Ms. Sullivan Notes

Welcome To Grade 2!

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Posted: December 7, 2015

Hi Everyone, Welcome Back! I hope you had a fun weekend and got outside to enjoy the snow! Please make sure you are dressed for the weather, so you can have fun outside.    Phys. Ed Our Phys. Ed days this week are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.     Christmas Dinner Our annual school Christmas Dinner will be on Wednesday December 9th. If students did not order the dinner they will have to bring their lunch on that day.  Skating We have skating on Thursday December 10th. Our ice time is 9:45 - 10:35. Students need their skates and helmet to go on the ice. Please check with me if you need skates or a helmet as we do have some extra here at the school. Parents and grandparents are welcome to join us on the ice.   Food Drive Our school is still collecting items for the Food Bank until December 11th. If you can bring in an item that would be great.   Christmas Shoppe The Home and School will be hosting their annual Christmas Shoppe for the students on December 8th. Students will be able to go up and purchase gifts for their parents and have them wrapped.    Math We are continuing with our unit on Numbers to 100. This week we are working on equal and unequal sets, comparing and ordering numbers. At home you can still work on counting in different wyas and count with money.  Homework/Borrow-A-Book Our spelling words this week focus on the /ee/ vowel sound. Please make sure you read each night and record your book on the log sheet. Math focusses on equal and unequal sets and comparing numbers. Our writing this week is on Christmas Traditions. As part of our project with our school in Texas, we exchange a shared writing about our family traditions. Please share a family Christmas Tradition with us.  Class Project With Texas We connected with our friends again on Thursday. They enjoyed their Thanksgiving Break and time with their family. We sent them the pictures of our Play With Your Food Art Show. Cadie, Jayden, Mya and Madison did a super job as the weather and class reporters and poetry readers. This week we are working on making Christmas cards and ornaments to send to them.  Christmas Concert The school Christmas concert will be next Wednesday, December 16th. K-2 - 12:15PM 3-8 - 9:30AM   Have an awesome week!      

Posted: November 30, 2015

 Hi Everyone, I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Please make sure you are dressed for the weather. We are expecting some colder temperatures this week.   Pre - Order Christmas Dinner Our annual Christmas Dinner will be held on Wednesday December 9th. If students would like to have the dinner they are asked to pre-order by Wednesday December 2nd. The cost of the meal is $5.00. Book FairThe Home and School will be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair in the library from November 30 - December 3rd. The times are as follows: Monday - Wednesday - 9:00 - 3:00                                                Wednesday - 5:00 - 7:00 PM - Family Night                                                Thursday - 9:00 - 12:00  Phys. Ed Our Phys. Ed days this week are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.     Library Our library day is on Friday. Please bring your book back so you can get another one.   Homework/Borrow-A-Book The homework for the week is listed in the blue folders. The spelling words this week focus on the long /a/ vowel sound. In Math we are working on representing or showing numbers in different ways. Our writing this week focuses on the organization writing trait and telling things in order. Please make sure you read each night and record your book on the log sheet.  Play With Your Food Art Show Our annual Play With Your Food Art Show was another success. The students did a wonderful job with their projects and the display was amazing! They are in the process now of writing a story about the character they made. Thank you to all parents for helping out with this project. Math We are doing more work with our unit on Numbers to 100.  This week we are focussing on representing or showing numbers in different ways and equal and unequal sets. It would be a good idea to keep working on counting in different ways and counting with money at home.  Class Project With Texas Our friends were off last week, as they celebrated Thanksgiving, so we did not have our weekly report. We will reconnect this week.   Food Bank Our school is still collecting items for the Food Bank. Please help us out if you can and bring in some items.   Have an awesome week!

