Patterning in math

Today in math we did some review of what we learned about patterning in grade 1. Here are some important vocabulary words the children should know:

  • core– is the part of a pattern that repeats.
  • attributes– is the kind of pattern that it is…for example colour, shape, size and position
  • element-is the actual objects used in the pattern…for example we made patterns today with blocks. Our element was blocks.

We then used the blocks to build patterns and then coloured the patterns into our math books. I challenged the children to try and start with an easy pattern and then make them a little trickier. A way to extend this learning at home is to look for patterns around your house.

Enjoy the pictures!

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REE and Spelling

Today we started both our REE program and our Weekly Spelling lists. This is our “homework” in grade 2 and both should be completed every evening. The spelling list each week will follow a pattern- this week we are focusing on the short a sound. On Friday we will have our first spelling test. Thank you in advance for helping your child prepare. We also started our Read Every Evening (REE) Program. Each child has chosen a book at their reading level. Please read this book with your child and record it in the reading log. This should be a continuation of the levelled reading program that began in grade one. Please contact me with any questions or concerns about Spelling or REE.