Here we are, the last month of grade two! This year went by incredibly fast and I can’t believe that this year is almost over. I am so proud of how much these grade twos have grown.
Here is what has been happening in our class this past month:
In Language Arts, we have started looking at story elements and recognizing the character, the setting, the problem, and the conclusion of a story. Then we looked at how we can create each story element. The students have been working hard creating their first short story. We practice the writing process and went over the stages of writing: pre-write, draft, revise, edit, and publish. The kids did a really good job in writing their ideas, putting it together, revising and fixing their mistakes, and writing their good copy. In the end, they will put all their stories together and create a short story book for them to read.
In Science, we are exploring and researching animals. The kids have become “Animal Experts” and have been learning to ask questions and find answers about the animal that they have chosen. We looked at types of animals, their diet, life cycle, adaptations, and physical features. Hopefully, we will get all their research done and create their own animal research book.
In Social Studies, we continue to study information about Canada. We looked at the provinces, researched popular landmarks, looked at food and culture, and explored different animals in Canada.
In Math, we did shapes. We looked at 2-D shapes and 3-D shapes. We looked at how we can use 2-D shapes to create 3-D shapes. We also connected 3-D shapes within our environment and how we create and build things using 3-D shapes. For this last month of school, we are reviewing all our number sense skills for example, addition and subtraction facts using mental math and understanding place value, as well as problem solving.
Many things are happening this month of June. Please look at your calendars to keep you posted.
Please continue to check your child’s agenda for homework and make sure to sign it every day. If you have any questions or concerns you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at the school.