Social Studies Update

What is climate? What are the various climates that exist around the world?  What adaptations are necessary in order for living things to survive in these conditions? These are just some of the questions the Grade 2 students are asking themselves as they work in small groups in order to complete their research.



STEAM Challenge

Can you make a marble run that allows your marble to accelerate, change direction  and move in more than one way (e.g. zig zag, round and round, up and down)?

That is exactly what our design teams were working on today. You are invited to come see the Grade 2 STEAM FAIR projects on Thursday, March 7th from 8:45-9:30 a.m.  We look forward
to showing off all our hard work!



A Quick Science Update

Before winter break, we wrapped up our unit on Movement by engaging in a scavenger hunt where the students searched the classroom to find the necessary fast facts to answer a list of questions based on their knowledge of simple machines. Fun was had by all! Don’t take my word for it, watch this video.



The students will have an opportunity to reflect, problem-solve and apply this knowledge to a STEM challenge scheduled to take place during our STEM fair in March.

Presently, our Grade 2 students are learning about the six different animal groups; mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds and invertebrates. They work in pairs and in small groups in order to collect and share their information of each of these groups. Once they have foundation to work with, they will be given the opportunity to work on a research project of an animal they are curious about.



100th Day of School

Dear Parents,

Our class is celebrating the 100th Day of School on Tuesday, February 26th. To show our school spirit and commemorate this special day, our class is going to dress up like we are 100 years old. If your child would like to participate, it’s easy! We don’t encourage you to purchase a costume, but instead find items at home. Here a few ideas that may help your child dress the part.

Dress Like You’re 100 Years Old!

  • gray hair
  • hair curlers
  • glasses
  • shawl
  • bow tie
  • gray beard
  • cane
  • knee highs


Use your Imagination!


Subtraction with Regrouping

This past month we have been working on becoming proficient at solving math equations and problems involving subtraction  with regrouping. The students used many different tools and strategies. They worked in groups with base ten manipulatives, drew pictures to represent amounts and decomposed numbers to help solve the equations. Many have mastered this skill and continue to share their strategies with others. Below are two students sharing their thinking with the rest of the grade.


Book Reviews

Our Grade 2 students are very excited to write book reviews to encourage others to share their passion for reading. Last week we went to the library and Brigitte demonstrated how to write a book review. We also discussed the purpose of a book review. Tehila was the first one in our class to do so. Great job Tehila!  After that, everyone wanted an opportunity to participate and create their very first book review. So I promised them I would share the information which allows your child to do so this weekend.  Click on the URL below and follow the steps.

On the upper right hand corner of the screen you will see the button LOG ON. Log on to this site using your first initial, then a period, then your last name, all lowercase. Your password is books, also lowercase.  THIS IS AN EXAMPLE…

username: b.areader

password: books

Click the tab that says ITEMS OUT and choose the book you’d like to review.  

Click the button that says WRITE A REVIEW.

Give it a star rating and write why you recommend the book.

Can’t wait to read them!