Grade 2 News

Thursday, February 17 , 2016

Upcoming Events:

Feb 15 - 19: International Random Acts of Kindness week

Feb. 17 & 18: Three-Way Conferences

Feb. 22: 100th Day of School

March 3: Book Day & Storybook Teller

PE: Swimming Semester 2

Thank you parents for all your support with swimming so far!!

Swimming takes place every Monday


We would like to share some important information about the swimming lessons at BMS:

· Swimming cap/rubber band for hair: for students with long hair it is mandatory to wear a cap or to tie hair with a rubber band. For students with short hair, it is recommended to wear a cap.

· Excuse for swimming lesson: if your son/daughter is not allowed to go inside the water, he/she has to bring a written excuse to the lesson and give it directly to the swimming teachers.

· Swimming rules sign-up: students will take home a document with the most important rules to respect during swimming lesson. They have to read and acknowledged it together with an adult, and both have to sign the document. Then, they should bring it back to school and give it to their room teacher.

Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!


  • 2A 8:00-8:45 (at pool by 7:50)

  • 2C 8:50- 9:35 (leave for pool at 8:30)

  • 2D 9:40- 10:25 (leave for pool at 9:20)

  • 2B 10:30- 11:15 (leave for pool at 10:10)

  • Do you have money from a different part of the world? Send it in for us to see! Please send it in a bag and put your name on it so we are sure to get it back to the right owner!
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Unit of Inquiry: How We Express Ourselves

Central Idea: We can express and communicate ideas and experiences through stories.

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Different ways of telling stories
  • Reasons why stories develop as a way to share ideas and experiences
  • Similarities and differences in stories around the world

Profiles: Communicator, Risk-Taker

Attitudes: Creativity, Enthusiasm

Unit Vocabulary:

Folktales, Fairy tales , Oral traditions, Myths, Legends, Role plays, Comics, Mystery, Fiction, Non Fiction, Historical Fictions, Journeys, Science Fictions, fantasies, character, settings, plot, climax,

Language concepts:

  • Elements of stories
  • Character traits
  • Reading and writing fiction
  • Using ambitious vocabulary
  • Writing process – brainstorming, drafting, editing, revising, publishing
  • Retelling stories
  • Oral storytelling
  • Using proper verb tenses, adjectives, adverbs to improve their writing

Spelling Investigations:

  • contractions and prefixes

Number Skills this semester:

  • Place value to 1,000
  • Add and subtract 1 and 2 digit numbers up to 100
  • Skip counting by 2, 5, 10 and 100 (forward and backward)
  • Solve and write own word problems
  • Explore value and counting with money

Grade 2 Learning in Action

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Thank you for sending in all the pictures! Students worked really hard on using their pictures in order to create an instructional writing. They focused on using a variety of sentence starters to signal the order of events. After writing, they started self-editing their texts. Hereby, they checked for capitalized sentence starters and nouns as well as punctuation. Students are also using their dictionaries in order to spell words correctly.

Students also started writing in cursive. All students are writing neatly practicing their joint writing.

Ways to help at home

Look for and describe events that happen in order.

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