Grade 2's blog

WEEK OF JUNE 19-23

 

Hi Grade Two Families,

What an exciting week we had as two special guests came to the school this week! We started Monday off with what Mrs. Moorehead is calling the best day ever!! Trevor Linden and Fin came to surprise the school at a special assembly. It was a whole lot of fun. On Wednesday, Father Rodney came to talk to the school about vocations. He had such fun videos and answered some great questions. 

A very special Happy Father's Day to all the dads! I hope you enjoy your special day with your families! 

Here are the reminders for the week: 

Star of the Week: Marcus

Monday, June 19

  • Reading Activity due
  • Friday Letters can stay home
  • No more Hot Lunch - please don't forget to pack a lunch for your child
  • Fun Day Crests are due
  • Uniform Fitting from 3:00-7:30 pm

Tuesday, June 20

  • Reading Activity goes home today (last one of the year)
  • Uniform Fitting from 3:00-7:30 pm

Wednesday, June 21

  • PE
  • Mass at 11 am ~ please join us! 

Thursday, June 22

  • Reading Activity due

Friday, June 23

  • Appreciation Breakfast for Parents at 8:00 am in the gym
  • Fun Day
    • Please wear your team colour
    • Dismissal is at 1:00 pm

Looking Ahead:

  • June 26 - Primary Year End Picnic at Garden City Park
  • June 28 - Mrs. Melvin's Retirement Assembly at 1:00 pm (please note the change)
  • June 29 - Last Day of School! Dismissal at 12:00 pm 

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

Where has the time gone? This is our second to the last weekly blog! I can't believe it! 

Love,

Miss Ramirez 

 

WEEK OF JUNE 11-16

Hi Grade Two Families! 

We had a great time on our field trip on Tuesday! The class was so excited about the bus ride and got to see suburban and urban communities in Richmond and Vancouver. At the Capilano Salmon Hatchery, the students asked loads of questions and got to see different types of salmon in their different stages. Many of them got to feed them as well! We then went on our hikes. They even came up with a song or two while on the hike. We had a lot of fun! A big thank you to the parents who came along with us! 

Here are the reminders for the week: 

Star of the Week: Rachel

Monday, June 12

  • Reading Activity due
  • Return Friday Letters
  • Hot lunch
  • Return I'm a Gift from God
  • Special Assembly by the Grade 7's at 9:00 am
  • Students come to school wearing their Canucks gear over their uniform
    • This is in support of the Kinders' Fin's Friends Program
    • After, they will remove their Canucks gear and put it in their lockers
    • If you have no Canucks gear - no worries

Tuesday, June 13

  • Reading Activity goes home today

Wednesday, June 14

  • PE
  • Spelling Check up for List 30 ~ last one!
  • Vocations Visit by Father Rodney

Thursday, June 15 

  • Reading Activity due

Friday, June 16

  • Assembly led by Grades 6 & K
  • PE
  • Reading Activity goes home

Looking Ahead:

  • June 21 - Grade 7 Farewell Mass at 11:00 am
  • June 22 - Mrs. Melvin's Retirement Assembly at 2:00 pm
  • June 23 - Fun Day! Dismissal is at 1 pm
  • June 26 - Primary Year End Picnic at Garden City Park
  • June 29 - Last Day of School! Dismissal at 12:00 pm 

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

Enjoy the sunshine! :) 

God bless,

Miss Ramirez 

JUNE 5 - JUNE 9

 

Hi Grade Two Families!

Happy Pentecost Sunday! Today is the last day of Easter and the birthday of the Church! It is certainly a glorious occassion as we call upon the Holy Spirit to guide us to become better followers of Christ.

As the school year winds down, please return all school library books as soon as possible. No other library books will be borrowed out for the rest of the year. This week we welcome back Mrs. Santa Ana from her practicum! While she has certainly learned a lot, we are happy to have her back. Welcome back, Mrs. Santa Ana! 

 Here are the reminders for the week: 

Star of the Week: Parker

Monday, June 5

  • Reading Activity due and goes home today
  • Return Friday Letters
  • Hot lunch

Tuesday, June 6

  • Field Trip to Capilano Salmon Hatchery 
  • An email will be sent before Tuesday with reminders and more detailed information

Wednesday, June 7

  • PE
  • Spelling Check up for List 29
  • French Presentations 

Thursday, June 8

  • New Spelling list goes home - last one! 
  • Reading Activity due

Friday, June 9

  • Assembly led by Grades 7 & 3
  • PE
  • Reading Activity goes home

Looking Ahead:

  • June 21 - Grade 7 Farewell Mass at 11:00 am
  • June 22 - Mrs. Melvin's Retirement Assembly at 2:00 pm
  • June 23 - Fun Day! Dismissal is at 1 pm
  • June 26 - Primary Year End Picnic at Garden City Park
  • June 29 - Last Day of School! Dismissal at 12:00 pm 

