Ms. Jaskolka is so proud of how the grade 2’s did today during the poem competition and she wants you all to know that you are all winners in her books :)
Here are our three winners:
Vanshi (Ms. Dacosta’s class)
These three students will also be competing against the Maples on Tuesday!!
Great job Grade 2’s!!
We will be having our Spelling test tomorrow. The spelling words are on the right hand side.
Math test: So parents are aware, we will have our test on 3-D Geometry next Wednesday March 2nd.
Family Tree Presentation NEXT FRIDAY:
Students are to complete the two sheets going home today for next Friday March 4th. Students are to fill out the family tree sheet and be prepared to present it to the class on Friday. Students are also asked to come up with another symbol to represent their family tree. They are to draw this symbol on the blank sheet going home and fit all their family members on it (only immediate family: brother, sister, mother, father); students will explain why they chose their symbol to the class during their short presentation. An example: My family likes to go camping a lot and we use the canoe to go fishing so I decided to use a canoe as a symbol for my family and put all my family members on each paddle.
1. Students are to bring in a picture of an important holiday, tradition, or celebration part of their culture.
2. They are to explain the holiday, tradition, or celebration to the class
3. They will also describe how they celebrate the holiday, tradition, or celebration at home.
(2-3 minute presentation)
Students will present on Monday, February 29, 2016
We began the day watching the poem competition!! All the students did so well!!
After first recess and lunch, we watched the grade 4’s speech competition. We then finished working on our explanations of a mechanical toy that we invented.
Students then worked with 3-D solids. They needed to figure out the edges, vertices, and faces of 8 shapes: cone, cylinder, triangular pyramid, square pyramid, rectangular prism, triangular prism, sphere, and cube.
When students were finished, they worked on making a Flat Stanley or Flat Stella. We will be setting up a pen pals program with a school in another location and students will write a letter and send over their Flay Stanley or Stella. A full description of this project will go home next Wednesday.
After second recess and lunch, we finished the last chapter of Freckle Juice. Andrew used a blue marker to put freckles on his face before going to school. When he was in class, the students laughed at him. Miss. Kelly had Andrew come up to her and she told him she had a secret formula to remove freckles. When Andrew used this special formula, it smelled like lemons; this is when Andrew figured out that Ms. Kelly knew that he did not really grow freckles. When Andrew returned, Nicky Lane asked if he could also use this special formula because he did not like his freckles. Ms. Kelly told him that he does not need her special formula because the freckles are a part of who he is and they look wonderful on him. We learned from this novel that we are all perfect just the way we are! It does not matter if we have freckles, the colour of our skin, if we are tall or short: we are who we are and that’s what makes us great!
1. Read for 20 minutes
2. Trip money and form to Japanese Cultural Centre due March 4
3. Trip form to Buddhist Temple is due March 3
4. Spelling test tomorrow
5. Math test Wednesday