2H Blog Closes Today, April 3

Dear Parents,

As our class will be moving Off-Site to Teams, we will no longer be posting on the Blog.  All the info you will need will be found in Teams going forward. On Monday, April 6th, your child will receive access to their “classroom” in teams. This is where you will be able to view videos, messages and weekly choice boards for assignments.

Thank you!

Miss Hesmert and Mrs. Bjornson

Week of March 9th, 2020

The Week Ahead: March 9th, 2020      

Library is on Monday this week. 

Next week, due to a school event, the library will be closed on Thursday after school. Therefore, the library will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday after school next week. Please make arrangements for your children to be picked up at 2:45pm. 

Library and AR will be open Monday and Tuesday as usual. 

Word Work – We will not be doing word work this week.        

Bible Memory – No Bible memory this week. 

Star of the Week – Cassie 

Skating 

The Grade 2 classes will be going skating on Tuesday, December 10. We will be leaving the school around 9:00 am and returning around 11:00 am. Parents are asked NOT to attend. The Grade 7s will be practicing their leadership skills and will help the Grade 2s. If your child has their own skates, please send them to school with your child. We will bring them with us on the bus. Please do not send money for snacks. The students will have snack before and lunch after skating. 

Please help your child prepare the following: 

  1. Warm clothes, jacket, and mittens
  2. Thick, long socks AND an extra pair of socks

 Our Learning Journey      

Bible:      

As we transition between our unit on Jesus’ early ministry and our Easter unit, we will start learning about some of the various names of Jesus. 

Literacy:      

Reading:      

Last week students had an opportunity to read to their teachers, demonstrating their ability to read for fluency, accuracy and comprehension. It was so nice to sit down with each student to hear them read aloud and share their understanding with their teacher. 

Writing:     

This week we will focus on adding detail to our writing. 

Math:       

Students continued to develop their understanding of what place value means. Students used base ten blocks to represent numbers and fix errors. Students also learned what a digit means and practiced solving two-digit number riddles. 

Science:     

This week, we had a mini unit on physical and chemical change. Students developed their understanding of physical and chemical changes through hands-on stations, teacher directed experiments and videos. 
  

Important Dates:     

March 10 Grade 2/7 buddies Skating     

March 13 Last day of school; EC Report Cards Published at 3pm  

March 16 – 27 SPRING BREAK 2020  

March 30 First Day Back to School 

Week of March 2, 2020

The Week Ahead: March 2nd, 2020     

Library is on Monday this week     

Word Work – Our regular word sort Show What You Know (SWYK) will be on Tuesday. We will not be doing word work the rest of the week.       

Bible Memory  Jesus called for his 12 disciples to come to him. He gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every illness and sickness. Matthew 10:1 NIRV Due March 6th 

Star of the Week – Avalee   

Our Learning Journey     

Bible:     

We are wrapping up our study on Jesus’ early ministry. We learned that Jesus has power over sickness, nature, Satan, sins, and death.    

Literacy:     

Reading:     

Last week we revisited non-fiction text features in texts. Non- fiction text features include titles, headings, labels, table of contents, fact boxes etc. 

Writing:    

This week we reviewed ways to start a writing piece that makes it more interesting such as talking, a sound effect, a question, a flashback, or a small moment.   

Math:      

The students have continued to practice estimation. They are working on explaining their thinking to justify their estimate.   

Last week the students were also introduced to a place value unit. Students are practicing representing numbers using base ten blocks (10s and 1s). This week, students will solidify their understanding of place value by playing games and by correcting place value errors. 

Science:    

Last week we wrapped up our unit on the water cycle and began our unit on physical and chemical changes. We started our unit learning about the states of matter (solid, liquid and gas).
 

Important Dates:    

March 10 Grade 2/7 buddies Skating    

March 13 EC Report Cards Published at 3pm  

March 14 Last Day of School 

March 16 – 27 SPRING BREAK 2020 

March 30 First Day Back to School 

                                             

Week of February 24, 2020

The Week Ahead: February 24th, 2020    

Library is on Monday this week    

Word Work – Our regular word sort Show What You Know (SWYK) will be on Tuesday.     

