Ms. Sullivan Notes

Welcome To Grade 2!

Notes

Posted: April 15, 2018

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a fun weekend!

Phys. Ed - Our Phys. Ed days this week are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Library - Our library day is on Tuesday. Please bring your book back so you can sign out another one.

Homework/Borrow-A-Book - The homework for the week is listed in the grey folders. Our spelling words this week focus on compound words. Two little words that make up one big word. The word work activity is on compound words as well. In Math we have started working on estimation. When we estimate we make a good guess on about how many there are. We continue to work on adding, subtraction and counting in different ways. There is a sheet on counting on by 10s using dimes. We are working on reading comprehension stories. As Earth Day is coming up, there is a story about that and questions to answer. Remember to use the strategies we are working on: Read the story twice; read the questions; find the answer in the story and highlight or underline it; circle the right answer. Please make sure you are reading your book each night and record it on the log sheet.

Collaborative Project With Dallas, Texas - We met with our friends on Thursday. Brooke and Kian did a super job as the class and weather reporters. The class did two poems together: What The Robin Told and It's Time For Spring! They did a fabulous job! Our friends got our letters. They loved the pictures we sent them with all the snow. They sent us a video of the tulips in bloom!! We will have to wait a while to see our garden in bloom! We checked the Journey North Map and there are many gardens in the USA, Canada and around the world that have already emerged or bloomed. The ones that are farther north are still waiting.

Math Games - The math games will go home again on Tuesday. Please return them on Thursday. Make sure that all the pieces are put back in the bag and you sign the log sheet. Have fun!

Have a super week!

Posted: April 8, 2018

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend!

Phys. Ed - Our Phys. Ed days this week are Tuesday and Thursday.

Library - Our library day is on Tuesday. Make sure you bring your book back so you can sign out another one.

Homework/Borrow-A-Book - The homework for the week is listed in the grey folders. Our spelling words this week focus on base words and word endings /ing/ and /s/. The word work activity is on choosing the right word to make the sentence sound right, using the right word ending. In math we continue to work on equal and unequal using the symbols. We are doing more work with reading comprehension strategies. Students will have a story to read and then answer multiple choice questions. Remember to use all parts of the story; go back and read again and underline the answers in the story. It is important that students read each night and record their book on the log sheet.

Reports - The second term reports go home on Tuesday April 10th.

Parent Teach Interviews - Parent Teacher days are on Thursday 4:00 - 6:30PM and Friday 9:00 - 11:30AM.

No School - There is no school for students on Friday April 13th.

Math Games - We will start sending home Math Games this week. The games will go home on Tuesday and are to be returned on Thursday. These are games you can play with your family and also work on some outcomes we have doing in class. The games will go home for the next 4-5 weeks. Have fun!

Class Project With Texas - We met with our friends on Thursday. Keegan, Isabella and Calleigh did a great job as the weather and class reporters and poetry reader. Our friends are very surprised that we are still getting snow storms. They are having some very warm days. We mailed out our letters so they should get tehm this week.

Have a super week!

Posted: March 25, 2018

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a super weekend!

Phys. Ed - Our Phys. Ed days this week are Tuesday and Thursday.

Library - Our library day is on Tuesday. Please bring your book back so you can sign out another one.

Homework/Borrow-A-Book - The homework for the week is listed in the orange folders. This week we are sending home the list of grade 2 sight words you can keep working on. There are many we have already had, but some new ones too. This will be a good review. Circle or highlight the ones you don't know and keep working on them. We have been working on equal and unequal in Math and using the right sign. The Math homework is on this outcome. Reading comprehension is very important and we continue to work on strategies to help. Using all parts of the story is important. Sometimes the answers can be in the picture and title too. This week we are focusing on using the picture for details. Please make sure that you read your book each night and record it on the log sheet.

No School - Wednesday March 28th is a PLD for teachers so there is no school for students.

