Monday, 1 April 2019

April Update

Happy April.  The months are just flying by!  Students have been busy working on many things since March Break.  Here is an update on what we are doing in class:

Language

Writing:  Students have been learning how to write a Persuasive text.  They have been doing really well at backing up their reasons for trying to convince people. 

We have also been working on showing our own Voice when we write and making sure we know how to organize our ideas before we start any writing task.

We will be finishing up with Persuasive writing next week, then we move on to Writing to Entertain

Reading:

We are working on all Comprehension strategies and focusing on Determining what is important from what we read and Making Inferences. 

Students should practice reading out loud at home.  This will help with their Reading Fluency.

Math

We are working on Money concepts to 100 cents.  We are also working on Telling Time.  Students will have a Quiz on Money and Time next week.

We move on to Area and Perimeter middle of April.

Students are encouraged to keep practicing adding and subtracting with and without regrouping at home.

Science

We are learning about 3 States of Matter:  Solids, Liquids and Gases. We will be watching videos and doing experiments in class.

Physical Education and Health

Movement Competence: Skills, concepts & Strategies (Throwing and receiving, volleyball
skills, basketball skills)

Active Living  (Physical fitness, heart & lung

health, goal setting)

Healthy Living -(Substance abuse, addictions & related behaviours, drugs)




Friday, 1 March 2019

March Home Learning Calendar


Important Dates:

Saturday March 2, 2019
Reconciliation Retreat 
9am-11am at St. Patrick's Fallowfield Church.

Wednesday March 6, 2019
Ash Wednesday

Tuesday March 26, 2019
Reconciliation
6:30pm-7:30pm at St. Patrick's Fallowfield Church

Home Learning Suggestions Calendar

Monday, 25 February 2019

Class Update

Hello Grade 2 Crew,

It has been a very busy month and I am
very happy to be back in the class with my crew.  
Here is an update on what we have been doing since my return:

Math -  we are working on addition and subtraction of 2 digit numbers with and without regrouping.

We are also working on money and time.

I will put links on the side for students to use for practice.

Reading:  
We are working on identifying the text features of non-fiction.
We are also working on comprehension skills (asking questions and inferring).
Students are also working on reading fluency and expression.

Writing:
Students are working on writing complete sentences. They are making sure they use our SENTENCE CHECKLIST to self-edit their work. 
We will be starting Persuasive writing.

Word Wall Words: All word wall words will be posted on the blog by Thursday. 

Science:
We are working on Air and Water. 

Phys. Ed:
We are finishing up Basketball skills. 
We always emphasize team work and good sportsmanship.

Health:
We continue to work on Healthy Eating 

If you have any questions, please send a note in your child's agenda. 

Mrs. K.

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Carnaval Week!!

Get ready Lions. Next week is  ‘Carnaval’ week!  Lots of fun planned.
We kick off the week by wearing Franco-Ontarian colours: Green and
white. 


Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Wednesday is Library Day!

Tomorrow is Library Day!
If you have a library book
at home, please bring it to
school so, you can take out
a new one.



Sunday, 14 October 2018

Class Update

Dear Grade 2 Families,

Please note that I will be away from the class until November 12th, 2018.

In my absence, the students are very fortunate to have Ms. Gray as their teacher.   Ms. Gray currently teaches at our own Emerald Meadows School Age program and is very familiar with our school and students. 

Ms. Gray and I have spoken and she will continue teaching the lessons and curriculum set out in our Grade 2 long range plans.  I know this will be a wonderful experience for the students and I know they will enjoy having Ms. Gray teaching them.

I look forward to class updates from Ms. Gray and to hearing about student experiences when I return to school in November.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Korcsog

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Word Wall Words

Weekly Word Wall

words will be posted on the side of the blog.

Here are some ideas for practising Word Wall Words at home:

1. Cheer, Chant, or Spell the Words Out Loud.
  • Jump on an indoor trampoline, saying each letter of the word, then jump off and say the entire word.  Example: s-a-i-d, jump off=said!
  • “Bounce” the ball on each letter (s-a-i-d), then “shoot” when you say the entire word
  • Spell words out loud with your opera, baby, robot, daddy, dinosaur voice (let your child create a voice!)
2. Card Games: Play Memory Match (Concentration) or Go Fish with the cards.  Using 20 index cards-cut in 1/2 (or reuse scraps of cardstock paper), pick 10 words and write each word 2 times, so you have pairs of each word.  Then play the classic games together.  If you don’t remember how to play these games, you can google how to play them.
3.Integrate into Everyday Life: One of the ways we do this is by spelling these words throughout our day.  The first word ALuv learned to spell, even before his name, was gobecause I would say to him, “Are you ready to g-o?” or “It’s time to g-o to the store.”  I spelled it in every day phrases.   His new thing to ask me is, “Mom, can I go o-u-t?”  It’s funny to hear him spelling words, but it really works!
4.  Go on a Word Hunt.  Can your child find the sight words in the texts you’re reading?  How about on a billboard riding in the car?  Or a sign in the doctor’s office?  Sight words make up about 50% of what we read, so finding them shouldn’t be too hard.
5. Create texts/stories together with the words.





Monday, 1 October 2018

October Home Learning Calendar


Each month, the Grade 2 team will send home a monthly calendar of Learning Activities you can do at home with your child.  

These activities on the calendar support the thinking and the skills that are being developed on a daily basis in the classroom.  

October Home Learning Calendar

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Learning Update

Here is what the Grade 2s have been working on:

Math 
Number Talks involving +/- to 18 without regrouping.  We will be doing number talks throughout the school year 

Number Relationships  and Representing Numbers - including Place Value (Sept. - mid Oct.)

Language
Comprehension Strategy Focus:  Making Connections

Writing - Recounts

Word Study:    a)Spelling  (long and short vowels & syllables)
b)Grammar -  Nouns, Punctuation, Capitals

Religion 
We Belong to God's Family
Digital Citizenship

Science
Movement and Simple Machines

Physical Education
Movement Skills
Sending and Receiving Objects

Health
Personal Safety and Injury Prevention








Sunday, 16 September 2018

Epic Books

Students will be using RazKids and Epic Books as a literacy station.  It is appreciated if you could send your child to school with headphones to use while listening to the books.  

Thank-you to those who have already sent them to school.  


Reading At Home: Tips for Parents

Here are some tips for Reading at Home with your Child.


Reading at Home Can Make a Huge Difference

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset will be a big part of Grade 2.

Why Growth Mindset is Important:

It encourages a positive attitude

It encourages you to work harder

It helps you to become better at ‘stuff’

It makes you really think!

Developing the right mindset early on is crucial for a full, big life. When kids learn that putting forth effort and using the right strategies can make them smarter, they try harder and achieve more. When they know their brains are capable of growing, amazing things can happen!

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Scholastic Book Orders - Student Passwords

Scholastic book order flyers went home on Tuesday.  Please make sure all order forms are returned
by Wednesday September 19th. 


I will be sending home student passwords for access to the student portal on Thursday September 13th.  Please check your child's agenda, it will be inside the front cover.    A copy will be kept at school should it be misplaced.