Tuesday, June 25

We are looking forward to seeing all of the students and parents at school this evening for our Grade Two Celebration of Learning.


Students will be sharing what we have learned about bees this spring.  We are set up in the gathering space and gym and there will be teachers greeting parents at the entrance.  You will circulate through 6 stations with your child as the leader.  Come at 5:30pm and you will be finished at 7pm after going through the pollinator garden.

It will bee fantastic!

See you then,

The Grade Twos


Monday, June 24

Happily, I have my computer back and can blog again.

We have been busy learning more facts about bees and building our booklets.  We watched our PSAs (Public Service Announcements) and they were all different and yet convincing.  Tomorrow evening we will teach you about bees and what we can do to help these important creatures.  

Our Grade 2 Celebration of Learning starts at 5:30 and is until 7pm.  

We are coming home with a clump of lemon balm from our Little Green Thumbs garden.  This is great with a stew, salad, chicken dish or it can be made into tea as well.  Enjoy!

See you all tomorrow evening,

Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, June 18

It was a beeautiful day for our trip to the Chinook Honey Company.  We remembered lots of details to answer questions during our presentation and got to see a honey bee in action.  Ask me to tell you about the 3 types of honey that we tasted, the bee keeper boxes, the honey relay and the scavenger hunt.  


In the afternoon we worked with Mrs. Roworth to design a path for the Ozobots to bee pollinators.  The criteria included:  a 100 cm path, a callibration at the start, 4 flowers with actions and a predator.  You will get to try out our final results at the parent evening next Tuesday.

Love,

The Grade Twos


Monday, June 17

Today we worked on our storyboards for our Bee PSAs.  We will be filming and recording them on Wednesday.  You will get to see the final product at our sharing evening Tues, June 25.  We hope to convince you to help the bees!

We looked at the Pioneer kit and wrote letters as if we were a pioneer, telling someone back in Europe what our new life is like.  We reviewed and added detail to the artifacts we looked at in the Railroad kit also.

We played a version of kickball in PE outside this morning.

It looks like we will have good weather for our field trip to the Chinook Honey Farm tomorrow morning.  We will meet the volunteer parents in our classroom at 9ish for our 9:30am bus departure.  We will be back at school by lunchtime at noon.

Love,

The Grade Twos


Thursday, June 13

This morning we looked at the rest of the artifacts in the Railroad Museo kit.  We have been adding to our facts and adding details about the items.  It gives us an idea of what life was like for those men who built the railroad and the families that took the CPR to arrive in the prairies.  

Our art project today is a surprise...you will find out the details on the weekend!

This afternoon we had PE outside with Miss Jones and were also outside reading with our Grade Three buddies.

Love,

The Grade Twos


Wednesday, June 12

For our field trip on Tuesday, here is the schedule for the morning:

Chinook Honey Company Itinerary

June 18, 2019

9:30am  Bus leaves Evergreen

10:00am Bus arrives at Chinook Honey Company

10:00am – 10:30am  Discovery Center – whole group to learn about the life of the honey bee, their basic needs, their features that make them suitable for their environment, and how are honey bees and pollinators considered harmful/helpful to humans and then environment.

10:30am – 11:30am  Group Activities – students are split into smaller groups and will be participating in different activities like observing the indoor hive.

11:30 am Bus leaves Chinook Honey Company

12:00 pm. Arrive back at Evergreen School

We watched a commercial about honey bees and what we can do to help the bees.  Ask me to tell you what I can do, in my own yard to help bees survive?  We also looked at our first bee sketches, got feedback from the peers at our table group and did a second bee sketch.

Today we looked at artifacts in the Railway Museo kit and continued sketching and making notes.  We also looked at the stories of where the pioneers came from and saw some pictures of people from Iceland, China, Japan, Britain, Scotland, Ireland, the Ukraine, Russia and the United States.  

love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, June 11

Today was a super busy one!  We started shaking a jar of cream first thing in the morning and in the afternoon had a jar of butter that we tried on crackers.  We thought it was delicious :) Ask me to tell you how the pioneers made butter to be more efficient than shaking a jar all day.

We started our bee study and looked at what a grocery store (dairy and produce sections) would look like if we didn't have any bees.  See if I can explain why so many foods would be missing?  We are coming home with field trip forms for the Chinook Honey Company.  Please have a quick turn around for them, and return them tomorrow or Thursday!  Thank you to the 3 Moms that already volunteered.  That is our maximum number of volunteers we can take, so we are all set.  If you would like to explore and know more information about the Honey farm, here is a link to their website:  https://www.chinookhoney.com/

In math we worked on a hidden dice task with Mrs. Roworth.  She has a really fast way to figure out the hidden number total for any number of stacked dice.  Can we figure out how she does it?

We played some racket and balloon games in the gym.  We also had a lockdown practice this afternoon.  We did a pretty good job of staying hidden and quiet for about 10 minutes until the police officer came to open our room.

Have a great evening, 

Love,

The Grade Twos



Monday, June 10

Today we started exploring 2 new Museo kits from the Glenbow Museum:  the Newcomers and the Railway kits.  There is an overlap of information as we are studying the pioneers of Alberta and the prairies.  Ask me to tell you if I would have left a home in Europe to come to Canada based on the posters we looked at today?



We also moved into our study of insects, and will be looking specifically at bees starting tomorrow.  See if I can remember 5 facts about insects from today?

Our field trip forms for the Chinook Honey Company trip next Tuesday, June 18 will be coming home in the next couple of days.  Please let Ms. Watkins know if you can volunteer and come with us for the morning.  We will need 3 parents to go with us.

Love,

The Grade Twos


Thursday, June 6

We finished measuring our arm span and height to see if we were Vitruvian, ape or t-rex.  Ask me to tell you about some of the issues we had with measuring (straight lines? shoes? part of measuring devices?).  We needed to use non-standard measures to count and prove the lengths were accurate.

Ms. Watkins brought in a vermicomposting bin with red wiggler worms.  We learned about how worms help gardeners and how they help us reduce garbage.  Then we got to look closely and touch the worms.  See if I can tell you at least 3 facts about worms.  We wrote down facts and drew the worms in our booklets.


We had a fire drill in the middle of our PE class.  We did a good job of staying quiet once we got out to the field and the whole school took 1 minute and 19 seconds to exit the building.

Tomorrow morning Mr Wilcox is going to do some activities with the Ozobots in our class.  We are super excited about that!

Love,

The Grade Twos


Wednesday, June 5

A big thank you to our parent volunteer that came to help us with our project this afternoon.  We can't tell you what it is, since it's a surprise for later this month!

We continued to measure and figure out if we are Vitruvian or not today.  Ask me to tell you what we played in PE today.

Enjoy the nice weather...it could rain later this week...

Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, June 4

In math with Mrs. Roworth we were asked the question are you Vitruvian?  This is the body measurements deemed to be "perfect" for a constructed man many hundreds of years ago.  Ask me what measurements need to match and how I started to figure it out?  We may find out that we are Vitruvian, ape (like Mr. MacLaren) or T-Rex.

We also looked at some of our peer's writing samples and gave them feedback about their Writer's Workshop work.  We also continued our study of small flying and crawling animals and found out more about centipedes and slugs.

We are still looking for a couple more Mom volunteers for out in school visit from Teacher's Pet in the afternoon tomorrow.  Let Ms. Watkins know if you can help from 1-3pm Wednesday.

Love,

The Grade Twos


Monday, June 3

We are looking for some Mom volunteers to help for a Teacher's Pet project on Wednesday afternoon from 1-3pm.  Please email Ms. Watkins (fiwatkins@cbe.ab.ca) if you can help out.

We are starting our study of small, flying and crawling animals and did some research on spiders this afternoon.  Ask me to tell you how many legs and eyes they have?  How strong is the silk for the web and what else do humans use it for?  What is the one continent that doesn't have any spiders?  See if I can tell you the parts of the spider from this drawing:

Tomorrow we have a visitor coming to talk with us about bees.  

Love,

The Grade Twos


Thursday, May 30

Another beautiful day outside for PE and recess times.  Ask me to tell you what we played with Miss Jones outside?

In math we found faster ways to group numbers and add them together for the sum of the numbers to 20.  Some of us tried the challenge of adding the numbers to 100.  We noticed that for numbers to 10, we looked for numbers that added to 10, for numbers to 20, we looked for numbers that added to 20 and for numbers to 100, the pairs needed to add to 100.  

We looked at the pictures from Bar U Ranch and wrote about what we learned yesterday.  We will finish this writing piece tomorrow.

We are looking for Mom volunteers for our Teacher's Pet in school visit on June 5 (next week!).  Please email Ms. Watkins if you can help out (just the Moms, please) fiwatkins@cbe.ab.ca

Love,

The Grade Twos


Wednesday, May 29

Today was a perfect day for our trip to Bar U Ranch.  Ask me to tell you about some of our activities there:

-hiking

-the cookhouse

-cowboy roundup

-wagon ride

-animals

and see if I can tell you some of the cowboy stories we heard and what life was like on the ranch.

Some of these pictures may jog our memory:



We should sleep well after an adventurous day!

Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, May 28

Today we did our final testing for our boats and their modifications.  Some of us are coming home with our boats.  

We did several math activities today:  we played 16 Squares with a 10-sided dice, we did a problem making 100 with numbers that have a 5 in the ones place, and a pyramid math puzzle with Mrs. Roworth.

We are excited about our full day field trip to Bar U tomorrow.  The weather looks great for it.  Please remember to pack us a lunch, snack, water bottle in our back pack.  I recommend wearing long pants (we may be sitting on hay bales or on the grass as well as in a wagon for a ride), a t-shirt, a sweater or jacket for the morning and a hat for the sun.  Putting on sunscreen in the morning before coming to school would be a wise idea.  Thank you to all of our parent volunteers - we will meet you in our classroom at the bell in the morning.  

Have a great evening,

Love,

The Grade Twos


Monday, May 27

This afternoon we finished building and testing our boats.  Ask me how mine did and what modifications I will make to make it even better?  

The weather is looking great for this week and our field trip to Bar U on Wednesday.  Students should wear long pants, good walking shoes and layer a t-shirt and a sweater under a jacket.  The morning may be cooler but the afternoon should be lovely and spring-like!  Also a reminder to make sure our outdoor shoes are runners, since we are playing soccer outside for PE class most days.  Flip flops and sandals do not work well for this!

Enjoy the warm evening and get outside to play,

Love,

The Grade Twos


Thursday, May 23

Today Mr. Fred came to our classroom with a lobster trap to teach us about fishing and Acadian life.  We learned how the traps work, some facts about lobsters and got to ask some questions about life on the east coast of Canada.  Ask me to explain how the lobster gets trapped and where the kitchen and parlor are in a lobster trap?  We wrote about the lobsters in our journals too.  Then, in the afternoon, we built our own lobster trap replicas.  


Tomorrow we will be testing our boats to see if they float, carry a load and can move!

Love,

The Grade Twos


Wednesday, May 22

Thank you to all of the parent volunteers that helped for our Discover Archeology session this afternoon.  We rotated through 4 stations to examine bones, artifacts, and eco facts.  Ask me to tell you the difference and what archeologists are interested in learning about?


We also completed our boat building and will be testing them on Friday to see if they float, can carry a load and can move on their own.

Enjoy the great weather this evening,

Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, May 21

This afternoon we began boat building and will finish tomorrow.  We may be looking for some supplies in our recycling bins at home, such as plastic bottles, milk cartons or popsicle sticks and can bring those in to complete our first prototype.  

Tomorrow we have our Archeology project in the afternoon.  I wonder what we will be discovering?

We worked on a math problem where we needed to add up to 100 in various ways.  We learned that adding the same number over and over is actually doing multiplication...we know how to do this already!  If we can skip count, we can multiply.

Here is our PE challenge from today:

Have a great evening,

Love,

The Grade Twos


Thursday, May 16

Thank you to all of the parents that are willing to go on the Bar U field trip with us.  We now have more than enough volunteers!  If you are willing to go on the trip but haven't let Ms. Watkins know yet, you can still put your name down in case someone is unable to come at the last minute.

We loved the Grade Three musical show this afternoon.  Our favourite songs were Baby Shark and When I Grow Up.  The students voices were amazing, we could tell how much hard work and practice went in to the show!

We had a very challenging math problem today about a Zoo visit and the number of feet for the emu and camels between 35 animals.  While there were many ways to figure out the problem, the most efficient strategies used skip counting and number sentences.  

