Ms. Sullivan Notes

Welcome To Grade 2!

Notes

Posted: April 10, 2017

Hi Everyone!

We are starting to get some warmer temperatures, but the mornings are still cool. Please make sure you are dressed for the weather.

Phys. Ed - Our Phys. Ed Days this week are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Library - Library day is on Wednesday. Please make sure you bring your book back so you can sign out another one.

Homework - The homework for the week is listed in the orange notebooks. Our spelling words this week focus on /ing/ word endings, as well as /th/ beginning words. When you are doing the reading comprehension stories, make sure that you read carefully and answer each question. Use the strategies we have been working on. Go back and read again; Find the answer in the story and underline it; Look for the clues. In math we are working on measurement with non-standard units. Please make sure that you read each night and record your book on the log sheet.

Math - Please make sure that you continue to work on your strategies; ways to make 10; doubles; one more, two more; one less, two less; adding on. Keep working on your math facts.

Class Project With Texas - We did our weekly report with our friends in Ms. Sands class. Hannah, Cameron and Alissa did a great job as the class and weather reporters and poetry reader. We mailed our letters to them on Tuesday. They are having some really warm spring days. The leaves are growing on the trees and the flowers are in bloom. We are working on our project with the Laura Numeroff books. We will be making our own class book to send to them.

Yearbook Orders - Thursday April 13th is the last day to order a yearbook. The cost is $20.00.

Math Games - Just a reminder that our Math Games go home on Tuesdays and they are due back on Thursday. This is a good chance to work on adding and subtraction and have some fun playing them with your family. Please sign the log sheet and make sure all the pieces go back into the bags or boxes.

No School - There is no school on Good Friday April 14th and Easter Monday April 17th.

Have an awesome week!

Happy Easter Everyone!

Posted: February 14, 2017

Hi Everyone!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

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

Library - Our library day is on Wednesday. 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 for this week are the Spell-A-Thon words. We will have a pre-test on Friday. In math we are working on order in addition and fact families. The word work is find the missing word with our Spell-A-Thon words. Please make sure that you are reading your book each night and recording it on the log sheet. Use your strategies to help with unknown words.

Flag Day - Wednesday February 15th is Flag Day. Wear red and white to celebrate our Canadian flag.

Spell-A-Thon Fundraiser - As a result of the storm days we are extending the dates for our fundraiser. Monday February 20th - All pledge sheets are due. Wednesday February 22nd - Spell-A-Thons will be held in each class. Monday February 27th - Corrected tests and pledge sheets will go home - Collect pledge money. Friday March 3rd - All pledge money is due back.

Class Project With Texas - We met with our friends on Thursday. Whittney, Isabel and Hannah did a fantastic job as the weather and class reporters and the poetry reader. Our friends were wishing that they had some of our snow. They didn't have any yet this winter!

Have a fabulous week!

Posted: February 6, 2017

Hi Everyone!

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

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

Library - Our library day is on Wednesday, Please make sure that 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 folders. Our spelling words this week are the same list for the Spell-A-Thon. In Math we are working on adding and subtracting using our strategies and fact families. Make sure you keep working on your math facts and strategies at home. We are working on reading stories for details and to be able to tell what happens. This week we have a story to read and questions to answer. Make sure you read your book each night and record it on the log sheet. Use the strategies we have been working on to help with your reading.

Spell-A-Thon Fundraiser - Our school Spell-A-Thon kicked off on Wednesday February 1st. Students brought home the information, spelling list and pledge sheets. We will be working on the words at school and we ask that you go over them at home as well. Pledge sheets are due back on February 14th and the Spell-A-Thons will be held in each class on February 16th.

Skating - Our next skating day is Tuesday February 14th. Ice time is 9:25-10:05. Students will need their skates and helmet. Parents and grandparents are welcome to join us.

Class Project With Texas - We did our report with our friends in Ms. Sands class on Friday. Katelyn, Kierstyn, Clare and Tyler did a great job as the weather and class reporters amd poetry reader. Our friends told us that their tulips have already emerged!

Have a super week!

 

Posted: December 5, 2016

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a super weekend! We have snow now, so please make sure that you are dressed for the weather.

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

Library - Our library day is on Wednesday. Don't forget to bring your book back so you can get another one.

Homework/Borrow-A-Book - The homework for the week is listed in the orange folders. Our spelling words focus on the long /a/ bossy /e/ vowel sounds and the word work is on this too. In Math we are working on place value up to 50 and counting by 2s to and from 40, 10s to and from 100 and 5s, to and from 100. We are still working on our organization trait, so our writing focusses on that. Please make sure that you read your book each night and record it on your log sheet.

Christmas Dinner - Our school Christmas Dinner will be on Wednesday December 14th.  If students would like to have the dinner they must pre-order by Friday December 9th. The cost is $5.00.

Class Project With Texas - We met with our friends on Friday. Eria, Kierstyn, Katelyn and Lana did a wonderful job as the weather and class reporters and poetry reader. They had a great Thanksgiving holiday. We are working on their Christmas cards and will mail them out this week.

Have a fabulous week!

