Ms. Sullivan Notes

Welcome To Grade 2!

Notes

Posted: September 19, 2016

 Hi Everyone!

Welcome back! I hope you had a fun weekend!

Phys. Ed - Our Phys. Ed days for the week are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Library - Our library day is on Wednesday. Please make sure you bring back your book in the library bag so you can get another one.

Homework/Borrow-A-Book - The homework for the week is listed in the orange notebooks. The students have a word work, writing or math sheet each night along with their list of sight words and their book to read. The homework is a follow up to what we are working on in class and the students should be able to complete it. If they are having trouble please let me know. It is very important that the students read each night and record their book on the log sheet.

School Credit Union Day - This will be on Tuesday September 20th.

Meet The Teacher - Our school Meet The Teacher evening will take place on Thursday September 20th, starting at 5:00pm in the cafeteria. After the meeting part, The Home and School will be putting on a BBQ. You can purchase a hotdog and a drink for $1.00. There will also be a jumping castle set up. During the evening you will also be able to place orders for school clothing. Looking forward to meeting with everyone!

 Have an awesome week!

Posted: September 15, 2016

Welcome To Grade 2!

We are getting settled into a new school year, class and routine! Please check back here weekly for class news and events that are happening or coming up.

Grandparents Tea

  The students have been working hard to prepare something special for their grandparents. Our annual Grandparents Day will be held on Friday September 16th at 9:00am in the school gym. After we finish in the gym, grandparents and guests are ivited to visit with us in our classroom.

Phys. Ed - Our Phys. Ed days are on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Library - Our library day is on Wednesday, please return the book that the student borrowed in their library bag, so they can sign out a new one.

Have a great weekend!

Posted: April 20, 2016

Hi Everyone!

I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weekend we had. Hopefully the temperatures will stay warmer.

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

Library - We have library on Friday, please 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 green folders. Our reading comprehension and writing focus on Earth Day and how we can help the earth. Math is dealing with measuring using non-standard units with mass and there is a review sheet as well. The spelling this week is on /ing/ endings. For some words we have to drop the /e/ and add /ing/ and for others we have to double the last letter and add/ing/. Please make sure that you read your book each night and record it on the log sheet.

Math - We are finishing up our unit on measurement. Later this week we will be starting a unit on adding and subtracting to 100, with 2 digit numbers. Continued work on math facts and strategies at home will help with this.

Earth Day - Earth Day is on Friday April 22nd. We are asking all staff and students to wear blue and green in honour of our planet. Also to try and bring a litter less lunch on that day. We are trying to throw out as little garbage as possible. This week we are also focussing on what we can do to help the planet. We all have to do our part to take care of it.

Have a fabulous week

Posted: April 11, 2016

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend! Hopefully we will see some warmer weather days this week. The mornings are still cool at times, so please make sure you are dressed for the weather.

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

Library - Our library day is on Friday. Please make sure your book is back so you can get out another one.

Homework/Borrow-A-Book - The homework for the week is listed in the green folders. Our spelling words this week focus on base words and word endings. We are working on measuring with non-standard units in math. The writing homework this week, is on the main idea -Spring. Students should have a good opening and ending sentence. Tell good details, use voice and word choice and make sure sentences begin and end properly. Remember that when you are doing the reading comprehension story to read carefully and use the strategies we have been working on. Students should be reading their Borrow-A-Book each night and recording their book on the log sheet.

Math - We are working on measurement using non-standard units. This week we will focus on measuring with 1 copy of a unit and measuring the distance around an object. Students can still be working on their math facts and strategies, as our next unit will be on adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers.

Math Games - The K-2 students started bringing home math games last week. These will be sent home each Tuesday and they are to be returned on Thursday. This is a great way to work on math skills and have fun playing the games with your family.

Class Project With Texas - We are back to our weekly reports with our friends in Ms. Sands class. Ben, Hunter and Jayden did a super job as the weather and class reporters and poetry reader. We had news to share with them because our tulips emerged on April 6th! It was very cold when we went out to check and we couldn't believe that they could come up out of the frozen ground! Our friends were very surprised that we were still having snow. It was 29 C there last week!

Have a spectacular week!

Posted: March 21, 2016

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a fun weekend! Happy Spring!! I know it doesn't feel or look much like spring today. With more snow and cold temperatures, we are still in need of our winter clothing, so please make sure you are dressed for the weather.

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

Homework and Borrow-A-Book - The homework for the week is listed in the orange folders. We have started doing more work on reading comprehension and reading for information. Please read the story carefully and answer the questions. Remember the answers are in the story. The spelling words this week focus on /oo/ vowel sound and /sh/ at the end of words. Math is on using a calendar. Please make sure you are reading each night and record the book on your log sheet.

