Class 2B News

March 19, 2015

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Mr. Derek and Julian role play how children might respond when they feel unsafe.

From Ms. Jackie

Hello Families,

I hope that everyone had a fun and rejuvenating spring break! Here's what we're learning in 2B:


Reading

We are continuing to explore book series and review the reading strategies that we have learned this year. We are also doing more written responses to text, including summarizing and character analysis.


Writing

We are wrapping up our unit on opinion writing. As April is National Poetry Month (in the USA, that is) our next unit will focus on the rich language of poetry. This is a great time to share your favorite poems with your child, or to find some new favorites in the library.


Math

Unit 9, Measurement, is in full swing. Students are working on estimating and measuring the length, capacity, and weight/mass of objects. We will also explore the concepts of area and perimeter.


Unit of Inquiry

During these last weeks of our unit, Inventions and Inventors, students will begin building models for their own invention ideas. We need your help! Please send in any of the following items that students might be able to use for their models:

  • water bottles
  • cans
  • boxes (of any shape or size)
  • plastic or cardboard containers
  • extra string, ribbon, rubber bands, etc.


Circus Trip Part 2
This Friday, March 20, our class will have our follow-up trip to the Fekat Circus. We will leave school at 8:10 and return by 1:30. Please remember to have children bring lunch and snack, water bottle, and a hat.
We had a great time on our trip to the circus earlier this month. As you can see below, the children were mesmerized by the talented performers! Thanks again to Carolina for joining us as a chaperone.

Upcoming Dates

April 7 - KG-Grade 2 Play Day (details to follow)
April 10 - NO SCHOOL, Orthodox Easter Weekend

Research, Reading, and Writing

Students used their internet research skills to learn about an invention that they were interested in.

National Read Aloud Day

On March 5, ICS celebrated National Read Aloud Day. Grade 9 students shared books that they wrote about their trip to the Bale Mountains, and students really enjoyed our time with the 'big kids'!
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Measurement Fun

Students use meter sticks, rulers, and measuring tapes to explore the relationship between units or measurement.