Posted: November 28, 2016

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a fun weekend! It's time to dig out those hats and mittens. The days are getting colder, so please make sure that you are dressed for the weather and bring your hat and mittens each day.

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

Library - Library day is on Wednesday. Make sure you bring your book back, so you can take out another one.

Skating - Our first skating day of the year is on Tuesday November 29th. Ice time is from 9:25 - 10:05 AM. Students will need skates and helmets to go on the ice. If you do not have any, please let me know, as the school does have some extra pairs. Parents and grandparents are welcome to join us.

Homework/Borrow-A-Book - The homework is recorded in the orange folders. Our spelling words this week focus on the /ar/ sound in words and a review of the short /u/ vowel sound. Word work is on spelling words and the /ar/ sound. We are continuing with our work on place value and counting in different ways with math. In writing we are working on the organization trait, so the writing activity is based on this. Please make sure that you read your book each night and record it on the log sheet.  Use your strategies to help with your reading.

Book Fair - The Home and School is sponsoring a Scholastic Book Fair this week in the school library. It is opened Mon - Wed from 9:00 - 3:00; Family Night is Wednesday November 30th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM; Thursday 9 - 12PM.

Have a fabulous week!

Posted: November 22, 2016

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a great long weekend! Remember to dress for the weather as the days are getting colder.

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

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

Credit Union - Credit Union day is on Tuesday November 22nd.

Scholastic Book Orders - If you would like to order a book, please have your order form and payment in by Friday November 25th.

Homework/Borrow-A-Book - Our Spelling words for this week focus on the short/i/ and /o/ vowel sounds, so our word work will work on this as well. We have started a new writing trait - Organization, so our writing activity for the week is working with that. In Math we are working on counting by 5s and using money to count by 5s also. We are working on counting by 2s up to 30 and backwards from 30 and finishing up with ordinal numbers. This week we are starting to work on place value for numbers up to 20. Please make sure that you read your book each night and record it on your log sheet. Make sure you are using the strategies we have been working on to help with your reading.

Class Project With Dallas, Texas - We met with our friends on Thursday. Whittney, Rowyn and Alissa did a super job as the weather and class reporters and poetry reader. Our friends are off this week to celebrate their Thanksgiving holiday, so our next meeting will be on Friday December 2nd.

Skating - Please note that our first skating day of the year will be on Tuesday November 29th. Our ice time is 9:25 - 10:05 am. Students will need skates and helmets. If your child does not have them, please check with me, as we do have some extra at the school. Parents and grandparents are welcome to come out and skate with us.

Have a super week!

Posted: November 13, 2016

Hi Everyone!

I hope you enjoyed your weekend and took some time to remember those men and women who fought for our freedom and who are still protecting Canada today. Please make sure you are dressed for the weather.

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

Library - Our library day is on Wednesday. Please bring your book back so you can get 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 /o/ and /e/ vowel sounds that say their own name like; me and go. In Math we are working on ordinal numbers and counting with money. Please keep working on counting forwards and backwards by 2s and 10s. We will begin working on 5s this week. More work is needed on blends, so the word work will focus on that. Please make sure you read your book each night, use your strayegies to help with unknown words and record your book on the log sheet.

Class Project With Texas - We connected with our friends on Thursday. Clare, Hannah and Cameron did a wonderful job as the weather and class reporters and poetry reader. They are still getting warm weather days down there. We finished our first letters to our pen pals and mailed them out on Thursday.

Report Cards - First term report cards go home on Tuesday November 15th.

Parent Teacher Interviews - These will take place on: Thursday November 17th from 4:00 - 6:30 PM and on Friday November 18th from 9:00 - 11:30 AM. I hope to meet with all parents to discuss your childs progress.

No School - There is no school for students on Friday November 18th.

Spirit Week - The school We Day Group is hosting Spirit Week during the week of Nov. 14th - 18th. Each day is a different theme day you can dress for. It cost a $1.00 to participate for the week and they are also collecting items for the Food Bank.

Monday - Hat and PJ Day

Tuesday - Favourite Decade Day - 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s 

Wednesday - Jersey - Favourite Team Clothing Day

Thursday - Twin Day - Dress the same as someone else.

Have a fabulous week!                                                                                                                                                                                              

Posted: November 7, 2016

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a fun weekend! The mornings are cold, so make sure you are dressed for the weather.

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

Library Day -  Our Library day is on Wednesday. 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 folders. This is a review week for our spelling, so there are 12 words. In Math we are counting with money and working with ordinal numbers. We are still working on blends with word work. Please make sure you read your book each night and record it on the log sheet.

Remembrance Day Service - Our school Remembrance Day Service is on Thursday November 10th at 10:00 am. Please bring a donation for a poppy if you can.

Class Project With Texas - We met with our friends again on Friday. Isabel, Tyler and Novalee did a super job as the weather and class reporters and poetry reader. We are writing our letters to them and getting our parcel ready to mail out on Thursday.

No School - There is no school on Friday November 11th as it is Remembrance Day. Please take time to remember and honour those brave men and women who fought for our freedom and for those who are still serving our country today.

Have a wonderful week.