Bible Memory – Jesus called for his 12 disciples to come to him. He gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every illness and sickness. Matthew 10:1 NIRV  

Star of the Week – Hannabella  

Our Learning Journey    

Bible:    

We continued learning about evidence that proves Jesus is the Son of God. We are learning that Jesus has power over sickness, nature, Satan, and sins.   

Literacy    

Reading:    

Students continued to practice reading strategies to help difficult words (stretch and re-read, flip the sound) as well as improve comprehension by checking for understanding as they read. Additionally, students practiced deepening their understanding of a text by asking questions during a read aloud.   

Writing:   

This week we learned about ways to start a writing piece that makes it more interesting. Students tried using talking, a sound effect, a question, a flashback, or a small moment to start their piece. 

Math:     

The students have been practicing estimation. They are working on explaining their thinking to justify their estimate.  

Science:   

Last week, students had fun taking on the perspective of a drop of water as they imagined it traveling through the water cycle. This activity was not only fun and creative, but it also demonstrated students’ knowledge of the different stages of the water cycle. 

 Student-Led Conferences 

Student-led conferences are on Thursday (Feb. 27th). There will be no school on Thursday. Please make sure you have signed up for a time slot on sign-up genius. Siblings waiting for their turn can be in the Library for reading, colouring or Lego. 

Important Dates:   

Feb 27 – Student-led Conference 

 

The week of February 17th

The Week Ahead: February 17th, 2020   

A reminder that there is no school on Monday due to Family Day 

Library is on Wednesday this week   

Word Work – Our regular word sort Show What You Know (SWYK) will be on Tuesday.    

Bible Memory – Jesus called for his 12 disciples to come to him. He gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every illness and sickness. Matthew 10:1 NIRV 

Star of the Week – Elliot   

Our Learning Journey   

Bible:   

The focus this week was on Jesus’ miracles of removing demons and healing a paralytic. We are learning that Jesus has power over sickness, nature, Satan, and sins.  

Literacy   

Reading:   

Students continued to practice reading strategies to help difficult words (stretch and re-read, flip the sound) as well as improve comprehension by checking for understanding as they read. Additionally, students practiced deepening their understanding of a text by asking questions during a read aloud.  

Writing:  

We learned about combining sentences that have connected ideas. For example: I like cats. I like dogs. Can be combined to, I like cats and dogs. We continue to focus on punctuation and capitalization. 

   

Math:    

Last week we wrapped up our unit on skip counting by 2s, 5s and 10s from standard and non- standard starts.  

The students have also been practicing estimation. They are working on explaining their thinking to justify their estimate. 

Science:  

Last week, students continued to learn about the water cycle. Student’s watched water cycle videos, sang water cycle songs, practiced labeling and practiced drawing the parts of the water cycle.  

Important Dates:  

Feb 17 – Family Day (No School)   

Feb 27 – Student-led Conference 

 

Valentine’s Day!

Showing Love

2H has been learning about showing love to others, even those that we do not like to be around. Jesus taught in his Sermon on the Mount that we should love our enemies. Because Christ loved us so much to take our punishment on him, we should show love to others. Today we made a paper “Chain of Love” to decorate our classroom. Each student chose four people they are going to show love to this week by drawing and writing their names on the chain. Ask your child who they chose and what they plan to do. Try and hold them accountable. I look forward to hearing about it next week. – Miss Hesmert

FEBRUARY 14, FRIDAY

Let’s celebrate friendship on Valentine’s Day. February 14th is Red / White / Pink dress up day. Dress-up in as much Red, White and Pink as possible. Hats, hair bows, bowties, shirts, pants, dresses, socks and shoes! Be a little crazy! Be a little fun & creative!

Week of February 10th

The Week Ahead: February 10th, 2020  

Library is on Monday, as normal this week  

Word Work – Our regular word sort Show What You Know (SWYK) will be on Tuesday.   

