Grade Two News

Ms Greenlee's

For Your Information

The MS Musical Bye Bye Birdie is a rock and roll classic with great songs for kids and lots of exciting dancing. Shows are Tuesday, March 10th at 4pm, and March 11th and 12th at 7pm. Please note the early show on Tuesday which is perfect for the younger ones! Tickets are 30 QR for students and staff, and 50 QR for adults. Tickets are available in the Elementary office, the MS office, and the Fine Arts office. See you at the show!

Thank you to those who chose to help us collect donations for the orphanage in Nepal. We are no longer accepting donations, but we will ask that photos of children receiving our donations be taken so that we can share then with you when students return from their service learning project.

Congratulations to the swimmers and soccer players who took part in tournaments last week!

Children's Library

This is a free resource with folktales from around the world.

Working With Bigger Numbers

In math, we continue to work with bigger numbers using both addition and subtraction. Our focus this week was using different strategies. Sometimes the number bond strategy is most efficient because one of the numbers is very near a benchmark number. Other times, mental math is the best strategy because there is no regrouping, and sometimes using the place value chart and a drawing is best as there is a visual to help see the regrouping necessary. Knowing how to use different strategies and which strategy is most effective (depending on the numbers) is what we are practicing. Most students were feeling very successful after Thursday's lesson. I am sending home corrected work, as usual, on Thursdays. We are starting to use the vertical method as well. Please help your child to reflect back on the work s/he has completed in class and if there are many unfinished or incorrect problems, know that finishing/correcting the work at home is a good idea.

Please encourage your children to practice the Maths concepts we have taught in class on IXL at home; Usernames will always be the child's first name, child's last name, 63 (no spaces), like sherrygreenlee63, password is dragon.

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