Ms. Sullivan Notes

Welcome To Grade 2!

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Posted: June 8, 2015

 Hi Everyone! I hope you had a good weekend! We are down to our last two weeks of school!  Phys. Ed Our Phys. Ed days this week are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.    Library All library books were due back last week. If you did not bring your book back, please try to bring it in this week.  Math We are doing some more work with 2D and 3D shapes and using different kinds of graphs. Remember to keep working on your facts and strategies at home.   Primary Musical Presentation The K-2 students under the direction of Mrs. O'Neill-Delano will be presenting the musical The Colour Factory on Friday June 12th at 12:15PM in the gym. Please come and see the show if you can.    Homework/Borrow-A-Book The homework for the week is listed in the yellow folders. Please make sure that you are reading each night and record your book on the log sheet.  Caterpillars/Butterflies We have 23 butterflies now! It was amazing to watch them grow and change from tiny caterpillars to beautiful butterflies! We will be releasing them this week!   Have a fabulous week!

Posted: May 31, 2015

 Hi Everyone, I hope you had a fun weekend and were able to get outside and enjoy the weather. It is hard to believe that we have started the month of June!     Phys. Ed. Our Phys. Ed days this week are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.     Library Our library day is Wednesday. This will be our last library day and all books are due back at this time.   Math We are learning about 2D and 3D shapes and collecting data. So far we have made concrete graphs and pictographs. Students should keep working on their facts and strategies.   Homework/Borrow-A-Book The homework for the week is listed in the yellow folders. Our spelling words this week focus on /ow/ words and school words. Please make sure you are reading each night and record your book on the log sheet.  Timeline Project The Memo and poster for the timeline projects went home on Thursday, May 28th. The projects are due back on Friday June 5th. If you have them done before please bring them in. We have been learning about how people, plants and animals grow. The timeline will show the students how they have changed and grown over time.  Class Project With Texas We had our final meeting with our friends in Ms. Sands class on Friday and it was their last day of school. We got their letters and the book they made us, If You Give A Horse A Hotdog. We loved the book! It was a wonderful project and the students learned lots of new things and had fun doing different activities. We were a little sad to say good-bye, but hopefully the students will be able to keep in touch with their pen pal by writing to each other over the summer. CaterpillarsThe students are enjoying watching and observing the caterpillars and learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. We have 23 caterpillars in their chrysalis stage and there are still 2 that are caterpillars. One is still very small. We are hoping to see some butterflies this week! Have a great week!              

Posted: May 25, 2015

Hi evryone,I hope you had a good weekend! It is hard to believe that it is the last week of May!    Phys. Ed Our Phys. Ed days this week are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.     Library Our library day is on Wednesday. Make sure you bring your book back so you can get another one.   Math We just finished up our unit on Addition and Subtraction With 2-Digit Numbers. Now we will be working on 2D and 3D shapes and collecting data. It would still be a good idea to keep working on your facts and strategies at home.  Jump Rope For Heart If you are participating in the Jump Rope For Heart and collecting pledges, the event is being held on Thursday May 28th at 1:20PM. All pledge sheets are due back no later than May 29th.   Class Project With Texas We were able to meet twice last week and do two reports. Avery, Zoe, Lily, Carson, Luke, Austin M., and Alexa did a fabulous job as the reporters and poetry readers. They showed us that their silk worms had turned into moths and then they had hundreds of baby silk worms! They are getting a lot of rain down there and they did have some flooding in some areas. We mailed out our letters and class book. Their last day of school is on May 29th, so we will have our final meeting with them this week.  Homework/Borrow-A-Book The homework for the week is listed in the yellow folders. Please make sure you are reading each night and record your book on the log sheet. The spelling words this week focus on question words that start with /wh/.  Literacy Assessment Just a reminder that our Literacy Assessment continues this week. It is important that the students are here each day and on time. We will be working on the assessment first class each morning. We will be done on Thursday May 28th.  Have a great week!

Posted: May 19, 2015

 Hi Everyone, Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed your long weekend and got outside to play. This is a busy week.   Phys. Ed Our Phys. Ed days this week are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.    Library Our library day is on Wednesday. Please bring your book so you can get another one.   Grade 2 Literacy Assessment The Grade 2 students will be writing their Literacy Assessment from May 21-May 28. The reading part will be done provincially and the written part will be done by the district. It is very important that students are present and on time during the assessment. We will be writing first thing in the morning during our Literacy Block.  Math We will be finishing up our unit on Adding and Subtracting 2-digit numbers this week. The students have been figuring out their own strategies to help with this concept. It is important that they keep working on their facts, ways to make 10 and doubles at home.  Homework/Borrow-A-Book The homework for the week is listed in the yellow folders. The spelling words this week focus on the /ed/ endings. Please make sure you are reading each night and record your book on the log sheet. You should be using the strategies we have been working on to help with your reading.  Class Project With Texas We were not able to meet last week as our friends had something else scheduled. We are going to meet twice this week on Tuesday and Wednesday. Our friends finish school next week! We have big news about our garden! It bloomed on Friday. There were 5 beautiful Red Emperor tulips in bloom. We are hoping that they are all in bloom this week. We are finishing up our letters, posters and pictures for our friends and we are also working on a class book. They will be mailed out this week. Caterpillars Our caterpillars arrived on Wednesday May 13th. We were excited to see them! They were very tiny. They were a few days old when we got them and they already shed their skin once. This is a great way to observe the life cycle of a butterfly.  Have a fabulous week!      