Math - We are working on a unit on measurement. It is important that students know, the months of the year, days of the week and how many days are in a week and how many months make up a year. They should be able to use a calendar and see patterns in it. As well we will be using non standard units of measurement. Students can keep working on their math facts and strategies at home.

No School - Just a reminder that there is no school on Friday March 26th and Monday March 28th, for the Easter holiday.

Have a super week everyone and enjoy a wonderful Easter with your family and friends!

Posted: March 13, 2016

Hi Everyone!

Welcome back! I hope that you had a fun and restful March Break!

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

Library - Library day is on Friday. Please bring your book back so you can get another one.

Homework - The homework for the week is listed in the orange folders. It is a review week for spelling, so there are 12 words. We are starting a new unit in Math on Measurement. We will be starting with using a calendar; days of the week and months of the year. Other activities include work on reading; the main idea and answering questions from a story. Please make sure that you read your book each night and record it on the log sheet.

St. Patrick's Day - St. Patrick's Day is on Thursday March 17th. Wear something green if you have it.

Class Project With Texas - We did meet with our friends in Ms. Sands class before the break. Mya, Ryan and Alexis did a super job as the class and weather reporters and poetry reader. Our friends told us that flowers are in bloom and the leaves are starting to grow on the trees down there. A lot of students even had their shorts and t-shirts on. They are off this week on their March Break.

Math - We are starting a new unit on Measurement. We will be doing work with using a calendar, days of the week and months of the year. As well we will work on measuring with non-standard units. It is still important for students to keep working on their math facts and strategies at home.

Scholastic Book Orders - If you would like to order a book from the March Book Club, please have your order in by Friday.

Have a fabulous week everyone!!

Posted: February 28, 2016

Hi Everyone,

We are at the end of another month! I hope that everyone had a good weekend. We are into our last week of school before the March Break.

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

Library - Friday is our library day. Make sure you bring back your book so you can get another one.

Skating - The next skating day is on Thursday March 3rd. Ice time is from 9:00 - 9:40 AM. Students will need their skates and helmets. Parents and grandparents, please join us if you can.

Homework - The homework for the week is listed in the orange folders. The spelling words this week focus on two part words or syllables and /er/ endings. Math is a review of the concepts we have worked on in our unit on addition and subtraction. The writing focuses on ending punctuation. We have been working on using pictures for information as part of the story, so there is an activity on this. It is very important that students read each night and record their book on the log sheet.

Math - We are finishing up our unit on Addition and Subtraction to 18. We will be doing a review this week. Students can keep working on their math facts and strategies at home. Our next unit will be on measurement.

Class Project With Texas - We met with our friends on Friday and they surprised of with signs wishing us a Happy 100th Day of School! Sidney, Cayden and Callie, did a great job as the weather and class reporters and poetry reader. Our friends had big news to share! Their tulips have already bloomed! This is the earliest that they have ever bloomed there.

100th Day Of School - We celebrated our 100th Day on Friday February 26th! It was a fun day and a lot of our activities and learning focussed on the number 100. We read 100 books together, made a tower with 100 cups, counted to 100 in lots of different ways and are working on writing 100 words. The K-2 classes made a 100 quilt that looks great! We wanted to collect 100 items for the Food Bank and we counted 133. As well the classes did 100 exercises, danced for 100 seconds, sat quiet for 100 seconds and made the number 100 with all of the K-2 students.  Students shared their 100 collections. We are still working on some activities.

Have a fabulous week and and enjoy your March Break next week!!

 

Posted: February 23, 2016

Hi Everyone,

I hope you had a great weekend! The temeperatures are going up and down, but are colder to start the week, so please make sure you are dressed for the weather.

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

Skating - The students had fun skating on Monday. Please note that our next skating day is next Thursday March 3rd. The ice time is 9:00 - 9:40am. Students will need skates and helmets. Parents and grandparents, please join us if you can.

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

Homework - The homework for the week is listed in the orange folders. Our spelling words focus on the /ay/ vowel sound. Please make sure that you are reading each night and record your book on the log sheet. Make sure you use the strategies we have been working on in class. Math focuses on adding numbers in different ways and how many more. When we are reading a story, sometimes the pictures can tell some important details. Use the picture to answer the questions in the story. Word work is on using the right word endings.

Math - We are finishing up our unit on Addition and Subtraction to 18. Keep working on your facts and strategies at home. This week we are working on how many more and using mental math strategies to add three or more numbers. The 100th Day of School is coming up, so we will be working on lots of different ways to make 100.

100th Day Of School - We will be celebrating the 100th Day Of School on Thursday February 25th, providing there are no storm days in between. Each student was sent home a numbered triangle to help make our quilt. Another activity we are working on is our collection of 100 things. Bags were sent home with the students for this activity. Please send them back when you have it completed. As well we are working with the K-2 classes to collect 100 items for the Food Bank. If you can send in an item to help us out, that would be great.