Class Project With Texas - We reconnected with our friends this week after we both had our March Breaks. Luther, Keegan, Rileigh W. and Ella did an awesome job as the weather and class reporters and poetry readers. Our friends were very surprised to hear about all the snow we got. They had no snow in Texas this year! We got their letters and they made really nice bookmarks for all of us. We are working on their letters now. We did get out to check on our tulip garden. Still covered in snow with very high hills all around it!

Easter Holiday - There is no school on Good Friday March 30th and Easter Monday April 2nd.

Wishing all my students and their families a wondeerful Easter holiday!

Have a super week!

Posted: March 18, 2018

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a fun weekend!

Skating - We will be skating with our buddies in 4T on Monday March 19th. Students will need their skates and helmet. Parents and grandparents please join us at the rink if you can. This will be our last skating day of the year.

Phys. Ed - Our Phys. Ed days this week are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Library - Our library day is on Tuesday. Please bring your book back so you can sign out another one.

Homework/Borrow-A-Book - The homework for the week is listed in the orange folders. Our spelling words this week focus on words that begin with/th/ and words with the /oo/ vowel sound. The word work avtivity is using words with /oo/ vowel sound. In Math we are using the calendar to problem solve and counting by 10s, quick facts and starting to work on equal and unequal. We are working on reading comprehension and using all parts of the story. The pictures can give us clues to what is happening in the story. Use the picture cues to tell what is happening. Please make sure that you read your book each night and record it on the log sheet.

Credit Union - School Credit Union Day is on Wednesday March 21st.

Have a fabulous week!

 

 

Posted: March 11, 2018

Hi Everyone!!

Welcome Back!! I hope you had a fun and relaxing March Break!

Phys. Ed - Our Phys.Ed Days This week are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Library - Our library day is on Tuesday. Make sure you bring your book back so you can sign out a new one.

Homework/Borrow-A-Book - The homework for the week is listed in the orange folders. This a review week for our spelling words, so they are ones we have already had. In Math we continue to work on using the calendar. Keep working on knowing the days of the week and months of the year. As well we are doing more work with adding and subtraction and this week we are working on fact families. There is a story to work on to find the missing words for each sentence. Remember when we read it has to sound right and make sense. With the writing activity, you have to finish the story. What will happen next? Remember to add details and voice to your writing. Please make sure that you read each night and record your book on the log sheet.

Class Project With Texas - We met with our friends on the Friday before the Break. Calleigh, Isabella and Brooke did a super job as the class and weather reporters and poetry reader. Our friends will be on their Break this week, so we will reconnect with them next week. We will start our letters to them this week.

St. Patrick's Day - Don't forget to wear your green on Friday!

Spell-A-Thon Fundraiser - Just a reminder to please have your pledge money in this week if you have not brought it in yet.

Have a fabulous week!

Posted: February 11, 2018

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a good weekend! Remember to dress for the weather.

Phys. Ed - Our Phys. Ed days this week are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Library - Our library day is on Tuesday. Make sure you bring your book back so you can sign out another one.

Homework/Borrow-A-Book - The homework for the week is listed in the orange folders. We are still working on our words for the Spell-A-Thon, so make sure you go over them each night. The word work activity is with the spelling words as well. In Math we have started working on using the calendar, knowing the days of the week and focusing on the strategy doubles plus one. This week we have another story to read and answer questions about. We are working on reading for details and information. Please make sure that you read each night and record it on the log sheet.

Spell-A-Thon - All pledge sheets are due back on Tuesday February 13th. Please do your best to collect pledges and work on your spelling words. The Spell-A-Thon will be held on Thursday February 15th. Students will be doing a written test. Good Luck!

Valentine's Day - We will be having a Valentine's Day celebration on Wednesday February 14th. Students may bring valentines to exchange with their classmates if they would like to.

Flag Day - We celebrate our flag's birthday on Thursday February 15th. Students and staff are asked to wear red and white.

Olympics - Red and White/Canada Clothing Days- Students and staff are asked to wear Canada's colours or clothing on the Fridays during the Olympics in support of our Canadian athletes. This would be Friday February 16th and 23rd. GO CANADA GO!!

