10th February 2017
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February 7th – 10th

Click here to view ALL photos from this week WRITING GOALS + PERSUASIVE WRITING We started out this week by reviewing our individual writing goals.  Each student has their own area for improvement.  Some students are working on organizing their writing into paragraphs while others are working on using punctuation appropriately.  Ask your child about his/her specific goal.  Throughout this unit of inquiry grade 2 will be focusing on writing persuasive texts.  This week we investigated many ...
26th January 2017
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January 23rd – 26th 2017

READING WITH YOUR CHILD Reading to your second grader and listening to him/her read are still incredibly important for your child's development.  The Chinese New Year holiday can be a great time to do some extra reading with your child or to start a positive daily routine.  We have learned a new strategy for our 'Expand Vocabulary' goal.  The strategy is called 'Tune into interesting words.'  Find out more about this strategy on the Parent Info ...
20th January 2017
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January 16th – 20th 2017

WHAT DO WE VALUE and WHY? This week students in 2A dove into an inquiry about what is valuable.  We sorted items into wants and needs, placed items on a continuum from least to most valuable and compared what each of us feels is valuable.  You can have a look at the items that students were asked to rank on a continuum and keep the conversations going at home.  We examined what factors might change our ...
13th January 2017
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January 9th – 13th 2017

IMPORTANT DATES Thursday January 19 – 8:45 Grade 2 trip to see 'Horrible Histories - Awful Egyptians' Tuesday January 24 – 8:30 – 9:00 CNY Flower Fair (see more below) Tuesday January 24 – 9:40 – 10:40 2A CNY Celebration/Centres MEASURING TIME AND TEMPERATURE This week students used their knowledge of patterns to figure out the scale on different thermometers and read the temperature.  Students also created their own toy thermometers that they can use to practice at home.  Telling time on an analogue clock ...
6th January 2017
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January 3rd – 6th 2017

IMPORTANT DATES Friday January 6 - LS Progress Reports available online Friday January 13 - LS House Day (wear house shirts) Tuesday January 24 - 8:30 - 9:00 CNY Flower Fair (see more below) Tuesday January 24 - 9:40 - 10:40 2A CNY Celebration/Centres GETTING ACQUAINTED AND SETTING GOALS This week I have spent quality time getting to know the students of 2A.  I now have a clearer picture of each student's strengths and areas for improvement.  I will use information gathered to create new ...
30th December 2016

WELCOME BACK 2017

Dear 2A community, Happy New Year and welcome back to CDNIS for what will surely be another exciting term in Grade 2!  I am very much looking forward to getting to know all of you very well and helping you towards your learning goals.  Over the next two weeks we will finish up our studies about How the World Works and proceed to our next unit of inquiry, How we Organize Ourselves! For the time being I ...
9th December 2016
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December 5th – December 9th 2016

IMPORTANT DATES December 12: 2A Christmas Party December 16: Last day of school Dear Parents and Students, Please don't forget about our class Christmas Party.  I hope to see all there. :) This week we started looking at jot note writing.  We came up with a list of effective ways to take jot notes.  We watched BrainPop videos and we took notes.  We also looked for information in books and we recorded it.  We investigated the Sun and we learned ...
2nd December 2016
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November 28th – December 2nd 2016

IMPORTANT DATES December 12: 2A Christmas Party December 16: Last day of school Dear Parents and Students, We started our week off by testing out some Virtual Reality Glasses.  Students were so excited to be able to see the Solar System in 360 degrees. Lots of new facts were learnt and lots of questions started coming up.     We started looking at the form of the Solar System and its features.  We researched and we learnt ...
25th November 2016
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November 21st – November 25th 2016

IMPORTANT DATES Sunday November 27:  Family Fun Fair November 28 - December 2: Habitat for Humanity - Paint Your Hat December 16: Last day of school December 16: Dress Down Day Hello everyone, This week in 2A we have been keeping busy.  We started looking at our Solar System.  In order for the students to learn the order of planets, they have been introduced to a sill sentence, 'My very excited mother just served us nachos.'  Ask your kids to explain ...
18th November 2016
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November 14th – November 18th 2016

IMPORTANT DATES November 25: DDD (Dress as your favourite food) Sunday November 27:  Family Fun Fair November 28 - December 2: Habitat for Humanity - Paint Your Hat December 16: Last day of school Lots of smilies today!! International Library Day on Tuesday   Space Dome on Thursday The students met an astronaut who took them into the space dome and introduced them to the solar system. We had so much fun. Hi everyone, This ...
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