Posted: November 23, 2015

 Hi Everyone! I hope you enjoyed your days off. 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 you bring your book back so you can get another one.   Play With Your Food Art Show 2D, 2S and 3H will be hosting our 9th annual Play With Your Food Art Show. Our 3 classes are partnered with 3 classes at St. John's Episcopal School in Dallas, Texas. The Art Show is one of the activities with our project. The students there did their show in October and we shared our Thanksgiving in Canada with them. We will be having our show this week and they are having their Thanksgiving and will share what they did with us. Our show will be on Wednesday November 25th. A memo went home with the students to explain the project. Students are to make their character out of a piece of fruit or vegetable. Check at home for items that are getting old or bruised. We will be sending home the black eyed peas, that you can use for eyes on Tuesday. The characters are to be made on Tuesday, as they can only be done the day before the show. Students are asked to bring their character to school on Wednesday. Parents are invited to come to the school after 10:00 am to view the display. Thank you for your support with this project. Please call us at the school if you have any questions.  Math We are continuing our work with our unit on Numbers to 100. We are now working on 10s and 1s and place value. Keep working on counting in different ways and counting with money.   Homework/Borrow-A-Book The homework for the week is listed in the blue folders. Our spelling words for the week focus on the /o/ and /e/ vowel sounds. The math is on 10s and 1s and place value. We are working on the organization writing trait, so our writing focuses on telling things in order when we write.    Class Project With Texas We were able to have 2 reports last week, on Monday and Wednesday. Ryan, Cayden and Riley did a great job on Monday as our reporters and poetry reader. On Wednesday, Ben, Callie and Sidney did a wonderful job as our reporters and poetry reader. The students enjoyed connecting with our friends and learning about the weather and some news about tornadoes. Our friends are off school this week as they celebrate Thanksgiving. We will be back to our weekly reports next week.  Have a fabulous week!

Posted: November 16, 2015

  Hi Everyone! I hope you had a good weekend! The days are getting colder and the mornings are even cooler. Please make sure you are dressed for the weather and you have your hats and mittens.     Phys. Ed Our Phys. Ed days this week are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.      Report Cards/ Parent Teacher Report cards will go home on Tuesday. Parent Teacher Interviews are: Thursday 4:00 - 6:00 PM and Friday 9:00 - 11:30 AM.There is no school for students on Friday November 20th.  Skating Our first skating day this year will be on Thursday November 19th. We will be skating with our buddies in 5S. Students need to have skates and helmets to go on the ice. If you need skates we do have some extra at the school, so please let me know. Parents are welcome to join us if you can.  Math In Math we are doing some work with 10s and 1s and place value. You can still work on counting in different ways and count with money at home.   Homework/Borrow-A-Book The homework for the week is listed in the blue folders. Our spelling words this week focus on words with /ar/ sound in them. Math sheets are on estimation. We have done a lot of work in class on this. Please make sure you are reading each night and using the strategies we have been working on. Remember to record your book on the log sheet.  Class Project With Texas We were unable to meet with our friends last week because they could not connect with us. We did our report today (Monday) instead. Ryan, Cayden and Riley did a super job as the weather and class reporters and poetry reader. We are going to meet again on Wednesday because they are off next week for their Thanksgiving holiday.  Play With Your Food Art Show We will be having our annual Play With Your Food Art Show next week on November 25th. This is one of the activities we do with our friends in Texas. We will be discussing the project in class and reading books about it. A memo will go home this week to explain the project. You can also check the image galleries on our class page and the school page for pictures of past shows.   Food Drive We are still collecting items for the Food Bank. Please bring in some items if you can.    Have a fabulous week!

Posted: November 8, 2015

 Hi Everyone! I hope you had a fun weekend and enjoyed the nice weather we had.      Our Phys. Ed days this week are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.       Library We have library on Friday. Make sure your bring your book back so you can get another one.   Remembrance Day Service Our school Remembrance Day Service is on Tuesday November 10th, at 10:00AM. Please join us if you can. Students are asked to bring in a donation for a poppy.     Remembrance Day Remembrance Day is on Wednesday November 11th. There is no school on this day. Please take some time to remember those brave men and women who fought for our freedom and for those still serving our country today. Lest We Forget.   Homework/Borrow-A-Book The homework for the week is listed in the blue folders. Our spelling words this week focus on the short /u/ vowel sound. The writing this week is about Remembrance Day. We have done a lot of activitiies with this and have read stories about why we have Remembrance Day and why we wear a poppy. Make sure your writing has good details. Math is a review of the concepts we have been working on so far in our unit on Numbers to 100. Please make sure you read each night, use the strategies we have been working on, and record your book on the log sheet.  Math In math we are starting to work on estimation with numbers to 100.  When we estimate, we make a good guess of about how many things we think there are in a group. Sometimes it can help to make a small group of the items first and then estimate about how many. You can still work at home on counting money, especially a group of different coins. Keep working on counting in different ways.  Class Project With Texas Eddie, Alexis and Hunter did a wonderful job as the; weather reporter, class news reporter and poetry reader. Our friends received our letters in the mail and were very happy to get them. They are working on writing our letters now. We can't wait to get them! We will Skype with them again on Thursday for our weekly report.   Food Bank Our school is collecting items for the Food Bank until Christmas Break. Please bring in an item if you can.    Have a super week! Please take time to remember.      