Posted: May 11, 2015

Hi Everyone, Welcome back! I hope you had a good weekend and a very special Mother's Day!    Phys. Ed Our Phys. Ed days this week are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.     Scholastic Book Fair The Home and School will be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair this week in the library.The book Fair will be open from Monday -Thursday.Monday - Wednesday  9:00 - 3:00 PMWednesday - 5:00 - 7:00 - Family NightThursday - 9:00 - 12:00Students can purchase books during the day or come with your family on Family Night.  Math We are learning lots of new strategies to use in our unit on Adding and Subtracting 2-Digit Numbers. This week we will be working more on subtraction. Keep  working on your facts and strategies at home.   Class Project With Texas  We were not able to connect with our friends on Friday, we will try again this week. Our tulip garden has gone through some more changes. We have counted 91 tulips emerged and we planted 91! On Thursday we could see the buds on some of them where the flower will bloom. Caterpillars This week we will be getting our caterpillars. This is a wonderful way to watch an actual life cycle. We will watch them from a couple of days old until they become beautiful butterflies. Make sure you check back here, we will keep you updated on their progress.  Homework/Borrow-A-Book The homework for the week is listed in the yellow folders. This week is a review week for spelling, so there are 12 words. Please make sure you read each night and record the book on your log sheet. Use your strategies to help.  Have a fabulous week!

Posted: May 4, 2015

 Hi Everyone, Welcome back! I hope you had a fun long weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather! Hopefully the snow is behind us now!    Phys. Ed Our Phys. Ed days this week are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.     Math We are working on our unit of Adding and Subtracting 2- digit number. So far we have been working on adding. This week we wil be doing word problems and start work on subtracting. Keep working on your facts and strategies at home.  Library Our library day is on Wednesday. Please bring your book back so you can get another one.   Homework/Borow-A-Book Our Homework for the week is listed in the yellow folders. Our spelling words this week focus on contractions. Please make sure you read each night and record your book on the log sheet.  Class Project With Texas Rileigh, Rachel and Jamie-Lynn did a super job as the reporters and poetry reader. Our friends were excited to receive our letters and pictures of the winter we had. They showed us their silk worms. They got a lot bigger and some went into a cocoon. Their butterflies have emerged! We told them about our garden. When we visited it, we counted 89 tulips emerged out of 91 planted!  Happy Mother's Day to all mothers. Thanks for all you do! Enjoy your day on Sunday!     Have a fabulous week!  

Posted: April 27, 2015

 Good Morning Everyone, I hope you had a good weekend. Believe it or not we are still getting some snow and cooler temperatures, even though it is the end of April. Students should keep a pair of mitts or gloves, a hat and an extra pair of socks in their book bag, so they are there if you need them.   Phys. Ed Our Phys. Ed days this week are Monday and Tuesday.    Library Our library day is on Wednesday, please bring back your book so you can get another one.   Math We are working on our unit of Adding and Subtracting 2-digit numbers. So far we have been focusing on adding and creating our own strategies. The students are finding ways that are easy for them to add the numbers. It is important that we show our thinking and be able to tell how we found the answer. Keep working on your math facts and strategies at home.  Homework/Borrow-A-Book The homework for the week is listed in the blue folder. As this is only a three day week, we will not be having a spelling list. The students will review the grade 2 sight word list. Please make sure you are reading each night and record your book on the log sheet.  No School Just a reminder that there is no school for students on Thursday April 30th and Friday May 1st.   Class Project With Texas We were not able to do our report with our friends as they had another event happening. We are hoping to connect on Tuesday. We were out to check on our garden and counted 89 tulips emerging along with some snow on the garden. They are getting bigger and the snow doesn't seem to be hurting them.  Have a super week!    