Class Project With Texas - We met with our friends on Friday this week because of the storm day. Kian, Emma and Ava did a super job as the class and weather reporters and poetry reader. Our friends have not had any snow in Dallas yet this year! We were very excited to get their letters and pictures on Friday. We will be getting ready to write back to them soon!

Skating - Our next skating day is on Monday February 26th. Ice time is 10:20 - 11:05AM. Please join us at the rink if you can.

Have a fantastic week!!

Posted: February 4, 2018

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend! Remember to dress for the weather.

Phys. Ed - Our Phys. Ed days this week are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Library - Our library day is on Tuesday. Make sure you bring your book back so you can sign out another one.

Homework/Borrow-A-Book - The homework for the week is listed in the orange folders. Our spelling words are the words we are using for the Spell-A-Thon. The word work activity is with the Spell-A-Thon words. In Math we are working on adding and subtracting using our strategies and word problems. We are working on reading for information. Students have a short story to read and then answer the questions in a complete sentence that begins and ends the right way. It is very important that you continue to read each night and record your book on the log sheet.

Class Project With Texas - We met with our friends on Thursday. Travis, Ethan and Sydney did a great job as the weather and class reporters and poetry reader. We are still waiting for our letters from them to arrive. We hope they come this week.

Spell-A-Thon Fundraiser - We had our Spell-A-Thon kick off on Thursday. Each student should have received the fundraising information, word list and pledge sheet. Students are asked to collect pledges and learn their words. We will also be working on them in class.

Red and White Day - The olympics begin on Friday February 9th. We ask students and staff to wear Canada's colours or clothing in support of our Canadian athletes. We are combining this with our Spell-A-Thon as well, and ask students and staff to wear Canads's colours or clothing on the Friday's during the Olympics.

Have a fabulous week!

Posted: January 28, 2018

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a fun weekend and were able to get outside to play. Please make sure that you are dressed for the weather.

Phys. Ed - Our Phys. Ed days this week are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Library - Our library day is on Tuesday. Please make sure that you bring your book back, so you can sign out another one.

Homework/Borrow-A-Book - The homework for the week is listed in the orange folders. Our spelling words this week are our words for the Spell-A-Thon, which will be starting on February 1st. The word work activity is a review of the vowel sounds we have been working on. In Math we are working on mental math strategies; 1 more, 1 less, doubles and making 10. The writing activity focuses on using voice in our writing. Write about a time you went sliding. Make sure you add voice, details and begin and end sentences the right way. Please make sure that you read each night and record your book on the log sheet.

Skating - We have skating on Monday January 29th. Our ice time is 10:20 - 11:05AM. Students will need their skates and helmet. Parents and grandparents please join us at the rink.

Class Project With Texas - We met with our friends on Thursday. Reno, Luther and Quintin did a super job as the weather and class reporters and poetry reader. Our friends mailed out their letters to us, so we are excited to get them in the mail.

Spell-A-Thon Kick Off Assembly/Pep Rally - Our annual Spell-A-Thon fundraiser will kick off on Thursday February 1st. Students and staff are asked to wear school colours on this day.

Have a spectacular week!!

Posted: January 22, 2018

Hi Everyone!

Welcome back! I hope you had a fun weekend! Please make sure that you are dressed for the weather each day. It would be a good idea to keep an extra pair of mittens and socks in your book bag, just in case they get wet.

Phys. Ed - Our Phys. Ed days this week are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Library - Our library day is on Tuesday. Make sure you bring your book back so you can get another one.

Homework/Borrow-A-Book - The homework for the week is listed in the orange folder. Our spelling words this week focus on more than one, adding /s/ to the end of a word. The word work activity is on this as well. In Math we are working on mental math strategies to help with adding and subtracting. This weeks homework is on adding and subtracting 0 and doubles. We continue to work on voice in our writing. The activity this week is to write as if you were a snowman. Make sure you add voice, details and begin and end your sentences the right way. Please make sure that you are reading each night and record your book on the log sheet. Keep working on your math facts and strategies at home.

Credit Union Day - School Credit Union Day is on Tuesday January 23rd.

