Grade 2's blog

OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 4

Hi Grade 2 Families,

Everyone was buzzing with excitement about Halloween the past few days! There was a lot of talk of candy, costumes and pumpkin carving, and they especially can't wait to share their costumes on Monday. Please read the email from Mrs. Moorehead to find out all you need to know for costumes and Halloween. Please note that we do have PE on Monday. While they do not have to wear their PE strip, their costume still needs to allow them to do some physical activitiy. If you are sending in Halloween treats, please make sure that they are individually wrapped, 31 pieces, and fish and nut free. The students will be given a larger bag for them to put all the treats inside. 

Thank you very much for continuing to return and respond to the Friday Letters! Your children really enjoy writing to you all about what has happened during the week, and reading the notes you write. Since this letter is from them, they are the ones who decide what is written and how it is written. It is meant to be a way for them to communicate with you, and to express themselves by sharing their learning and school expriences with you. Please be assured that the conventions of writing are being taught and addressed at school through others activities and menthods, but not through the Friday Letters. Because Halloween is on Monday, the Friday Letters can be returned on Tuessday. Thank you for your continued support! 

Here are the reminders for the week:

Star of the Week: STELLA 

Monday, Oct. 31 - HALLOWEEN!

  • Wear costumes or black and orange to school
  • Bring a $2 donation for the sponsorship of the Grade 6 class' foster child
  • PE
  • Hot Lunch
  • No Home Reading will be sent home

Tuesday, Nov. 1 - ALL SAINTS' DAY!

  • Library Books Due
  • Return Friday Letters

Wednesday, Nov. 2 - ALL SOULS' DAY! 

  • PE 
  • Spelling Check Up for List #7
  • Created by Kids Order is due. Please return the form and the payment in the brown envelope. The proceeds go to Catholic Charities. 

Thursday, Nov. 3

  • New spelling list goes home 
  • Pizza lunch - Stella's birthday

Friday, Nov. 4

  • Assembly - Grade 5 & 2 ~Please join us! 
  • PE
  • Primary Choir

Have a wonderfully spooky weekend! 

God bless,

Miss Ramirez :)

 

PE on October 27

Hi Grade 2 Families,

Because of a Blood Donor Clinic on Friday, PE will be moved to Thursday. On Friday, they will have their Music class instead. Please make sure your child is in their PE uniform for that day.   

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

Thank you!

Miss Ramirez :) 

 

OCTOBER 24 - 28

Hi Grade 2 Families, 

This week we had mini-science experiments involving matter. The class has become very familiar with the states of matter and were great at making predictions, hypothesizing and asking questions. In the upcoming weeks, we'll continue to do more experiments that focus on both physical and chemical changes. There will be breaking, mixing and maybe even trying to see how Jesus performed miracles in these experiments.  We'll make sure you read all about them in the Friday Letters.

This Friday, Primary Choir starts in the Music Room from 12:15 - 12:45. Considering how much the Grade Two class loves to sing, it would be great to see them there. Please note, however, that it is not mandatory. 

Here are the reminders for the week:

Star of the Week: KONNOR 

Monday, Oct. 24

  • PE
  • Hot Lunch
  • Return Friday Letters
  • Photo Orders due - online or hand in form

Tuesday, Oct. 25

  • Library Books Due

Wednesday, Oct. 26

  • PE 
  • Spelling Check Up for List #6
  • Created by Kids Order goes home

Thursday, Oct. 27

  • New spelling list goes home 

Friday, Oct. 28

  • Assembly - Grade 6 & K ~ The Walkathon Assembly will follow. Please join us! 
  • PE
  • Primary Choir starts! 12:15 - 12:45 pm in the Music Room. 

Hope you had a fantastic weekend with our beautiful fall weather! 

God bless,

Miss Ramirez :)

 

OCTOBER 17-21

 Hi Grade 2 Families, 

It sure is getting colder out there! As per Mrs. Moorehead's note, please make sure your child comes to school with a jacket every day. We are finishing up with patterns, and will begin our new math section on numbers to 100. If you are able to, please practice skip counting with your child. We will also be starting our bigger theme: I can make a difference. The Grade 2 students have already begun reflecting upon the different parts that make up who they are. They are quite the insightful group!

Here are the reminders for the week:

Star of the Week: CLARA 

Monday, Oct. 17

  • PE
  • Hot Lunch
  • Return Friday Letters

Tuesday, Oct. 18

  • Library Books Due

Wednesday, Oct. 19

  • PE 
  • Spelling Check Up for List #5
  • School Mass - Grade 6

Thursday, Oct. 20

  • New spelling list goes home 

Friday, Oct. 21

  • Assembly - Grade 7 & 3
  • PE
  • Scholastic Orders due

I hope everyone stays safe this weekend! As the class mentioned on Friday, we especially pray for those who don't have homes, and/or are harshly affected by the storm. 

God bless,

Miss Ramirez :) 

 

OCTOBER 10-14

Dear Grade 2 Families,

Our superstar runners were fantastic at the Garry Point Fun Run!! The day turned out to be a beautiful one too! Congratulations to all the students (and parents!) for their dedication and great effort in training for the past month. I hope they all enjoyed their first school sporting event and will consider joining again next September.

Here are the reminders for the week:

Star of the Week: MATTHEW 

Monday, Oct. 10

  • No School - Thanksgiving Day! 

Tuesday, Oct. 11

  • Library Books Due
  • Please return Friday Letters
  • The children enjoy writing these letters to you, and love reading the notes you had written them - THANK YOU!

