Ms Greenlee's Class
2G at American School of Doha
Grade 2 Service Learning
Grade 2 Mini-Marketplace
Throughout the week many second graders have been thinking of how they too can help support the Shukran committee through acts of service. Ideas such as making bookmarks, making loom bands, and creating magnetic games for others to play are just some of the possibilities. On Monday May 23rd we will hold a second grade mini-marketplace. Handmade items students are wanting to sell or services they would like to offer (listen to me read a poem, play a game I have created, etc.) will be available throughout the grade. The cost of each item or service will not exceed 5 QR, most will be sold for 1 or 2 QR. Your child may bring in some spending money but we request small bills in order to avoid making change. We thank you again for all of your support with this exciting student-generated idea.
Additionally you and your child are invited to help second grade teachers with the clean up of the Shukran dinner on May 30th ending around 6:30 pm. Since our HOW community workers will be honored at the dinner, this is one more way we can help show our appreciation. Feel free to meet me just outside the cafeteria by the track at 6:15 if you would like.
Dates to Remember:
May 22 PD – No Student
May 23 - Grade 2 Mini-marketplace
May 24 Full Day of School – Tuesday Morning Schedule
May 25 - 2D and 2F Bowling
May 30 Irish Storyteller Visit - Library will provide further detail
May 31-- 2G Goes Bowling (other grade two classes go on different days)
June 5 Step up Day 8:10-8:40
June 7 Full Day Tuesday – Tuesday Morning Schedule
June 9 Last Day Assembly @ 9 am
June 9 Last Day of School - Student Dismissal at 12:00pm – Report Cards go Home
Brief Subject Updates
Math: Math: This week in math, students used math drawings to represent equal groups, and relate them to repeated addition. They also were introduced to arrays and how to compose arrays from rows and columns and count to find the total using objects.
Reading: Most students have now been assessed using the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA). Part of the assessment is having students write about what they do well as a reader and what they would like to improve. In 2G we worked on these in small groups. The reflection process led to some interesting discussions. Although our unit titled Series Books has come to an end, many students have discovered series they enjoy. Our last unit of the year is an independent project. The project allows students to continue growing their reading skills and working towards their individual reading goals.
Writing: Our final writing unit this year is a review of all things fiction. Students took part in the ASD common writing prompt and the information gained from this writing activity will help shape our writing lessons for the next 2 weeks. We look forward to building on what we already know strong fiction writers do and even exploring new fiction.
Science: Students expanded their knowledge about forces this week by learning about magnetism. Instead of using words like push and pull, we tried to use the more scientific language of attract and repel. We learned not every metal attracts to a magnet. We also learned the power of a magnet does not always depend on its size. Wanna play a fun magnet game at home? Check out this site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/magnets_springs.shtml
Change to logging on to NVS
To improve the security of student accounts we are going to change the students' NVS passwords from 12345678 to a unique number for each student. Next week, or soon after, you will get an email containing the new password. This password should be used from then on when you log onto NVS. If you have any problems or questions please feel free to contact me directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through your son or daughter's classroom teacher.
Information From Our Nurses
There are students in your child’s class who have nut allergies. A child with nut allergy can develop mild or severe reactions if they come in contact with the said allergen. Please take note of the following measures:
· Please be considerate of your child’s classmates when sending in snacks (if possible, to avoid sending any nuts or nut products)
· Children should be encouraged to wash their hands before and after lunch, prior to returning to the classroom to avoid any cross-contamination.
· For any special occasions, please be reminded that any food brought in to the class should be nut free.