Grade 2 Week
at a Glance (March 9-March 13)
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.
reading with your child, check for comprehension by asking your child the “who”,
“what”, and “where” of the stories they read (characters, problem, and
Have him/her provide a retell of the main events in the
Words: Continue to do a good
review of all sight words we have covered.
Sound Teams: tion/sion
We will practice reading words with tion/sion this week. Have
your child try reading words such as the following at home: station, conclusion, vacation, relaxation, discussion, etc.
Sound team: Ore makes the same sound as or. Have your child practice reading more, chore, fort, cord
Reading strategies: generate &
We will work on
strengthening comprehension by generating and answering questions about the
books that we read in class.
Writing: Independent Stories
This week students
will begin an independent piece of writing about their March Break. We will
review the components of a strong “small moment” story at the beginning of the
week (lead, introduction, details, and conclusion) and then students will work
independently to write their stories for the remainder of the week. At the end
of the week, students will be given time to edit and fix-up their writing.
This week we will continue to focus on adding and
subtracting two digit numbers with a focus on subtracting without regrouping
(45 - 23 = 4 tens – 2 tens is 2 tens (20) and 5 ones take away 3 ones is 2, so
the answer is 22. The ones can be
subtracted without having to regroup).
However, we will continue to practice these strategies
throughout the remainder of the year.
Please continue to practice adding and subtracting one and two digit
numbers with your child.
Monday, March 16-Wear coloured t
shirt for team activity
We will have a STU intern after the break
with us until May 1. Her name is Miss Jardine.