Stay dry and enjoy your Victoria Day weekend,  see everyone back on Tuesday!

Love,

The Grade Twos


Wednesday, May 15

Today we finished writing our stories, based on the wordless book, Chalk.  We all got logged on to computers and into Google Docs to type our work.  We discovered that computer typing helps us know what words we need to look up for spelling, since the computer underlines some of the incorrect words.  Some of us would like to practice faster typing and learn how to type with two hands.  There is a link on the Grade Two website to Dance Mat typing that would help:  https://www.dancemattypingguide.com/dance-mat-typing-level-1/

We learned more about the sinking of the Titanic with the timeline in years and the details of the night the Titanic sank.  Then, we have a challenge to build an unsinkable boat.  We are working on our detailed sketches, with labels and material lists.  Next, we are going to build our boats.  The criteria are:

1.  It must float

2.  It must hold a load (of marbles or coins)

3.  It must be able to self-propel through the water

We will start building our boats tomorrow afternoon.

Remember, there is no school for students Friday, May 17 or Monday, May 20.

Here are our challenges 2 and 3 from PE:


Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, May 14

We started off the morning by making our plasticine boats and testing them to hold a load of 10 marbles.  Ask me if mine could float and hold marbles?  We drew a sailboat and labeled the parts of the boat.  Ask me what I learned about the shape of boats to help me create my own.  We also watched a video about the Titanic, and will be talking about how to make an unsinkable boat.

In math, we worked with Mrs. Roworth and tried to prove or disprove some of her statements.  We needed to find examples and non-examples to support our math rules.  We will do some more of them tomorrow.

It was a nice day outside, so our admin team took advantage of that to have a fire drill.  We were reminded that drills are silent, safe and serious.  Some of us needed reminders to be silent when walking outside to the field, ask me to explain why this is important for our safety.

Enjoy the evening,

Love,

The Grade Twos


Monday, May 13

We ended our day with a challenge to make a ball of plasticine float.  So far 2 students could figure this out...hint, hint, use the knowledge we have about sinking, floating, buoyancy and density!  We will continue with this task tomorrow and add in the challenge of a load and holding marbles.

In math, we played the 16 Squares game and then did a problem about bringing juice to a picnic.  Ask me which teacher needed more helpers:  the one with 33 students and packages of 6, or the one with 22 students and packages of 4?  

We are also working on PE challenges in the gym.  We will do a different one each day, here is the one from today:



Have a great evening,

Love,

The Grade Twos


Thursday, May 9

At the end of the day we solved our word searches with our buddies.  If we were done those solutions, we played the 16 Squares math games with our Grade 3 friends. 

Ask me to tell you what we did in Music and PE today.  See if I can demonstrate our skill we practiced in Music today!

Tomorrow is our last day with the Inuit Museo kit.  We will look at the oral traditions and some Inuit stories before it goes back to the Glenbow Museum.

Enjoy the nice weather!

Love,

The Grade Twos


Wednesday, May 8

We ended our day this afternoon by writing a story based on a piece of Inuit art.  Ask me to tell you which picture I chose and what my story is?  We will edit them tomorrow and type them for others to read.  

In math, we did some number riddles based on the Hundreds chart.  We were given clues and needed to figure out what the mystery number was.  

Some of our activities today are a surprise...so we won't tell you what we did.  It was an artsy kind of day!

Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, May 7

We are coming home with our class pictures.  Please look for them in our backpacks!

We learned a 16 Square math game with Mrs. Roworth this afternoon.  I can show you if I have a pen and paper, and a deck of cards.  

Our sailboat art was started today.  We learned how to fold an origami sailboat, then painted a red sky (sailor's delight) and the waves.  Tomorrow we will make the waves and attach our sailboats.

In the morning we compared tradition and modern Inuit life and discussed what is the same and different from our lives.  Ask me about their homes, schools, clothes, food (especially the cost!) games and tools.  Our math today looked at the comparison of food items cost in Iqaluit and Calgary.

Love,

The Grade Twos


Monday, May 6

We talked about and tried out some traditional Inuit games from the Museo Kit:  The Ring and Pin Game, The Back Push, The Muskox Push and the Sitting Knuckle Pull.  Only a couple of us were successful with the Ring an Pin game.  When we voted after playing all four of the games, our favourite was the Sitting Knuckle Pull.

In the afternoon we tested objects to see if they sink or float.  We defined sink as going to the bottom of the container, but a floater could be at any level in the water.  Some objects floated for a bit and then sank.  Here are some of our results:


We may want to do some further testing in the bath or sink tonight!

Love,

The Grade Twos


Thursday, May 2

We finished our day with our Grade 3 buddies and are making a word search for another group to solve.  We examined more of the artifacts in the Museo Kit, looking at some of the items from their traditional life many years ago.  Tomorrow we will look at present day life in the Arctic and what is the same and different (from long ago and from our lives).  

We solved a math problem about birthday candles.  See if we can figure out how many candles you would have blown out so far?  We would need to know your age to figure this out ;) . Can we find a pattern to make the math easier?

Tomorrow we will be coming home with field trip forms for our Bar U trip on May 29.  A few parents have already contacted Ms. Watkins to let her know you can volunteer, thank you!  We will need a total of 8 parents between the 2 classes to meet our ratio.  

Love,

The Grade Twos


Wednesday, May 1

May?  Wow, it doesn't look like May outside!  

Today we learned about the fated Franklin Expedition to find the North West passage through the Arctic.  Ask me to tell you about the discovery of the sunken ships, the Inuit stories of the ships, the gift from the UK and why it was so difficult to locate.  We are continuing to examine the artifacts from the Inuit Kit and learn about life in the Yukon, North West Territories and Nunavut.  

We solved some math riddles about hundreds, tens and ones.  Ask me for some examples to show that our number system is base 10.  

It was also Hats On for Mental Health day.  We talked about mental health and watched some videos to explain it too.  These are good discussions to follow up on at home.  One of the videos was:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf13seh1_2Y

Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, April 30

The last day of April already!  Time is flying by, just 2 more months left of Grade 2.

Today our guest teacher was an expert in some Inuit topics as she used to live in Iqaliut and knows about Inuit life.  Ask me to tell you about the circle game we played and why it is important.  We continued to examine the artifacts in the Glenbow Museo kit.

We did our literacy rotation in the afternoon instead of the morning.  We looked at our finished Sharkology book as a class and then wrote some feedback for Mrs. Broomfield and Miss Jones about the project.

Love,

The Grade Twos


Thursday, April 25

This afternoon we taught our Grade 3 buddies how to play Don't Break the Bank.  We are starting to take more risks with our strategies now that we know that is 2/3 more likely to roll an even number than an odd with 2 regular dice.

We adjusted our ice insulators from our peer feedback and will test them tomorrow.  Hopefully the ice will last even longer in the updated versions of our insulators.  We also talked and wrote about how the Inuit people stayed warm living in the Arctic.  

Some of the parents were asking about the upcoming dates for field trips and other special events.  They are listed below:

Upcoming Dates:

April 29 - May 3         Inuit Kit from the Glenbow Museum

May 29                       Bar U Watkins and Byciuk

May 30                       Bar U Patterson, McNabb and Welechuk

June 10 - 14              Newcomers Kit from the Glenbow Museum

June 18, 19, 20         Chinook Honey Bee Farm

June 25                     Grade 2 Celebration of Learning 5:30-7pm

June 26                     Sports Day

Have a great evening,

Love,

The Grade Twos


Wednesday, April 24

Today was our last day of Alien Inline skating!  Ask me what skills I learned skating in the gym?

This afternoon Mr. Wilcox brought the Ozobots to our classroom to explain how to code a track for them:


Ask me to tell you about the steps we took to code a route for the Ozobot - what worked?  what didn't? what did I do to fix the mistakes? There is lots of learning to be had when we make mistakes!

Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, April 23

Today we tested some of our insulators to see how long they could keep an ice cube frozen.  Some lasted 30 min and other over 2 hours!  We will test the other ones tomorrow.  Ask me if I can tell you some facts about how polar bears stay warm in the cold Arctic temperatures?

For math we made our own Egg in Basket problems for our friends to solve.  We started with 12 eggs divided between 3 baskets, and made up 2 rules to be followed.  

Alien Inline skating is tomorrow, please remember to bring our helmets for the morning.

Love,

The Grade Twos


Thursday, April 18

Today was our last day with our student teachers and for our visiting Spanish teacher.  We will miss them but loved having them in our classroom and school.  

We built our insulator models and will be testing them out next week to see how long they can keep an ice cube frozen.  

We worked on a math problem dividing 10 eggs between 3 baskets, but there were rules:  the brown basket has one more egg than the red basket.  The red basket has three fewer eggs than the pink basket.  See if I can tell you a possible solution?

Have a wonderful long Easter weekend.  On Monday the teachers will be learning at school, but no students until Tuesday!

Love,

The Grade Twos


Wednesday, April 17

A reminder that it is photo day tomorrow.  

We had Inline skating today, ask me what we learned in the gym?

We are bringing a curriculum letter coming home, it is an outline of our plans for the next few months.  There are important dates for field trips coming up!  

Love,

The Grade Twos



Tuesday, April 16

A reminder that we have Alien Inline skating tomorrow, bring your helmets!

Many of us use Raz Kids at home as well as at school, the levels have all been adjusted to match where we are at for our small group instruction.  Let Ms. Watkins know if you are having any issues with log ins or passwords.

Today we played the reverse game of Don't Break the Bank.  We called it Spend It All, we all started with $100 and tried to be the first partner to get to zero.  The same rules applied where we can subtract if we roll an even number but lose the turn if we roll an odd number.  Ask me if we are more likely to get an even or odd number when rolling 2 dice?  We did research to figure out the probability of rolling an even or odd number.

love,

The Grade Twos


Monday, April 15

Today we had a visiting teacher from Spain with us.  Welcome to Mme Garcia!

We looked at our personal timelines and started to build a timeline for the Calgary area.  See if I can remember when Fort Calgary was built?  What other items did we put onto our timeline so far?

In math, we are figuring out how many possible numbers are even and odd if we roll 2 dice.  The most important part is how we organize our information in a systematic way to get all of the possible answers.  Then, we can use this information to make smart decisions when playing dice games.

We finished our Sharkology pages this afternoon!  We look forward to seeing the final project in book format soon.

Our inline skating day will be on Wednesday, remember to bring our helmets to school.

Love,

The Grade Twos


Message from Parent Council

It's another Movie Night! On Thursday, April 18, we will be showing "The Peanuts Movie." Doors will open at 6pm, and the movie will start by 6:30pm. Please come in your PJ's and enjoy one last movie night this school year!

Tickets are available through your child's Healthy Hunger account.  www.healthyhunger.ca
We hope to see you there!
Evergreen School Council
evergreenschoolcouncil@gmail.com


Thursday, April 11

A reminder to bring helmets for Alien Inline Skating tomorrow morning.

Our student teachers taught us a Cherry Blossom art lesson.  We used diluted black paint and blew with straws to make our branches.  Tomorrow we will add the flowers and details.  

Our tomatoes are growing and changing colour, we drew and wrote a garden observation.

Our Grade Three buddies performed their reader's theatre show for us this afternoon.  

Stay dry!

Love,

The Grade Twos



Wednesday, April 10

A few reminders:  

1.  Tomorrow is jersey day to support the Flames team in beginning their play off round.  Students can wear their jerseys to school. 

2.  Alien Inline skating starts for our class on Friday morning.  Please bring your helmets to school if you have one at home.

3.  Personal timelines are due back to school tomorrow.

This afternoon we continued writing our Pancakes for Breakfast story, adding details, editing and creating interesting beginnings.  We did some data collection to figure out the probability of rolling an even or odd number with two regular dice.  Ask me to tell you the results.  I wonder if this changes our strategy for the Odd Pig Out game?  In the morning we went to the Learning Commons to exchange books and browse for interesting books to read.  We continued our Ninja training in the gym.

Have a great evening,

Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, April 9

Our class has our first inline skating on Friday.  You are encouraged to bring your own helmets:  bike, ski, snowboard, hockey helmets will all work.

We are coming home with Scholastic book order brochures for April.  If you would like to order books, please do so online by April 11.

With Mrs. Roworth in math today we learned a game called Odd Pig Out.  We used dice to roll our numbers and wanted to be the first to get to 100.  We could bank numbers or choose to roll again, but if we rolled an odd number our total went back to zero.  I can show you how to play if we have 2 regular dice.


