Grade 2's blog

Card Game Friday- Go Fish

Here is the card game from last Friday! It's an oldie but a goodie for sure! This week the children got to explore playing in bigger groups and practiced turn taking. They were all good sports. 

Happy playing! 

Miss Ramirez :)

OCTOBER 2 - OCTOBER 6

Hi Grade Two Families,

Just like that it's already October! It's quite hard to believe! A big, big thank you to all those who volunteered at this year's Walkathon! It's always one of the most exiciting days of the year, and it wouldn't be possible without your support. We even made it in before it started to pour! Two highlights from this week were reading the book Actual Size and having some Vancouver College students come and teach us about our Archdiocesan theme. In the book Actual Size, we saw the real size of certain animal parts. A squid's eye is bigger than our faces! We measured and compared these different parts afterwards. Stay tuned for some photos! The Vancouver College came and talked about the different fruits and vegetables grown locally in our birthday months. There was a lot of great drawing and laughing happening. I'm sure there'll be mroe of that to come in the year! 

Here are the reminders for the week: 

Star of the Week: Alex

 

Monday, October 2

  • PE today
  • Hot lunch 
  • Cross-Country practice from 3:00 - 3:45 pm

Tuesday, October 3

  • Cross-Country practice from 3:00 - 3:45 pm
  • Library books due

Wednesday, October 4

  • PE today
  • Bring Spelling notebooks to school
  • Spelling Check Up for List 2
  • CISVA Cross Country Championships
    • Track meet participants meet at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby
    • You are welcome to go home after the event is done
    • Read the PE-Music blog for more details

Thursday, October 5

  • Cross-Country practice from 3:00 - 3:45 pm
    • Last practice today!

Friday, October 6

  • Assembly led by Grade 5 & 2 ~ please join us!
  • PE today
  • Garry Point Fun Run for all cross country runners
    • You are responsible for finding your own rides to Garry Point Park
    • Leave St. Paul School at 12:30 pm
    • The Grade 2 race starts at 1:30 pm (ends approximately at 2:15 pm)
    • You are welcome to go home after the race
    • You need to check out with Miss Ramirez before you go home 
    • Please read the PE-Music blog for more information
  • Students not participating in cross country will remain in school until the regular dismissal time of 3 pm

Let's pray for great weather on Friday!! 

Please email me at cramirez@stpaulschool.ca or write me a note in your child's agenda if you have any questions or concerns. 

Love,

Miss Ramirez

Home Reading

Hello Parents,

Your child brought home his/her first home reading assignment today.

Here are just a few reminders for you:

  • Your child will bring home a reading booklet and communication booklet in the yellow folder
  • Please read for 15-20 minutes and record the time your child has read
  • If your child finishes the book before 15-20 minutes, they can read it again or pick a different book. 
  • Please help your child read with fluency and expression, and make sure that they are pausing after each sentence.
  • If they struggle through a word, let them try to sound it out first. If they are stuck, please help them.
  • Have your child bring the book to school the next day even if the reading is not completed.
  • Students are not allowed to take out a new book if they have not returned the previous ones.

Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Enjoy the reading time with your child!

Miss Ramirez :)

SEPTEMBER 25 - SEPTEMBER 29

Hi Grade Two Families,

I hope you were able to enjoy the sunny weekend! This past Friday, the students wrote their first Friday Letters! You are encouraged to please write a note back either on the bottom or on the back of the page. I hope you enjoyed reading them as much as they enjoyed writing them. Thank you for your support in all of this!

Star of the Week: Joshua

Here are the reminders for the week: 

Monday, September 25

  • PE today
  • Cross-Country practice from 3:00 - 3:45 pm
  • Return Friday Letters
  • Return the Emergency Identification Badge form
    • Please make any changes to the form (if needed), and then date and initial at the top

Tuesday, September 26

  • Cross-Country practice from 3:00 - 3:45 pm
  • Library books due

Wednesday, September 27

  • PE today
  • Bring Spelling notebooks to school
  • First Spelling Check Up 
    • Please make sure you are practicing the spelling words with your children

Thursday, September 28

  • Cross-Country practice from 3:00 - 3:45 pm

Friday, September 29

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  • WALKATHON!
    • Wear comfortable play clothes
    • We will walk rain or shine
    • No umbrellas please
    • Please have a pocket-sized snack for the walk
    • We start walking at 10:00 am
    • You may take your child home as soon as we return
    • Dismissal is at 1:00 pm

Let's pray for great weather on Friday!! 

Please email me at cramirez@stpaulschool.ca or write me a note in your child's agenda if you have any questions or concerns. 

Love,

Miss Ramirez 

CARD GAME FRIDAY - SNAP

 Hi Grade Two Families,

Here is the card game we played last Friday - Snap! 

Happy playing! 

