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General Studies Homework – Week of Oct. 25

Hello Grade 2 students (and parents)!

WHAT A GREAT FIRST WEEK OF HOMEWORK! Thank you to all of the parents who assisted with navigating the new General Studies homework routine! Just like last week, you must choose 1 of the homework tasks below and complete it before next Monday. If you’d like to, you can complete 2, 3, or maybe even all 4 of the tasks… BUT you only NEED to do 1! 

Language Arts: Open a new Google Doc and write a short journal entry telling me what your favourite dessert is and why. Don’t forget to share the Doc with Morah Lianna (blue “share” button in the top right corner).

Math: Complete the assigned skills on IXL. (e-mail Morah Lianna if you are unsure of your login information)

Science: Watch this video and leave a comment on the blog with some new facts that you learned!

Social Studies: Choose a holiday you celebrate. How do you celebrate the holiday? Compare it to how your parents or grandparents celebrated the holiday when they were young. Share your comparison with a Venn Diagram on Jamboard

This week we are continuing to focus on (re)learning how to access all of these online platforms and apps!

*I encourage you to complete your work virtually. However, if it is too challenging in your home to do paperless homework, you can access this homework doc and print the required page(s).

see you in class

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General Studies Homework – Week of Oct. 18

Hello Grade 2 students (and parents)!

WELCOME TO YOUR FIRST WEEK OF HOMEWORK! Just like I said in class, you must choose 1 of the homework tasks below and complete it before next Monday. If you’d like to, you can complete 2, 3, or maybe even all 4 of the tasks… BUT you only NEED to do 1! 

Language Arts: Film yourself reading a book to your sibling or parent on Flipgrid (press “join with Google”. You must use your OJCS account to sign in). After reading, answer the following questions (either in your Flipgrid video OR comment on this blog post).
Who is your favourite character in the book? Why?
Was there anything you didn’t like about the book?

Math: On Jamboard, draw a growing pattern (pretend you have the cubes from the classroom). Type out the pattern rule. Don’t forget to share your work with Morah Lianna (blue button in the top corner)!

Science: Research your favourite animal and share 3 interesting facts about that animal by commenting on this blog post. You can use books or websites. Here are 2 websites to get you started:
https://www.factmonster.com/math-science/biology/plants-animals/animals

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/

Social Studies: Interview your parent about their favourite celebration. Ask them the following questions and write their answers by commenting on this blog post.

Parent’s Favourite Celebration:
When is the celebration held?
Who do they celebrate with?
What is the purpose/meaning of the celebration?
Are there any special traditions for this celebration?

This week we are focusing on (re)learning how to access all of these online platforms and apps! The only login information you will need for this week is your OJCS Google Account. The username (OJCS email) and password are the same from last year. Please reach out to Morah Lianna if you need ANY assistance!

*I encourage you to complete your work virtually. However, if it is too challenging in your home to do paperless homework, you can access this homework doc and print the required page(s). 

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REMINDER!

Tomorrow (October 19th) is picture day! Please make sure your child is wearing their WHITE OJCS SHIRT!

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Global Connections All Around

Last week, we participated in Global Maker Day! This is a day dedicated to collaboration and innovation! Our Kitah Bet students discovered their inner innovators in order to “make locally & share globally”. The best part? Well the whole experience was pretty awesome, but one of the best parts was that all of our materials were recycled items!

We shared some other highlights of our ramps on the class Twitter accounts (@2Aojcs  /  @2bojcs).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


One of my favourite activities of the year is the Global Read Aloud. Students all over the world are reading the same chapter book on the same reading schedule for 6 weeks. Throughout the 6 weeks, we will be working on a variety of activities related to the book (i.e. vocabulary study, making predictions, finding personal connections with the text). We will also be able to connect with some of the students around the world who are also reading this book! In week 1, we participated in a Twitter Chat with students in North America. The author even replied to our tweet!

We look forward to making more global connections throughout the school year! Just like our OJCS North Star says, ‘We Learn Better Together’! 

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Passion Projects

In no particular order, here are  videos / slides / recordings from Kitah Bet’s passion projects! I enjoyed watching the students work on their projects and present them! 



Sequel – Super Seb The Audio Book

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Passion Projects

Hello Grade 2 Students and Families!

I am so excited to launch our last big project of the year… PASSION PROJECTS!!

As discussed in class this morning, each student will be working on a Passion Project. The students were able to choose if they wanted to work independently or with a partner from their class. This project can be on any topic and presented in any way. The possibilities are ENDLESS!!

