Week of January 28

Star of the week- Lucas

Bible- We will be learning about the Sermon on the Mount and focusing on loving our enemies.

Bible Memory- Test is this Thursday, January 31st

Reading- We will wrap up practicing the comprehension strategy of visualization.

2HB Reading Challenge- for the month of February, 2HB will participate in a class reading challenge.  More details will be sent home this week.

Writing- We will revisit the writing traits of ideas (staying on topic) and word choice (using powerful verbs) to improve our writing.

Math- We will wrap up our unit on skip counting by 2s, 5s and 10s beginning at various starting points.

Science- We will continue to learn about the stages of the water cycle and apply our understanding of the stages by creating a written piece titled, “Journey of a water droplet”.

Art- we will finish creating our Metis Sash this week.

Upcoming Dates:

Pro D- Feb 1

2HB Reading Challenge- Begins Feb 1

Dance week- Feb 4-8

 

Week of January 21

Looking Ahead

Star of the Week– John

Bible- We will be learning about Jesus’ temptation and the calling of his disciples. 

Bible Verse- “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor. Hate your enemy.’ But here is what I tell you. Love your enemies. Pray for those who hurt you. Then you will be children of your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:43-45a (NIRV).   They will recite on Thursday, January 31st

Writing – We will focus on the writing trait of word choice this week.

Reading- This week, we will continue to practice the reading strategy of visualization to help deepen our understanding of a text.

Math- This week, students will continue to practice skip counting by 2, 5 and 10 beginning at different starting points.

Science- All of our salmon eggs have hatched into alevin!  We will begin observing the behaviours of our alevin.  In addition, we will be starting our unit on the Water Cycle.

Art- This week, we will be reading about who the Metis People are.  In addition we will be learning about the importance of the Metis Sash to the Metis People.  We will design our own Sash.

Upcoming Dates:

February 1- pro-D day.  No School.

Feb 4-Feb 8- Dance Week.

Feb 27- Student Led Conferences

 

 

Parent Volunteers

Dear Wonderful Parents,

We are looking for 3 parent volunteers who would be able to assemble (folding, stapling and sticking labels) student portfolios in preparation for student-led conferences at the end of February. The work can be either done at school, or the materials can be taken home to be assembled, and completed by February 11.

If you are interested, please email me (dho@myrcs.ca), then further instructions can be provided. Thanks for all the ways you support our class!

Week of January 14th

Looking Ahead

Skating field trip- 

The Grade 2 classes will be going skating on Monday, January 14th. We are leaving the school at 10:15am and we will arrive at Minoru Ice Rink at 10:30am. We’d love to see you! Parents who are coming can help students put on and take off ice skates.  If you are interested, you may skate as well but you will have to bring your own skates or rent from the rink.

Please help your child prepare the following:

  1. Warm clothes, jacket, and mittens
  2. Thick, long socks AND an extra pair of socks
  3. Snack – If you come skating with us, please do not purchase snacks for your child at the skating rink. We will have snack at school before we leave and we will be having lunch as soon as we return to RCS. Thank you for your cooperation.

Literacy- This week we will continue to practice making connections while we read.  This strategy helps to deepen our understanding while we read.  Additionally, students will be introduced to strategies that will help to develop their reading accuracy.

Writing – We will continue to focus on the writing trait of ideas this week.

Bible- We will introduce the identity of God the trinity (Father, son and Holy Spirit)

Bible Verse- Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4   They will recite on Friday, January 18th.

Social Studies- Students will continue to work on their regions of Canada mini report.  This report is meant to expose students to non-fiction materials and have them practice working with features of non-fiction texts such as headings, photos, captions and maps.

Science- We will begin our first Science unit on the Water Cycle.

Term 2 Clubs- Term 2 Clubs will start on Monday (January 14th) and end on March 1st. The is a club list posted in our room. There have been no changes in club assignments. Please remember to pick up your child promptly on their club day.

Musical Performance– Mallet and Membrane will perform at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, January 16th in the large gym.

 

Week of January 7th

Dear 2HB families,

Thank you so VERY much for your incredibly generous Christmas gifts.  We felt so very loved and appreciated.

We hope you had a fantastic and restful Christmas break and feel ready to get back into routine.

Looking ahead:

Devotions– Over the next few weeks, we will be focusing on prayer during devotion times.

Zones of Regulation– We will be reviewing what each zone means and what it looks and feels like. We will be intentional about checking-in and assessing our feelings and utilizing various tools and strategies to help us move into the optimal zone for learning.

Star of the Week -Star of the week will begin NEXT week.

Spelling, Bible Memory and Home Reading will resume as normal.

Reading– Review how to make deep connections while we read and introduce how to visualize as we read.

Writing -This week we will focus on the writing trait of ideas.

Bible -We will begin to learn about Jesus’ early ministry from the book of Matthew.

Math -Our focus will be on using skip counting to count a large number of items.

Social Studies/Science– Students will work on a teacher guided report on ONE of Canada’s regions.

 

Important Dates:

January 11- Pajama Day and Family Groups! Your child is invited to wear his/her pjs to school. They are welcome to bring a favourite book from home, labelled with their first and last name, or use the classroom books to read with a buddy in their Family Group. There will be no chapel in the gym this Friday.

January 11- Skating Field trip form due

January 14- Skating field trip to Minoru Ice Rink

January 16 @ 1:30-2:30- Musical performance by Mallet and Membrane at RCS