Skating - Our next skating day is on Monday January 29th. Ice time is 10:20 - 11:05AM. Students need skates and helmets. Parents and grandparents, please join us at the rink if you can.

Class Project With Dallas, Texas - We met with our friends on Thursday. Calleigh, Reno and Riley B., did a great job as the weather and class reporters and poetry reader. Our friends are still getting some colder weather.

Have and awesome week!

Posted: January 15, 2018

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a fun weekend! Please make sure that you are dressed for the weather this week. It would be a good idea to keep an extra pair of socks and mittens in your book bag.

Phys. Ed - Our Phys. Ed days this week are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Library - Our library day is on Tuesday. Make sure you bring your book back so you can sign out another one.

Homework/Borrow-A-Book - The homework for the week is listed in the orange folders. We have a new set of spelling words focussing on the long /o/ and /oo/ and /ou/ vowel sounds as well as /y/ at the end of words that says/i/. Our word work activity will be on these vowels and words. In math weare starting to work on mental math strategies and place value to 100. We continue to work on the voice trait in writing so our writing activity this week is on this. It is very important that the students read each night and record their book on the log sheet.

Class Project With Texas - We were excited to reconnect with our friends after the break. Keegan, Brooke and Ethan did a super job as the weather and class reporters and the poetry reader. Our friends got our parcel before Christmas and they are writing letters now to send to us. The students were quite surprised in both classes to find that we were actually warmer than our Texan friends on Friday!

Skating - Our next skating day is coming up on Monday January 29th. Ice time is 10:20 - 11:05AM.

Have an awesome week!!

Posted: January 7, 2018

Hi Everyone!

Welcome Back! Happy New Year!! I hope everyone had a fun and restful Christmas holiday! We have been having some very cold temperatures, so please make sure that you are dressed for the weather.

Phys. Ed- Our Phys. Ed days this week are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Library - Our library day is on Tuesday. Please make sure you brought your book back, so you can sign out a new one.

Homework/Borrow-A-Book - Our spelling words this week focus on the long /i/ bossy /e/ vowel sound. In Math you will be working on counting in different ways, place value and counting with money. A review of what we were doing before the break. The word work this week will focus on blends and words with the long and short/i/ vowel sounds. After two weeks off it is important that we get back to our reading, so please make sure you read each night and record your book on the log sheet.

Have an awesome first week back Grade 2!

Posted: December 18, 2017

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a fun weekend and were able to keep warm!! The temperatures are definitely colder. Please make sure that you are dressed for the weather.

Skating - We have skating on Monday December 18th - Our ice time is 10:20 - 11:05am. Students will need skates and a helmet to be on the ice. Parents and grandparents please join us at the rink.

Homework/Borrow-A-Book - This week we have reading each night for homework. It is very important for students to keep up with their reading each day over the holidays. Please make sure you read your book each night and record it on the log sheet.

Christmas Concert - Our concert for the K-2 students is on Wednesday at 9:00am. We hope to see everyone there.

Spirit Week - This week is Spirit Week at our school. Here is a list of events: Tuesday - Christmas Hat Day; Wednesday - Christmas Concert - Dress Up Day; Thursday - Christmas Sweater Day; Friday - PJ Day.

Last Day - Our last day of classes before the Christmas Break is on Friday December 22nd. Please note that this is half a day for students and there will be early dismissal at 11:30am.

Class Project With Texas - We were not able to connect with our friends last week, as we both had events going on and it is a busy time. Friday was their last day of classes, so we will do our weekly meetings in the New Year. We were happy to hear that they got our Christmas cards and ornaments that we made the. We also sent our shared writing about our Christmas Traditions.

I would like to wish all my students and their families a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for a healthy and happy 2018! Check back in the New Year!!

Posted: December 10, 2017

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a fun weekend! With that snow over the weekend, it is time for snowpants, hats, boots and mittens. Please make sure you are dressed for the weather.

Phys. Ed - Our Phys. Ed days this week are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Library - Our library day is on Tuesday. Please make sure you bring your book back.