Posted: April 20, 2015

 Hi Everyone, I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weekend! The days are getting warmer and the snow is melting, but we still have some on the playground. 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 Wednesday, please bring your book back so you can get another one.   Earth Day Earth Day is on Wednesday April 22nd. We have been learning about different things we can do to help the Earth. It is important that we all do our part. Students are asked to wear blue and green on Wednesday in honour of Earth Day and to try and bring a litter less lunch.   Scholastic Book Order If you would like to order a book from this months book order, please have your order in by Friday April 24th.    Math We have started our unit on Adding and Subtracting to 100 and working with 2 - digit numbers. Students can continue to work on their facts and strategies at home as this will help with this unit.   Homework Our homework for the week is listed in the blue folders. The spelling words this week focus on base words and /ing/ endings. Please make sure that your read each night, use your strategies to help with the reading and record your book on the log sheet.  Class Project With Texas BIG NEWS!! Our tulips have emergerd! After the long winter and all of that snow, we didn't think they would ever come up. We went out on Tuesday and counted 19 emerging through the soil. We will keep you posted about our garden. We could not meet with our friends in Texas, to do our report because they were doing their testing. We hope we can meet this week so we can tell them about the garden. We mailed out their letters on Wednesday.  Have a great week! Remember to do something nice for the Earth!   

Posted: April 13, 2015

 Good Morning Everyone, I hope you enjoyed your weekend! We are finally having some warmer temperatures and the snow is starting to melt. Please note, that there is still a lot of snow on the playground, so 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 Wednesday. Please bring your book back so you can get out another one.   Math We are finishing up our unit on Measurement. This week we are going to start working on adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers. Students can keep working on their strategies and facts at home.   Homework/Borrow-A-Book Our homework for the week is listed in the blue folders. The spelling words this week focus on base words and word endings. It is important that students continue to read each night and record their books on the log sheet.  Class Project With Texas We had a great meeting with our friends last week! Ally, Dustin and Alyssa did a wonderful job as the reporters and poetry reader. We found out that our weather has been quite a bit different. They were shocked to hear about our snow storm at Easter and that some people were still snowshoeing and ski-dooing. They had a high temperature of 32C and the students there had ball games, soccer games and were swimming in outdoor pools! They have their caterpillars and they are already in their chrysalis. This year they are doing a new study on silk worms and they showed them to us. They are going to keep us updated on what happens. We can't get our caterpillars unitl May, because it is not warm enough yet. We are finishing up our letters to them and are sending them out on Tuesday.  Have a fabulous week!

Posted: April 7, 2015

 Hi Everyone, Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed your Easter weekend with your family! The playground still has lots of snow on it, especially since our last storm on the weekend. Please make sure you are dressed for the weather.    Phys. Ed Our Phsy. Ed days this week are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.    Library Our library day is on Wednesday. Please bring your book back so you can get another one.   Math We are finishing up our unit on measurement. Next week we will start adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers. Students can keep working on their facts and strategies.   Class Project With Texas We finally were able to reconnect with our friends! Autumn, Madyson and Colby did a super job as the reporters and poetry reader. We thought we had a nice day when it got up to 5C. They told us their high for the week was 32C! We are going to start a new letter this week.  Homework Homework for the week is listed in the blue folders. Our spelling words this week focus on compound words. Please make sure you are reading each night and recording your book on the log sheet.  Have an awesome week!

Posted: March 30, 2015

 Hi Everyone, I hope you had a fun weekend! We are still having some cool temperatures and there is lots of snow on the playground, so please make sure you are dressed for the weather.    Phys. Ed Our Phys. Ed days this week are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.    Library Our library day is on Wednesday. Please bring your book back so you can get another one.   Math We are continuing with our unit on measurement using non-standard units. This week we are working with using only one copy of a unit and estimating. Students can keep working on their math facts and strategies at home, as well as counting forwards and backwards by 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s.  Easter Dinner If you would like to order the Easter Dinner, please Pre-Order by Tuesday March 31st. The cost of the dinner is $6.00 and it will be on Thursday April 2nd.    Homework/Borrow-A-Book The homework for the week is listed in the blue folders. Our spelling words this week focus on the /th/ blend and the /oo/ vowel sound. Please make sure that you read each night and record your reading on the log sheet. Remember to use the strategies we have been working on.  Class Project With Texas Our friends in Texas have been having some very warm temperatures, unlike our weather here. We were not able to connect with them last week, as they had an unexpected tornado drill. We are hoping to meet with them on Thursday.  Yearbook Orders If you would like to order a yearbook for the 2014-2015 school year, the last day to place orders is Tuesday March 31st. The cost of the yearbook is $20.00.    Have a fabulous week! Wishing everyone a wonderful Easter holiday with their family and friends!