Posted: November 1, 2015

 Hi Everyone, I hope you had fun and stayed safe when you were out trick or treating! Just a reminder that we have several students with peanut and other nut allergies, so if you are bringing any treats for snack or lunch, please make sure they are peanut and nut free.    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 another one.    Class Project With Texas We had a great first Skype Session. Our connection was great and the students really enjoyed connecting with our new friends. Rory, Anna and Cailin did a super job as the class reporter, weather reporter and poetry reader. We can't wait to meet again on Thursday.  Scholastic Book Club If you would like to order a book from this month's Scholastic Book Club, please have your order in by Thursday November 5th.     Homework/Borrow-A-Book The homework for the week is listed in the blue folders. This is a review week for our spelling program, so there will be 12 words that they have already had. Math will focus on counting in different ways, money and ordinals. We are starting some extra work with vowels, so the word work focuses on the short vowel sounds. Our writing main idea is on Bats, make sure you tell interesting details and begin and end your sentences the right way. Please make sure that you read your book each night and record it on the log sheet.  Food Drive Our school will be collecting items for the Food Bank until December. If you can help out and bring in some food items, that would be great.   Have a great week!

Posted: October 25, 2015

 Hi Everyone! I hope you enjoyed your weekend! It is hard to believe, but we are into the last week of October.Please make sure you are dressing for the weather. It would be a good idea to have mittens or gloves and a hat in your bookbag.  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 out.   Halloween Lunch Special If you would like to order the lunch special that will be on Friday October 30th, you need to pre-order by Tuesday October 27th. The cost of the meal is $6.00.    Spirit Week The School WE DAY Group will be hosting Spirit Week from October 27th - October 30th. Students can make a donation to participate in the different theme dress days each day. All money raised will go to the group to help support their travel to the We Day Event in Halifax.                            Tuesday - Plaid Day                            Wednesday - PJ Day                            Thursday - School Colours Day                             Friday - Twin Day  Homework/ Borrow-A-Book The homework for the week is listed in the blue folders. The spelling words for this week focus on the short /i/ vowel sound. We are working on counting with money, so our math pages focus on that. As it is almost Halloween, that will be our main idea for the writing this week. Make sure you use good details and begin and end your sentences the right way. Remember to read your book each night and record it on the log sheet.  Food Drive Our school is collecting food items for the Food Bank until Christmas. If you can help out and bring in some food items that would be great.   Class Project With Texas We had our first Skype session with our friends in Texas. The students got to meet their pen pals and say hello to each other.  We will be doing on weekly reports on Tuesday. We mailed our letters out on Thursday. Our friends told us that they have not planted their tulips yet becuase the ground is too hot. They have to keep them in the fridge to stay cold until they can plant them in December!  Math We are getting into our unit on Numbers to 100. This week we started counting with money and finding out the name of each coin and the value of each one. At home you can use some change to practice counting.    Happy Halloween! Have a great week everyone! Have fun trick or treating and be safe!   

Posted: October 18, 2015

 Hi Everyone!I hope you had a fun weekend! Can you believe that we already had some snow? The days are starting to get chilly, especially in the morning. 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 bring your book back so you can get another one.   Homework/Borrow-A-Book The homework for the week is listed in the blue folders. Our spelling words this week focus on the short /o/ vowel sound. When you are writing about the main idea, remember to add good details to your sentences and begin and end them in the right way. Please make sure you are reading your book each night and record it on the log sheet. The math focuses on counting in different ways using the 100chart and number line and odd and even numbers.  Math We are continuing with Numbers to 100. Last week we found out about odd and even numbers. This week we will be using money to count. You can practice at home by counting change. Do you know what each coin is and the value? We will find out all about that!  Food Bank Our school is collecting food for the Food Bank from now until Christmas. If you can bring in some items to help, that would be great!  Class Project With Texas Our friends in Texas were certainly not expecting any snow on the weekend! We have been checking their temperatures and comparing them with ours. They are still having high temperatures that are in the 90's (F)!We have been busy writing our individual letters to our pen pals. We will be sending them out this week. As well we have been working on our shared writing about Thanksgiving In Canada and telling them how we celebrated our Thanksgiving this year.  On Thursday we planted our tulip garden. We planted 49 Red Emperor tulip bulbs. Now we will observe them, along with the garden in Texas and others around the world! We are hoping to Skype with them this week and get our weekly reports going.  Have a fabulous week!

