French Studies, Homework

Reading Homework

Your child will come home with their reading homework in the next few weeks! I appreciate your continued patience as I roll out this program. Each child will receive specific individualized homework tasks to help them improve their reading skills.
Your child will receive a navy “Lecture” duo tang which will live in their note-totes in order for me to be able to keep track of their reading progress. Your child will have all the necessary tools, in this duo-tang, to complete their reading assignment. I will assign one of the following tasks:
1.  Syllables: I am finding that many second-graders have difficulties pronouncing their vowels in French. The vowels sound very different than they do in English and it is very important that they be pronounced properly as a mispronunciation can completely change the meaning of a word, or simply make it extremely difficult to understand. As a result, many students who were previously reading are going back to basics in hope that this will improve their pronunciation.
The vowel sounds are in the “Classe virtuelle” tab on the blog. In the virtual classroom, on the second page, you will find the vowels and an audio recording of me pronouncing them.
In their duo-tang, you will find a page of syllables (ba, fa, lo, mi, tu, etc.) set a timer for 1 minute to see how many syllables can be read (correctly) in that minute. You can use a post-it and move it each time they are able to make it further down the page. This activity can be done on a daily basis. Please let me know when your child can make it through the entire 2 pages (without mistakes) in one minute.
2. Reading on “Je lis littératie”: Taped to the inside of the duo-tang, you will find a card with your child’s login information for Je lis littératie. They will have been assigned a level/colour and will need to read one book per week (or more if desired). I ask that parents put in the necessary information and difficulty level of each book so I can adjust their homework accordingly. Your child should be able to summarize the story and answer questions to demonstrate understanding. Please let me know if you feel this activity is taking too long for your child or if you have any questions or concerns!
2A, 2B, Homework, Jewish Studies

Hebrew Homework Sept. 29 – Oct. 2

Shavuah Tov!

I hope you had an easy fast and a meaningful Yom Kippur.

This week students will be reading a short piece called  לוֹמְדִים תּוֹרָה “Learning Torah”.  A hard copy of the worksheet is in their blue homework folders. Homework is due on Friday.

Step one: Read text on Flipgrid

Step two: Answer the questions. (Full sentences OR just the missing word, either is fine)

 

2A, 2B, French Studies

Franco-Ontarien day on September 25

Good morning!

I wanted to let you know that we will be celebrating Franco-Ontarien day tomorrow, Friday September 25.

We will be having treats, watching a live-stream of the celebration (raising of the flag, concert, activities), and creating our own flag with the ADKs and Grade 1s.

The live stream is available on:

Célébrons le 25 septembre ! (contenu)

Given that it will be a dress down day, I encourage the kids to wear green and white (Franco-Ontarien flag colors).

Have a great day!

 

Mme Sophie

2A, 2B, French Studies, General Studies, Jewish Studies, Reminders

Back to School Night

Hi Grade 2 Parents,

This is a friendly reminder that our Virtual Back to School Night is tonight! The Grade 2 Teachers will be hosting a Google Meet from 8:00-8:30pm.

If you are unable to attend, you can access recordings of our sessions below. There is also a blog post with videos from Miss Brigitte about how the Library will be working this year.

General Studies – Morah Lianna

Morah Batya – Hebrew

Madame Sophie – French

 

2A, 2B, Homework, Jewish Studies

Hebrew Homework Sep. 21-25

Shalom! This week we are beginning Hebrew homework. Homework is assigned on Monday and is due on Friday. If you feel the homework takes more than 10 minutes a day, please let me know.

Step one: Read סְלִיחָה שַׁחַר (Sorry Shachar) on Google Slides.

Step two: Draw a picture to illustrate the meaning of the five words on this page.

There is a photocopy of this worksheet in a blue folder in their note totes.

2A, 2B, French Studies, Homework

French reading

Good evening!

Your child will come home this week with a book called “Dans ma salle de classe” which we put together using classroom vocabulary. Please ask your child to read you this book (more than once if it is difficult). We have practiced this book in class and your child should be able to explain and translate each page. If your child has memorized the book, please have them read the words out of order and if possible, translate them to English or Hebrew.

Mme Sophie

 

 

2A, 2B, Jewish Studies, Uncategorised

Getting Ready for Rosh Hashanah

In kitah bet we are getting ready for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Last week we read a story called, “Why do we blow the shofar in the Hebrew month of Elul?” We learned that the shofar is telling us to: “WAKE UP! A NEW YEAR IS COMING AND WE HAVE TO GET READY!” 

Bolded are the words we are learning in Hebrew.

What items do we need to get ready? 

תַפּוּחִים בִּדְבַשׁApples and honey for a sweet new year. (tapuchim b’dvash)

רִימוֹנִים – Pomegranates to represent all the mitzvot we will do this year. (rimonim)

חָלוֹת עַגוּלוֹת – Round Challah so that we will have a good year all year round. (challot agulot)

מַחֲזוֹר – Special prayer book to read the prayers just for the High Holidays. (machzor)

כַּרְטִיסֵי בְּרָכָה – Rosh Hashanah greeting cards to wish others a Shana Tova. (kartees bracha)

 

What else can we do to get ready for Rosh Hashanah?

תְּשׁוּבָה – We reflect on our year and think if there’s anything we can do better or change next year. (teshuvah)

סְלִיחָה – We say sorry to anyone we may have wronged. (selicha)

מִצְווֹת – We can do lots of good deeds to prepare for the new year. (mitzvot)

 

CLICK HERE to read the story we read in class.