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Grade 2

The teachers in Grade 2 in 2017 are Cassie, Heidi, Julie-Anne and Zeke.

Grade 2 Term 3

We are studying Earth Sciences in our unit “Weather and Wonderful Water”. This unit will link to our cross curriculum  priority of Sustainability. We will continuing to use the Daily 5 Literacy CAFE program in our classrooms. You can research more about this program at: www.thedailycafe.com/cafe/interactive-cafe-menu . We now also use the Reading Eggs platform and each child has an individual profile for this application. Reading eggs is used in class and at home for additional support. Our Mathematics program is based on the “Big Ideas in Number” developed in collaboration with Professor Di Siemon of RMIT University. You can learn more about this approach here: www.eduweb.vic.gov.au/edulibrary/public/teachlearn/student/devbigideas.pdf .

In Grade 2, it is each child’s responsibility to bring both their Communication Folder and Reading Folder to school each morning. Their Communication Folder contains a school diary which is to be used for communication between you and your child’s teacher. It is also your child’s responsibility to alert the teacher if there is a note inside their diary. Our homework for Term 3 will continue to be our nightly reading of at least 10 minutes with an adult and recording this in our Reading Journals. In the front cover of your child’s Reading Journal book there will be a page to assist with this task. Please ensure this reading task is completed each night from Monday to Thursday nights. This will assist us as it will ensure that your child builds confidence in their reading and writing skills. We will also be using the Mathletics program as part of our homework. Please endeavour to do at least 30 mins of Mathletics per week. This may be done in 3 10 minute sessions, or 30 minutes consecutively. More information can be found at: www.mathletics.com.au Please note, you do not need to purchase an additional Mathletics login as it is included in our school program. Each student has been given their own Mathletics login and password. It is very important to guide students through areas in the program by explaining problems using the ‘Help’ feature if necessary. If you are in doubt about how to complete a task, go to the Question Mark read through the detail with your child. If you need further guidance, please do not hesitate to ask your child’s teacher. In addition to these subjects, we will also be learning French in our LOTE program with Dora, Physical Education with Kate, Art with Rachel and Music with Michael.

Lunch orders can be completed online or using an envelope with money that is sent out from our classroom by 9:15 am each day. More information about this can be found here:http://www.albertparkps.vic.edu.au/more-info/lunches

Wel welcome Parent Helpers into our classrooms once again in Term 3 to assist with individual reading tasks. Teachers will allocate days to assist to Parents that have completed the ‘Parents as Helpers’ course. If you require a meeting with your child’s teacher, please enquire at the General Office, however we will be in the playground after school following dismissal each day if you need to chat casually. Students with medical issues such as anaphylaxis or any other areas of concern must complete a Medical Action Plan provided by the General Office.  Please see Jedda to complete this process to ensure that we are fully informed of any concerns.

Kind regards,

Grade 2 Teachers, Cassie, Julie-Anne, Heidi and Zeke.