Friday, 21 October 2016

Here's a peek at our week:

Reading: This week we learned about Story Elements or the pieces of a story. We learned that each story has a character, setting, problem, solution, and key events. Just like a puzzle, a story needs each of these pieces in order for us to see the whole picture.

Writing: This week we began writing our first fiction story! We spent our writing time planning for our story. On Monday we focused on choosing our character and setting. On Tuesday we started working on our problem and solution. Then on Wednesday we worked on our beginning, middle, and end.

Social Studies: For the next three weeks we will be learning about South America! We started this week by learning about Argentina!

Math: In Math we focused on two-digit addition. On Monday and Wednesday we worked on our Addition Books where we sorted problems based on regrouping or no regrouping. Later in the week we learned how to solve addition problems with 3 or 4 numbers and story problems.

Bible: This week we learned about the birth of John the Baptist and Jesus. We learned about the angel visiting Zechariah and Mary and the similarities and differences in their responses. We also learned about Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus.

Important Information:

1. Spelling Words: cheese, teeth, even, please, team, easy, breeze, these, peace, leave, keep, zero, yours, upon

2. Bible Verse: "Where is the child who has been born to be king of the Jews? When we were in the east, we saw his star. Now we have come to worship him." Matthew 2:2

3. Walkathon is coming up soon! If your student would like to walk please fill out the permission slip and send it in with your student. All 2nd grade students must be accompanied by an adult when the walk. If you have any questions, or are in need of another permission slip please let me know. All permission slips and registration fees are due by Friday, October 28th.

4. Parent/Teacher Conference will be on Thursday, November 3rd. Each student received a form with the scheduled time of their conference. Please sign and return these to me by Wednesday. If you cannot attend during your scheduled time, please let me know another day or time that will work for you. I really hope that I will get the chance to meet with all of you and share the ways your child is growing!

Upcoming Events:
11/3 - Parent/Teacher Conference - No School for Students
11/12 - Walkathon
11/14 - School Holiday - No School
11/19 - Holiday Market - In the Gym
11/23-25 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
12/2 - Elementary Christmas Program - Half Day of School

Have a great weekend!

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