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

God bless,

Miss Ramirez :) 

 

MAY 29 - JUNE 2

Hi Grade 2 Families, 

Last Friday we had a beautiful Assembly for Mrs. Koop's retirement. The Grade 2 class is so blessed to have her as their teacher-aide and librarian in her last year at the school! We wish Mrs. Koop the best as she spends time with her grandchildren and goes travelling. There is a beautiful picture of Mrs. Koop and some of her children and grandchildren on the school website. Go check it out. Also on Friday, the students got to visit the fair put on by the Grade 7's. The children took awesome photos, bought treats, listened to music, bought treats, did some shopping and bought more treats. They certainly had a whole lot of fun.

I hope you got to spend some quality time in the sun this weekend! Let's hope it continues for our field trip in two weeks! 

 Here are the reminders for the week: 

Star of the Week: Colin

Monday, May 29

  • Reading Activity due
  • Return Friday Letters
  • Practice French using the AIM portal
  • Track and Field Assembly at 2:15 pm

Tuesday, May 30

  • Reading Activity home today  
  • Library Books due
  • French Presentation

Wednesday, May 31

  • PE
  • Spelling Check up for List 28

Thursday, June 1

  • New Spelling list goes home
  • Reading Activity due and goes home

Friday, June 2

  • No school - Planning Day for teachers

Looking Ahead:

  • June 6 - Field Trip to the Salmon Hatchery
  • June 26 - Primary Year End Picnic

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

God bless,

Miss Ramirez

MAY 22-26

Hi Grade Two Families,

I hope you enjoyed the very warm long weekend! In just six short weeks, Grade 2 will come to an end. But before all of that we'll be learning about measurement, 2D and 3D shapes, life cycles of animals, and we'll begin the I'm a Gift from God program this week. The next six weeks will zoom by! It's hard to believe! 

Here are the reminders for the week: 

Star of the Week: Aryanne

Monday, May 22

  • No school (Victoria Day) 

Tuesday, May 23

  • Reading Activity due and goes home today  
  • Library Books due
  • Field Trip form due
  • Return Friday Letters
  • Return Math
  • Practice their French parts using the AIM portal. Students will be presenting in their groups in the next few weeks.

Wednesday, May 24

  • PE
  • Spelling Check up for List 27

Thursday, May 25

  • New Spelling list goes home
  • Reading Activity due 

Friday, May 26

  • Dress Down Day - Fictional Character
    • Come as your favourite fictional character from a book, a movie, or anywhere! 
    • Please follow the same guidelines used on Halloween for this dress down day. 
  • Assembly led by Grades 4 & 1
    • It is a special assembly to honour Mrs. Koop as she retires this year.
  • PE
    • No need to wear their gym strip. Please make sure they can move and run around for PE. 
  • Reading Activity goes home

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

God bless,

Miss Ramirez :) 

WEEK OF MAY 15-19

Hi Grade Two Families! 

Last Sunday was bittersweet for us as we wished Mrs. Santa Ana the best of luck! She will be going on a three-week practicum for her continued studies. We are very excited for her, but will miss her greatly. She will be back on June 5th (just in time for our field trip! ). The class made a beautiful book for her filled with loads of great advice and top-notch drawings. It was incredibly sweet and they may have even put a tear or two in her eyes. Please keep her in your prayers. 

A very, very Happy Mother's Day to all our beautiful moms! I hope you were showered with extra love and affection today. 

Here are the reminders for the week: 

Star of the Week: Olivia

Monday, May 15

  • PE 
  • Hot lunch
  • Reading Activity due
  • High Touch High Tech Science visit
  • Scholastic Orders due today

Tuesday, May 16

  • Reading Activity goes home today  
  • Library Books due

Wednesday, May 17

  • PE
  • Spelling Check up for List 26
  • School Mass led by Grade 1 ~ please join us! 

Thursday, May 18

  • New Spelling list goes home
  • Reading Activity due 

Friday, May 19

  • Assembly led by Grade 5 & 2 ~ please join us! 
  • PE
  • Reading Activity goes home

UPCOMING DATES

  • We'll be going to the Capilano Salmon Hatchery on Tuesday, June 6. It will be a whole day trip. A permission form has been sent home.
  • Fictional Character Dress Down Day is on May 26. Please come dressed in any fictional character costume in a special asseembly for Mrs. Koop's retirement. We'll be using the same guidelines used on Halloween for this dress down day.

Please email me or write me a note in your child's agenda if you have any questions or concerns. Hope you enjoyed the beautiful weekend! 

God bless,

Miss Ramirez :)

 

WEEK OF MAY 1-5

Hi Grade Two Families! 

