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February 18
Week of February 19th

* Students should read daily this week.

 

Tuesday: Library books should be returned. We have library.

                Java Moose fundraiser order form and $ are due.

FridayRecorders should be brought to school.  We have music.

Next week:  I will be adding our March calendar in " Documents".

February 15
​Grade 2 Week at a Glance (Feb. 18-22)

Grade 2 Week at a Glance (Feb. 18-22)

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.

 

Literacy:

High Frequency Words:  skate, really, every, many,stop

 

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

 

Sound Teams:ey”

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 cried as we drove to the rink.

 

Math:  

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:

Feb. 22-book orders due

Feb. 27-100th Day of School – students are invited to bring in a collection of 100 small items.

March 4-8 - March Break – No School

 

Thank you for your support!​

February 15
Grade 1 Week at a Glance

Grade 1 Mrs. Waugh 

Week at a Glance (Feb. 18-22)

 

 

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

 

Nightly:

  • Read good-fit books/Raz-Kids. 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.

  • Practice Sight Words and Sound Teams.

Literacy:

 

Words of the Week:  do, just, one, you (please highlight these words on your sheet).

Reading:

  • This week we will continue to focus on Comprehension – I can retell a story. Please have your child retell the stories they read at home, as this is an important part of checking for understanding.

  • We are also continuing to tune in to interesting words in the stories we read.

Sound Team: Review & Blends

  • Please continue to review all sound teams.

  • Students will continue to learn how two consonants blend together to make one sound. This week we will focus on: tr, pr, gr, fr    
  • Have your child practice reading: trip, print, grade, free, trade, grape,

·        The goal is for students to blend the two initial sounds together when reading a word, rather than separating them into their two individual sounds. For example; the word “trip” should be sounded out as tr – ip” not “t – r – ip”

Word Family: please review all word families.

Writing:  We are continuing to edit and add details to our stories. They are experiencing with sentence stretchers and fancy words.

 

Math: Addition: 

  • Continue to practice skip counting and addition strategies (see note from last week).

  • Students also have been learning how add more than 2 numbers, for example; 3+4+1=

  • While looking at these types of number sentences, students continued to use the strategies we have learned in past weeks. For example, for the question seen above, we can say 3+4 =7 (near doubles strategy) and then 1 more than 7 is 8 (1 more than strategy).

  • Because the order in which we add numbers does not matter, when solving a question such as 2+5+5=, students may begin by saying 5+5 is 10(double strategy) and then 2 more than 10 is 12!

Reminders/Important Dates:

Monday Feb. 18 – Provincial Family Day – No School

March 4-8-March break

 

Thank you for your support!

February 10
Grade 1 Week at a Glance (Feb. 11-15)

Grade 1 Mrs. Waugh 
Week at a Glance (Feb. 11-15)
 
 
Wednesday Night – Pack library books to be sent back Thursday. 
 
Nightly – Read good-fit books. 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.
·       Practice Sight Words and Sound Teams.
 
Literacy:
 
Words of the Week:  has, as, because, man, into (please highlight these on your sight word sheet).
Reading:
·        This week we will continue to focus on ComprehensionI can retell a story. Please have your child retell the stories they read at home, as this is an important part of checking for understanding.
·        Students must understand the; who, what, where, when, and, why of the books they are reading in order to have appropriate comprehension. When they are finished reading a book have them re tell the story to include organized details. To reach the second report card benchmark, the students need to be reading “E level" books independently and with good comprehension. We are also continuing to work on reading good-fit books fluently.
 
Sound Team: Review & Blends
  • Please continue to review all sound teams.
  • Along with asking your child what sound the sound team makes (ie; “what sound does ay say?”), also ask your child to tell you the sound team that make a certain sound (ie; “What team says the ay sound?”, while you actually make the long a sound).
  • Students will continue to learn how two consonants blend together to make one sound. This week we will focus on: pl, sl, br, cr, dr
  • Have your child practice reading: clap, black, flop, glad, plate, sled, brick, drum
·        The goal is for students to blend the two initial sounds together when reading a word, rather than separating them into their two individual sounds. For example; the word “clay” should be sounded out as “cl – ay” not “c – l – ay”
 
Word Family: ight – how many words can your child write down that end with –ight?
Writing: 
·        students are continuing to work on making their writing more fluent and detailed by using Sentence Stretchers (connecting words) such as because, and, with, so, and but. For example, the sentence “I made cookies.” can be stretched using the word “with” – “I made cookies with chocolate frosting and sprinkles”. 
 
