Ms Greenlee's Class
2G at American School of Doha
Dates to Remember:
November 19 Grade 2 Field Trip 8:00am - 2:00pm
November 20 PTA Gala Dinner - Latin Dinner Dance
November 24 Full Day of School
November 25 Thanksgiving Classroom Celebrations – 40 minutes
November 25 End of Trimester 1
November 26 Thanksgiving – No School
Happy Birthdays in November
Grade Two Lunch, Library Relocation, and New Dismissal Procedures
Grade Two students will be eating their lunches in their classrooms starting on Sunday. We ask that parents send lunches with their children the week of November 15th-19th. More information will be send home regarding pre-ordering lunches for students who wish to have food from the cafeteria. Pre-orders will take place next week for students to start receiving lunches November 22nd.
- The Elementary Library will be moving temporarily to the rectangular portion of the Elementary School Cafeteria. Students will be able to check out double the amount of books for the next week and library classes will be held in students classrooms during this transition.The library will be operating on a smaller scale for the remainder of the school year. We thank you for your patience and understanding while our brand new library is being built.
- Starting Sunday Lower Elementary Students will be dismissed from the round portion of the elementary cafeteria. Please look for your child classroom teacher and stand clear of the door ways so that students will be able to enter safely and quickly. Upper Elementary students will be dismissed outside of the cafeteria in the tree court yard. We ask that parents continue to walk around the outside of the buildings to get to the cafeteria.
Brief Subject Updates -- Click on buttons below to open parent letters for each subject
- Reading: We continue our reading of nonfiction books and ended the week noticing how they go. We looked at the layouts and different text features in a handful of texts. We also talked about thinking ahead of time, what will this book teach me as one way to warm up for reading. If you're able, please come up to the library and check out some of the great primary nonfiction books with your child. 2G had the opportunity of hosting Kathy Collins. She demonstrated how to think more deeply about stories, and how to jot ideas while reading. She read the book, Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. It was an opportunity for students to listen to a wonderful story; Spoon serves as a gentle reminder to celebrate what makes us each special.
- Writing: We have begun our new informational writing unit by thinking about ourselves as experts. In order to write A LOT about a topic we asked ourselves what do we love? What can we do well? What have we experienced? What can we teach others? All Students have decided on a topic and are now thinking about which chapters to include in their book. Over the weekend see if you and your child can come up with as many details about a topic as possible. This will help them as they begin to draft their informational book.
- Math: In Math this week we have been building and counting with numbers up to a 1000 and working on using different manipulatives. Gradually we have moved from concrete examples of straws into more abstract forms like money and place value tiles. Shortly, students will be using <,> and = to compare and order numbers in different forms and with numbers greater than ten units (i.e. 16 tens + 9 ones).
- Science: In science we continued to look at how living things grow by moving on to a butterfly’s life cycle. Students reviewed previous knowledge and created clay models of a butterfly’s life cycle. Students should know the correct names for the 4 main life cycle stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult.
As we are currently studying place value, please try the lessons listed under Place Value heading. Be aware that in grade two, we're working with numbers up to 1,000. A good place to start is M.1
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.