We are designing an insulator to keep a popsicle or ice cube frozen and will be building them next week.

Love,

The Grade Twos



Monday, April 8

Our Alien Inline schedule is:

April 12, 17 and 24.  Please bring helmets to school those days.

We read a wordless story book called Pancakes for Breakfast and are creating the written story to go with it.  We started this project on Friday and will be continuing the editing process and typing the final copies.  In math, we shifted to double digit subtraction and built our problems with tens rods and ones cubes to solve.  We finished our Mona Lisa art, and the backgrounds for where she could be in the world are fantastic!

Enjoy the spring weather,

Love,

The Grade Twos


Friday, April 5

This morning we had a band from Tommy Douglas School in Saskatchewan come and play for us.  Ask me to tell you about some of the instruments they introduced (some were woodwinds and some were string instruments).  See if I remember any of the songs?

Have a great weekend,

Love,

The Grade Twos


Thursday, April 4

Today in Math, we did double digit addition going up to 100.  We used a tens and ones chart, ones cubes and tens rods to build and show the addition of the numbers.

We read a story called Who Stole Mona Lisa.  It is based on a true story of the stolen art picture.  Then, we imagined where the Mona Lisa painting could be in the world and drew our ideas in our Doodle books.  Now we are working on drawing the painting in that place.  Next we will outline and colour in our pictures. 

At the end of the day we met with our Grade 3 Buddies.  They taught us how to draw a robin, which is one of the first signs of spring in Alberta.

Love,

The Grade Twos



Wednesday, April 3

We are coming home with more paper tonight.  There are permission forms for Alien Inline skating program at school April 11-26, please fill out and return to school as soon as you can.  There is a notice for picture day on Thursday April 18th

The other sheet is about when and where our families are from.  Please talk about and fill out the form for us to add to a class timeline.  We looked at some more pictures from now and the past and are looking for clues about long ago and now.  Ask me to explain what hints I can find in pictures to be able to figure out when it could be from.

We did a scavenger hunt for temperatures around the school.  Ask me where the coldest location was this afternoon?  Can you tell us what our house temperature is at?

In math, we worked on a cookie monster problem.  We needed to estimate, count, subtract to figure out how many Oreos the monster ate.  Some of us knew how many were in the family pack without even counting ;)

Love,

The Grade Twos



Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Welcome back from Spring Break!

This afternoon we finished our work with Square numbers.  Ask me to explain what we did on graph paper, which numbers to 100 are square numbers, and what the pattern is for those numbers?

We had a special visitor for Art this morning.  We can’t tell you any more about the project – it’s a surprise!

We are beginning to learn about timelines in our class!  We will use timelines to compare how, when and where you live affects your life. We will be exploring when the families in our class came to Canada, and where they came from. This will help us explore Alberta’s past in a more personal way. Each student will also be making a personal timeline about some of the important events in their lives starting with when they were born. Some ideas for important events could be: first lost tooth, first day of school, learning to ride a bike, moved houses, a sibling was born, etc.)  Please complete the timeline at home with your child either using photos or drawn pictures and send it back to school by April 10.

Love,

The Grade Twos



Wednesday, March 20

Today we had a surprise fire drill.  Ask me to explain to you why we need to be quiet during a fire drill?  How does that help keep us safe?

We made model teepees that will be in our traveling trunks.  There are four parts to the teepee design that tell about where that family lived and the environment in the area.    

We worked on a math problem about 100 Hungry Ants that we will be sharing with you during conferences tomorrow or Friday.  We are looking forward to seeing you in our classroom!

Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, March 19

Today we did a few math activities.  We started our day by playing Don’t  Break the Bank (Penny, Nickel, Dime) in table groups.  The first time around we had 7 turns as a group to get to 100 and could take as many coins as needed each time.  Our next challenge was to play one coin at a time, trying to be the player to get to 100, taking turns.  


With Mrs. Roworth, we talked about square numbers, and in partners looked for numbers that can be made into square shapes on grid paper.  We will continue working on this for numbers to 100 tomorrow.


This afternoon we also finished adjusting our oil clean up devices and retested them.  You will see the results of this when you come in for student-led conferences on Thursday or Friday this week.

Love,

The Grade Twos


Monday, March 18, 2019

Today we welcomed 2 students from University of Calgary who will be working with us for the next 4 weeks, welcome to Ms. Sanderson and Ms. Phillips!  

We did our redesign from our oil clean up tool and got peer feedback on what worked well and an idea to help our device work even better.  Tomorrow we will adjust our model and test it out again.  

In math, we learned a new game called Penny, Nickel, Dime.  The goal is to get the closest to $1 (or 100) in 7 turns.  Next, we added on to each other’s totals to try to be the first player to get to 100, or the closest to 100.  Tomorrow we will play in a table group, trying to get to 100.


Enjoy the warmer weather!

Love,

The Grade Twos



Thursday, March 14

Today we used objects on a Tens and Ones chart to show place value, and the addition of double digit numbers.  We will continue to practice addition and subtraction of these larger numbers in various ways.  

This afternoon we used our plans to build our oil clean up device.  We are in the testing phase, and will be adjusting our models after this first test to make them more effective at cleaning up an oil spill while not harming the other items (representing wildlife) in the water.  


We visited our Grade Three buddies at the end of the day and they shared a dance and their cultural centres with us. 

We are coming home with our water cycle in a bag.  Have it hang in a sunny place for a few hours.  Then, ask me to show and explain condensation, precipitation and evaporation. 

Booking for conferences is now open this week.  These ones are student-led, which means we (your children) will be in charge of showing and sharing our learning with you.  We look forward to seeing you in our classroom March 21 or 22!

Love,

The Grade Twos



Wednesday, March 13

When writing, we showed and worked on adding personality or voice to our writing.  We were able to identify writers from just one page of a book, recognizing their voice and art.  

In the afternoon, we continued our Sharkology project.  Many of us are almost finished our good copies and they are looking fantastic and professional.

Enjoy the warmer weather, and get outside to play!

Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, March 12

This morning we had special visitors perform an Irish dance show for us.  Now we are excited for St. Patrick’s Day coming up this weekend!  Ask me to tell you what I thought of the show.

We finished building our City in the Sky projects with Mrs. Peers.  We will put a picture or video of them onto Iris so you can see them at home.

Some of us are coming home with a cardboard Rekenrek (20 beads on two rows).  We can practice making different combinations of numbers to 20. Please bring them back to school tomorrow for us to use.

Love,

The Grade Twos


Monday, March 11, 2019

Today we continued working on a gardening plan, we had to check that our 5 vegetables were arranged together and in a square or rectangle shape, using the 56 squares for the garden patch.  We figured out how wide and long the shape was for each vegetable. 

We met our student teachers that will be starting next week in our classroom for 4 weeks.  

A couple of reminders for items to bring into school:

            -traveling trunk boxes 

            -any recycling items we would like for building our City in the Sky tomorrow morning

Tomorrow morning we will also have some Irish dancers performing at school.

Love,

The Grade Twos



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The Usborne Literacy Fair is

 Coming!

Thursday, March 21stand Friday, March 22nd  

Throughout parent-teacher conferences

We will be holding an Usborne Book Fair in conjunction with the parent-teacher conferences.  Come and see Usborne’s award-winning range of entertaining and educational books for children from toddlers to teens!  The range of titles includes arts, crafts, science, history, nature, music, early readers, hobbies, sports, activity kits, adventure stories, sticker books and puzzles. We have many books which complement and enrich the Alberta Curriculum.  There will be over 300 books on display, including a selection from the more than 60 new titles released this year, and you will also have the chance to choose from over 1000 titles in the Usborne Catalogue.  Rather than taking the books home at once, the books will be ordered and delivered to school approximately 2 weeks later.Come and browse and get to know these outstanding books.

Your purchases will earn 25% of retail sales in free books for use in the school.

FREE BOOK DRAW!

Check out our website at www.usbornebooksathome.ca



Thursday, Mar 7

The Grade Twos are learning about communities in Canada in the past and present and differences/similarities between the communities.  Students will be exploring the lives of the Blackfoot, Acadians, Pioneers and Inuit. As we learn about the different communities, we will be collecting artifacts to represent the lives of the people in each community.  This is where we need your help!! When people immigrated to Canada, they stored their belongings in trunks.  Students are asked to make their own “trunk” at home.  A shoebox works great as a trunk and can be designed in many different ways.  There are many ideas on Pinterest for reference.  See a few below!  We are asking students to bring their completed trunk to school on or before March 12th.  Thank you in advance for your help with this.

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In math we continue to build our mental math skills and are working with the Rekenrak beads to look for 5s and 10s instead of counting by ones.  We also worked on a math problem with the Hundred's Chart, looking for specific digits to help us fill half of the chart.  

We finished our Parfleshe bag models with our Grade Three buddies this afternoon.

Love,

The Grade Twos


Wednesday, Mar 6

During snack time we listened to story about a little girl who met a homeless man and helped him out. That led to a conversation about homeless people and how that could happen.  We talked about the Inn from the Cold here in Calgary and the children that stay there some nights.  This may become a dinner conversation at your house tonight.

We had a flip floppy day and our plans got changed around a bit.  We finished our bison sketch and found out how all of the parts of the bison were used by the Blackfoot people.  We also continued our Sharkology projects in the afternoon.  We ended the day with literacy and Daily Five.

The weather looks better for the weekend and next week!  

Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, Mar 5

We are almost done building for our City in the Sky project with Mrs. Peers.  

In the afternoon we reviewed and added details to our artifacts from the Museo Kit.  Then, we learned how to sketch a bison.  Tomorrow we will learn about how the Blackfoot people used all of the parts of the bison.  

Mrs. Roworth introduced some math number mysteries for us to solve.  We will continue with some of those later on in the week.

Have a great evening,

Love,

The Grade Twos


Monday, Mar 4

Some of us are coming home with Lemon Balm leaves to make tea.  Let the leaves steep in boiling water for a few minutes, let the water cool, then try the tea!  We did some garden observations, ask me what is happening with the cucumbers, tomatoes and snap peas?

In math we practiced addition with numbers to 30.  We did some on paper, some with dice.  Ask me to tell you what are the easy ones to look for?  We also hid numbers to 20 with a Rekenrek and had to figure out how many beads were hiding.

We continued some work on Sharkology in the Learning Commons.

Love,

The Grade Twos


Thursday, Feb 28

It was our last day with the Living Traditions Museo kit.

We ended our day making a paper parfleshe envelope with our Grade 3 buddies.  We did a number detective puzzle and had 5 clues to figure out the number.

Remember there is no school tomorrow for the PD Day.  Teachers will be learning!


Wednesday, Feb 27

Ask me what artifacts I examined from the Museo kit today?  We listened to a story about the Blackfoot people and a non-fiction story about a girl and her grandmother.  The elders are so important and tell us stories about the past and lessons for the future.  

We learned about Leonardo da Vinci.  Ask me to tell you who he was and what he did during his life?  We tried to look closely, and sketch our artifacts like Leonardo did.  

Many of us wore pink shirts to raise awareness about Bullying.  We talked about the difference between conflict, being rude, being mean and bullying.  The table below explains the difference.  We also discussed what we can do to help if we see someone being bullied.  


Enjoy the warmer weather,

Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, Feb 26

This morning we examined some more of the artifacts from the Museo kit.  We also worked on our community project with Mrs. Peers.  Ask me to tell you about my building plans.

There is an RCMP Name That Puppy contest for the 13 new pups born in 2019:

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/name-the-puppy-2019?fe=undefined&wbdisable=true

Rules are the names must: begin with the letter M, have no more than 9 letters and have 1 or 2 syllables.  Only children under 14 can enter.  We will brainstorm some names together, but if you would like to enter you can do it online with our parents, or mail in an entry (1 per child).  

Good luck!

Love,

The Grade Twos


Monday Feb 25

This afternoon we played a new math game called Two Stones.  It is a strategy game where you try to move one of your stones in the game board while blocking your partner.  Then, we played Face Off with 4 cards so our totals could go up to 40. Some of us are doing really well with mental math adding numbers accurately as the numbers get larger. Remember to look for easy strategies to add!

Our tomato plants have finally blossomed flowers!  We may grow some fruit after all.  We now have 4 snap peas…how can we share these between 24 of us?


Love,

The Grade Twos


Wednesday Feb 13

This afternoon we did Valentines exchanges and did some craft stations.  Our favourites were painting and making the heart people.   In our parent journals, we included a picture of us in action, working on an art project or on some writing.

