Mrs. Hutchens and Mrs. Van Twano Grade 2/3 Update October 18th

Math:

We learned about sorting in math and how to label our sorting rule in many different ways. Our daily number sheet is now looking at numbers with three digits. Ask your child if they are using the two or three digit daily number sheet.

Literacy:

We wrote our favorite sentence starters in our words book so that we can practice writing all of our sentences in different ways. We did a writing sample this week and had the students show us what they could write in 45 minutes without teacher help. We then had the students edit their own work using our editing checklist and then the teachers looked through the work and did the checklist as well.  

Science:

We are still working on our building in science. This week the students had to make a rubric/checklist, a plan, gather materials and build. The structure needed to be stable, waterproof, follow the plan and hold 100 grams. 

Reminders:

- Please send in recyclable materials for our big building project.

- For Halloween, students are able to wear masks as long as the masks are not scary.

- We will have an exciting afternoon of Halloween activities on the 31st, but if your child does not want to wear a costume it is completely fine, whatever they feel most comfortable in. 

- Picture retake day is October 28th

- Book orders due October 31st

- Healthy Hunger Fun Lunch October 29th

- Grade 3s Crime Not to Read October 22nd

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Mrs. Hutchens and Mrs. Van Week of October 10

Math:

This week we did math centres (ipad centre, problem solving with a teacher, catch up station, daily number, sorting, math games). We started talking about different ways we can sort. Our grade 2/3 rule is that we have to sort not using colours. Ask your child to show you a sorting rule. 

Literacy:

We were using a funny dog picture to write this week. We generated a list of really good sentence starters and are challenging the students to use many different sentence starters in their writing.

Science:

We are starting a building and testing unit in science. We built cubes as our first challenge using marshmallows, clay, pipe cleaners, tape, straws, popsicle sticks, paper and glue. The students needed to evaluate the materials to see which ones were strongest and made a stable structure. 

** Reminder that order form for the Colibri bags are due. 

*** Fun lunch is on October 15th 

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Mrs. Hutchens and Mrs. Van Week of October 4th

If you have not yet done so, please sign up for parent teacher conferences. They are Thursday evening and Friday morning. If you need help, please email your teacher and we can set up a time to chat.

Math:

We are representing numerals, 0 - 100 and 1000 concretely, pictorially and symbolically, determining why numbers are even or odd, and skip counting by multiples of 2, 5, 10, 3, 25, and 100. 

Literacy:

We are still challenging students to add details to their writing and to write sentences that create a vivid picture in their minds.

Social Studies:

We looked at how geography affects our lives, listened to how you say hello in a variety of languages and listened to music from different places around the world. Ask me what my favorite type of music is!

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Mrs. Yellowaga and Miss Gamache's Fourth Week Update:

Parent & Teacher Conferences online booking opens on October 3rd. We look forward to discussing your child's successes on October 10th and 11th!

Currently in our class we are working on:

Math: 

Through our math rotations and guided math groups, we are working on:

Representing numerals, 0 - 100 and 1000 concretely, pictorially and symbolically.

Determining why numbers are even or odd, applying our understanding to numbers greater than 10.

Counting in sequence, skip counting by multiples of 2, 5, 10, 3, 25, and 100.

Literacy: 

This week we read two stories in connection to Orange Shirt Day. Our reader response was to think about all the ways we are important/matter to people. We shared our thoughts in our Writing journals, and also on a special art piece installation in the school.

Social/Science: We are sharing our ancestral roots through CultureGrams. We are listening to national anthems, looking at national flags, and connecting to the roots of students in room 4! If you have not already done so, please share where your child has ancestral ties to in their agenda.

Other: Orange Shirt Day is tomorrow! Wear Orange!

Upcoming dates/events:

  • School Picture Day is October 4th
  • Orange Shirt Day is Monday, September 30th

Here are some important things you can do at home to support your child in their learning:

  • Wear Orange on Monday to honour communities coming together in a spirit of reconciliation and hope because every child matters!
  • Read with your child for a minimum of 20 minutes a day to practice comprehension, accuracy, fluency, and vocabulary.