Miss Ramirez :)

SEPTEMBER 18 - SEPTEMEBER 22

Hi Grade Two Families, 

This past week we talked about the Archdiocesan theme of "Care for Everyone in Our Common Home." Our focus for this month is on kindness and we talked about the many people we can pray for. We had a great week continuing to settle into Grade 2. It almost didn't feel like school only started two weeks ago. I have attached to this blog an overview of what we'll be learning for the next few months. We've already gotten started and can't wait to continue! 

Here are the reminders for the week: 

Monday, September 18

  • PE today
  • Cross-Country practice today
    • Students without forms will be unable to participate 
  • Hot Lunch order form due today 
  • Scholastic order form due today

Tuesday, September 19

  • Cross-Country practice
  • Library books due
  • Meet the Teacher at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, September 20

  • PE today
  • Walkathon volunteer forms due today ~ please join us! 
  • Dismissal at 2:00 pm

Thursday, September 21

  • Cross-Country practice 

Friday, September 22

  • Assembly led by Grades 7 and 3 ~ please join us! 
  • PE today

Don't forget to send in the Walkathon forms, birthday pictures, headphones, art shirt and tissue boxes this week! 

Please email me at cramirez@stpaulschool.ca or write me a note in your child's agenda if you have any questions or concerns. 

Love,

Miss Ramirez :)

CARD GAME FRIDAY

Happy Friday Grade 2 Families! 

Fridays are an exciting time for the Grade 2's because on Fridays we have Card Game Friday! The students are taught how to play a card game and then practice it with their classmates. Playing card games allow the students to practice turn taking, working with others, a variety of math skills, and more. Whenever we play a new game, I will it share with you on the blog so you can play with your family, if you'd like. The instructions to the game is attached below. We started last week with the game War, and this week we learned a new game called Trash

If you and your family have favourite card games, please let me know and perhaps we can try it in class! Happy playing!

Love,

Miss Ramirez 

SEPTEMBER 11 - SEPTEMBER 15

Hi Grade Two Families! 

It was a wonderful first week getting to know the new Grade 2s! They have adjusted welll to the different routines in Grade 2 and to the new classroom. Even though sometimes, by force of habit they still turn the wrong way to go to the washroom or their lockers, and have occassionally wandered into Mrs. Kelly's room. They have already discovered things in Grade 2 that might be their favourites such as GoNoodle, reading chapter books, read alouds, Art and extra-curriculars! The Grade 2's get to participate in Cross-Country for the first time!  It is their first opportunity to be a part of a school team, so I highly encourage all of your children to join. Thank you to those who have returned the form! If your child is joining Cross-Country, please have them wear their PE strip underneath their uniform during all practice days.  Please check Mr. Kelly's PE blog to stay up-to-date on all Cross-Country information. We've had an exciting first week and I can't wait for what year has in store for us! 

Here are the reminders for the week: 

Monday, September 11

  • PE today
    • Please wear complete PE strip and bring in PE shoes (if you haven't already)
  • Cross-Country Forms due
    • Students without forms will be unable to participate 
  • Cross-Country practice starts today! 

Tuesday, September 12

  • Cross-Country practice
    • Please wear PE strip underneath uniform.
  • PE today

Wednesday, September 13

  • First Library visit
    • Students will have the opportunity to borrow 2 books
  • Dismissal at 2:00 pm

Thursday, September 14

  • PE today 
  • Cross-Country practice 

Friday, September 15

  • Assembly led by Grades 4 and 1 ~ please join us! 

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Meet the Teacher is on Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 pm. I hope to see you all there! 

Don't forget to send in the brown envelope forms, Walkathon forms, birthday pictures, headphones, art shirt and tissue boxes this week! 

Please email me at cramirez@stpaulschool.ca or write me a note in your child's agenda if you have any questions or concerns. 

Love,

Miss Ramirez :) 

 

WELCOME TO GRADE 2!

Hi Grade Two Families! 

Welcome back to school! I hope you all had a wonderful summer vacation. I am thrilled to get to know your children this year and do a whole lot of learning and growing together! There are a lot of new and exciting things coming our way, as well as familiar things that we get to revisit. I look forward to working together this year! 

Here are the reminders for the week: 

Monday, September 4

  • No school ~ Labour Day

Tuesday, September 5

  • First Day of Grade 2!
  • School from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm
  • Staples school supplies go home today 
  • Bring a nut-free snack for recess

Wednesday, September 6

  • First School Mass at 11:00 am ~ please join us! 
  • Return all school supplies (see email for more information)
  • Dismissal at 2:00 pm

Thursday, September 7

  • First full day! 
  • PE today 
    • Wear gym strip underneath uniform
    • Bring gym shoes in a gym bag to be kept in the locker all year
  • Regular dismissal at 3:00 pm

Friday, September 8

  • Walkathon Assembly led by Staff ~ please join us! 
  • Assembly led by Staff
  • PE today
  • Return "Getting to Know You" sheet

Don't forget to send in the birthday pictures, headphones, art shirt and tissue boxes this week! 

Please email me at cramirez@stpaulschool.ca or write me a note in your child's agenda if you have any questions or concerns. 

Love,

Miss Ramirez :)