2E Home Learning! Notes

Home Learning with Mr. McLaughlin, Mrs. Chapman and Ms. Jessi


Posted: November 12, 2021

Good Morning!

Today we have a new writing video from Mr. M. You will be learning about adding a title to your small moment story and making sure that all your ideas stay on topic. 

In Math you can finish up this week's choice board that will help you continue to practice some of the things we learned in class. I am attaching it again so you can find it easily. See if you are getting faster with your doubles ( like 3+3=6,  5+5=10,  6+6=12 ) and your friends of ten ( like 4 and 6, 9 and 1, 8 and 2 ). Next week we will practice using our doubles and friends of ten to help us add numbers quickly. 

Be sure to spend some time on dreambox as well, which also happens to be a square on your choice board. 

Have you had a chance to try Ms. Jessi's Exploration activities? I am attaching them as well just in case you will be using them today.

We have a zoom call at 9 this morning. We hope you can join us by clicking on the link below.

Have a great weekend...AND...Happy Birthday to Journey who is having a Birthday on Sunday!!!

Here's your link for our chat coming up at 9:00!

Topic: 2E Class Chat
Time: Nov 12, 2021 09:00 AM Halifax
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Posted: November 10, 2021

Hello Boys and Girls!

Today Mr. M has posted a video message about Remembrance Day and a writing assignment in honour of Nov. 11th. There is an attachment below with a link to a Remembrance Day video to watch first. 

Math activities on a choice board were posted yesterday and you will choose a few more activities to review what we learned in class. 

There will be no learning posted for tomorrow, Remembrance Day, as we take time to remember present day soldiers and our veterans who served or serve our country to keep us safe. 

Our next zoom call will be on Friday at 9am. We were happy to chat with Axl yesterday and hope you can all join us next time!

Have a great day!

Posted: November 9, 2021

Good Morning Grade 2 Friends!

Today Mr. M has posted a new writing video to add special punctuation in your writing.

Mrs. Chapman has attached a Math Choice Board for you to use for the remainder of this week. You can choose a few different activities every day to practice the Math we have learned in class.

We have also attached a feelings scavenger hunt from Mrs. MacDonald, our guidance counsellor.

Don't forget to try out the many activities posted on Monday by Ms. Jessi and check out Mrs. MacQ's Music Page and Mr. M's Phys-Ed Page. 

Have a great day! We hope you can join us at 2:00 for our zoom call. 

Posted: November 8, 2021

Grade 2E Video Chat
Hello! This is the info for a zoom call on Tuesday at 2pm. We hope our students can join us to say hello!
Topic: Grade 2E Home Learning Chat
Time: Nov 9, 2021 02:00 PM Halifax
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Posted: November 8, 2021

Hello Grade 2!

Welcome to your Home Learning for Monday! What are you learning today?

Exploration with Ms. Jessi: This week Ms. Jessi has included three attachments to explore French vocabulary for colours through songs, scavenger hunt and art.

Literacy with Mr. McLaughlin: Today you have two new videos from Mr. M to help with your reading and writing.

Math with Mrs. Chapman: Start at 50 and count backwards by 2s. Can you go forwards and backwards to 100?   

Go on a scavenger hunt to find numbers around the house. Example: a clock, a remote. Where do you see numbers? Write the numbers you see. 

If you have a pack of cards at home, here are two games you will remember playing in class:

·         Place Value Number Battle

o   Materials: Deck of cards with the face cards and 10s removed, Ace worth one

o   Skill: Number recognition, place value, order, and sequencing

o   How to Play: Players split a deck of cards and flip over their top two cards to create a 2-digit number. Players may move the cards and place in any position of the number they wish. Highest number wins all the cards.


·         Give Me 10

o   Materials: Deck of cards with the face cards removed. Ace is worth one.

o   Skill: Number recognition and addition

o   How to Play: Deal 10 cards face up.

o   Players take turns finding and removing combinations of cards that add up to 10.



Have a great start to your week, boys and girls!


Posted: November 5, 2021

Happy Friday Boys and Girls!

Today you have a new video from Mr. M for literacy and you will be going on a Math Scavenger Hunt in Math.