Posted: October 12, 2015

 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, Thursday and Friday.    Math We are working on our unit on Numbers to 100. We are using number lines and 100 charts and this week we will start working on odd and even numbers. Odd numbers end in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and even numbers end in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8. Keep working on counting by 1s. 2s, 5s and 10s.   Homework/ Borrow-A-Book The homework for the week is listed in the blue folders. Our spelling words this week focus on the short /e/ vowel sound. Remember when you are writing about the main idea, your sentences should have details that tell about the topic and begin and end the right way. Please make sure that you are reading each night and record your book on the log sheet.  Class Project With Texas We will be starting our pen pal letters this week and planting our tulip garden. We have been comparing our weather each day and have noticed that they are a lot warmer than we are right now. This week we are hoping to start our weekly reports.   Library Our library day is on Friday. Remember to bring your book back so you can take out another one.   Video Announcements The school video announcements are up and running on the website. Primary Corner is on Wednesdays, so make sure you check it out to get all the news from the K-2 classes.    Picture Retakes Picture retakes are on Thursday October 15th for anyone who wanted to have the school pictures done again.    Have a super week!

Posted: October 4, 2015

 Hi Everyone! I hope you had a fun weekend! It is hard to believe that we are into the month of October already! The students are settling into the Grade 2 routine and we are already learning lots of new things.     Phys. Ed Our Phys. Ed days this week are Monday and Tuesday.      Math We finished up our unit on patterns. Now we are starting a unit on numbers to 100. Students can be working on counting in different ways at home by; 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s. In this unit we will also be working on odd and even numbers, counting with money, ordinals, showing numbers in different ways and place value.   Class Project With Texas We finished our class letter and sent it to our friends in Ms. Sands class. We told them lots of interesting things about our class, school, city, province and country. We can't wait to get their letter! We will start our weekly reports in the next few weeks.  No School Just a reminder that Thursday October 8th and Friday October 9th are Professional Learning Days for teachers, so there is no school for students on these days.   Homework/Borrow-A-Book This is a short week for students, so there are only 2 nights for homework. As it is a short week we will not be having a spelling list. Instead we are sending home a Grade 2 sight word list that we will be using throughout the year. We have started working on the 6+1 Writing Traits and the first one is Ideas. Students have to use the main idea, stay on topic and write sentences with good details to go with it. Please make sure you are reading each night and record your book on the log sheet. School Terry Fox Walk We had our school walk on Friday October 2nd. Thanks to the students and the parents who joined us  and to everyone for your donations to the Terry Fox Foundation. By your participation and donations, we are all helping to keep Terry's deam alive and helping to make a difference!   Fire Prevention Week October 5th - 9th is Fire Prevention Week. We will be working on Fire Safety tips and having a visit from the Fire Fighters. It would be a good time to check the batteries in your smoke detectors at home.    Happy Thanksgiving Wishing all my students and their families a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy your time off with your family and friends. We have a lot to be thankful for! Have a super week!

Posted: September 27, 2015

 Hi Everyone, I hope you had a wonderful weekend and got outside to enjoy the beautiful weather.     Phys. Ed Our Phys. Ed days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.     Terry Fox Walk Our school walk is on Friday October 1st. The K-2 students will be walking the trail around the soccer field and softball field. Please join us if you can. The walk starts at 1:00 PM. We have been learning all about Terry Fox and what he did with his Marathon Of Hope. Look at the difference that one person can make!  Students are asked to bring in $2.00, or a donation of their choice, which will be given to the Terry Fox Foundation in support of cancer research. We are helping to keep Terry's dream alive. What a great Canadian Hero!   Library Our library day is on Friday. Please remember to bring in your book so you can take out another one.   Homework/ Borrow-A-Book The homework for the week is listed in the blue folder. Our spelling words this week focus on the short /i/ vowel sound. Please make sure you read your book each night and record the book on the log sheet.    Math In Math we are working on a unit on patterns. We have done a lot of work with repeating patterns and have just started learning about increasing patterns. We have found out that increasing patterns get bigger, they go up by the same amount each time. You can work on counting by 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s at home. Scholastic Book Clubs Order forms for the Scholastic Book Club will be going home on Monday. If you would like to order a book, please return the form and money by Thursday October 1st.   Class Project With Texas We have started our project with our partner class in Texas. The first thing we are working on is our class letter of introduction. This is the 10th year that our school has partnered with St. John's Episcopal School in Dallas, Texas. We are looking forward to another great year!      Have a fabulous week!      

