Week 9-10 Communication
Dear Grade 2 Parents,
We hope you and your families are well. We trust that you are looking forward to a well deserved break from school next week. Below is a wrap up of the learning that has been going on this past week, the experiences that we have planned for the week after the holiday, and some simple things that you and your child can do at home to extend your child’s learning over the holidays.
This past week our students learned all about the ‘zones of regulation’ as a way to better understand the emotional part of who we are as people. The students reflected about the different feelings they have in the different ‘zones’, and thought about ways that they change their emotions when they become negative. Our Grade 2 students also applied their reading and thinking skills, while inquiring into non-fiction texts about the benefits of regular exercise and healthy sleep habits.
Wow Work! from the week:
Here you can see examples of student work from our Who We Are unit. Students are using the Zones of Regulation as a tool to help us be aware of and control our emotions.
In maths, children collected and organized data into bar graphs this week.
Students have been practicing reading nonfiction books with some being connected to health and wellbeing.
During the holiday the main goal we suggest is for our students and families to relax and enjoy themselves, and to get as much of a break from screens and devices as possible. The one thing we ask students to do over the break is to take pictures of anything that they do that connects to the ‘Ways of Well Being’ that we learned about this past Wednesday. These ‘ways’ include: staying active, taking notice of things, connecting with others, giving to others, and learning at home. We would like to use these pictures after the holidays to have students reflect and think about their well-being after the holidays are over. If your child enjoys expressing themself in writing, or drawing you might also like to encourage them to keep a journal, or create sketches of the things they do over the break. These are optional activities though.
For the week ahead after the holiday our students will begin the week, as mentioned, by sharing and reflecting about some of the things they did over the holiday to benefit their well-being. Afterwards we will begin inquiring into nutrition and healthy eating habits. Our students will read and learn about nutrition, think about their own eating habits and work to find and help prepare some examples of healthy meals and snacks. It should be lots of fun and we hope that our families can enjoy getting our Grade 2 students involved in the food planning and preparation for a day at home.
We hope your week away from remote learning is a fun and relaxing one.
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