For Grade Two/Three, homework goes home on Friday and is due back at school the following Wednesday. Hopefully, this set-up will allow each family to complete the homework as it best suits your schedule. The contents of your child’s homework packet will vary from week to week, but it will always contain the weekly list of spelling words which need to be practised in preparation for Friday morning’s test. There will also be activities which are meant to reinforce skills learned in other areas of the curriculum like Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, Health, Technology and Art.
New concepts will not be introduced in homework, so if your child doesn’t seem to know what to do or is struggling to complete the homework, please let me know.
In addition to the weekly homework pack, all children should be reading for 20 minutes at home each night. Continual practice and reinforcement of reading strategies is the most powerful way to encourage your child’s progress as a reader.
Homework May 17th
Animal Projects- The animal projects are well underway! The students are encouraged to continue to spend time on their individual projects at home . At school we have been studying the characteristics and classifications of animals to further develop the student's understanding .
Math task cards - The students have been given 16 task cards to complete this week. Each task card asks a question about polygons. The students are to record their one word answers on the given recording sheet.
Spelling List/Writing Assignment
This week the spelling words are meant to reinforce the students descriptive writing process. Each student is to write or type a story in the genre of their choosing (narrative, expository, fiction, realistic fiction, etc…). The story needs to be at least 2 pages long and using proper paragraphs (indent, topic sentence followed by supporting sentences, new paragraph for each new idea, etc…). Students must use and underline or highlight at least 10 of the words below.
Have fun, I cannot wait to read the stories.