We went to the Learning Commons in the morning to do book exchanges.  We are learning how to find books by a certain author or on a certain topic on the book shelves.  

In math this week we learned how to play a number line game where you try to add or subtract 2 numbers between 0 and 20, trying to be the last player with a turn.  It takes some planning and strategy to block a partner with your number choice!

Have a wonderful 5 day break, I will see you back at school on Tuesday the 19th!

Love,

The Grade Twos

Monday Feb 11

This morning we discovered that our snap pea plant has grown a snap pea!  Our pollination worked.

Our water cycle baggies have condensation on the inside.  Ask me to explain what evaporation, condensation and precipitation are.


On Wednesday afternoon we will do some Valentine’s crafts.  If you would like to do Valentine’s for classmates, we have a list of the children’s names in our backpack (this is optional!).

Love,

The Grade Twos


Friday

Today we had 30 minutes to write our parent journals to you.  Please write back to us!

We made water cycles in a bag.  They are hanging on the window and we will see  what happens over the weekend.  It was amazing that one of our classmates wore a  tshirt with the water cycle on it today!


Have a great weekend,

Love,

The Grade Twos

Thursday

Today we explored some of the country and lakes in Ontario and then moved up to Hudson’s Bay and into polar bear territory.  There is a live cam you could look at from home:

https://explore.org/livecams/polar-bears/polar-bear-cam

We did an art activity with chalk, paper, tearing and gluing to make polar bears in their habitat.

We played Cribbage with our biddies at the end of the day. 

Love,

The Grade Twos


Wednesday

This afternoon we finished our number line math and started a new problem about sharing 8 cookies with 3 people.  Everyone needs to have at least 1 cookie, you can’t break cookies, and it doesn’t need to be fair.  How many ways can the cookies be shared?

We experimented with water drops on a sponge, tin foil, cloth, plastic wrap, paper and newspaper to see what material would be best to make a raincoat?  Ask us what our predictions were and what the results showed?


Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday

This afternoon we did some math experimenting with different operations (ask me to tell you what this means) with 4 digits.  We used a 

number line and even went into negative numbers.  Just like the weather this week, brrrr.  We were also surprised to realize that we know how to do multiplication and division - ask me to explain how skip counting by 2,5 and 10 is multiplication and sharing cookies is division?

Love,

The Grade Twos

Monday

Brrrr, it’s cold!  We had an indoor recess both in the morning and at lunchtime. 

In math we had a challenge with beads on an abacus, with sections for the Tens and Ones: 

If you put 3 beads onto a Tens/Ones abacus you could make the numbers 3,30, 12 or 21.  What numbers could you make using 6 beads?

We learned about the Quebec Carnival, tapping maple syrup and the activities that are popular in this province.

Stay warm!

Love,

The Grade Twos


Thursday

Feels like Friday…remember there is no school tomorrow!  We wrote our home journal for you today.  We hope you are seeing improvements in our writing.  Some of us needed reminders to write rather than draw pictures for these messages.  You may want to follow up on these conversations at home.  We are also coming home with a curriculum letter for the next few months, what our Grade 2 team plans to cover.  Remember that these are an outline and you will see what we are working on through the Blogs as well. 

Today we worked with Rekenrek beads to add and subtract numbers to 20 (like an abacus).  Then, we applied these addition facts to a card game.  Continue to play number games at home to build on our addition and subtraction skills!


Enjoy your long weekend,

Love,

The Grade Twos



Wednesday

Today we had a math challenge to place the numbers 0-9 in boxes to create solutions for a puzzle.  We will work on it again tomorrow.


Our garden is blooming, but in order for those flowers to produce fruit we need to pollinate.  Ask me what we need to do for the tomatoes, the snap peas and the cucumbers to grow? 


We also had a Circle of Courage meeting about Belonging, and how we can make sure everyone in our class feels they belong.  We shared some of the things that happen at recess and how we can make kind choices that help everyone feel heard and included.  This would be a good conversation to follow up on at home.

Love,

The Grade Twos



Tuesday

This morning we found our snowman in liquid form!  Later, in the afternoon, we poured him into the kettle and made him a gas (steam).  Ask me to explain what happens to molecules and the shape in different states of matter (solid, liquid and gas).


We also discovered a lot of dirt, rocks, leaves and grass in the melted snow in our bucket.  We were surprised that a half full bucket of snow only had a small amount of water (a pencil sharpener tall) when it melted.  We also thought this is good evidence for not eating snow!


We played Math-a-War making number lines to 50, and adding and subtracting numbers with a partner.  Keep practicing those math facts!

Love,

The Grade Twos



Melty Monday

This afternoon we made a snowman in our classroom (solid water) and have been watching him change states of matter into liquid.  Tomorrow we will make him into gas.


Some of our students have been using Raz Kids regularly at home.  Let me know if you need passwords or links again.  My teacher name on the site is “fwatkins3”.  It is one way to practice reading at home, in addition to the home reading and reading to your child.

Love,

The Grade Twos



Fabulous Friday

It is also Hitmen Friday, as there are some special CBE events happening at the hockey game tonight.  Maybe I will see some of you there!  If you want to go, there are still tickets available (see the CBE website for links).

We are coming home with parent letters for you to read about our learning this week, and see if our independent writing is improving.  Please write back to us!

We performed our Hip Hop dance that we created with Josh from SoundKreations for our peers.  We got to see the Ks, Grade 1s and Grade 3s do their dance also.  Ask me to tell you the elements of Hip Hop and the 3 messages Josh wanted us to remember?

Another way to practice math facts with a card game is by playing Face Off, but say the difference between the 2 numbers instead of the sum.  We played with a partner, you can also play this at home.

Love,

The Grade Twos



Thursday

We ended our day with our Grade 3 buddies and played a game of Cribbage with them.  We are doing well at finding pairs and are working on finding numbers to 15 and 31 to get points. 

We continued our journey through PEI.  We had lots of questions about the Confederation Bridge and how it was built.  Did you know it took 5000 local workers 4 years to build?  Even before building they had a vote, as many PEI residents had different views on whether it should be built or not.  We found out information about potato farming on PEI.  We found it amazing that Canadians eat 154 pounds of potatoes each, per year! 

When we go to the grocery store next, we want to look at all the different kinds of potatoes that we can find.  Where are they from and what are their names?

Enjoy the warmer day,

Love,

The Grade Twos



Wintery Wednesday

This afternoon half of us worked on a math problem using targets, and tried to figure out what the highest score could be with different numbers in the 3 or 4 target circles.  We used numbers 1-9 in the circles.

How many drops of water can you fit on a nickel?  We made predictions and then carried out the experiment, counting how many drops would fit before overflowing.  Ask us how many we could get onto our coin?  Then, see if we can tell you about surface tension.

From the Gym:

BLOG MESSAGE:

Evergreen School is having a blast with Mr. Josh as our Sound Kreations Residency continues.  This program has been a supplement to the regular Phys. Ed program to explore different forms of dance. The SHARING on Friday is for students to celebrate with each other and show small (90 second) samples of what they have been working on in class. This is not a polished performance. If they haven't already, please ask your child to share some of their moves and choreography with you at home.

Fun Fact: Hip-Hop was invented in 1973.

NOT-so-Fun-Fact: Ms Roworth is older than Hip-Hop! 😋

Love,

The Grade Twos



Tuesday

This morning we worked on our community project with Mrs. Peers.  Ask me what we investigated?

In the afternoon, we created a picture to build our describing words when writing.  Then, we had a number puzzle to solve.  Using 5 numbers, we needed to find another “magic cross” where the sum of the vertical numbers is the same as the sum of the horizontal numbers.  How do we know if we have found all of the possibilities?

Love,

The Grade Twos


Beautiful Monday

Today we shared a fantastic artifact from one of our student’s families.  See if you can guess what it is and what it was used for?  Then, discuss it and some of the story behind the artifact with us.  Hint…it connects to a previous blog from last week.


We are coming home with Scholastic book orders for Jan and Feb.  Please submit orders, if you are interested by Jan 28.  Online is the easiest and fastest way to order.  You can also send a paper copy of the order with a cheque if you prefer.

We continue to build on our growing pattern skills and did a problem with circular shapes increasing.  There was a specific number of circles being added each time, and in a particular arrangement.  See if I can make up a growing pattern for you to add on, see if you can figure out my rule?

Love,

The Grade Twos

Message from the gym:

It was great to see Josh back today and the kids were happy to show off what they learned last week with Melissa! Some classes have learned their whole performance dance, and some classes were learning the first halves of their dances. Grade 3's were introduced to some Funk moves like `The Fresno', `The Walkout' and the `Neck-o-Flex', all from the 1970's. The next 3 days will be spent improving and making our dances ready to share.



Friday

Today we did a Hip Hop dance practice with Sound Kreations.  Ask me to show you our moves!

We were so busy working on replicas of a Mi’kmaq artist, Alan Syliboy, we only had 10 minutes for our writing to you in our journals.  We looked at the artist’s pictures for the 2010 Olympics, called People of the Dawn.  We noticed that the animals had swirls, there was a blue background for the sky and green in the foreground, some of the people were detailed and some were not, some of the animals were realistic and thought that the circle with the diamonds represented the sun.


Have a wonderful weekend,

Love,

The Grade Twos



Snowy Thursday

This afternoon we talked about viscosity (thickness) of a liquid and raced  5 liquids (dish soap, oil, syrup, vinegar and water) down a tray.  Ask me which had high viscosity (were slow to flow)?  Can you help us do a cookie sheet race with ketchup and see if it has high or low viscosity?


We also found out that on Sunday evening it will be a Super Blood Wolf Moon.  For more information, you can read the article from the Calgary Herald about it:

https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/super-blood-wolf-moon-everything-to-know-about-this-weekends-eclipse

We met with our Grade Three buddies and brainstormed and planned a story that we are going to write and publish together.

Stay warm!

Love,

The Grade Twos



Brrrr, Wednesday

This afternoon we learned some of the history of Nova Scotia, including the Citadel, Green Gables and the Explosion of 1917.  Some of us were curious about Morse Code (that is how one hero stopped a train from coming into Halifax just before the explosion).  It looks like this:


We worked on another growing pattern problem, about a boy collecting oranges.  The first part of the pattern was 2, 4, 8…we needed to figure out how many he would collect on the 7th square.  See if I can explain the pattern to you?

Tomorrow we will continue our Hip Hop dancing.

Have a great evening and stay warm!

Love,

The Grade Twos



Marvelous Monday

Today we started our 2 week residency with Sound Kreations.  Ask me what kind of dance we will be doing?  If you would like more information about the program, you can look on their website:  https://soundkreations.com/

Classes were introduced to Mr. Josh and the Hip Hop style of dance today.  Ask your student if they can remember any of these moves:

  • Hip Hop Ready Pose
  • Swag  (finding your own style of `cool')
  • Prep
  • Patty Duke
  • Aunt Jackie
  • DJ (Wicka Wicka Whaaaa)
  • MC (Yo Yo!)
  • Free Style

We have Mr. Josh for the next 2 weeks and will be building on our Hip Hop and learning group dances.

Today we worked on growing pattern math problems.  The one we did today was called Ships Ahoy:

            The ship’s smoke stacks puff each time the horn is blown:

            1st horn blow, 2 smoke puffs

            2nd horn blow, 6 smoke puffs

            3rd horn blow, 10 smoke puffs

            What pattern do you notice?  What do you think will happen at the 4th and 5th horn blows?

We also worked on planning our story before writing, thinking and writing what would happen First, Next, Then, After that, and Finally. 

Have a great evening,

Love,

The Grade Twos



Thursday

We are enjoying the warmer weather outside at recess.  Today we finished learning about the timeline of events for Acadian history, see if I can explain to you what happened to these French-Canadian peoples. 

At the end of the day we met with our Grade 3 buddies in Mrs. Leonard’s class.  Ask me what we made with them and if I can show it to you at home. 

Have a good evening,

Love

The Grade Twos



Welcome back!

I hope everyone had a wonderful break and is geared up for a great January.

Today we learned a mental math game called Hero to Zero, ask me to teach it to you.  We also worked on estimation skills, tell us if you need to use estimation in your job or daily life? 

We noticed that our garden grew well while we were away, and did a detailed observation and drawing of one of our plants.


Please remember to check that we have hats and mitts for recess in our backpack, thanks!