  • We have been discussing how to make our writing more fluent by using these connecting words to also join short “choppy” sentences. For example, “I went to the park. I went with my mom” can be changed to “I went to the park with my mom.” Or, Instead of “I was tired. I went to bed.” say “I was tired so I went to bed.” etc.
 
 
Math: Addition:  Practice the following:
  • counting from 0-20 by 2’s and 0-50 by 5’s and 10’s.
  • doubles facts with answers to 12. (1+1, 2+2…..6+6)
  • adding 0, 1 and 2 to numbers, so answers come quickly (with sums to 12)
  • addition using fingers to “count-on”
  • This week we will be learning the “doubles plus 1” strategy. For example, if your child knows 4+4=8, then he/she can easily solve 4+5 because it is just one more! Knowing doubles facts “in a snap” can help students solve these “near doubles” facts much easier.
·        Doubles videos
  • We continued discussing the “does it make sense” strategy, simply meaning does an answer make sense? It would not make sense when adding two numbers together to end up with a smaller sum then one of the numbers you are adding. For example, if you figured out the answer for 4+3 to be 2 then you know you must have made a mistake! Or, when adding a “low” number to another “low” number we should not end up with a really “high” number. For example, it would not make sense to say 5+2=20 because we know 20 is a lot more than 5!
 
Reminders/Important Dates:
Feb.12-Wear their coloured t shirt for an activity with their colour team.
 
Feb.14-Shared snack sent in (optional). Please make sure Valentine cards come in on or before the 14th.
Feb. 18 – Provincial Family Day – No School
March 4-8-March break
 
Thank you for your support!
February 10
Week of February 11th

* Students should continue with daily reading at home.

Important information and reminders:

* Valentines bags are ready for any students who would like to bring their

valentines ( anytime before Thursday).

* Monday:  Progress reports will be sent home.  This is a double sided sheet.

                  Please sign and return it to me.

                 Power challenge sheet should be returned to school.

* Tuesday: Students should return library books.

                  School spirit activitiy - Students are encouraged to wear their

                                                    colored school t-shirt or their team color.

* ThursdayValentine's Day celebration

* Friday:  Students should bring their recorders to school.  We have music.

February 08
Grade 2 Week at a Glance (Feb. 11-15)

Grade 2 Week at a Glance (Feb. 11-15)

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

 

Nightlyread good fit book, practice sight words, practice sound teams introduced up to this point.  Students now have the option of reading books online on Raz-kids

 

Literacy:

High Frequency Words: Valentine’s Day Words

We will practice reading and spelling a variety of Valentine’s Day words this week. Please take this time to review any words on the Grade 2 High Frequency list that your child has yet to master.

 

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

 

Literacy:y” on end of words

We will be learning the sounds that the letter y can make on the end of words. Sometimes it can make the “long e” sound as in “money” and other times it makes the “long i” sound as in “try”. Have your child try reading the following words:  sky, my, carry, marry, many, fly, pretty (pretty is on our Grade 2 High Frequency list.  Please be sure to highlight that on your copy).

 

Reading strategies: Phrasing and Rate

We will be 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: Valentine’s Day

We will be doing a variety of Valentine’s Day themed writing projects this week.

 

Math:  

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+21think….   40+20 =60 and 2+1=3 and 60+3= 63.   

 

We will continue to use models to solve different types of 2 digit addition problems this week.  The students will be taught several strategies and then they will pick the one that works best for them. 