Posted: March 22, 2015

 Hi Everyone, I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Even though it is spring, we still have lots of snow and colder temperatures. Make sure you are dressed for the weather.    Phys. Ed Our Phys. Ed days this week are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.     Library Our library day is on Wednesday. Remember to bring back your book so you can get another one.   Math We are working on a Measurement unit using non-standard units. Students can keep working on their  strategies and facts at home.The students are brining Math games home for the month of March. Have fun playing them with your family. Games go home on Tuesday and they are to be returned on Thursday.  Homework/Borrow-A-Book The homework for the week is listed in the blue folders. It is very important that the students are reading every night and recording their books on the log sheet. They should be using the strategies taught to help with their reading.  No School / Reports / Parent Teacher There is no school for students on Friday March 27th. Report Cards go home on Tuesday March 24th.Parent Teacher Days - Thursday March 26th - 4:00 - 6:00 PM                                                                - Friday March 27th - 9:00 - 11:30 AM   Class Project With Texas We were unable to connect with our friends on Friday and they were away for their Break the week before. We did go out and visit our tulip garden on the first day of spring. We measured at least 60 cm of snow on top of the garden, but there was more. The snow was frozen and we could stand on top of it. Definitely no tulips!!  Yearbook Orders March 31st is the final day to order a yearbook if you would like one for the 2014-2015 school year.    Have an awesome week!   

Posted: March 16, 2015

 Hi Everyone, I hope you had a fun weekend. We still have lots of snow on the playground, so make sure you are dressed for the weather. 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 are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.     Library Our library day is on Wednesday. Make sure you bring your book back so you can get another one.   St. Patrick's Day Tuesday March 17th is St. Patrick's Day. Wear something green.     Math We have started a new unit on measurement. We are learning about the calendar, the days of the week, months of the year, dates and seasons. Students can keep working on their strategies and facts at home.   Homework/Borrow-A-Book Homeowrk for the week is listed in the blue folders. This week is a review week for our spelling words. Please make sure that you are reading each night and record your book on the log sheet. Use the strategies we have been working on to help with your reading.  Scholastic Book Orders If you would like to order a book from the March Book Club, please have your order in by Friday March 20th.     Have a great week! May the luck of the Irish be with you! 

Posted: March 8, 2015

 Hi Everyone, Welcome back! I hope you had a fun and restful March Break. Make sure you are dressed for the weather. We should be able to get outside this week!    Phys. Ed Our Phys. Ed days this week are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.     Library Our library day is on Wednesday. Bring your book if you didn't return it last day.   Spell-A-Thon Fundraiser If you did not return your pledge money before the March Break, please do your best to bring it in this week.     Math We will be starting a new unit on Measurement. Students can keep working on their facts and strategies at home, as this will help with work on our next unit.   Homework/Borrow-A-Book Homework for the week is listed in the blue folders. Our spelling words this week focus on two part words and /er/ endings. Please make sure that you are reading each night and record your book on the log sheet. It is important that we get back to reading each night and using strategies to help.  Have a super week!      

Posted: February 22, 2015

 Hi Everyone, I hope you had a super weekend! It did warm up a little, but we are going  back into the deep freeze with some very cold windchills again. Please make sure your are dressed for the weather. It would be a good idea to have an extra pair of mittens and socks in your bookbag.   Phys.Ed Our Phys. Ed days this week are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Spell-A-Thon We had our Spell-A-Thon on Friday. Any student who was absent will write their test on Monday. Pledge sheets with the spelling test will go home on Monday, so pledge money can be collected. All money is due back on Friday February 27th. Thank you for your support with this fundraiser.    Math We are finishing up our unit on Addition and Subtraction to 18. Keep working on those strategies, as they will help with adding and subtraction.    Pink Shirt Day Friday February 25th is Pink Shirt Day. Staff and students are asked to wear pink to help stand up to bullying.      Class Project With Texas Austin S., Cecilia and Nevaeh did an awesome job as the reporters and poetry reader. We had lots of weather news to tell our friends about. They are amazed with the snow we keep getting. We visited our tulip garden and measured 75 cm of snow on it! We couldn't believe the news that they told us. Their tulips have bloomed!!  Homework   Homework for the week is listed in the orange folders. Our spelling words this week focus on the /ay/ vowel sound. Please make sure you read each night and record it on your log sheet.     Library Our library day is on Wednesday. Don't forget your book.   100th Day Of School Thursday February 26th will be our 100th Day Of School. We have been counting the days since the first day of school. There are many different activities that we are working on all around the number 100. Each student is making a quilt square for our 100 quilt. These are due on Monday. Students are asked to bring in a collection of 100 items. Our K-2 students are trying to bring in 100 food items for the Food Bank. Please bring in an item if you can. We are looking forward to the big day!  Winter Wellness Theme Days Thursday Feb. 26th - PJ Day Friday Feb. 27th - School Colours Day      Have a fabulous week! Enjoy your March Break next week!  

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