Bible Memory – He healed all who were sick. This happened so that what Isaiah the prophet had said would come true. He had said, “He suffered the things we should have suffered. He took on himself the sicknesses that should have been ours.” – Matthew 8:16b-17 Due February 14 

Star of the Week – Gabriel  

Red and Pink Day and Valentine’s Day 

February 14th will be Red and Pink day. Let’s celebrate friendship on Valentine’s Day.  Dress-up in as much red, white and pink (hats, hair bows, bowties, shirts, pants, dresses, socks and shoes) as possible. Be creative! Students will be given the opportunity to exchange valentines. Students are not required to participate. However, if they wish to bring in valentines or small nut-free treats, please include all students in 2H. A class list is below or can be obtained from Miss Hesmert or Mrs. Bjornson. Please limit the amount of candy you bring for the exchange. Thank you. 

Tammi  Amelie  Lucas  Evan  Charlene 
Joshua  Elijah  Liz  Bryan  Emma 
Olivia  Eason  Annabelle  Hailey  David 
Hannabella  Caleb  Gabriel  Elliot  Cloris 
Avalee  Cassie  Ivan  Rosie  Nathan 

 

Our Learning Journey  

Bible:  

We continue to learn about Jesus’ early ministry in Bible. The focus this week was on the start of Jesus’ miracles of healing a servant and calming a storm. We are learning that Jesus has power over sickness and nature. 

Literacy  

Reading:  

Last week we continued to practice reading strategies to help difficult words (stretch and re-read, flip the sound) as well as deepen understanding of a text (make connections with a text, ask questions while reading). Students practiced skills in a whole class format as well as in small groups led by a teacher. 

 Writing: 

We are still focusing on punctuation and capitalization. This week we practiced this while writing a story. The students’ stories are so creative and fun to read. 

  

Math:   

This past week, students practiced skip counting by 2s forward and backward. Students also practiced fixing errors in the skip counting by 2 pattern and we reviewed odd and even numbers. We finished off the week by reviewing skip counting by 2, 5, 10 forward and backward from non-standard starting points. 

Students were also introduced to a new unit on Estimation. An estimate is a good guess based on a strategy. We have learned the strategies: 

Sampling- pouring some out and counting, then taking a guess based on the number counted. 

layers/rows- counting the objects in one row and then counting up the rows to make an estimate. 

chunking/grouping- counting a small amount of the objects and the roughly grouping the objects and skip-counting to make a guess. 

  

Science: 

Last week, students learned about water sources. Water sources are bodies of water where water is stored. On Friday, students were introduced to the water cycle. The water cycle is driven by the sun and includes evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and collection.   

Important Dates: 

Feb 14- Red/Pink Day 

Feb 17 – Family Day (No School)  

Feb 27 – Student-led Conference 

 

The Week of February 3rd

 

The Week Ahead: February 3rd, 2020 

 

Library is on Monday, as normal this week 

 

Word Work – Our regular word sort Show What You Know (SWYK) will be on Tuesday.  

 

Bible Memory – He healed all who were sick. This happened so that what Isaiah the prophet had said would come true. He had said, “He suffered the things we should have suffered. He took on himself the sicknesses that should have been ours.” – Matthew 8:16b-17 Due February 14

 

Star of the Week – Caleb

 

 

Our Learning Journey 

 

Bible: 

 

In Bible we continued to learn about Jesus’ early ministry. Our discussion about God’s new rules was based on the Sermon on the Mount. We learned that we do not need to worry because God will provide for our needs.

 

Literacy:  

 

Reading: 

 

This past week, we continued to practice reading strategies to help difficult words (stretch and re-read, flip the sound) as well as deepen understanding of a text (make connections with a text, ask questions while reading). Students practiced skills in a whole class format as well as in small groups led by a teacher.

 

Writing

 

We are focusing on punctuation and capitalization. This week we looked for errors in sentences and practiced fixing them.

 

Math:  

 

Last week, students practiced skip counting by 5 from multiples of 5 as well as from non-standard numbers. Students also learned to identify errors in the skip counting by 5 pattern. We finished the week practicing the skip counting by two and exploring odd and even numbers.