 

Please have your child continue to add and subtract groups of ten to different two digit numbers.  They should be able to mentally add/subtract tens quickly.  24+30, 50 -20, 30+47 etc.  If your child finds this easy have then practice adding a two digit to a two digit number, both numbers have some in the ones place, without regrouping (meaning the ones do not add to more than 9.....46+35 would require regrouping, since 6+5 is greater than 9.).  For example:  21+32, 53+24, 62+12, 84+11.

 

Reminders/Important Dates:

Feb.12-Wear their coloured t shirt for an activity with their colour team.

Feb.14-Shared snack sent in (optional). Please make sure Valentine cards come in on or before the 14th.

Feb. 18 – Provincial Family Day – No School

March 4-8-March break​

February 03
Week of February 4th

* Please make sure your child reads daily this week.

* Royal Road Power Challenge is on this week.  The orange sheet was sent home. 

* Tuesday: Library books should be returned. 

*Wednesday:  Skates and helmets should be brought to school. ***  Skating at York arena from 9:00 to 10:00 and leaving school right after announcements

*Friday: We have music.  Students should bring ave music.  Students should : We have music.  Students should bring ave music.  Students should bring their recorder at school.

*Saturday:  UNB hockey Elementary Night - Please read in Lastest news on Homepage.  

* ​I have decided to send a progress report home for all my students.   This will be in communication bags on Monday ( Feb. 11th).

* March class calendar: Starting in March, I will be uploading our class calendar on my teacher page instead of sending a paper copy.  It seems we have to save on our photocopies.  You will be able to find our calendar  in "Documents" on Starting in March, I will be uploading our class calendar on my teacher page instead of sending a paper copy.  It seems we have to save on our photocopies.  You will be able to find our calendar  in "Documents" on February 28th.  

 

 

February 02
Week at a Glance (Feb. 4-Feb. 8)

Grade 1 Mrs. Waugh 
Week at a Glance (Feb. 4-8)
 
 
Wednesday Night – Pack library books to be sent back Thursday. 
 
Nightly – Practice sight words, sound teams and read good fit books/Raz-Kids. 
 
Literacy:
 
Words of the Week:  their, there, from, get, had (please highlight these on your sight word shee).
Reading:
  • We have continued talking about word choice, and adding interesting/fancy “million dollar” words to our writing (wonderful, delectable, exhausted, etc.) We tune in to them daily in the books we read in class so they can be used in our writing. Please continue to point these interesting words out to your child as you read to him/her, and discuss the meaning of any new vocabulary you may come across.
  • Students must understand the; who, what, where, when, and, why of the books they are reading in order to have appropriate comprehension. When they are finished reading a book have them re tell the story to include organized details. To reach the second report card benchmark, the students need to be reading “E level" books independently and with good comprehension. We are also continuing to work on reading good-fit books fluently.
  • Students will continue to learn how two consonants blend together to make one sound. This week we will focus on: cl, bl, fl, gl
Reading strategies: Monitor and Fix-up
Remind them to be practicing monitoring and fixing-up. Students often don’t realize when they make an error when reading, remind them to “cross check” (ask yourself - Does that look right? Does it sound right? Does it make sense?)Students must pay attention to what they are reading and be able to stop and self-correct if an error is made.
 
Sound Team:
  • There will be no more new sound teams.
  • Please continue to review all sounds.  Refer to the list being sent home with your child on Monday.
  • Some students are still having difficulty with short vowel sounds. Have your child practice reading some 3 letter nonsense words such as these: neb, bip, suv, dox, raz, wep, yig, pof, zam, etc.
 
Word Family: ump – how many words can your child write down that end with –ump?
 
Writing:  students are continuing to work on making their writing more fluent and detailed by using Sentence Stretchers (connecting words) such as because, and, with, so, and but. For example, the sentence “I made cookies.” can be stretched using the word “with” – “I made cookies with chocolate frosting and sprinkles”. 
 
