Homework this Week is for Health and Career. Students have been learning about the food groups. They will be expected to draw with pencil, colour and label a dinner meal with the food and food group they have for supper this week. I will send this home on Monday and it is due back on Friday. Please insist your child takes pride and puts effort into this project. We will share these with our classmates on Friday.
This week we will be starting our Fairy Tale unit in reading and students will be busy reading and acting out the classic tales. Students have been enjoying writing stories in their journals that we may even have time to begin writing our own tales. Students are currently writing 6-8 solid sentences in a 45 minutes writing block. By March, I will be expecting all students will be writing 8-10. I am currently very pleased with their gains.
In math we will continue to learn about adding up money. This proves to be very challenging for our students. Our grade twos can all name each coin and tell its worth. We are now working on adding up money. I have been teaching them to count the same coins (ie. all the dimes) and write it down. Then at the end add it all together. This is a good strategy for our class as long as we remember our place value and carrying when adding up the coins. Please see your child's math quiz from last week for more ideas. Any extra support and practice you can provide at home is a great benefit to your child. Here's a fun website to practice with your child!
Science is continuing to be about matter and Social Studies we have been learning to read and understand legends and keys on maps.
Artist of the Week: Pablo Picasso is our artist of the week for the next little while. He is an interesting artist as his life was divided into different periods based on his emotions and life experiences. We will be learning about cubism and collamainly. Students will be drawing/designing themselves in this style.
I am looking for large brown paper grocery bags for this project- if you have some to spare please let me know. Thanks!
Student Teachers are coming to visit us on the afternoon of February 8th and we will have another student teacher joining us for 2 weeks in April. The children are looking forward to this.