2A, 2B, General Studies

Angela Dominguez Visits Grade 2!

What a fantastic way to end our week! 

We started our journey with Stella in October 2019. As a class we read Stella Diaz Has Something To Say for the Global Read Aloud! We totally fell in love with Stella (and not just because the cover of the book is Morah Lianna’s favourite colour). 

 

After connecting with Angela Dominguez on Twitter a few times, we saw that she was releasing a second Stella Diaz Book! We were so excited that she replied to our tweets!

 

Jumping into Distance Learning in the middle of March, Morah Lianna decided this was a perfect time to read Stella Diaz Never Gives Up! Over the last month and a half, the students in Grade 2 listened to Morah Lianna reading this Stella Diaz book chapter by chapter. We fell more in love with Stella  (is that even possible?!). We did some awesome activities as “chapter follow ups”… we explored the Shedd Aquarium via Twitter and we even made tote bags to help follow Stella’s pledge! 

After sharing a picture of the DIY tote bag & tweeting back and forth with the incredible author (Angela Dominguez), Morah Lianna decided to direct message (DM) and ask for a virtual author visit! Angela Dominguez was so quick to reply and set up this visit! WE ARE SO LUCKY!

We spent this week brainstorming questions on Jamboard and preparing for the big visit!

Having Angela Dominguez join us was incredible! She answered all of our questions, introduced us to her favourite animal (her dog, Petunia), and shared some wisdom about reading, writing, and believing in yourself!

 

 

 

We can’t wait for Stella Diaz Dreams Big to come out in January 2021!

We are also crossing our fingers and toes that some of our names show up in book #4!

 

Grade 2 Parents: If you have any pictures or videos from this incredible author visit, please send them my way so I can add them to this blog post!

2A, 2B

#OJCSEarthDayChallenge

Hello Grade 2! 

Knesset has put together an OJCS Earth Day Challenge. Can you try to complete all 10 challenges?! CAN YOU DO IT BEFORE THE END OF APRIL?!

Knesset is asking families that are comfortable to share photos and videos of themselves completing any of the challenges using #OJCSEarthDayChallenge. If you’d like to, you can even e-mail photos and videos from this challenge to Morah Lianna and she will share them on the class twitter accounts!

2A, 2B, Jewish Studies

Happy Purim!

Happy Crazy Hair Day!

There is no Hebrew homework this week. Enjoy your Purim celebrations!

If you have any small toys lying around at home (that you don’t want anymore) you are welcome to donate them to our Purim carnival prize booth. Please send them in for our Purim carnival tomorrow!

Todah Rabbah!

2A, 2B, General Studies, Reminders

Innovation Day!

Hello Grade 2 Parents!

We are so excited for Innovation Day (formerly known as STEAM Fair) on Thursday, March 5th!

You are all invited to join us on Thursday from 8:45am-9:25am in the Grade 2 classrooms.
You will be able to see the finished projects that the Grade 2 students have built for our Marble Movement Challenge!

We are looking forward to sharing our work with you!

 

2B, French Studies, Homework

2B French: Cette semaine… mars 2-6

Bonjour!

This week, we are continuing to talk about the ways in which different animals survive the winter. In addition to their readers, students are to complete a “Who am I?” activity. Read (or listen below) to the clues and figure out which animal is being described.