Friday Smiles and some Pattern pictures!

Here are our classroom smiles for this week 🙂

Sept. 8-Playing under the parachute in gym (Ryan)

Sept. 9-Playing outside on the playground in the sand (Spencer)

Sept. 10-Playing on the swings (Reese)

Sept. 11- Painting (Meghan)


In Math we used blocks to build colour patterns- the students were trying to build the longest patterns that they could. Enjoy the pictures and have a great weekend!

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Using Ipads to practice our sight words

This morning we used our classroom Ipads to practice the Dolch Sight Words. I have grouped a bunch of fun apps onto a Spelling page….and even though we were having a lot of fun we were learning! I am happy to see the children following our classroom Ipad rules and sharing with their partner. Our favourite apps were Monkey Word and Word Bingo.

We also had our first Fire Drill today- and we did awesome 🙂

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What we are up to

Even though it is only the second day of school this week, we have been very busy!


In Math we are learning all about patterns. There are 3 very important words for us to know: core, attribute and element. We are becoming colour pattern experts.

003 002 In Reading Workshop this week we have talked about what RW needs to look like, sound like and feel like for us all to be successful. I took pictures of all the kids that I saw doing their job and added them to the poster. We are also working on increasing our stamina for quiet reading- we can read for 10 minutes no problem! We also talked about what to do when we get to a tricky word. Each child has their own bookmark with the decoding strategies on it to remind them of things to try when they run into a word they don’t know.


In Writing Workshop we talked about why writers write and also about all the different things that we can write. Tomorrow we are going to practice making a list. A great idea to practice writing at home is to get your child to help you make a grocery list. The more that we write- the better we will become!

Home Reading also started today- please have your child read to you and then write it in the orange log-book. The level that your child is reading at is the level given to me by their grade 1 teacher. I am working on testing all the kids on the Dolch word lists and then I can begin to listen to them reading. I have put a lot of information about home reading in the orange duo-tang so please take time to read through it. Contact me with any questions.

First Week Back :)

Our first four days of grade 2 have been fabulous! The kids are learning the new routines and expectations and every day runs a little smoother.

Here are our “smiles” from our first week of second grade

Sept. 1– Running around and hiding by the swings at recess- Darius

Sept. 2– Playing basketball at recess-Seth

Sept.3– Gym-Ember

Sept. 4– Meeting new friends- Arli


Yay- I have all the media releases signed so I am able to post some pictures of what we are doing in our room. Enjoy our first day photos!

Enjoy your long weekend- see you on Tuesday, September 8th.

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First Day

We had a fantastic first day of grade 2! I am so happy to have such an energetic and well behaved class. I think we had all of our school supplies sorted in less than an hour!

Our day was busy with unpacking, a school tour, an assembly, our first music class with Ms. Lloyd, some art and many more things.

Please fill out and return all forms as soon as possible. It is also important to fill out the front page of your child’s planner with all your contact information.

I want to be able to post pictures on the blog- so please check the media consent box on the registration form if it is alright to post pictures of your child. Please come and talk to me with any concerns- we took lovely first day pictures today and I would love to share them!

It was such a busy day that I forgot to give the kids a little treat that I had for them….I will have to get them to remind me for tomorrow!

Enjoy your evening- I am sure that we will all go to bed a little earlier tonight 🙂

Mrs. Tebay