Love,

The Grade Twos






Ms. Watkins

Tuesday, June 25

We are looking forward to seeing all of the students and parents at school this evening for our Grade Two Celebration of Learning.


Students will be sharing what we have learned about bees this spring.  We are set up in the gathering space and gym and there will be teachers greeting parents at the entrance.  You will circulate through 6 stations with your child as the leader.  Come at 5:30pm and you will be finished at 7pm after going through the pollinator garden.

It will bee fantastic!

See you then,

The Grade Twos


Monday, June 24

Happily, I have my computer back and can blog again.

We have been busy learning more facts about bees and building our booklets.  We watched our PSAs (Public Service Announcements) and they were all different and yet convincing.  Tomorrow evening we will teach you about bees and what we can do to help these important creatures.  

Our Grade 2 Celebration of Learning starts at 5:30 and is until 7pm.  

We are coming home with a clump of lemon balm from our Little Green Thumbs garden.  This is great with a stew, salad, chicken dish or it can be made into tea as well.  Enjoy!

See you all tomorrow evening,

Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, June 18

It was a beeautiful day for our trip to the Chinook Honey Company.  We remembered lots of details to answer questions during our presentation and got to see a honey bee in action.  Ask me to tell you about the 3 types of honey that we tasted, the bee keeper boxes, the honey relay and the scavenger hunt.  


In the afternoon we worked with Mrs. Roworth to design a path for the Ozobots to bee pollinators.  The criteria included:  a 100 cm path, a callibration at the start, 4 flowers with actions and a predator.  You will get to try out our final results at the parent evening next Tuesday.

Love,

The Grade Twos


Monday, June 17

Today we worked on our storyboards for our Bee PSAs.  We will be filming and recording them on Wednesday.  You will get to see the final product at our sharing evening Tues, June 25.  We hope to convince you to help the bees!

We looked at the Pioneer kit and wrote letters as if we were a pioneer, telling someone back in Europe what our new life is like.  We reviewed and added detail to the artifacts we looked at in the Railroad kit also.

We played a version of kickball in PE outside this morning.

It looks like we will have good weather for our field trip to the Chinook Honey Farm tomorrow morning.  We will meet the volunteer parents in our classroom at 9ish for our 9:30am bus departure.  We will be back at school by lunchtime at noon.

Love,

The Grade Twos


Thursday, June 13

This morning we looked at the rest of the artifacts in the Railroad Museo kit.  We have been adding to our facts and adding details about the items.  It gives us an idea of what life was like for those men who built the railroad and the families that took the CPR to arrive in the prairies.  

Our art project today is a surprise...you will find out the details on the weekend!

This afternoon we had PE outside with Miss Jones and were also outside reading with our Grade Three buddies.

Love,

The Grade Twos


Wednesday, June 12

For our field trip on Tuesday, here is the schedule for the morning:

Chinook Honey Company Itinerary

June 18, 2019

9:30am  Bus leaves Evergreen

10:00am Bus arrives at Chinook Honey Company

10:00am – 10:30am  Discovery Center – whole group to learn about the life of the honey bee, their basic needs, their features that make them suitable for their environment, and how are honey bees and pollinators considered harmful/helpful to humans and then environment.

10:30am – 11:30am  Group Activities – students are split into smaller groups and will be participating in different activities like observing the indoor hive.

11:30 am Bus leaves Chinook Honey Company

12:00 pm. Arrive back at Evergreen School

We watched a commercial about honey bees and what we can do to help the bees.  Ask me to tell you what I can do, in my own yard to help bees survive?  We also looked at our first bee sketches, got feedback from the peers at our table group and did a second bee sketch.

Today we looked at artifacts in the Railway Museo kit and continued sketching and making notes.  We also looked at the stories of where the pioneers came from and saw some pictures of people from Iceland, China, Japan, Britain, Scotland, Ireland, the Ukraine, Russia and the United States.  

love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, June 11

Today was a super busy one!  We started shaking a jar of cream first thing in the morning and in the afternoon had a jar of butter that we tried on crackers.  We thought it was delicious :) Ask me to tell you how the pioneers made butter to be more efficient than shaking a jar all day.

We started our bee study and looked at what a grocery store (dairy and produce sections) would look like if we didn't have any bees.  See if I can explain why so many foods would be missing?  We are coming home with field trip forms for the Chinook Honey Company.  Please have a quick turn around for them, and return them tomorrow or Thursday!  Thank you to the 3 Moms that already volunteered.  That is our maximum number of volunteers we can take, so we are all set.  If you would like to explore and know more information about the Honey farm, here is a link to their website:  https://www.chinookhoney.com/

In math we worked on a hidden dice task with Mrs. Roworth.  She has a really fast way to figure out the hidden number total for any number of stacked dice.  Can we figure out how she does it?

We played some racket and balloon games in the gym.  We also had a lockdown practice this afternoon.  We did a pretty good job of staying hidden and quiet for about 10 minutes until the police officer came to open our room.

Have a great evening, 

Love,

The Grade Twos



Monday, June 10

Today we started exploring 2 new Museo kits from the Glenbow Museum:  the Newcomers and the Railway kits.  There is an overlap of information as we are studying the pioneers of Alberta and the prairies.  Ask me to tell you if I would have left a home in Europe to come to Canada based on the posters we looked at today?



We also moved into our study of insects, and will be looking specifically at bees starting tomorrow.  See if I can remember 5 facts about insects from today?

Our field trip forms for the Chinook Honey Company trip next Tuesday, June 18 will be coming home in the next couple of days.  Please let Ms. Watkins know if you can volunteer and come with us for the morning.  We will need 3 parents to go with us.

Love,

The Grade Twos


Thursday, June 6

We finished measuring our arm span and height to see if we were Vitruvian, ape or t-rex.  Ask me to tell you about some of the issues we had with measuring (straight lines? shoes? part of measuring devices?).  We needed to use non-standard measures to count and prove the lengths were accurate.

Ms. Watkins brought in a vermicomposting bin with red wiggler worms.  We learned about how worms help gardeners and how they help us reduce garbage.  Then we got to look closely and touch the worms.  See if I can tell you at least 3 facts about worms.  We wrote down facts and drew the worms in our booklets.


We had a fire drill in the middle of our PE class.  We did a good job of staying quiet once we got out to the field and the whole school took 1 minute and 19 seconds to exit the building.

Tomorrow morning Mr Wilcox is going to do some activities with the Ozobots in our class.  We are super excited about that!

Love,

The Grade Twos


Wednesday, June 5

A big thank you to our parent volunteer that came to help us with our project this afternoon.  We can't tell you what it is, since it's a surprise for later this month!

We continued to measure and figure out if we are Vitruvian or not today.  Ask me to tell you what we played in PE today.

Enjoy the nice weather...it could rain later this week...

Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, June 4

In math with Mrs. Roworth we were asked the question are you Vitruvian?  This is the body measurements deemed to be "perfect" for a constructed man many hundreds of years ago.  Ask me what measurements need to match and how I started to figure it out?  We may find out that we are Vitruvian, ape (like Mr. MacLaren) or T-Rex.

We also looked at some of our peer's writing samples and gave them feedback about their Writer's Workshop work.  We also continued our study of small flying and crawling animals and found out more about centipedes and slugs.

We are still looking for a couple more Mom volunteers for out in school visit from Teacher's Pet in the afternoon tomorrow.  Let Ms. Watkins know if you can help from 1-3pm Wednesday.

Love,

The Grade Twos


Monday, June 3

We are looking for some Mom volunteers to help for a Teacher's Pet project on Wednesday afternoon from 1-3pm.  Please email Ms. Watkins (fiwatkins@cbe.ab.ca) if you can help out.

We are starting our study of small, flying and crawling animals and did some research on spiders this afternoon.  Ask me to tell you how many legs and eyes they have?  How strong is the silk for the web and what else do humans use it for?  What is the one continent that doesn't have any spiders?  See if I can tell you the parts of the spider from this drawing:

Tomorrow we have a visitor coming to talk with us about bees.  

Love,

The Grade Twos


Thursday, May 30

Another beautiful day outside for PE and recess times.  Ask me to tell you what we played with Miss Jones outside?

In math we found faster ways to group numbers and add them together for the sum of the numbers to 20.  Some of us tried the challenge of adding the numbers to 100.  We noticed that for numbers to 10, we looked for numbers that added to 10, for numbers to 20, we looked for numbers that added to 20 and for numbers to 100, the pairs needed to add to 100.  

We looked at the pictures from Bar U Ranch and wrote about what we learned yesterday.  We will finish this writing piece tomorrow.

We are looking for Mom volunteers for our Teacher's Pet in school visit on June 5 (next week!).  Please email Ms. Watkins if you can help out (just the Moms, please) fiwatkins@cbe.ab.ca

Love,

The Grade Twos


Wednesday, May 29

Today was a perfect day for our trip to Bar U Ranch.  Ask me to tell you about some of our activities there:

-hiking

-the cookhouse

-cowboy roundup

-wagon ride

-animals

and see if I can tell you some of the cowboy stories we heard and what life was like on the ranch.

Some of these pictures may jog our memory:



We should sleep well after an adventurous day!

Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, May 28

Today we did our final testing for our boats and their modifications.  Some of us are coming home with our boats.  

We did several math activities today:  we played 16 Squares with a 10-sided dice, we did a problem making 100 with numbers that have a 5 in the ones place, and a pyramid math puzzle with Mrs. Roworth.

We are excited about our full day field trip to Bar U tomorrow.  The weather looks great for it.  Please remember to pack us a lunch, snack, water bottle in our back pack.  I recommend wearing long pants (we may be sitting on hay bales or on the grass as well as in a wagon for a ride), a t-shirt, a sweater or jacket for the morning and a hat for the sun.  Putting on sunscreen in the morning before coming to school would be a wise idea.  Thank you to all of our parent volunteers - we will meet you in our classroom at the bell in the morning.  

Have a great evening,

Love,

The Grade Twos


Monday, May 27

This afternoon we finished building and testing our boats.  Ask me how mine did and what modifications I will make to make it even better?  

The weather is looking great for this week and our field trip to Bar U on Wednesday.  Students should wear long pants, good walking shoes and layer a t-shirt and a sweater under a jacket.  The morning may be cooler but the afternoon should be lovely and spring-like!  Also a reminder to make sure our outdoor shoes are runners, since we are playing soccer outside for PE class most days.  Flip flops and sandals do not work well for this!

Enjoy the warm evening and get outside to play,

Love,

The Grade Twos


Thursday, May 23

Today Mr. Fred came to our classroom with a lobster trap to teach us about fishing and Acadian life.  We learned how the traps work, some facts about lobsters and got to ask some questions about life on the east coast of Canada.  Ask me to explain how the lobster gets trapped and where the kitchen and parlor are in a lobster trap?  We wrote about the lobsters in our journals too.  Then, in the afternoon, we built our own lobster trap replicas.  


Tomorrow we will be testing our boats to see if they float, carry a load and can move!

Love,

The Grade Twos


Wednesday, May 22

Thank you to all of the parent volunteers that helped for our Discover Archeology session this afternoon.  We rotated through 4 stations to examine bones, artifacts, and eco facts.  Ask me to tell you the difference and what archeologists are interested in learning about?


We also completed our boat building and will be testing them on Friday to see if they float, can carry a load and can move on their own.

Enjoy the great weather this evening,

Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, May 21

This afternoon we began boat building and will finish tomorrow.  We may be looking for some supplies in our recycling bins at home, such as plastic bottles, milk cartons or popsicle sticks and can bring those in to complete our first prototype.  

Tomorrow we have our Archeology project in the afternoon.  I wonder what we will be discovering?

We worked on a math problem where we needed to add up to 100 in various ways.  We learned that adding the same number over and over is actually doing multiplication...we know how to do this already!  If we can skip count, we can multiply.

Here is our PE challenge from today:

Have a great evening,

Love,

The Grade Twos


Thursday, May 16

Thank you to all of the parents that are willing to go on the Bar U field trip with us.  We now have more than enough volunteers!  If you are willing to go on the trip but haven't let Ms. Watkins know yet, you can still put your name down in case someone is unable to come at the last minute.

We loved the Grade Three musical show this afternoon.  Our favourite songs were Baby Shark and When I Grow Up.  The students voices were amazing, we could tell how much hard work and practice went in to the show!

We had a very challenging math problem today about a Zoo visit and the number of feet for the emu and camels between 35 animals.  While there were many ways to figure out the problem, the most efficient strategies used skip counting and number sentences.  