Math: Addition:  Practice counting from 0-20 by 2’s and 0-50 by 5’s and 10’s. 
  • Practice adding 0, 1 and 2 so answers come quickly. 
  • Keep practicing adding on using their fingers. See the note from last week. 
  • We will be discussing the “does it make sense” strategy, simply meaning does an answer make sense? It would not make sense when adding two numbers together to end up with a smaller sum then one of the numbers you are adding. For example, if you figured out the answer for 4+3 to be 2 then you know you must have made a mistake! Or, when adding a “low” number to another “low” number we should not end up with a really “high” number. For example, it would not make sense to say 5+2=20 because we know 20 is a lot more than 5! 
  • Write a number sentence (2 + 5 = __) and have your child come up with a number story to match (I put 2 coins in the piggy bank. My brother put in 5 coins. How many coins are in the piggy bank now?) 
Have your child roll two dice and write the corresponding addition number sentence (ie; if you roll a 3 and a 5, the number sentence would be 3+5=8) 
Reminders/Important Dates:
Saturday, February 9-UNB Reds Men's Hockey Team Northside Elementary Schools Night -taking place  at the Aiken Centre when the UNB Reds host the Dalhousie Tigers. Keep an eye on the school website for more info from the Phys.Ed dept.
Thursday, Feb. 14 - we will celebrate Valentine’s Day by exchanging cards (first names will be sent home Monday) and enjoying a shared snack. If you would like, you can send in a healthy snack on that day and we will share them as part of our celebration. Please keep in mind the healthy food policy-cheese and crackers, cut up fruit and veggies, yogurt.
Feb. 18 – Provincial Family Day – No School
 
Thank you for your support!
February 01
​Grade 2 Week at a Glance (Feb. 4-8)​

Grade 2 Week at a Glance (Feb. 4-8)

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

 

 Nightly – read good fit book, practice sight words, practice sound teams introduced up to this point.  Students now have the option of reading books online on Raz-kids

 

 

Literacy:

Words of the Week:    float, caught, have, friends

 

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

 

Sound Teams: ou/ow

We will be reviewing the ou & ow sound teams. Students will review that they can both make the same sound as in crown and count. However, “ow” can also make the long o sound as in row and grow.

Have your child practice reading words with these sound teams, such as the following: how, mouse, outside, shower, loud, know, blow, our, sour, clown, crow, etc.

 

We will also be looking at the suffixes s, es, ies     Have your child practice reading crows, boxes, clowns, parties, watches, puppies

 

Reading strategies: retell & summarizing nonfiction

We will continue to look at nonfiction and will practice retelling and summarizing the facts we learn in these books.

 

Writing: Leads

Students are learning how to “hook” their reader by writing a strong lead (first sentence). We will discuss a variety of strategies including; question lead, action lead, or using dialogue.

 

Math:  

We will continue our unit on addition and subtraction to 100.  In this unit, your child will be developing strategies for adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers, with and without regrouping.  We will use many models such as hundred charts, number lines, and base ten blocks.  Continue to have your child practice adding groups of 10 to one and two digit numbers and subtracting groups of 10 from one and two digit numbers.   Adding and subtracting multiples of ten is a good place to start!  For example ask your child:

 “9 + 40 =, 53 – 30=, 60 + 20= ,  93 – 40=”  It is important that your child is comfortable skip counting forward and backward by 10’s starting at different starting points to easily add and subtract two digit numbers.  Please practice this at home.  Ask your child to start counting at 77 and count back by tens (67, 57, 47, 37), start counting at 3 and count on by 10’s (3, 13, 23, 33, 43…).

 

Reminders/Important Dates:

Saturday, February 9- UNB Reds Men's Hockey Team Northside Elementary Schools Night taking place at the Aiken Centre when the UNB Reds host the Dalhousie Tigers. Keep an eye on the school website for more info from the Phys.Ed dept.

Feb.14-Shared snack sent in (optional). Please make sure Valentine cards come in on or before the 14th.

Feb. 18 – Provincial Family Day – No School

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January 30
mid week post

* I am sending our February class calendar home today.

* There is also a note about our next Power Challenge.

* We will be going skating one last time on Wednesday of next week (Feb. 6th). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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