Wednesday, Oct. 12 (I will be away at a faith course. Mr. Rogers will teach be teaching them today.)

  • PE 
  • Spelling Check Up for List #4
  • Walkathon Pledges are due today.

Thursday, Oct. 13 (I will be away at a faith course. Mr. Rogers will be teaching them today). 

  • New spelling list goes home 

Friday, Oct. 14

  • Assembly - Grade 4 & 1
  • PE

There are so many things to be thankful for. This Thanksgiving, I am especially thankful for the wonderful, sweet and caring Grade 2 students and their supportive, dedicated families. It is a blessing to be a part of the St. Paul School community. May this special day help us reflect on the many gifts and blessings God has given us. Enjoy all the turkey! Happy Thanksgiving!! 

Miss Ramirez :) 

 

OCT. 3-7

 

Hi Grade 2 Families, 

We survived Walkathon!! Wohoo! Our superstar walkers made it all the way through and had a great time. A huge thank you to all our parent volunteers! We wouldn't have survived without you! Thank you for all your hard work in making sure we had a fun walk. 

Here are the reminders for the week:

Star of the Week: KELLY

Monday, Oct. 3

  • PE
  • Cross Country practice 
  • Hot Luch 
  • Photo Forms Due 
  • Home Reading Starts (please see upcoming email)

Tuesday, Oct. 4

  • Photo Day! 
  • Cross Country practice
  • Library Books Due

Wednesday, Oct. 5

  • PE 
  • Spelling Check Up for List #3
  • Students will be allowed to borrow 2 books at a time

Thursday, oct. 6

  • New spelling list goes home 

Friday, Oct. 7

  • Assembly - Grade 5 & 2
  • Garry Point Fun Run

Time flies! I can't believe it's already October tomorrow! Thank you all for a great first month! 

Miss Ramirez :) 

 

Sept. 26 - 30

Hello Grade 2 Families! 

This week we started our Friday Letters! Your child will be writing a letter to you each Friday to tell you what they have learned and done in school. Please write back a note to your child on the reverse side of the letter and return it to school before Friday. These books are such treasures, filled with memories and examples of your child's writing growth. Thank you in advance for all your support with this project!  

Star of the Week: RILEY

Here are the reminders for the week:

Monday, Sept. 26

  • PE
  • Cross Country practice 

Tuesday, Sept. 27

  • Cross Country practice
  • Library Books Due

Wednesday, Sept. 28

  • PE 
  • Spelling Check Up for List #2
  • Students will be allowed to borrow 2 books at a time

Thursday, Sept. 29

  • New spelling list goes home 
  • Cross Country practice

Friday, Sept. 30

  • Walkathon - Dismissal at 1 pm
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather! 
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due 

Have a fantastic weekend!! 

Miss Ramirez :) 

 

SEPT. 19 - 23

Hi Grade 2 Families, 

We had a great first full week of school! We're getting to know each other even better, and we've definitely taken advantage of the sun while it was out. We even got to teach and play a few games with some of the Kinders! It was great to see many of them engaging in conversations and being their "big buddy." 

Here are the reminders for the week:

Monday, Sept. 19

  • PE
  • Cross Country practice 

Tuesday, Sept. 20

  • AGM and Meet the Teacher Night at 6:45pm in the gym
  • Cross Country practice
  • Library Books Due
  • Pizza Lunch - Anselm's Birthday 

Wednesday, Sept. 21

  • PE 
  • School Mass at 11am
  • Spelling Check Up for List #1
  • Students will be allowed to borrow 2 books at a time

Thursday, Sept. 22

  • New spelling list goes home 
  • Cross Country practice
  • Earth Ranger Visit

Friday, Sept. 23

  • Dress Down Day - Colours of the Earth
  • Assembly - Gr. 7 and 3 
  • PE
  • Start of Friday Journals

 Looking forward to meeting you at Meet the Teacher Night! 

Blessings, 

Miss Ramirez :)

Spelling!

 

Hi Grade 2 Families! 

Your child has brought home their first spelling list to study today.  Throughout the year, your child will do different activities in class to help them practice their words. This week, we practiced writing sentences for their words. Your child should study a few words each night and build up to the whole list before Tuesday evening. There are a lot of great ways to practice the spelling words. Attached are some ideas that you can try. Spelling Check Ups are given every Wednesday during Library time.  

If you have any questions regarding the Spelling Program, please feel free to email me.

Thank you! Happy Spelling! 

Miss Ramirez

 

SEPT. 12 - SEPT. 16

 

Hello Grade 2 Families! 

It's been such a wonderful week getting to know your child this week. They are a thoughtful, sweet and determined bunch! I'm looking forward to spending the year with them, helping them learn and growing closer to Jesus. 

Here are the reminders for the week:

Monday, Sept. 12

  • Birthday pictures due today
  • Cross Country forms due today (optional)
  • Cross Country practice begins today (3:00 - 3:45pm)
  • Bring in remaining purple forms or brown envelopes
  • Pizza Lunch - Rylynn's birthday 
  • PE with Mr. Kelly

Tuesday, Sept. 15

  • PE with Ms. Tang
  • Cross Country practice (3:00 - 3:45pm)

Wednesday, Sept. 16

  • No PE today
  • Dismissal at 2pm

Thursday, Sept. 17

  • First spelling list goes home
  • Read blog regarding the Spelling program (coming soon)
  • PE today with Ms. Tang
  • Cross Country practice (3:00 - 3:45pm)

Friday, Sept. 18

  • Assembly 
  • No PE today

Have some fun in the sun this weekend!! 

Miss Ramirez :)