Some topic examples:
– Animals
– Favourite Book / Author
– Research on a City or Province
– Role Model / Someone you admire
– Family Tree
– Creating your own community
– Creating tutorial videos
– Writing a story / comic book

Some presentation styles:
– Google Slides
– Oral Presentation
– Video
– Blog Post
– Art gallery

In preparation for this project, we have complete two research workshops with Miss Brigitte this month. The first one was on using keywords when doing research and the second was on taking notes in your own words. You can go back to these blog posts to review what we learned with Miss Brigitte. Here is the link for Kiddle to help you get started with your research!

Each student will also have their own Classkick assignment called “Passion Projects”. This is where they will be gathering their ideas and submitting their work for “check-in with Morah Lianna”. Since this is a very personalized project, I will give more guidance and instructions as each students develops their project ideas.

laptop reading*Please note that this is an ongoing project and should NOT be completed in one day!! A formal due date for presentations will be determined after today’s brainstorming/planning period. If we pivot back to in-person learning, this project will be worked on in class.

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General Studies Homework – Week of April 5

Welcome Back Kitah Bet Families!

We hope you had a lovely break. We are back to our regularly scheduled General Studies “Choose Your Own Adventure” Homework! Below you will find the 4 choices. As usual, the students should choose one of the options below. Completing extra tasks is a bonus!

Language Arts – Prefix/Suffix detective: while doing your nightly English reading, look for new prefixes, base words, and suffixes. Add them to our class Jamboard

Science – Go on a Simple Machines scavenger hunt in your house! Share your findings on Flipgrid.

Social Studies – Read this page about Tropical Climates and share some facts that you learned on Flipgrid

Math – IXL Skills that I assigned 

Have a lovely and sunny week!happy stroll in meadow

 

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General Studies – Week of March 22

Hello Kitah Bet Families,

I hope you had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the amazing weather! Cooper and I had a blast playing outside in the sunshine!

This is NO HOMEWORK this week. With the short week, preparations for Innovation Day, and preparations for Passover, I have decided to pause homework for this week. We will relaunch upon our return on April 5th. If you or your child would like to do some General Studies homework this week, please feel free to visit past homework tasks that he/she did not complete. 

*Reminder: This Wednesday is our Innovation Day Presentation. Please join us on Google Meet for a Kahoot! Game as well we project presentations!

SCHEDULE – Wednesday, March 24th

2B – Google Meet at 2:00

2A – Google Meet at 2:45

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Innovation Day 2021

We are one week away from Innovation Day! Here are some important notes…

You are invited to join us virtually to see your child’s project and participate in a jaw dropping game of Are You Smarter Than a Grade 2 Scientist!?

*In order to play, I recommend having a second device (for example, being in the google meet on a laptop and having your mobile phone to join the game). You can plan ahead by downloading the Kahoot! app or you can simply join us through your internet browser on the day of the game.

SCHEDULE – Wednesday, March 24th

2B – Google Meet at 2:00

2A – Google Meet at 2:45

PLEASE CONTINUE SENDING IN TOILET PAPER/PAPER TOWEL ROLLS (AND ANY OTHER CARDBOARD YOU MAY HAVE IN YOUR RECYCLING BIN!)

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General Studies Homework AND MORE! Mar. 15

Hello Kitah Bet Families

I encourage you to read this entire post as we have a few reminders for you at the bottom!

We are trying another week of paperless homework! Below you will find the 4 choices. As usual, the students should choose one of the options below. Completing extra tasks is a bonus!

Math – IXL

Science – Go on a Simple Machines scavenger hunt in your house! Share your findings on Flipgrid.

Language Arts – Create a Google Doc and write about your favourite hobby. You may want to use this graphic organizer to gather your ideas first. Make sure you share the Google Doc with me!

Social Studies – As the warm weather approaches, Cooper is looking for a new backyard to play in! Please use Jamboard to draw a map of your backyard so he can decide which play area he likes best! Don’t forget to include your legend and share your Jamboard with Morah Lianna!

PARENTS: As we enter our third week of paperless homework, I kindly ask that you complete this parent survey.  It is 3 short questions about homework, so it should not take up too much time. 

Reminders

  • We are working on our projects for Innovation Day! Please send in any toilet paper/paper towel tubes and cardboard that you have in your recycling bin at home. We will be sharing our projects with you virtually on Wednesday, March 24th. More information coming soon…
  • Thursday is a 2PM dismissal for Parent Teacher Conferences. There is no school on Friday.
  • If your child will be absent from in-person learning and joining us online, please e-mail the teachers to let us know.
  • Please send your child in with some extra socks and pants! We anticipate some wet days coming and we want your child to be able to change into dry clothing after recess!
  • Please make sure your child has clean extra masks in their backpack each day!

Many thanks