Class Project With Texas - Cailin, Cadie and Rory did a great job as the reporters and poetry reader. Our friends told us they had fun on their winter break. We will meet with them again on Thursday.

Have an awesome week!!

 

Posted: February 14, 2016

Hi Everyone,

Wow! What a cold weekend we had! Please make sure you bundle up and are dressed for the weather. I hope everyone had a fun Valentine's Day!

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

Spell-A-Thon Fundraiser - Just a reminder that all pledge sheets are due back on Tuesday February 16th. Please do your best to collect pledges and learn your words. All money raised goes to the Student Council to help support student activities. The Spell-A-Thon will be held on Wednesday February 17th. Good Luck Everyone!

Library - Our library day is on Friday, please bring your book back so you can get out another one.

Homework/Borrow-A-Book - The homework for the week is listed in the orange folders. Our spelling words for the week are our Spell-A-Thon words. Math focuses on order in subtraction and using strategies. Remember when you are reading your story to make sure you answer your questions in complete sentences. Our Canadian Flag turns 51 on February 15th. Use voice in your writing to tell what the flag means to you. Please make sure you are reading your book each night and record it on the log sheet.

Math - Remember to keep working on your strategies at home and your math facts. This will help you with adding and subtracting.

Class Project With Texas - Madison, Jayden and Alexis did a great job with the weather and class reports and the poem. Our friends had big news to share! Their tulips emerged! Our garden is still covered in snow. They got our valentine cards and letters in the mail.

Have a spectacular week!

Posted: February 8, 2016

Hi Everyone!

Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed your weekend and got outside to have some fun in the snow!

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

Library - We have library on Friday. Please make sure you bring your book back so you can get another one.

Credit Union - School Credit Union day is on Wednesday February 10th.

Spell-A-Thon Fundraiser - Our school fundraiser is underway. Pledge sheets are due back on Tuesday February 16th and the Spell-A-Thon is on Wednesday February 17th. Please do your best to collect pledges and learn your words. All money raised goes to the Student Council to help support student activities.

Homework - The homework for the week is listed in the orange folders. Our spelling words for the week are the 20 words for the Spell-A-Thon. Remember that when you are writing to begin and end your sentences properly, add good details and use voice. The math focusses on using strategies and missing number in subtraction. Please make sure you are reading each night and tecord your book on the log sheet.

Class Project With Texas - We did two reports with our friends last week on Monday and Thursday. Ryan, Cayden, Sidney and Mya, Anna, Eddie and Riley did a great job as the reprters and poetry readers. They still do not have any snow down there, but there was one day last week that we were warmer than them. We mailed out their letters on Wednesday.

Math - Make sure you are working on your strategies and math facts. We are focussing on order in subtraction and how many more are there.

Valentines Day - Our class will be having a Valentines exchange on Friday February 12th. Students can bring their valentines in to exchange with their classmates.

Flag Day - Monday February 15th will be Red and White Day. Students and staff are asked to wear red and white on Monday in honour of our flag's birthday.

Have an awesome week! Happy Valentine's Day!

Posted: January 31, 2016

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend and got outside to enjoy the beautiful weather and have some fun! It is hard to believe that we are starting the month of February! It is a busy month, so check back to keep up to date with what is going on.

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

Library - Our library day is on Friday, so make sure you bring your book so you can get another one.

Spell-A-Thon Fundraiser - Our major school fundraiser will take place during the month of February. The kick off assembly will be on Monday February 1st. This will also be School Colours Day. Fundraising packs will go home on Monday, so watch for this information.

Homework - The homework for the week is listed in the orange folders. Our spelling words will be the ones for the Spell-A-Thon. Math focuses on finding the missing number and using strategies to help. We are working more on reading comprehension and reading for details. There is a story for the students to read and they must answer the questions in complete sentences. We are continuing to work on using voice in our writing, so students are to use that in their writing piece. Please make sure you are reading your book each night and record it on the log sheet.

Math - We are continuing with our unit on addition and subtraction to 18. Students should keep working on their math facts and strategies at home. We are focussing this week on finding the missing number in addition and subtraction.

Class Project With Texas - We did not get to do our report this week, as Ms. Sands was out sick. We are hoping to do 2 reports this week. We were busy working on our letters and valentine's cards to send them. We are sending them out on Wednesday.

Have a wonderful week!

 

Posted: January 25, 2016

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend and were able to get outside and enjoy the weather and snow!

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

Library - We have library on Friday. Please remember to bring your book back, so you can get out another one.

