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Grade 2 Week at a Glance (Feb. 17-21)

Grade 2 Week at a Glance (Feb. 17-21)

Tuesday Night – Pack library books to be sent back Wednesday.



Nightly – read good fit books/Raz-Kids and practice sight words/sound teams introduced up to this point.  When reading with your child, check for comprehension by asking your child the “who”, “what”, and “where” of the stories they read (characters, problem, and setting).

·         Have him/her provide a retell of the main events in the story.



High Frequency Words:  skate, car, every, really, many, pretty, very


Word Family:  -ate.  How many words can you think of that end with the –ate sound?


Literacy:ey” on end of words


We will be learning the sounds that the letters ey can make. Sometimes it can make the “long e” sound as in “honey” and other times it makes the “long a” sound as in “hey”. Have your child try reading the following words:  turkey, money, hockey, grey, they, obey, prey.


Reading strategies: Phrasing and Rate

We will continue working on improving fluency this week by practicing reading with appropriate phrasing and rate. (Don’t read word by word slowly-the robot way!)


Writing: Writing a Strong Lead

This week we will continue to learn how beginning our stories with dialogue/talking can grab our reader’s attention. For example; rather than starting your story with:  Yesterday I went skating.  Begin the story by saying “I can’t wait to go skating!” I yelled as we drove to the rink.



We are continuing our unit on two digit addition and subtraction.  The learning goals of this unit will build upon what was learned in our unit on addition and subtraction to 18.  We are focusing on using models such as hundred charts, open number lines, and base ten blocks to solve addition problems.  We are also using the front-end strategy which has students add the tens and then the ones.  For example:  42+21=   40+20 =60 and 2+1=3 and 60+3= 63.   


This week we will focus on adding two digit numbers with regrouping.  This means that the ones place will add to more than 9.  Please continue to practice addition of 1 and 2 digit numbers at home, with and without regrouping   23+22 =   (no regrouping)   

28 + 17 = (regrouping)       


Reminders/Important Dates:


Monday, Feb. 17 – Provincial Family Day – No School

Tuesday, Feb. 18-100 th day collection (optional)

Wednesday, Feb. 26-Wear a pink shirt in honour of Kindness Day

March 2-6-March break

Please see the website for activities for next week as we celebrate kindness week. There are certain colours etc to wear.


Thank you for your support!​


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