Grade Two News

Ms Greenlee's

Dates to Remember

10-13 May -- MAPS testing, one hour per day/each day from 8:00 until students finish (there is no time limit, but each assessment takes approximately 50 minutes).

3 June Parent & Counselor Coffee - see below

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Yearbook Sales

You can now pre-order your 2014-2015 Yearbook. Order forms will be sent home with your child and can also be found on the weekly Sahifa. Students and parents can also pre-order the year books at the Elementary Office.

Parent & Counselor Coffee
Join us for Join us to discuss the many transitions that your child may be experiencing in the coming months. Topics will range from moving to a new country, school or a new grade level.

Number and Base 10 with Multiplication and Division

Vocabulary for the next unit:


Array (an arrangement of objects in rows and columns)

Columns (the vertical groups in a rectangular array)

Repeated addition (e.g., 2 + 2 + 2)

Rows (the horizontal groups in a rectangular array)

Tessellation (tiling of a plane using one or more geometric shapes with no overlaps and no gaps)

Addends (parts of an addition sentence being added)

Equation (number sentence)

Number path

Skip-counting (counting by a number other than one)

Tape diagram

Reading Comprehension Skills - End-of-Grade 2

To obtain a “3” (proficiency) on their report cards in June, students must be able to independently read a level 28 (M) nonfiction text and answer questions, in writing, using their own words. This assessment can be quite challenging. We will be working with many of the children 1:1 or in small groups to practice explicit skills that are mentioned below. We encourage all students to read nonfiction texts in class and at home. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

Here are the skills assessed during the reading assessment:

1. Look at a Table of Contents and ask 3 questions about the chapter titles. Example—a book called “SNOW” and a chapter called “Snowflakes.” Students should turn that chapter title into a question that they wonder about such as: “How are snowflakes formed?” or “Are all snowflakes really different?”

2. Understanding what headings are used for, at the top of a page. (“Why is this heading here? Why do authors use headings?”)

3. Understanding a chart/map/graph (“What does it show you?”)

4. Be able to look at the headings of a NF text and write two facts for each heading.

5. Interpreting and reflecting on the text (Example: “What was the most important thing you learned from reading this book?” “Why do you think that was important?”)

Doha Singers --link for tickets

You may now buy tickets online for Doha Singers, they have two concerts coming up.

Poetry For Kids

Share poems, learn about poets, and have some fun.

Use IXL

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.

Use MyOn

Username: 25(first name initial)(surname) Password: 123456

Use Brainpop Junior

Username: asdoha password: dragons