Find numbers in magazines or flyers that you have around the house that you have permission to cut. Try to find numbers up to 100 (or even higher if you want to try 3 digit numbers). Glue your numbers in order on paper (or construction paper if you have some at home)  and read the numbers to an adult.

Spend some time on Dream Box using your password as well.

We hope you can join us this morning at 9am on zoom using the link below.

Have a great weekend!

Posted: November 4, 2021

We hope you can join to chat about your week!
Topic: Grade 2E
Time: Nov 5, 2021 09:00 AM Halifax
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Posted: November 4, 2021

Good Morning Friends!

What will you be learning today?

Literacy: Today, Mr M has posted a video about adding dialogue in your stories. What will you characters be saying in your story? 

Math: Today, Math Wizards, you will be practicing your counting by 2s all the way to 100 AND back. Can you get all the way to 100 yet? Maybe you can count by 2s to 30 or 40. Good for you! See if you can get even farther today!

In Grade 2 we will be learning about the calendar and today Mrs. Chapman has attached a November calendar below. Open up this Novemeber calendar by clicking on the attachment and see if you can answer these questions: How many days are there in November? How many weeks? Point to today's day and date. How many days are there until Remembrance Day on November 11th? What day will be Remembrance Day be on? Do you or someone in your family have a birthday in November? What day and date will it be on?

Don't forget about Dreambox for additional math activities and remember to check out Ms. Jessi's weekly Exploratory challenge, Mr. M's Phys-ed page and Mrs. MacQ's music page.

Have a great day, Grade 2!

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Good Morning Friends!

We are looking forward to chatting with you today at 2:00. The invite was posted yesterday on this page and we are hoping some of you can join us!

What are you learning today?

Literacy: Check out the latest writing video posted below by Mr. M. 

Math: Today you will be practicing your counting by 2s backwards and completing a place value activity by counting some items around the house and showing the tens and ones in the number. Record your work, date it and bring it to school when you return or take a photo to show me @ paula.chapman@nbed.nb.ca

1. Count with someone at home by counting backward from 100 by 2s. I have attached a hundreds chart to help you if needed.

2. Find and count some items around the house: toothpicks, marshmallows, beans, cheerios etc. Write the numbers on a piece of paper or use the recording sheet attached below. How many 10s? How many 1’s. Record the tens and ones and draw the base ten blocks if you can. Try as many as you would like! Take a look at the attached recording sheet below for an example. 

Have a great day, Grade 2!

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Posted: November 2, 2021

Hi kids,

Starting on Wednesday we will be having short video chats so we can see how you are all doing, and so we can share what we are learning with each other. We will have the chats every second day and will post a link to the meeting website on our home learning page. Meetings are not mandatory, but we would love to see as many of you as possible. The meeting schedule is below.

Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 2:00pm

Friday, Nov. 5 at 9:00am

Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 2:00pm

Friday, Nov. 12 at 9:00am

Here is the link to the meeting on Wednesday.

Time: Nov 3, 2021 02:00 PM Halifax

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Posted: November 1, 2021

Hello Grade 2!

Today Mr. M has a lesson about adding detail to your story and Mrs. Chapman has two Halloween challenges in Math. Take a look at our 2 videos, check out the attachments below to try the Math challenges and don't forget about Ms. Jessi's candy catapult for Exploratory posted yesterday. 

For more home learning ideas, check out Mrs. MacQ's music page and Mr.M's Phys-ed page.

Have a terrific Tuesday!



Posted: October 31, 2021

Good Morning Grade 2!

We are excited to share with you some learning activities for you to work on today for Reading, Writing and Math. We also have an exploratory activity to do with your Halloween treats this week!

In Literacy, Mr. M has a video attached for you below with a writing lesson and some suggestions for reading.

In Math, Mrs. Chapman has a math video attached below that you can watch to try counting around the circle and some counting challenges. You will be putting your counting skills to work counting your Halloween treats or other things around the house. 

In Exploratory, Ms. Jessi has an exploratory STEAM challenge attached below to build a candy catapult this week. Wow!

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