Stay dry and enjoy your Victoria Day weekend,  see everyone back on Tuesday!

Love,

The Grade Twos


Wednesday, May 15

Today we finished writing our stories, based on the wordless book, Chalk.  We all got logged on to computers and into Google Docs to type our work.  We discovered that computer typing helps us know what words we need to look up for spelling, since the computer underlines some of the incorrect words.  Some of us would like to practice faster typing and learn how to type with two hands.  There is a link on the Grade Two website to Dance Mat typing that would help:  https://www.dancemattypingguide.com/dance-mat-typing-level-1/

We learned more about the sinking of the Titanic with the timeline in years and the details of the night the Titanic sank.  Then, we have a challenge to build an unsinkable boat.  We are working on our detailed sketches, with labels and material lists.  Next, we are going to build our boats.  The criteria are:

1.  It must float

2.  It must hold a load (of marbles or coins)

3.  It must be able to self-propel through the water

We will start building our boats tomorrow afternoon.

Remember, there is no school for students Friday, May 17 or Monday, May 20.

Here are our challenges 2 and 3 from PE:


Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, May 14

We started off the morning by making our plasticine boats and testing them to hold a load of 10 marbles.  Ask me if mine could float and hold marbles?  We drew a sailboat and labeled the parts of the boat.  Ask me what I learned about the shape of boats to help me create my own.  We also watched a video about the Titanic, and will be talking about how to make an unsinkable boat.

In math, we worked with Mrs. Roworth and tried to prove or disprove some of her statements.  We needed to find examples and non-examples to support our math rules.  We will do some more of them tomorrow.

It was a nice day outside, so our admin team took advantage of that to have a fire drill.  We were reminded that drills are silent, safe and serious.  Some of us needed reminders to be silent when walking outside to the field, ask me to explain why this is important for our safety.

Enjoy the evening,

Love,

The Grade Twos


Monday, May 13

We ended our day with a challenge to make a ball of plasticine float.  So far 2 students could figure this out...hint, hint, use the knowledge we have about sinking, floating, buoyancy and density!  We will continue with this task tomorrow and add in the challenge of a load and holding marbles.

In math, we played the 16 Squares game and then did a problem about bringing juice to a picnic.  Ask me which teacher needed more helpers:  the one with 33 students and packages of 6, or the one with 22 students and packages of 4?  

We are also working on PE challenges in the gym.  We will do a different one each day, here is the one from today:



Have a great evening,

Love,

The Grade Twos


Thursday, May 9

At the end of the day we solved our word searches with our buddies.  If we were done those solutions, we played the 16 Squares math games with our Grade 3 friends. 

Ask me to tell you what we did in Music and PE today.  See if I can demonstrate our skill we practiced in Music today!

Tomorrow is our last day with the Inuit Museo kit.  We will look at the oral traditions and some Inuit stories before it goes back to the Glenbow Museum.

Enjoy the nice weather!

Love,

The Grade Twos


Wednesday, May 8

We ended our day this afternoon by writing a story based on a piece of Inuit art.  Ask me to tell you which picture I chose and what my story is?  We will edit them tomorrow and type them for others to read.  

In math, we did some number riddles based on the Hundreds chart.  We were given clues and needed to figure out what the mystery number was.  

Some of our activities today are a surprise...so we won't tell you what we did.  It was an artsy kind of day!

Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, May 7

We are coming home with our class pictures.  Please look for them in our backpacks!

We learned a 16 Square math game with Mrs. Roworth this afternoon.  I can show you if I have a pen and paper, and a deck of cards.  

Our sailboat art was started today.  We learned how to fold an origami sailboat, then painted a red sky (sailor's delight) and the waves.  Tomorrow we will make the waves and attach our sailboats.

In the morning we compared tradition and modern Inuit life and discussed what is the same and different from our lives.  Ask me about their homes, schools, clothes, food (especially the cost!) games and tools.  Our math today looked at the comparison of food items cost in Iqaluit and Calgary.

Love,

The Grade Twos


Monday, May 6

We talked about and tried out some traditional Inuit games from the Museo Kit:  The Ring and Pin Game, The Back Push, The Muskox Push and the Sitting Knuckle Pull.  Only a couple of us were successful with the Ring an Pin game.  When we voted after playing all four of the games, our favourite was the Sitting Knuckle Pull.

In the afternoon we tested objects to see if they sink or float.  We defined sink as going to the bottom of the container, but a floater could be at any level in the water.  Some objects floated for a bit and then sank.  Here are some of our results:


We may want to do some further testing in the bath or sink tonight!

Love,

The Grade Twos


Thursday, May 2

We finished our day with our Grade 3 buddies and are making a word search for another group to solve.  We examined more of the artifacts in the Museo Kit, looking at some of the items from their traditional life many years ago.  Tomorrow we will look at present day life in the Arctic and what is the same and different (from long ago and from our lives).  

We solved a math problem about birthday candles.  See if we can figure out how many candles you would have blown out so far?  We would need to know your age to figure this out ;) . Can we find a pattern to make the math easier?

Tomorrow we will be coming home with field trip forms for our Bar U trip on May 29.  A few parents have already contacted Ms. Watkins to let her know you can volunteer, thank you!  We will need a total of 8 parents between the 2 classes to meet our ratio.  

Love,

The Grade Twos


Wednesday, May 1

May?  Wow, it doesn't look like May outside!  

Today we learned about the fated Franklin Expedition to find the North West passage through the Arctic.  Ask me to tell you about the discovery of the sunken ships, the Inuit stories of the ships, the gift from the UK and why it was so difficult to locate.  We are continuing to examine the artifacts from the Inuit Kit and learn about life in the Yukon, North West Territories and Nunavut.  

We solved some math riddles about hundreds, tens and ones.  Ask me for some examples to show that our number system is base 10.  

It was also Hats On for Mental Health day.  We talked about mental health and watched some videos to explain it too.  These are good discussions to follow up on at home.  One of the videos was:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf13seh1_2Y

Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, April 30

The last day of April already!  Time is flying by, just 2 more months left of Grade 2.

Today our guest teacher was an expert in some Inuit topics as she used to live in Iqaliut and knows about Inuit life.  Ask me to tell you about the circle game we played and why it is important.  We continued to examine the artifacts in the Glenbow Museo kit.

We did our literacy rotation in the afternoon instead of the morning.  We looked at our finished Sharkology book as a class and then wrote some feedback for Mrs. Broomfield and Miss Jones about the project.

Love,

The Grade Twos


Thursday, April 25

This afternoon we taught our Grade 3 buddies how to play Don't Break the Bank.  We are starting to take more risks with our strategies now that we know that is 2/3 more likely to roll an even number than an odd with 2 regular dice.

We adjusted our ice insulators from our peer feedback and will test them tomorrow.  Hopefully the ice will last even longer in the updated versions of our insulators.  We also talked and wrote about how the Inuit people stayed warm living in the Arctic.  

Some of the parents were asking about the upcoming dates for field trips and other special events.  They are listed below:

Upcoming Dates:

April 29 - May 3         Inuit Kit from the Glenbow Museum

May 29                       Bar U Watkins and Byciuk

May 30                       Bar U Patterson, McNabb and Welechuk

June 10 - 14              Newcomers Kit from the Glenbow Museum

June 18, 19, 20         Chinook Honey Bee Farm

June 25                     Grade 2 Celebration of Learning 5:30-7pm

June 26                     Sports Day

Have a great evening,

Love,

The Grade Twos


Wednesday, April 24

Today was our last day of Alien Inline skating!  Ask me what skills I learned skating in the gym?

This afternoon Mr. Wilcox brought the Ozobots to our classroom to explain how to code a track for them:


Ask me to tell you about the steps we took to code a route for the Ozobot - what worked?  what didn't? what did I do to fix the mistakes? There is lots of learning to be had when we make mistakes!

Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, April 23

Today we tested some of our insulators to see how long they could keep an ice cube frozen.  Some lasted 30 min and other over 2 hours!  We will test the other ones tomorrow.  Ask me if I can tell you some facts about how polar bears stay warm in the cold Arctic temperatures?

For math we made our own Egg in Basket problems for our friends to solve.  We started with 12 eggs divided between 3 baskets, and made up 2 rules to be followed.  

Alien Inline skating is tomorrow, please remember to bring our helmets for the morning.

Love,

The Grade Twos


Thursday, April 18

Today was our last day with our student teachers and for our visiting Spanish teacher.  We will miss them but loved having them in our classroom and school.  

We built our insulator models and will be testing them out next week to see how long they can keep an ice cube frozen.  

We worked on a math problem dividing 10 eggs between 3 baskets, but there were rules:  the brown basket has one more egg than the red basket.  The red basket has three fewer eggs than the pink basket.  See if I can tell you a possible solution?

Have a wonderful long Easter weekend.  On Monday the teachers will be learning at school, but no students until Tuesday!

Love,

The Grade Twos


Wednesday, April 17

A reminder that it is photo day tomorrow.  

We had Inline skating today, ask me what we learned in the gym?

We are bringing a curriculum letter coming home, it is an outline of our plans for the next few months.  There are important dates for field trips coming up!  

Love,

The Grade Twos



Tuesday, April 16

A reminder that we have Alien Inline skating tomorrow, bring your helmets!

Many of us use Raz Kids at home as well as at school, the levels have all been adjusted to match where we are at for our small group instruction.  Let Ms. Watkins know if you are having any issues with log ins or passwords.

Today we played the reverse game of Don't Break the Bank.  We called it Spend It All, we all started with $100 and tried to be the first partner to get to zero.  The same rules applied where we can subtract if we roll an even number but lose the turn if we roll an odd number.  Ask me if we are more likely to get an even or odd number when rolling 2 dice?  We did research to figure out the probability of rolling an even or odd number.

love,

The Grade Twos


Monday, April 15

Today we had a visiting teacher from Spain with us.  Welcome to Mme Garcia!

We looked at our personal timelines and started to build a timeline for the Calgary area.  See if I can remember when Fort Calgary was built?  What other items did we put onto our timeline so far?

In math, we are figuring out how many possible numbers are even and odd if we roll 2 dice.  The most important part is how we organize our information in a systematic way to get all of the possible answers.  Then, we can use this information to make smart decisions when playing dice games.

We finished our Sharkology pages this afternoon!  We look forward to seeing the final project in book format soon.

Our inline skating day will be on Wednesday, remember to bring our helmets to school.

Love,

The Grade Twos


Message from Parent Council

It's another Movie Night! On Thursday, April 18, we will be showing "The Peanuts Movie." Doors will open at 6pm, and the movie will start by 6:30pm. Please come in your PJ's and enjoy one last movie night this school year!

Tickets are available through your child's Healthy Hunger account.  www.healthyhunger.ca
We hope to see you there!
Evergreen School Council
evergreenschoolcouncil@gmail.com


Thursday, April 11

A reminder to bring helmets for Alien Inline Skating tomorrow morning.

Our student teachers taught us a Cherry Blossom art lesson.  We used diluted black paint and blew with straws to make our branches.  Tomorrow we will add the flowers and details.  

Our tomatoes are growing and changing colour, we drew and wrote a garden observation.

Our Grade Three buddies performed their reader's theatre show for us this afternoon.  

Stay dry!

Love,

The Grade Twos



Wednesday, April 10

A few reminders:  

1.  Tomorrow is jersey day to support the Flames team in beginning their play off round.  Students can wear their jerseys to school. 

2.  Alien Inline skating starts for our class on Friday morning.  Please bring your helmets to school if you have one at home.

3.  Personal timelines are due back to school tomorrow.

This afternoon we continued writing our Pancakes for Breakfast story, adding details, editing and creating interesting beginnings.  We did some data collection to figure out the probability of rolling an even or odd number with two regular dice.  Ask me to tell you the results.  I wonder if this changes our strategy for the Odd Pig Out game?  In the morning we went to the Learning Commons to exchange books and browse for interesting books to read.  We continued our Ninja training in the gym.

Have a great evening,

Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, April 9

Our class has our first inline skating on Friday.  You are encouraged to bring your own helmets:  bike, ski, snowboard, hockey helmets will all work.

We are coming home with Scholastic book order brochures for April.  If you would like to order books, please do so online by April 11.

With Mrs. Roworth in math today we learned a game called Odd Pig Out.  We used dice to roll our numbers and wanted to be the first to get to 100.  We could bank numbers or choose to roll again, but if we rolled an odd number our total went back to zero.  I can show you how to play if we have 2 regular dice.


