Ms. Mary's Class

Week 4, October 4th, 2015

Dear Parents,

Check out some of the charts below that are displayed in our classroom - we post these on the walls etc so that skills and concepts can be reinforced over time.

Please remember: Completed homework comes back on Sundays and new homework goes home the same day. If your child would like extra books to read, please ask them to tell me.

Kind Regards,

Mary Mulqueen

• We have gone from measuring with nonstandard units to measuring with standard metric units. Students have established mental benchmarks and practiced estimation. Some have begun comparing different lengths and calculating differences between lengths. Next week we will be practicing these skills leading up to our very first formal Math assessment.
• Grade 2 readers noticed the ways authors make them react when they read. They examined how they reacted and why they reacted in that way. They discovered clever craft moves made by authors and they planned to use those moves in their own writing. Readers also considered how parts of a book click together.
• Students have been looking at mentor texts to see what other authors do and think so they could make some of those same ‘craft moves’. Writers revised as a part of their writing process, trying out a craft move made by one of the authors they’ve studied. This is challenging for many, but rewarding as well. Partners are able to help each other with revision, by noticing where a piece might be confusing, or sharing a compliment when they notice a craft move has been tried.
• In Social Studies guest speakers came to discuss their roles and leadership at ASD (Dr. Hawkins, Ms. Lana, Mr. Thexton, etc.). We are beginning to discuss online/digital citizenship as a community and why we have to follow the same values online as we do in person.

Why are there more centimetres than dogs?

Read the question, draw the problem, write the equation & work out the answer

IXL practice at Measuring Length

Copies of your child's username and password were sent home on Wednesday; I will have them attached permanently to the inside flap of the Homework bag on their return.

Papier Mache Workshop

I love papier mache but unfortunately not many kids know what it is anymore! This workshop sounds great. Register by calling 44081357 or 44080233 at Katara! Dates and times here http://www.katara.net/english/event/paper-mache-workshop-2/

Nut Allergies

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 (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.