It is so hard to believe that it is May tomorrow! I feel as if we just started April, and now there are only two months left of Grade 2! We spent the past week learning about the Holy Trinity, and the students came up with very creative ways of explaing how there are 3 persons in 1 God. Some of them included a three layer cake, a triangle, a tricycle, different letters such as A and N, an apple, and even the whole body! Feel free to ask them what their group came up with. They also loved being the "Grade 7's" for a day as the older classes were at the track meet. They had a mini-track meet of their own with the Kinders, and boy, can they run and hula hoop! :) We also spent the week doing some double-digit subtraction and exploring different cultures. Please make sure you return the culture sheet on Monday as we'll be sharing our different findings in our groups. 

Here are the reminders for the week: 

Star of the Week: Jayden

Monday, May 1

  • PE 
  • Hot lunch
  • Reading Activity due
  • Return Friday letters
  • Return culture sheet

Tuesday, May 2

  • Practice French
  • Reading Activity goes home today  
  • Library Books due
  • Wear PE strip

Wednesday, May 3

  • PE
  • Spelling Check up for List 24

Thursday, May 4

  • Dress Down Day - Jeans Day
  • New Spelling list goes home
  • Reading Activity due and goes home today

Friday, May 5

  • No school - Pro-D Day

SAVE THE DATE! 

  • We'll be going to the Capilano Salmon Hatchery on Tuesday, June 6. It will be a whole day trip. A permission form will be sent home at the beginning of May. 

Please email me or write me a note in your child's agenda if you have any questions or concerns. Hope you enjoyed the glorious sunshine today! 

God bless,

Miss Ramirez :) 

CULTURE SHEET

 Hi Grade Two Families! 

We're learning about different cultures in school, and we need your help! Your child took home an info sheet that they need to fill out about one of your family cultures. It contains different elements of culture such as language, food, clothing and more. They are tasked to ask you and your family members different questions to learn more about their culture, then document their findings onto the sheet. They are welcome to use different resources as well to find out more information. The students know that the bulk of the work needs to be done by them. If your family has more than one culture and your child would like to do more than one sheet, they are more than welcome to. They have to submit the first one in order to get the second one.  These sheets are due back in class on Monday, May 1. They will use these sheets to share with a small group what they have learned. 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 

Happy sharing! 

Miss Ramirez 

APRIL 24 - 28

Dear Grade Two Families,

It was wonderful to see all of you at the student-led conferences last Friday. I hope you enjoyed seeing all the things that are happening in the Grade 2 classroom. 

Thank you for all the birthday greetings and for the very generous gift card!! :) I feel very blessed to be a part of such a supportive and caring school community. 

Here are the reminders for the week: 

Star of the Week: Kaley

Monday, Apr. 24

  • PE 
  • Hot lunch

Tuesday, Apr. 25

  • Practice French
  • Reading Activity goes home today  
  • Library Books due

Wednesday, Apr. 26

  • PE
  • No Spelling Check Up this week 

Thursday, Apr. 27

  • Team Spirit Day - wear your favourite team jersey (a professional team, your own team or St. Paul's gear)
  • New Spelling list goes home
  • Reading Activity due 

Friday, Apr. 28

  • PE
  • Regular day from 8:45 - 3:00 pm for Kindergarten - Grade 2 classes (Grades 3-7 will be at a track meet)

SAVE THE DATE! 

  • We'll be going to the Capilano Salmon Hatchery on Tuesday, June 6. It will be a whole day trip. A permission form will be sent home at the beginning of May. 

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

God bless,

Miss Ramirez 

 

APRIL 17-21

 

Hi Grade Two Families,

Happy Easter!! I hope you had a wonderful long weekend celebrating the Lord's journey to the cross and His resurrection! As we begin this new Liturgical season, may we celebrate joyfully and live out the Easter message of hope. 

This week we'll be gearing up to share with you a glimpse what life in Grade 2 is like. The children will take you through a series of stations to showcase what they have been up to. Thank you to all those who have already registered for a time slot. The class is very eager and can't wait for Friday! 

Here are the reminders for the week: 

Star of the Week: Will resume on the week of April 24

Monday, Apr. 17

  • No school ~ Easter Monday

Tuesday, Apr. 18

  • Practice French (see notice sent home last week)
  • Reading Activity due and goes home today  
  • Library Books due

Wednesday, Apr. 19

  • PE
  • No Spelling Check Up this week 

Thursday, Apr. 20

  • New Spelling list goes home
  • Reading Activity due and goes home today
  • Richmond Fire Presentation

Friday, Apr. 21

  • Student-Led Conference Day
    • Please come in complete uniform
    • Make sure you arrive on time for your 30-minute time slot

Please email me or write me a note in your child's agenda if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to seeing you all on Friday! 

God bless,

Miss Ramirez :)