the products and services (such as sweets, games, and other fun items) from the Grade 3 entrepreneurs. The price range for the goods and services will be 20 rubles to 500 rubles.
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
As the kids work to finish their compound machines, please note that the Grade 2 Expo is next Friday the 13th of March from 9:00am until 10:00am. Expo is a chance for the children to share their learning for our Unit of Inquiry: How the World Works, with you. Your children will be bringing home an invitation for you this week, please look out for it.
The Grade 2 Team
Grade 2 will be going on a field trip to the Experimentarium tomorrow from 9am.
The students will need to bring a snack, home lunch and water bottle as usual.
The excited Grade 2 team.
For their How the World Works project, the Grade 2 students will need materials to build with. Please take a look at the list below of loose materials that can be donated from home.
Loose materials found at home:
- paper towel rolls
- wine bottle corks
- sturdy boxes (all sizes)
- plastic bottles
- small toy cars
- extra unneeded lego wheels and axles
- plastic or paper cups
- small wood pieces
- anything you think might be used to help us build a compound machine
**You should not expect these items to return home again**
Please send in any of the above materials that you have at home as soon as possible. The Grade 2 students greatly appreciate your help!
On Friday February 14th the ES Student Council is sponsoring an Alternate Dress Day. Students may wear pink, red and white or their regular school uniform.
Our Expo will be on Friday March 13th from 9:00am to 10:00am.
Expo is a chance for the children to share their learning with parents. This year we will be showcasing our Unit of Inquiry – How the World Works.
The children will send an invitation after the break, but please keep the date in mind.
The Grade 2 Team
Our focus for the entire month of February will be Random Acts of Kindness (RAKS).
• Your child’s homework notebook will become a ‘kindness journal’
• The students will write about each RAK they do for each day
• They will have to bring their kindness journals to school on Friday as normal and be prepared to discuss what they have done with the class
We have begun our new Unit of Inquiry – How the World Works. We will be making inquiries into the different forces, motion, magnetism and gravity and conducting simple investigations to solve problems or answer questions.
The Central Idea: People use their understanding of forces and motion to create and invent.
Lines of Inquiry:
- How things move
- Connections between forces and motion
- How people use their understanding of motion to create
This theme is science oriented. We plan to use lots of hands-on activities to help the children build enduring understandings. Their summative task will be to create their own compound machine!
As part of our learning for this unit we will be going on a field trip to the Experimentarium on February 13th. Please ensure your child returns their permission slip.
Grade 2 will share their learning for this unit at our Expo on Friday 13th of March from 9.00am til 10:00am. An invitation will follow but please save the date!
Request for donated loose materials from home such as:
paper towel rolls, wine bottle corks, wire, yarn, string, sturdy boxes (all sizes), plastic bottles, small toy cars, extra unneeded lego wheels and axles, small wood pieces, unique recyclables or anything you think might be used to help us build a compound machine. (You should not expect these items to return home again)
*These items will be shared and used among the grade level.*
How can you help at home?
- Engage your child in conversations about the variety of forces (push and pull) in your home. They are everywhere!
- Encourage your child to look carefully at how things move. Ask him/her to name the forces applied.
- Help your child identify forces at work. Discuss how objects are balanced. Help your child complete homework activities.
- Share books, tools, toys, DVD’s and other resources from home connected to this unit.
The Grade 2 Team