Posted: November 1, 2016

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had fun trick or treating on Halloween Night! Just a reminder that if you bring in snacks for lunch and recess, check to see if they are nut free.

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

Library - Our library day is on Wednesday. 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 short /u/ vowel sound. In math we are working on counting with money. It would be good if you could practice at home using, pennies, dimes and nickles. This can help us count by 1s, 5s and 10s. We are also working with even and odd numbers. Our word family this week is /un/, you need to make different words with this by changing the beginning sound and we are working on vowel sounds. Please make sure you read your book each night and record it on your log sheet.

Collaborative Project With Dallas, Texas - We met with our friends again on Friday. Cameron, Novalee, Eria and Kierstyn did a great job as the weather and class reporters and poetry readers. This week we will start writing our individual letters to them.

Have a super week!

 

Posted: October 24, 2016

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend! Please note that the weather is changing and the mornings are getting chilly. It would be a good idea to start bringing hats and mittens, so you have them if we need them.

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

Library - Our library day is on Wednesday. Please 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 the short /e/ vowel sound. In writing we are still working on the main idea and adding good details in our sentences. Make sure you begin and end your sentences the right way. Math is on counting by 2s and 10s forwards and backwards and even and odd numbers. Please make sure you read your book each night and record it on the log sheet.

Class Project With Texas - We met with our friends on Tuesday. Whittney, Rowyn and Hannah did a super job as the class and weather reporters and poetry reader. We got our first letters from them and now we are getting ready to write our letters to them.

Have a fabulous week!

Posted: October 16, 2016

Hi Everyone!

Hope you had a great weekend! The mornings are getting cooler, so please make sure you are dressed for the weather.

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

Library - Our library day is on Wednesday. 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 orange notebooks. Our spelling words this week focus on the short /e/ vowel sound. Please remember that when you do the writing activity we are working on the main idea and writing good details to go with it. Your sentences need to begin and end the right way. In Math we are working on counting by 2s and 10s forwards and backwards and ordering and comparing numbers. Students should be reading their book each night and recording it on the log sheet.

Class Project With Texas - Our friends in Ms. Sands class could not meet with us last week, so we will do our reports on Tuesday. We were excited to read their class letter. We finished our letter and sent it out on Friday. Now we are working on our writing about Thanksgiving in Canada to send them.

Have a tremendous week!

Posted: October 10, 2016

Hi Everyone!

Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your family!

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

Library - Our library day is on Wednesday. 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 notebook. Our spelling words this week focus on the short /i/ vowel sound. In Math we are working on ordering and comparing numbers to 20 and counting forwards and backwards by 2s and 10s. We are working on the ideas trait in writing. Having a main idea and writing sentences with good details. Make sure when you write to begin and end your sentences the right way.

Class Project With Texas - We met with our friends in Ms. Sands class on Tuesday. Alissa, Katelyn and Lana did a great job as the weather and class reporters and poetry reader. We planted our tulip garden on Wednesday. This is one of the activities we are doing with the project. We will be comparing our garden to the one they plant in Texas and others around the world. We are also getting our class letter ready to send to them.

Have a wonderful week!

Posted: October 2, 2016

Hi Everyone!

I hope that you had a fun weeknd and got outside to enjoy the beautiful fall weather days!

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

Library - Our library day is on Wednesday. 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 folder. We will be working on the Grade 2 sight word list instead of a new spelling list as it is a short week. I will also be sending an extra sheet that you can keep at home to work on throughout the year. Please make sure that you are reading your book each night and record it on the log sheet.

Math - We are finishing up our unit on patterns and will be starting on a new unit of Numbers to 100. You can work on counting in different ways by 2s, 5s and 10s at home.

No School - Thursday October 6th and Friday October 7th are Professional Learning Days for the teachers, so there is no school for students on these days. As well Monday October 10th is Thanksgiving and there is no school.

Have a super week! Enjoy uour Thanksgiving holiday with your family! We have a lot to be thankful for!                                                                          

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Posted: September 27, 2016

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a fun weekend! The mornings are getting colder, so please make sure you are dressed for the weather.

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

Library - Our library day is Wednesday. Please return your book in the library bag so you can sign out another one.

Terry Fox Walk - Our school will be holding the annual Terry Fox School Walk on Thursday September 29th at 1:00pm. Please bring $2.00 or a donation of your choice if you can.

Homework/Borrow-A-Book - This week we will be starting with our spelling words. The focus is on the short /a/ vowel sound. We will be working on them each day at school, please go over them each night as well. Students should be reading their book each night and recording it on the log sheet. Math homework is on repeating and increasing patterns. In writing we are focussing on writing good sentences that tell a whole idea and have good details. Make sure they begin and end properly.

Class Project With Texas - This year our class will be participating in a Collaborative Project with St. John's Episcopal School in Dallas, Texas. This is the 11th year that our two schools have been working together. We have already met our partner class and did our first weekly repot using Skype. Isabel, Tyler and Clare did a super job as the weather report, class news and poetry reading. We will be meeting with our friends weekly and doing lots of activities throughout the year. Right now we are working on our class letter of introduction.

Orange Shirt Day - Friday September 30th.

Have a fantastic week!

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!

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