Skating - We have skating at the Civic Center on Thursday January 28th. Our ice time is 9:45 - 10:25AM. Make sure you have your skates and helmets. Parents and grandparents, please join us if you can.

Homework - The homework for the week is listed in the orange folders. Our spelling words this week focus on word endings - Adding /s/ at the end when there is more than one. Math focus is on equal and unequal and using the right signs and order in addition. We are working on using voice with our 6+1 Writing Traits. Make sure you use some voice in your writing.

Math - We have been working on adding and subtracting to 18. Please make sure you are working on your strategies and math facts at home. At school we have been working a lot on doubles and making 10.

Class Project With Texas - We had our weekly session with our friends in Ms. Sands class on Thursday. Hunter, Callie and Jayden did a super job as the weather reporter, class reporter and poetry reader. Our friends were interested in what things we had to wear for the cold weather here. Riley dressed up in her winter clothes to show the. They were surprised at how much she had to put on. None of them had to wear snowpants or mittens to school that day!

Have an awesome week!

Posted: January 19, 2016

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a fun weekend and were able to get outside to play. There is lots of snow on the playground and we have been having some colder temperatures, so please make sure that you are dressed for the weather.

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

Library - Our library day is on Friday. Please make sure you bring your book back so you can get out another one.

Scholastic Book Orders - If you would like to order a book from the January Book Club, please have your orders in by Thursday January 21st.

Homework - Our spelling words this week focus on the /oo/ /ou/ /o/ vowel sounds that say /u/ and the long /i/ vowel sounds that have a /y/ as the vowel. We are working on using voice in our writing so the writing activity involves using voice to let your reader know how you feel about the topic. In Math we are working on word problems and fact families. Please make sure that you are reading each night and record your book on the log sheet.

Math - We are working on a unit of Addition and Subtraction to 18. Please work on the facts and strategies sheet that we sent home. These will help with adding and subtracting quickly. This week we will be focussing on fact families and equal and unequal.

Skating - Our next skating day is on Thursday January 28th. Ice time is 9:45 - 10:25AM. Make sure you have your skates and helmets. Parents and grandparents are welcome to join us.

Have a fantastic week!

Posted: January 11, 2016

Hi Everyone!

Welcome Back and Happy New Year! We are looking forward to a new year of learning and fun!

Phys. ED - Our Phys. Ed Days this week are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Library - Our library day is on Friday, make sure you bring your book back so you can get another one.

Math - We have started our new unit on Addition and Subtraction to 18. This week we sent home a sheet with strategies we are using in class along with math facts to learn. Students can be working on these each night. These will help with adding and subtracting quickly.

Homework - Our Homework for the week is listed in the orange folders. Our spelling words this week focus on the long /i/ bossy /e/ vowels. In math we are working on using pictures for adding and subtracting, word problems and adding and subtracting 0. We have started a new writing trait and that is using voice in our writing. Using voice lets your reader know how you feel about a topic.

Class Project With Texas - We reconnected with our friends this week. Cadie, Madison and Eddie did a super job as the class reporter, weather reporter and poetry reader. They did not have any snow for Christmas. They did have some very dangerous weather close to Dallas with tornadoes over the holidays. Can you believe that they only planted their tulips on Thursday January 7th? That's three months after we planted ours!

Have a wonderful week!

Posted: December 13, 2015

 Hi Everyone, I hope you had a great weekend! It is hard to believe that this is our last week of school before the Christmas holidays. Please make sure you are dressed for the weather.     Christmas Concert Our school Christmas Concert is on Wednesday December 16th. The K-2 students have their concert at 12:15PM and the 3-8 concert is at 9:30AM. We hope to see you there.     Christmas Spirit Week The Student Council has organized theme days this week. Monday - Christmas Sweater/Shirt Day Tuesday - Jersey Day Wednesday - Christmas Concert                            Thursday - Christmas Hat Day                             Friday - PJ and Crazy Hair DayStudents are asked to bring in an item for the Food Bank to participate in the activities for the week.  Class Project With Texas We had a great connnection on Friday for our weekly report. The students were excited to talk with their friends again. Alexis, Anna and Rory did a fantastic job as the weather and class reporters and poetry reader.We mailed out their Christmas cards and ornaments on Wednesday. We are working on a shared writing about our Christmas Traditions.  Math We are finishing up our unit on Numbers to 100. The students have found out about comparing and ordering numbers. Make sure you keep working on counting in different ways and counting with money at home. In January we will start working on Addition and Subtraction.  Homework/Borrow-A-Book The homework for the week is listed in the blue folders. This is a review week for the spelling words. Please make sure you read your book each night and record it on the log sheet.     I would like to wish all my students and their families a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy your holidays with your family and friends. May 2016 be a happy and healthy year for everyone!Have a super week!     

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