Posted: September 20, 2015

 Hi Everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. We have been enjoying some beautiful weather. We had a great turnout for our Grandparents Day Tea on Friday. The students did a super job and it was wonderful to see so many grandparents.   Phys. Ed Our Phys. Ed days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.      Homework/Borrow-A-Book The homework for the week is listed in the blue Homework Books. The students have their first spelling list this week. The focus is on the short /a/ sound. Please make sure that they are reading their book each night and recording it on the log sheet.   Meet The Teacher/ Home and School Fall Fun Day Our Meet The Teacher night will be held on Wednesday September 23rd starting at 5:00PM. The Home and School will also be holding a Fall Fun Day with a free BBQ and Activities. As well you can order school clothing. We hope to see everyone there.   Library Our library day is on Friday. Students will need to return their book on this day, so they can take out another one.   Math In Math we are working on repeating patterns. This week we will start increasing patterns. You can practice at home by counting in different ways.   Have a super week!!   

Posted: September 13, 2015

 Hi Everyone! We had a great first week of school and are settling into our class and school routines!   Phys. Ed Our Phys. Ed days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.     Homework/Borrow-A-Book Our Homework and Borrow-A-Book programs begin this week. Students will have a book they bring home to read each night and this week they will be working on sight words. A memo will be going home on Monday to explain both programs.   Grandparents Tea The K-2 Classes will be hosting a Grandparents Tea on Friday September 18th at 9:00 am in the gym. All grandparents are invited to attend. If a grandparent is not able to make it, please try to have someone else attend for your child. We look forward to seeing everyone on Friday.   School Supply and Student/Agenda Fee Just a reminder of the $20.00 school supply fee and the $10.00 student/agenda fee, for each student. Please send it in when you can, if you have not already done so.    Have an awesome second week !!
 Welcome Back To School I hope that everyone enjoyed a fun and restful summer!  Welcome to Grade 2! We are looking forward to a fun and exciting year! Please make sure you check back to our page weekly to find out what is happening in our class.   School Picture Day Get your smile ready!  Picture day for the K-5 students is on Thursday September 10th. Grades 6-8 is on Wednesday September 9th.  First Day Please note that student agendas and folders will be going home on the first day with important information and forms to be filled out. Please make sure you read through these and fill out and return those that need to be sent back.  Phys. Ed Our Phys. Ed days for this year are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.     Homework/ Borrow-A-Book These programs will start the second week of school and will be sent home from Monday-Thursday. Information outlining these programs will be sent home next week.    School Supplies Just a reminder that the fee for school supplies is $20.00. Please send this in when you can. Any supplies the students need for the school year will be purchased with this money.    Agenda/Student Fee The cost for the agenda/student fee for the K-2 students is $10.00. (There is a maximum of $40.00/family K-8) Please send this in when you can.    Have a great first week and a super year in Grade 2!  

Posted: June 14, 2015

 Hi Everyone, I hope you had a fun weekend and were able to enjoy the nice weather. It is hard to believe, but we are into the last week of school!  Phys. Ed. Our Phys. Ed days this week are Monday and Thursday.     Sports Day The K-2 classes will be having their annual Sports Day on Tuesday June 16, 2015. We will be ordering pizza for lunch on this day, so if you do not like pizza you will have to bring your lunch. Sneakers are must as students will be doing a lot of running in the different activities. No sandals or flip flops please.   Field Trip The Grade 2 and Kindergarten Classes will be going to Beaubears Island on Wednesday June 17th. Students will need to wear their sneakers and bring a lunch on that day.   Homework/Borrow-A-Book Please make sure that you read each night and record your book on the log sheet.  Last Day Of SchoolOur last day of school is June 19th. Please note that it is a half day for students. Dismissal will be @ 11:30am.     Happy Father's Day Sunday June 21st is Father's Day. Wishing all fathers, grandfathers and special people a wonderful day. Thanks for everything you do.    It is hard to believe that our year has come to an end. We had a great year together and learned lots of new things. The tulips, our Texas pen pals and projects, spending time with each other and the butterfllies were some activities we really enjoyed! Have a wonderful summer Alyssa, Madyson, Carson, Dustin, Colby, Austin M., Autumn, Avery, Jamie-Lynn, Luke, Austin S., Alexa, Lily, Cecilia, Nevaeh, Ally, Rileigh, Zoe and Rachel!     

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