Homework/Borrow-A-Book - The homework for the week is listed in the orange folders. This is a review week for our spelling, so they are words we have done already. Our word work activity is on blends. The writing is with the organization trait. Tell things in order about how you get ready to go out and play in the snow. Add good details. In Math we are working on counting money with a group of different coins and showing numbers in different ways. Please make sure you read your book each night and record it on the log sheet.

Christmas Dinner - Our school Christmas Dinner is on Wednesday December 13th. If you did not order the dinner, you will need to bring your lunch.

Credit Union - School Credit Union Day is on Wednesday December 13th.

Christmas Shoppe - The annual Christmas Shoppe will be held on Friday December 15th. Students will be able to shop for family members. The cost of the items is between $1 and $3. If you have items, bags or wrapping paper for the sale, you can drop it off at the school.

Class Project With Texas - We met with our friends on Thursday. Travis, Ella and Luther did a super job as the class and weather reporters and poetry reader. We mailed out their Christmas cards and snowflake ornaments we made on Thursday. They were going to plant their tulips on Thursday. Now we are putting together our shared writing on our Christmas Traditions.

Food Drive - The last day for the Food Drive for the Food Bank is on Friday December 15th. Please bring in an item if you can.

Skating - Our next skating day is on Monday December 18th. Students will need skates and a helmet. Parents and grandparents please join us at the rink.

Have a fabulous week!

 

Posted: December 3, 2017

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend! Please make sure you are dressed for the weather.

Phys. Ed - Our Phys. Ed days this week are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Library - We have library on Tuesday. Please bring your book back so you can sign out another one.

Homework/Borrow-A-Book - The homework for the week is listed in the orange folders. Our spelling words this week focus on the double/ee/ vowel sound and the word work activity is on this too. We are doing a shared writing about our family Christmas traditions for our friends in Texas. Please share a family tradition with us for the writing activity this week. In math we are counting with money, counting in different ways and representing numbers to 50. Please make sure that you are reading each night and record your book on the log sheet.

Class Project With Texas - Our friends are back from their Thanksgiving holiday so we had our meeting on Thursday. Sydney, Riley B. and Reno did a super job as the class and weather reporters and poetry reader. We are working on their Christmas cards to send out.

Christmas Dinner - Our School Christmas Dinner is on Wednesday December 13th. If you would like the dinner it has to be pre-ordered and payed by Friday December 8th. The cost is $4.00.

Skating - Our next skating day is on Monday December 18th. The ice time is 10:20 - 11:05. Students need skates and a helmet. Please join us at the rink.

School Food Drive - We are continuing with our annual food drive for the Food Bank until December 15th. Please send in a food item if you can.

Christmas Shoppe - The annual Christmas Shoppe will take place on December 15th. If you have items, gift bags or wrapping paper to donate, please send them in.

Have a fantastic week! 

 

Posted: November 26, 2017

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a fun long weekend! We are getting some colder and snowy weather, so please make sure that you are dressed for the weather.

Phys. Ed - Our Phys. Ed days this week are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Library - We do not have library this week because the Book Fair is taking place in the library.

Homework/Borrow-A-Book - The homework for the week is listed in the orange folders. Our spelling words this week focus on the long /a/, bossy /e/ vowel sound and our word work activity is on this vowel sound as well. We are continuing to work on the organization trait in writing. The writing activity is on using a picture and telling events in order. Make sure you add good details and begin and end your sentences the right way. In Math we are starting to count with money, so you can work on this at home too. As well we are counting in different ways and doing place value to 50. Please make sure that you are reading each night and record your book on the log sheet.

Scholastic Book Fair - The Home and School will be having a Book Fair in the library beginning on Monday November 27th. The following are the dates and the times: Monday-Wednesday 9:00-3:00PM; Family Night 5:00-7:00PM; Thursday 9:00-12:00. We hope you will be able to stop by.

Food Drive: The anuual school food drive for the Food Bank is continuing until December 15th, please bring an item if you can.

Class Project with Texas - Our friends were away for Thanksgiving Break, so we did not have our weekly meeting. We did finish our letters and posters and mailed them out.

Have a fabulous week!

 

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