 

Social Studies:  

 

Last week, students finished editing and revising their region letter and this week they will begin the process of writing their good copy. Students will also have an opportunity to self-evaluate their work.

 

Science:

 

On Thursday, students were introduced to our science unit on Water. This week, we will be ‘diving’ deeper into this unit.

 

 

 

 

 

Important Dates: 

 

Feb 17 – Family Day (No School) 

 

Feb 27 – Student-led Conference

 

Week of January 27, 2020

The Week Ahead: January 27, 2020 

Library is on Monday, as normal this week 

Word Work – Our regular word sort Show What You Know (SWYK) will be on Tuesday.  

 Bible Memory – “Come and follow me,” Jesus said. “I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him.               Matthew 4:19-20       Due January 30) 

 Star of the Week – Cloris 

Our Learning Journey 

 Bible: 

In Bible we continued to learn about Jesus’ early ministry. Our discussion about God’s new rules was based on the Sermon on the Mount. 

Literacy:  

Reading: 

This past week, we began small and informal reading groups. Mrs. Bjornson met with small groups of students with specific reading needs and introduced a specific skill for them to practice.  

Writing: 

In writing we focused on staying on topic. We learned that writing is like a burrito with a “tortilla” (idea) holding it together. 

Math:  

This last week, students focused on the 10 skip counting pattern, beginning with multiples of 10. This upcoming week, students will practice identifying errors in skip counting patterns in skip counting by 10 starting at multiples of 10 as well as skip counting patterns by 10 starting at numbers other than 10. 

Social Studies:  

Last week, students imagined they were visiting a Canadian region they had been researching. Students practiced transferring the information they had collected into a letter. This week, students will practice editing and revising their writing. 

Important Dates: 

Jan 31 – Teacher Professional Day (No School) 

Feb 17 – Family Day (No School) 

Feb 27 – Student-led Conference 

 

 

Week of January 20, 2020

The Week Ahead: January 20, 2020 

 

Library is on Monday, as normal this week 

 

Word Work – Word Work Show What You Know (SWYK) will be on Tuesday.  Students will be demonstrating their knowledge of number words. PLEASE RETURN THEIR NUMBER WORD LIST TO SCHOOL ON TUESDAY. 

 

 Bible Memory – TBA. Please see student agenda after school on Monday. 

 

Star of the Week – David 

 

Dance Week- Students will be learning “street beat” dancing skills this week from Nando. Due to this exciting opportunity, regular PE, Music and French switches are cancelled for this week. 

 

Our Learning Journey 

Bible: 

In Bible we continued to learn about Jesus’ early ministry. This week we learned about Jesus calling his disciples and how they became fishers of men, leading the way for us to follow suit. 

Literacy:  

Reading: 

Last week, students continued to practice Checking for Understanding and Cross-Checking while they read. This week, we will review how to read non-fiction text so that we can collect and share information. Students will review and transfer information they collected for their Canadian region and will write an imaginative letter, describing their region as if they are there.  

Please encourage your child to practice these (and other reading strategies) while they do 10-15 minutes of daily Home Reading. 

Writing: 

We are continuing to focus on the 5Ws (who, what, where, when and why) in our writing tasks. This week we started a “Roll-a-Story” where the students were tasked with writing a story that contained a person/animal, object and a place. This week the stories included a boy and a girl or a bat, scissors or a chair, and a city or a mountain. The stories were so creative.   

Math: Last week, we finished our unit on representing numbers in different ways. This week, we will begin a new math unit on skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s, starting from multiples of 2, 5 and 10 as starting points. 

Social Studies: This past week, students used their knowledge of mapping skills to map the RCS playground. Students had a fun time taking their learning outside onto the playground to map out this familiar space.  

 

Important Dates: 

Jan 20- Dance Week (PE, French, Music switches canceled) 

Jan 31 – Teacher Professional Day (No School) 

Feb 17 – Family Day (No School) 

Feb 27 – Student-led Conference