Learning at Home

~Children should be reading every night for at least 15-20 minutes
~Ask your child questions about their reading starting with “I wonder why….”
~Flash cards for spelling and math facts are a great way to have fun and increase skills
~Students must place lunch orders as soon as they arrive in school each day
~Check message bags often for notices
~Some students have still not brought in scribblers (5 please)
~Book orders are due on Fridays

Upcoming Date

October 31 - Students may wear their halloween costumes to school in the morning only. Please send a change of clothes to school with your child that day.

Newsletter
News from Grade 2 Clark!
Welcome Back!

I am very pleased to say that we have had a successful beginning to our grade 2 year. Students are, once again using their skills to focus, work and share with respect to others. We have been doing a lot of work in teams, remembering to help others as we go. We are also doing our best to make sure that, when we do make a mistake, we do our best to make things better!

What Are We Working On?

Language Arts

~Spelling words better by breaking them into syllables and sounding them out
~Editing our writing for proper spellings, what makes sense, periods and capitol letters
~Organizing our writing by using paragraphing, bullets and proper spacing
~Reading fluency, reading with expression and reading with attention to punctuation
~Speaking to an audience by projecting our voices, looking at the audience, waiting for quiet and respectfully answering questions
~Listening to others with respect and asking questions to show we are interested
~Writing neatly so others can enjoy our work too
~Knowing when to speak and when to listen
~How to show respectful listening

Math
~Counting by 2, 5, 10
~Patterning of numbers and shapes
~Counting forward and backward up to 200
~Identifying odd and even numbers
~Adding two numbers together for sums to 100
~Greater than, Less than, Equal to – comparing number values

Science
~Properties of liquids and solids
~Examining the three states of water

Social Studies
~Considering how changes can impact our lives in positive and negative ways
~Understanding how changes in our lives impact upon how we feel and behave

Art
~Expressing ourselves through art
~Working independently and collaboratively to create artwork

Health
~Examining relationships and the qualities that make a good friend

Volunteers

There will be times when we will need some volunteers in our classroom. This may be to help support children in math, literacy or to help out with outings. There have been a number of parents who have come forward saying that they are available to help us out and we are so glad to know that parents are wanting to be involved in our learning. Please send me an email if you are interested in volunteering your time with our class.

* Volunteers are required, by HRSB policy, to have completed a Child Abuse Registry Check and a Police Records check. If you need more information regarding this, please get this from our office.

Ms. S. Clark
Need to Contact Ms. Clark? I will do my very best to return messages and book meetings with parents as promptly as possible. If you would like to contact me, you may do so in any of the following ways: phone the school (826-3300), send me a note and I will get back to you to discuss your concerns or to set an appointment time, or email me.
Schedule
Monday: 
Music
Tuesday: 
Phys. Ed.
Wednesday: 
Music, Library
Friday: 
Phys. Ed.