We are designing an insulator to keep a popsicle or ice cube frozen and will be building them next week.

Love,

The Grade Twos



Monday, April 8

Our Alien Inline schedule is:

April 12, 17 and 24.  Please bring helmets to school those days.

We read a wordless story book called Pancakes for Breakfast and are creating the written story to go with it.  We started this project on Friday and will be continuing the editing process and typing the final copies.  In math, we shifted to double digit subtraction and built our problems with tens rods and ones cubes to solve.  We finished our Mona Lisa art, and the backgrounds for where she could be in the world are fantastic!

Enjoy the spring weather,

Love,

The Grade Twos


Friday, April 5

This morning we had a band from Tommy Douglas School in Saskatchewan come and play for us.  Ask me to tell you about some of the instruments they introduced (some were woodwinds and some were string instruments).  See if I remember any of the songs?

Have a great weekend,

Love,

The Grade Twos


Thursday, April 4

Today in Math, we did double digit addition going up to 100.  We used a tens and ones chart, ones cubes and tens rods to build and show the addition of the numbers.

We read a story called Who Stole Mona Lisa.  It is based on a true story of the stolen art picture.  Then, we imagined where the Mona Lisa painting could be in the world and drew our ideas in our Doodle books.  Now we are working on drawing the painting in that place.  Next we will outline and colour in our pictures. 

At the end of the day we met with our Grade 3 Buddies.  They taught us how to draw a robin, which is one of the first signs of spring in Alberta.

Love,

The Grade Twos



Wednesday, April 3

We are coming home with more paper tonight.  There are permission forms for Alien Inline skating program at school April 11-26, please fill out and return to school as soon as you can.  There is a notice for picture day on Thursday April 18th

The other sheet is about when and where our families are from.  Please talk about and fill out the form for us to add to a class timeline.  We looked at some more pictures from now and the past and are looking for clues about long ago and now.  Ask me to explain what hints I can find in pictures to be able to figure out when it could be from.

We did a scavenger hunt for temperatures around the school.  Ask me where the coldest location was this afternoon?  Can you tell us what our house temperature is at?

In math, we worked on a cookie monster problem.  We needed to estimate, count, subtract to figure out how many Oreos the monster ate.  Some of us knew how many were in the family pack without even counting ;)

Love,

The Grade Twos



Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Welcome back from Spring Break!

This afternoon we finished our work with Square numbers.  Ask me to explain what we did on graph paper, which numbers to 100 are square numbers, and what the pattern is for those numbers?

We had a special visitor for Art this morning.  We can’t tell you any more about the project – it’s a surprise!

We are beginning to learn about timelines in our class!  We will use timelines to compare how, when and where you live affects your life. We will be exploring when the families in our class came to Canada, and where they came from. This will help us explore Alberta’s past in a more personal way. Each student will also be making a personal timeline about some of the important events in their lives starting with when they were born. Some ideas for important events could be: first lost tooth, first day of school, learning to ride a bike, moved houses, a sibling was born, etc.)  Please complete the timeline at home with your child either using photos or drawn pictures and send it back to school by April 10.

Love,

The Grade Twos



Wednesday, March 20

Today we had a surprise fire drill.  Ask me to explain to you why we need to be quiet during a fire drill?  How does that help keep us safe?

We made model teepees that will be in our traveling trunks.  There are four parts to the teepee design that tell about where that family lived and the environment in the area.    

We worked on a math problem about 100 Hungry Ants that we will be sharing with you during conferences tomorrow or Friday.  We are looking forward to seeing you in our classroom!

Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, March 19

Today we did a few math activities.  We started our day by playing Don’t  Break the Bank (Penny, Nickel, Dime) in table groups.  The first time around we had 7 turns as a group to get to 100 and could take as many coins as needed each time.  Our next challenge was to play one coin at a time, trying to be the player to get to 100, taking turns.  


With Mrs. Roworth, we talked about square numbers, and in partners looked for numbers that can be made into square shapes on grid paper.  We will continue working on this for numbers to 100 tomorrow.


This afternoon we also finished adjusting our oil clean up devices and retested them.  You will see the results of this when you come in for student-led conferences on Thursday or Friday this week.

Love,

The Grade Twos


Monday, March 18, 2019

Today we welcomed 2 students from University of Calgary who will be working with us for the next 4 weeks, welcome to Ms. Sanderson and Ms. Phillips!  

We did our redesign from our oil clean up tool and got peer feedback on what worked well and an idea to help our device work even better.  Tomorrow we will adjust our model and test it out again.  

In math, we learned a new game called Penny, Nickel, Dime.  The goal is to get the closest to $1 (or 100) in 7 turns.  Next, we added on to each other’s totals to try to be the first player to get to 100, or the closest to 100.  Tomorrow we will play in a table group, trying to get to 100.


Enjoy the warmer weather!

Love,

The Grade Twos



Thursday, March 14

Today we used objects on a Tens and Ones chart to show place value, and the addition of double digit numbers.  We will continue to practice addition and subtraction of these larger numbers in various ways.  

This afternoon we used our plans to build our oil clean up device.  We are in the testing phase, and will be adjusting our models after this first test to make them more effective at cleaning up an oil spill while not harming the other items (representing wildlife) in the water.  


We visited our Grade Three buddies at the end of the day and they shared a dance and their cultural centres with us. 

We are coming home with our water cycle in a bag.  Have it hang in a sunny place for a few hours.  Then, ask me to show and explain condensation, precipitation and evaporation. 

Booking for conferences is now open this week.  These ones are student-led, which means we (your children) will be in charge of showing and sharing our learning with you.  We look forward to seeing you in our classroom March 21 or 22!

Love,

The Grade Twos



Wednesday, March 13

When writing, we showed and worked on adding personality or voice to our writing.  We were able to identify writers from just one page of a book, recognizing their voice and art.  

In the afternoon, we continued our Sharkology project.  Many of us are almost finished our good copies and they are looking fantastic and professional.

Enjoy the warmer weather, and get outside to play!

Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, March 12

This morning we had special visitors perform an Irish dance show for us.  Now we are excited for St. Patrick’s Day coming up this weekend!  Ask me to tell you what I thought of the show.

We finished building our City in the Sky projects with Mrs. Peers.  We will put a picture or video of them onto Iris so you can see them at home.

Some of us are coming home with a cardboard Rekenrek (20 beads on two rows).  We can practice making different combinations of numbers to 20. Please bring them back to school tomorrow for us to use.

Love,

The Grade Twos


Monday, March 11, 2019

Today we continued working on a gardening plan, we had to check that our 5 vegetables were arranged together and in a square or rectangle shape, using the 56 squares for the garden patch.  We figured out how wide and long the shape was for each vegetable. 

We met our student teachers that will be starting next week in our classroom for 4 weeks.  

A couple of reminders for items to bring into school:

            -traveling trunk boxes 

            -any recycling items we would like for building our City in the Sky tomorrow morning

Tomorrow morning we will also have some Irish dancers performing at school.

Love,

The Grade Twos



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The Usborne Literacy Fair is

 Coming!

Thursday, March 21stand Friday, March 22nd  

Throughout parent-teacher conferences

We will be holding an Usborne Book Fair in conjunction with the parent-teacher conferences.  Come and see Usborne’s award-winning range of entertaining and educational books for children from toddlers to teens!  The range of titles includes arts, crafts, science, history, nature, music, early readers, hobbies, sports, activity kits, adventure stories, sticker books and puzzles. We have many books which complement and enrich the Alberta Curriculum.  There will be over 300 books on display, including a selection from the more than 60 new titles released this year, and you will also have the chance to choose from over 1000 titles in the Usborne Catalogue.  Rather than taking the books home at once, the books will be ordered and delivered to school approximately 2 weeks later.Come and browse and get to know these outstanding books.

Your purchases will earn 25% of retail sales in free books for use in the school.

FREE BOOK DRAW!

Check out our website at www.usbornebooksathome.ca



Thursday, Mar 7

The Grade Twos are learning about communities in Canada in the past and present and differences/similarities between the communities.  Students will be exploring the lives of the Blackfoot, Acadians, Pioneers and Inuit. As we learn about the different communities, we will be collecting artifacts to represent the lives of the people in each community.  This is where we need your help!! When people immigrated to Canada, they stored their belongings in trunks.  Students are asked to make their own “trunk” at home.  A shoebox works great as a trunk and can be designed in many different ways.  There are many ideas on Pinterest for reference.  See a few below!  We are asking students to bring their completed trunk to school on or before March 12th.  Thank you in advance for your help with this.

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In math we continue to build our mental math skills and are working with the Rekenrak beads to look for 5s and 10s instead of counting by ones.  We also worked on a math problem with the Hundred's Chart, looking for specific digits to help us fill half of the chart.  

We finished our Parfleshe bag models with our Grade Three buddies this afternoon.

Love,

The Grade Twos


Wednesday, Mar 6

During snack time we listened to story about a little girl who met a homeless man and helped him out. That led to a conversation about homeless people and how that could happen.  We talked about the Inn from the Cold here in Calgary and the children that stay there some nights.  This may become a dinner conversation at your house tonight.

We had a flip floppy day and our plans got changed around a bit.  We finished our bison sketch and found out how all of the parts of the bison were used by the Blackfoot people.  We also continued our Sharkology projects in the afternoon.  We ended the day with literacy and Daily Five.

The weather looks better for the weekend and next week!  

Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, Mar 5

We are almost done building for our City in the Sky project with Mrs. Peers.  

In the afternoon we reviewed and added details to our artifacts from the Museo Kit.  Then, we learned how to sketch a bison.  Tomorrow we will learn about how the Blackfoot people used all of the parts of the bison.  

Mrs. Roworth introduced some math number mysteries for us to solve.  We will continue with some of those later on in the week.

Have a great evening,

Love,

The Grade Twos


Monday, Mar 4

Some of us are coming home with Lemon Balm leaves to make tea.  Let the leaves steep in boiling water for a few minutes, let the water cool, then try the tea!  We did some garden observations, ask me what is happening with the cucumbers, tomatoes and snap peas?

In math we practiced addition with numbers to 30.  We did some on paper, some with dice.  Ask me to tell you what are the easy ones to look for?  We also hid numbers to 20 with a Rekenrek and had to figure out how many beads were hiding.

We continued some work on Sharkology in the Learning Commons.

Love,

The Grade Twos


Thursday, Feb 28

It was our last day with the Living Traditions Museo kit.

We ended our day making a paper parfleshe envelope with our Grade 3 buddies.  We did a number detective puzzle and had 5 clues to figure out the number.

Remember there is no school tomorrow for the PD Day.  Teachers will be learning!


Wednesday, Feb 27

Ask me what artifacts I examined from the Museo kit today?  We listened to a story about the Blackfoot people and a non-fiction story about a girl and her grandmother.  The elders are so important and tell us stories about the past and lessons for the future.  

We learned about Leonardo da Vinci.  Ask me to tell you who he was and what he did during his life?  We tried to look closely, and sketch our artifacts like Leonardo did.  

Many of us wore pink shirts to raise awareness about Bullying.  We talked about the difference between conflict, being rude, being mean and bullying.  The table below explains the difference.  We also discussed what we can do to help if we see someone being bullied.  


Enjoy the warmer weather,

Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday, Feb 26

This morning we examined some more of the artifacts from the Museo kit.  We also worked on our community project with Mrs. Peers.  Ask me to tell you about my building plans.

There is an RCMP Name That Puppy contest for the 13 new pups born in 2019:

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/name-the-puppy-2019?fe=undefined&wbdisable=true

Rules are the names must: begin with the letter M, have no more than 9 letters and have 1 or 2 syllables.  Only children under 14 can enter.  We will brainstorm some names together, but if you would like to enter you can do it online with our parents, or mail in an entry (1 per child).  

Good luck!

Love,

The Grade Twos


Monday Feb 25

This afternoon we played a new math game called Two Stones.  It is a strategy game where you try to move one of your stones in the game board while blocking your partner.  Then, we played Face Off with 4 cards so our totals could go up to 40. Some of us are doing really well with mental math adding numbers accurately as the numbers get larger. Remember to look for easy strategies to add!

Our tomato plants have finally blossomed flowers!  We may grow some fruit after all.  We now have 4 snap peas…how can we share these between 24 of us?


Love,

The Grade Twos


Wednesday Feb 13

This afternoon we did Valentines exchanges and did some craft stations.  Our favourites were painting and making the heart people.   In our parent journals, we included a picture of us in action, working on an art project or on some writing.

