Week 36: May 22-26

by sunhaeparker on May 26, 2017

Dear Parents,


Unit of Inquiry: To start thinking of how plants contribute to our lives, student explored everyday items that are plant-based products. We noticed that lots of products such as paper, wood, and tissues come from trees. We identified that cotton and silk are used to make fabric, and then are used for items such as furniture covering, bedding and clothes. We made the connection to our last unit of inquiry that lots of food sources are plant-based such as fruit, vegetables, grains, nuts & seeds. During the remainder of the unit, we are sure to find other examples.

Literacy: To develop the skills of descriptive writing, students focused on word choice. As part of the planning stage of writing, we spent time brainstorming and collecting descriptive words and phrases. Children used “good writer’s” tip #1: use the 5 senses to to enhance your skill of analysis. The children brainstormed many more descriptive words this way, enriching students’ vocabulary. Students were also encouraged to use synonyms to find more precise words to fit their description to create a clearer mental picture for the reader.  The class looked closer at sentences within a text and their structure.  We noticed how texts need a balance of short, medium and long sentences.  Students concluded that short sentences are used for effect.  Whereas longer sentences may include commas that separate ideas in a list, such as adjectives, that can be used interchangeably.

Mathematics: Students practiced their measurement skills. They measured lines and objects to the nearest centimeter and millimeter. Using a ruler, students learned how to accurately draw line segments to the nearest centimeter and millimeter. Students also converted lengths from centimeter to millimeter.

Word Study and Home Learning:  The class will not be assigned any Word Study work or POW for the last two weeks of school.  Students are welcome to take home a reading log if they choose as some children have expressed that they would like to continue.

Important Dates:

  • May 30: Tuen Ng Holiday (no school)
  • June 1: Transition Day
  • June 2: Report cards published online
  • June 7: 2E End-of Year party
  • June 8: Last day for students

Have a great weekend!

Ms. Sunny Parker




Summer Reading

by sunhaeparker on May 23, 2017

This week Ms. Lovegrove introduced Overdrive (CDNIS library E-Books) to the Grade 2 students. The students will be able to read ebooks from our library on devices on or off line. This is great for holiday reading!
To find out more, click on Primary Library blog post to follow the steps to get an Overdrive account.
Thank you for your support!

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DDD Friday May 26

May 23, 2017

This week’s DDD theme is “dress as your favourite animal” with all proceeds being donated to the NGO Kristen’s Zoo. If they dress down they are required to pay $20.

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Week 35: May 18-22

May 19, 2017

Dear Parents, SHARING THE PLANET: Literacy: Our writing genre for this unit is “Writing to Describe.” We analyzed examples of descriptive texts to identify text and language features. Texts that describe use systematically organized information to record, classify and describe a whole class of things. Examples of these kinds of texts are: reports, menus, and […]

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Library Books

May 17, 2017

Dear Parents, Please note that the last day for borrowing books is this Friday: 19th May.  All books need to be returned by next Friday: 26th May. Sincerely, Ms. Parker

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Week 34: May 8-12

May 12, 2017

Dear Parents, WHERE WE ARE IN PLACE & TIME: Unit of Inquiry: Students also finished their chalk and glue portraits of their significant individual. The artwork is now on display outside on the board in the hallway. We have already received many compliments. The students have produced fine pieces. They are now displayed outside of […]

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Week 33: May 2-5

May 6, 2017

Dear Parents, WHERE WE ARE IN PLACE & TIME: Unit of Inquiry: We spent time drawing portraits. We began drawing one to illustrate our significant person. While drawing we focused on proportion and shape. Literacy: We crafted the conclusion to our biography texts. We tried to ensure that our conclusion communicated to others the reason(s) […]

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Week 32: Apr 24-28

April 28, 2017

Dear Parents, WHERE WE ARE IN PLACE & TIME: Unit of Inquiry: Students focused on the concept of perspective to evaluate how significant someone might be. We determined that the actions of a person can impact many, a few or even only person. The degree of their contribution can have an impact globally, locally or […]

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April 27, 2017

Dear Parents, Tomorrow is the Student Led learning Review! Students are very much looking forward to sharing their personal learning journey with you. During this week the children have been reflecting on themselves as learners. They have been purposefully selecting different pieces of work to share their learning during the SLLR. For instance, they may […]

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Week 31: Apr 19-21

April 21, 2017

Dear Parents, WHERE WE ARE IN PLACE AND TIME: Literacy: Students continued to work on gathering notes about a chosen significant person of interest, making sure to take accurate and effective jot-notes. Students grouped their jot-notes using headings: early life, life’s work, later life and contribution. The children began drafting these notes into sentences, using […]

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