Homework

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30

-no homework assigned today, everyone busy getting costumes ready!
-spelling quiz completed today

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29
-only 2 more days to Hallowe'en!!!!! Eeeeek! Very excited about it, here in Grade 2!

-some students have still not returned the math sheet (doubles practice) that was homework from Friday, due Monday, Oct. 27

-tonight students have a Hallowe'en shape to use to practice their spelling words

-remember; Thursday is Book Bag check in day (where I check total # of nights read) 
Our next Reading Assembly will be Friday, Nov. 7. By this time I expect most of the class will receive their TEN NIGHTS OF READING CERTIFICATE.

**Sending in Hallowe'en treats for the class? Remember they must be peanut free!!! **




TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28
-no homework assigned

Reminders: Tuesdays are our library book exchange day, however students are welcome to keep their book longer if they are not finished. 

Photo money due October 30 if you would like to order pictures. 
Thank you to all the families who have already sent in sponsor money for the Dance-a-thon on Friday, Oct. 31. We will be movin' and groovin' from 10:00-10:55 a.m.


MONDAY, OCTOBER 27

List 8: bug, car, drinking, eating, said, was 


over half the class did not complete and/or return their math page from Friday so no new work assigned tonight, please complete and return math page sent on Friday

** if students have any Hallowe'en doodads (foam shapes etc) from dollar store they would look lovely on our
Hallowe-en paper bag puppets!




FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
-my apologies for poorly made Word Search! I know everyone got a really good review while searching so hard, between the computer and photocopier (and maybe some human error too) there were words missing or chopped off

-finish Doubles Practice page if not already done

-READ:)



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23

-study for spelling quiz (complete word search as a review method)

**Please bring your Book Bag back today. Our First Literacy Assembly will take place on Friday, Oct. 24!! Students who have parent signatures for ten nights of reading will get their reading certificate. There will be small rewards and incentives as we reach 25 nights of reading and so on!! St. Bernard's students love to read:)**




TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21

-play NIM with mom or dad or big brother or sister (counting and strategy game, we played in Math today and the game is explained on the game sheet as well)



MONDAY, OCTOBER 20

LIST 7 : black, children, house, thank, thing
Hallowe'en (challenge word)


-from today; finish using each List 7 word in a sentence, 
-be sure every sentence starts with a capital letter and has appropriate punctuation
-review words (your choice of method-type out on computer, bubble letters, paint, play-doh, glue and salt!)

** bring a beautiful red maple leaf if you can find one, we got some lovely ones, but we need more to complete our flag**


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17

There is no particular homework assigned for the week end, however most students did bring a new book or two home in their book bags. You may notice that your child has chosen a non-fiction book this week. We are reading more non-fiction materials and discussing how fiction and non-fiction differ. You may also notice that your child needs more support with a non-fiction book, as non-fiction often presents more new vocabulary. Feel free to read to your son or daughter, or to give support on challenging words. Thanks for supporting the Home Reading Program!
Next Friday we will have our first Reading Assembly and each student that has read on ten evenings will receive their certificate. I will be keeping track of nights of reading (all classes participating in this) and at certain benchmarks there will be small incentives and rewards. At the end of the year their Reading Certificate will be included in their Report Card envelope. 

-bring in 1 or 2 beautiful red maple leaves ( we are going to make a Canadian flag with maple leaves as part of Social Studies work on communities across Canada)

-some students will bring home their Word Search to complete (optional)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16

-review for quiz tomorrow ("Garfield" sheet sent home for a practice quiz given by mom or dad

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15

-add to Thanksgiving story
Today we started a story about Thanksgiving with our families. We brainstormed a number of high frequency "Thanksgiving words" (e.g., turkey, potatoes, cousins, etc) and shared the events of our Thanksgiving long week-end. Students had time in class to start their stories. Many created a food list rather than a story. If their work so far is in list form they should put their ideas into sentences. Tonight they are to add to their story. I would like them to add more detail and describe not just what they ate, but also who they saw and what they did. Do not worry too much about spelling. Tomorrow we will edit and revise in class. 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14


-this week is a "Review Week" for our spelling lists
-each student has their own "review list" of mistakes from quizzes
-if students have 5 perfect quizzes they are to create their own "Challenge List" of 5 words they would like to learn 
-I have suggested their street name, friends' names, pet names, the word Ontario, or Earth (both of which are occurring in Social Studies right name)
-each student should have a list of a minimum of 5 words; if they have 2 mistakes from previous quizzes they can add 3 "challenge words" to have a list of 5 words to study this week