Grade 2/3 Team

Mrs. Hutchens and Mrs. Van Twano Grade 2/3 Update October 18th

Math:

We learned about sorting in math and how to label our sorting rule in many different ways. Our daily number sheet is now looking at numbers with three digits. Ask your child if they are using the two or three digit daily number sheet.

Literacy:

We wrote our favorite sentence starters in our words book so that we can practice writing all of our sentences in different ways. We did a writing sample this week and had the students show us what they could write in 45 minutes without teacher help. We then had the students edit their own work using our editing checklist and then the teachers looked through the work and did the checklist as well.  

Science:

We are still working on our building in science. This week the students had to make a rubric/checklist, a plan, gather materials and build. The structure needed to be stable, waterproof, follow the plan and hold 100 grams. 

Reminders:

- Please send in recyclable materials for our big building project.

- For Halloween, students are able to wear masks as long as the masks are not scary.

- We will have an exciting afternoon of Halloween activities on the 31st, but if your child does not want to wear a costume it is completely fine, whatever they feel most comfortable in. 

- Picture retake day is October 28th

- Book orders due October 31st

- Healthy Hunger Fun Lunch October 29th

- Grade 3s Crime Not to Read October 22nd

________________________________________________________________________

Mrs. Hutchens and Mrs. Van Week of October 10

Math:

This week we did math centres (ipad centre, problem solving with a teacher, catch up station, daily number, sorting, math games). We started talking about different ways we can sort. Our grade 2/3 rule is that we have to sort not using colours. Ask your child to show you a sorting rule. 

Literacy:

We were using a funny dog picture to write this week. We generated a list of really good sentence starters and are challenging the students to use many different sentence starters in their writing.

Science:

We are starting a building and testing unit in science. We built cubes as our first challenge using marshmallows, clay, pipe cleaners, tape, straws, popsicle sticks, paper and glue. The students needed to evaluate the materials to see which ones were strongest and made a stable structure. 

** Reminder that order form for the Colibri bags are due. 

*** Fun lunch is on October 15th 

____________________________________________________________________________

Mrs. Hutchens and Mrs. Van Week of October 4th

If you have not yet done so, please sign up for parent teacher conferences. They are Thursday evening and Friday morning. If you need help, please email your teacher and we can set up a time to chat.

Math:

We are representing numerals, 0 - 100 and 1000 concretely, pictorially and symbolically, determining why numbers are even or odd, and skip counting by multiples of 2, 5, 10, 3, 25, and 100. 

Literacy:

We are still challenging students to add details to their writing and to write sentences that create a vivid picture in their minds.

Social Studies:

We looked at how geography affects our lives, listened to how you say hello in a variety of languages and listened to music from different places around the world. Ask me what my favorite type of music is!

__________________________________________________________________________

Mrs. Yellowaga and Miss Gamache's Fourth Week Update:

Parent & Teacher Conferences online booking opens on October 3rd. We look forward to discussing your child's successes on October 10th and 11th!

Currently in our class we are working on:

Math: 

Through our math rotations and guided math groups, we are working on:

Representing numerals, 0 - 100 and 1000 concretely, pictorially and symbolically.

Determining why numbers are even or odd, applying our understanding to numbers greater than 10.

Counting in sequence, skip counting by multiples of 2, 5, 10, 3, 25, and 100.

Literacy: 

This week we read two stories in connection to Orange Shirt Day. Our reader response was to think about all the ways we are important/matter to people. We shared our thoughts in our Writing journals, and also on a special art piece installation in the school.

Social/Science: We are sharing our ancestral roots through CultureGrams. We are listening to national anthems, looking at national flags, and connecting to the roots of students in room 4! If you have not already done so, please share where your child has ancestral ties to in their agenda.

Other: Orange Shirt Day is tomorrow! Wear Orange!

Upcoming dates/events:

  • School Picture Day is October 4th
  • Orange Shirt Day is Monday, September 30th

Here are some important things you can do at home to support your child in their learning:

  • Wear Orange on Monday to honour communities coming together in a spirit of reconciliation and hope because every child matters!
  • Read with your child for a minimum of 20 minutes a day to practice comprehension, accuracy, fluency, and vocabulary.



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