We went to the Learning Commons in the morning to do book exchanges.  We are learning how to find books by a certain author or on a certain topic on the book shelves.  

In math this week we learned how to play a number line game where you try to add or subtract 2 numbers between 0 and 20, trying to be the last player with a turn.  It takes some planning and strategy to block a partner with your number choice!

Have a wonderful 5 day break, I will see you back at school on Tuesday the 19th!

Love,

The Grade Twos

Monday Feb 11

This morning we discovered that our snap pea plant has grown a snap pea!  Our pollination worked.

Our water cycle baggies have condensation on the inside.  Ask me to explain what evaporation, condensation and precipitation are.


On Wednesday afternoon we will do some Valentine’s crafts.  If you would like to do Valentine’s for classmates, we have a list of the children’s names in our backpack (this is optional!).

Love,

The Grade Twos


Friday

Today we had 30 minutes to write our parent journals to you.  Please write back to us!

We made water cycles in a bag.  They are hanging on the window and we will see  what happens over the weekend.  It was amazing that one of our classmates wore a  tshirt with the water cycle on it today!


Have a great weekend,

Love,

The Grade Twos

Thursday

Today we explored some of the country and lakes in Ontario and then moved up to Hudson’s Bay and into polar bear territory.  There is a live cam you could look at from home:

https://explore.org/livecams/polar-bears/polar-bear-cam

We did an art activity with chalk, paper, tearing and gluing to make polar bears in their habitat.

We played Cribbage with our biddies at the end of the day. 

Love,

The Grade Twos


Wednesday

This afternoon we finished our number line math and started a new problem about sharing 8 cookies with 3 people.  Everyone needs to have at least 1 cookie, you can’t break cookies, and it doesn’t need to be fair.  How many ways can the cookies be shared?

We experimented with water drops on a sponge, tin foil, cloth, plastic wrap, paper and newspaper to see what material would be best to make a raincoat?  Ask us what our predictions were and what the results showed?


Love,

The Grade Twos


Tuesday

This afternoon we did some math experimenting with different operations (ask me to tell you what this means) with 4 digits.  We used a 

number line and even went into negative numbers.  Just like the weather this week, brrrr.  We were also surprised to realize that we know how to do multiplication and division - ask me to explain how skip counting by 2,5 and 10 is multiplication and sharing cookies is division?

Love,

The Grade Twos

Monday

Brrrr, it’s cold!  We had an indoor recess both in the morning and at lunchtime. 

In math we had a challenge with beads on an abacus, with sections for the Tens and Ones: 

If you put 3 beads onto a Tens/Ones abacus you could make the numbers 3,30, 12 or 21.  What numbers could you make using 6 beads?

We learned about the Quebec Carnival, tapping maple syrup and the activities that are popular in this province.

Stay warm!

Love,

The Grade Twos


Thursday

Feels like Friday…remember there is no school tomorrow!  We wrote our home journal for you today.  We hope you are seeing improvements in our writing.  Some of us needed reminders to write rather than draw pictures for these messages.  You may want to follow up on these conversations at home.  We are also coming home with a curriculum letter for the next few months, what our Grade 2 team plans to cover.  Remember that these are an outline and you will see what we are working on through the Blogs as well. 

Today we worked with Rekenrek beads to add and subtract numbers to 20 (like an abacus).  Then, we applied these addition facts to a card game.  Continue to play number games at home to build on our addition and subtraction skills!


Enjoy your long weekend,

Love,

The Grade Twos



Wednesday

Today we had a math challenge to place the numbers 0-9 in boxes to create solutions for a puzzle.  We will work on it again tomorrow.


Our garden is blooming, but in order for those flowers to produce fruit we need to pollinate.  Ask me what we need to do for the tomatoes, the snap peas and the cucumbers to grow? 


We also had a Circle of Courage meeting about Belonging, and how we can make sure everyone in our class feels they belong.  We shared some of the things that happen at recess and how we can make kind choices that help everyone feel heard and included.  This would be a good conversation to follow up on at home.

Love,

The Grade Twos



Tuesday

This morning we found our snowman in liquid form!  Later, in the afternoon, we poured him into the kettle and made him a gas (steam).  Ask me to explain what happens to molecules and the shape in different states of matter (solid, liquid and gas).


We also discovered a lot of dirt, rocks, leaves and grass in the melted snow in our bucket.  We were surprised that a half full bucket of snow only had a small amount of water (a pencil sharpener tall) when it melted.  We also thought this is good evidence for not eating snow!


We played Math-a-War making number lines to 50, and adding and subtracting numbers with a partner.  Keep practicing those math facts!

Love,

The Grade Twos



Melty Monday

This afternoon we made a snowman in our classroom (solid water) and have been watching him change states of matter into liquid.  Tomorrow we will make him into gas.


Some of our students have been using Raz Kids regularly at home.  Let me know if you need passwords or links again.  My teacher name on the site is “fwatkins3”.  It is one way to practice reading at home, in addition to the home reading and reading to your child.

Love,

The Grade Twos



Fabulous Friday

It is also Hitmen Friday, as there are some special CBE events happening at the hockey game tonight.  Maybe I will see some of you there!  If you want to go, there are still tickets available (see the CBE website for links).

We are coming home with parent letters for you to read about our learning this week, and see if our independent writing is improving.  Please write back to us!

We performed our Hip Hop dance that we created with Josh from SoundKreations for our peers.  We got to see the Ks, Grade 1s and Grade 3s do their dance also.  Ask me to tell you the elements of Hip Hop and the 3 messages Josh wanted us to remember?

Another way to practice math facts with a card game is by playing Face Off, but say the difference between the 2 numbers instead of the sum.  We played with a partner, you can also play this at home.

Love,

The Grade Twos



Thursday

We ended our day with our Grade 3 buddies and played a game of Cribbage with them.  We are doing well at finding pairs and are working on finding numbers to 15 and 31 to get points. 

We continued our journey through PEI.  We had lots of questions about the Confederation Bridge and how it was built.  Did you know it took 5000 local workers 4 years to build?  Even before building they had a vote, as many PEI residents had different views on whether it should be built or not.  We found out information about potato farming on PEI.  We found it amazing that Canadians eat 154 pounds of potatoes each, per year! 

When we go to the grocery store next, we want to look at all the different kinds of potatoes that we can find.  Where are they from and what are their names?

Enjoy the warmer day,

Love,

The Grade Twos



Wintery Wednesday

This afternoon half of us worked on a math problem using targets, and tried to figure out what the highest score could be with different numbers in the 3 or 4 target circles.  We used numbers 1-9 in the circles.

How many drops of water can you fit on a nickel?  We made predictions and then carried out the experiment, counting how many drops would fit before overflowing.  Ask us how many we could get onto our coin?  Then, see if we can tell you about surface tension.

From the Gym:

BLOG MESSAGE:

Evergreen School is having a blast with Mr. Josh as our Sound Kreations Residency continues.  This program has been a supplement to the regular Phys. Ed program to explore different forms of dance. The SHARING on Friday is for students to celebrate with each other and show small (90 second) samples of what they have been working on in class. This is not a polished performance. If they haven't already, please ask your child to share some of their moves and choreography with you at home.

Fun Fact: Hip-Hop was invented in 1973.

NOT-so-Fun-Fact: Ms Roworth is older than Hip-Hop! 😋

Love,

The Grade Twos



Tuesday

This morning we worked on our community project with Mrs. Peers.  Ask me what we investigated?

In the afternoon, we created a picture to build our describing words when writing.  Then, we had a number puzzle to solve.  Using 5 numbers, we needed to find another “magic cross” where the sum of the vertical numbers is the same as the sum of the horizontal numbers.  How do we know if we have found all of the possibilities?

Love,

The Grade Twos


Beautiful Monday

Today we shared a fantastic artifact from one of our student’s families.  See if you can guess what it is and what it was used for?  Then, discuss it and some of the story behind the artifact with us.  Hint…it connects to a previous blog from last week.


We are coming home with Scholastic book orders for Jan and Feb.  Please submit orders, if you are interested by Jan 28.  Online is the easiest and fastest way to order.  You can also send a paper copy of the order with a cheque if you prefer.

We continue to build on our growing pattern skills and did a problem with circular shapes increasing.  There was a specific number of circles being added each time, and in a particular arrangement.  See if I can make up a growing pattern for you to add on, see if you can figure out my rule?

Love,

The Grade Twos

Message from the gym:

It was great to see Josh back today and the kids were happy to show off what they learned last week with Melissa! Some classes have learned their whole performance dance, and some classes were learning the first halves of their dances. Grade 3's were introduced to some Funk moves like `The Fresno', `The Walkout' and the `Neck-o-Flex', all from the 1970's. The next 3 days will be spent improving and making our dances ready to share.



Friday

Today we did a Hip Hop dance practice with Sound Kreations.  Ask me to show you our moves!

We were so busy working on replicas of a Mi’kmaq artist, Alan Syliboy, we only had 10 minutes for our writing to you in our journals.  We looked at the artist’s pictures for the 2010 Olympics, called People of the Dawn.  We noticed that the animals had swirls, there was a blue background for the sky and green in the foreground, some of the people were detailed and some were not, some of the animals were realistic and thought that the circle with the diamonds represented the sun.


Have a wonderful weekend,

Love,

The Grade Twos



Snowy Thursday

This afternoon we talked about viscosity (thickness) of a liquid and raced  5 liquids (dish soap, oil, syrup, vinegar and water) down a tray.  Ask me which had high viscosity (were slow to flow)?  Can you help us do a cookie sheet race with ketchup and see if it has high or low viscosity?


We also found out that on Sunday evening it will be a Super Blood Wolf Moon.  For more information, you can read the article from the Calgary Herald about it:

https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/super-blood-wolf-moon-everything-to-know-about-this-weekends-eclipse

We met with our Grade Three buddies and brainstormed and planned a story that we are going to write and publish together.

Stay warm!

Love,

The Grade Twos



Brrrr, Wednesday

This afternoon we learned some of the history of Nova Scotia, including the Citadel, Green Gables and the Explosion of 1917.  Some of us were curious about Morse Code (that is how one hero stopped a train from coming into Halifax just before the explosion).  It looks like this:


We worked on another growing pattern problem, about a boy collecting oranges.  The first part of the pattern was 2, 4, 8…we needed to figure out how many he would collect on the 7th square.  See if I can explain the pattern to you?

Tomorrow we will continue our Hip Hop dancing.

Have a great evening and stay warm!

Love,

The Grade Twos



Marvelous Monday

Today we started our 2 week residency with Sound Kreations.  Ask me what kind of dance we will be doing?  If you would like more information about the program, you can look on their website:  https://soundkreations.com/

Classes were introduced to Mr. Josh and the Hip Hop style of dance today.  Ask your student if they can remember any of these moves:

  • Hip Hop Ready Pose
  • Swag  (finding your own style of `cool')
  • Prep
  • Patty Duke
  • Aunt Jackie
  • DJ (Wicka Wicka Whaaaa)
  • MC (Yo Yo!)
  • Free Style

We have Mr. Josh for the next 2 weeks and will be building on our Hip Hop and learning group dances.

Today we worked on growing pattern math problems.  The one we did today was called Ships Ahoy:

            The ship’s smoke stacks puff each time the horn is blown:

            1st horn blow, 2 smoke puffs

            2nd horn blow, 6 smoke puffs

            3rd horn blow, 10 smoke puffs

            What pattern do you notice?  What do you think will happen at the 4th and 5th horn blows?

We also worked on planning our story before writing, thinking and writing what would happen First, Next, Then, After that, and Finally. 

Have a great evening,

Love,

The Grade Twos



Thursday

We are enjoying the warmer weather outside at recess.  Today we finished learning about the timeline of events for Acadian history, see if I can explain to you what happened to these French-Canadian peoples. 

At the end of the day we met with our Grade 3 buddies in Mrs. Leonard’s class.  Ask me what we made with them and if I can show it to you at home. 

Have a good evening,

Love

The Grade Twos



Welcome back!

I hope everyone had a wonderful break and is geared up for a great January.

Today we learned a mental math game called Hero to Zero, ask me to teach it to you.  We also worked on estimation skills, tell us if you need to use estimation in your job or daily life? 

We noticed that our garden grew well while we were away, and did a detailed observation and drawing of one of our plants.


Please remember to check that we have hats and mitts for recess in our backpack, thanks!

Love,

The Grade Twos






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