Homework assignment-make sure you have 5 words, all spelled correctly
-get Word Work notebook signed (at the back where quizzes are found)
-make word puzzles (cue cards provided)

**copies of Stone Soup, and How Full is Your Bucket are coming home for you to enjoy with your child:) **


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10

-no homework assigned but Book Bags were sent
-please enjoy long week-end
-Stone Soup was a great success, thanks to all! I will let students take turns bringing the book home next week to share the story with you!




THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9
-Spelling Quiz tomorrow
-Stone Soup

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8

-get math quiz signed (doubles facts) if you did not do that on Tuesday night
 -don't forget about picture day!
-most students exchanged books in their book bags, please keep until Tuesday

On Friday we will be making Stone Soup. This activity is based on a story that emphasizes sharing and being generous. Unfortunately I forgot to send the note home tonight. If you are able send a vegetable with your child on Friday it will be added to the soup as we share the story. The soup will then simmer until second nutrition and we will share the result. Each child would only need to contribute a small amount ( 2 potatoes, a few carrots etc) to make the Stone Soup. I will provide a few secret ingredients to liven up the Stone Soup (should be suspiciously like a Chicken Noodle style soup)

Happy Thanksgiving!

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7

-review spelling
-get math quiz signed (doubles facts)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 6

List 5: are, city, first, last, next, Orillia bonus word Canada
Review words

Fall paintings turned out beautifully, very colourful and not too many stained clothes went home. 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3

We are painting on Monday!
-don't wear your favourite new shirt even though the paint is washable, or, bring an old t-shirt to put on over other clothes, it shouldn't be that messy but.....

Food Drive continues until Oct. 10

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2

-spelling quiz tomorrow (This week's words are; about, because, before,could, don't, was)

-some students have math if not completed today, or a review page

FOOD DRIVE to help restock Food Bank before Thanksgiving is being run by Mme. L'Esperance in French


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1
I am away Wednesday attending an inservice. I have told supply teacher "no homework assigned tonight", other than reading which can be a given on any night. I have also told supply teacher not to try to sign out new books. The new routine is still a challenge for all of us, and book sign out makes the end of day very hectic.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Spelling- put your word puzzle together again, and glue it down on paper given or in a notebook
Read and record on your Reading Log

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Home Reading Program starts tonight, read from your book bag, get an adult or big brother or sister to listen and sign your Reading Log! READ ON!

Word Work: List 4: about, because, before, could, don't, was
-students  made word cards and cut them out
Homework: reassemble your List 4 Word Puzzles at least two times
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
-no homework, told students they could leave their agendas at school
(working on art right up to 3:10)



MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
-practice new spelling words
List 3:
can't
again
 I
 of
 off 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

-if you had any errors on your spelling test practice the words over the week-end
-returnTerry Fox money, agenda money

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

-study for spelling quiz (sorry, forgot to post this but it was in agendas)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

-practice math fact "doubles" from one to ten
for example:
1+1=2,
2+2=4,
3+3=6


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

-finish Word Search (contains List One and List Two words plus some names)

-finish ALL ABOUT ME booklet (most have finished this in class)

-book orders due this Friday, September 19


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

-agendas $5

New words for the week: sister, brother, school, gym, write

-finish 100 Chart (many are finished this chart, we have worked on it in class several days)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

**agendas-$5 please

**collecting small yogurt containers for paint

Great job on the spelling tests Grade 2! Your studying at home paid off. Share your spelling test at home.

Book bags will start going home next week.

September 25-save the date-Meet the Teacher Evening-5:00-7:00 pm

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Review your spelling words

some suggestions:  (get creative!!)
-write your words and trace with multi-colours
-write your words in fancy lettering (bubble letters) 
-make your words with letters cut out of a magazine or the newspaper and glue on a piece of paper
-use each word in a sentence
-write a story using the spelling words


**students were also asked to bring their "proof" that they reviewed their words, the review could be on scrap paper

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Homework
-review our Words of the Week or Spelling Words (have been added to Word Wall)
after
best 
boy
girl
friend

To review-say the word, cover the word, spell out loud, write the word, check