Let’s Make Reading a Habit

Support Literacy At Home- Snuggle up and Read:)

Pick a couple of books a day to read. Make connections to the story thinking about how the book is similar to your life, another book you have read or to something in the world. Ask questions while you read and predict what will happen.

Click on these words to read Tumblebooks
Username: simcoe
Password: books


Click on these words to read Bookflix Username: simcodsb
Password: simc7729


Week 1 (March 23rd)

Good morning,

Hopefully, you had a great March Break and had some fun:) It is important to get into a routine as this will be our new normal for a while. We want you to know that we are thinking about you and miss you. Through this blog, we can stay connected. We want the next little while to be about balance. We need to learn together, but also keep our mind and body healthy. We need to take care of ourselves and others around us (our family and neighbours).

This week with the supervision of your parents (parental controls can also be turned on for extra safety) explore this blog and all the links. There are MANY amazing links that you can use to learn. We will be sending passwords in the next little while as well as adding more websites. This is new for us too so please be patient. We are not professional bloggers:)

Task 1: Look at the sample schedule and then click the link below to find an editable version you can change to suit your own family. You can also just write a schedule out on a piece of paper. A schedule brings predictability, structure and comfort.

Link for an editable version for you to make up a schedule with your child:
Hint: Your child will be more willing to follow the schedule if they are allowed to give input.

Task 2: Make up a chore chart. You can print out the one attached or make your own on a piece of paper.

Link for a printable chore chart: http://www.thestarwarsmom.com/2013/10/lego-star-wars-free-printable-chores-chart.html?spref=pi

Task 3: This week concentrate on getting a good reading routine established. Each day, snuggle up with a book and read. Since you are at home, reading can be done independently or to a younger/older sibling or parent. Online, there are thousands of books you can access. (We will be sending out passwords to you soon for the links mentioned)

Task 4: Go on the link, “Learn at Home” by the Ministry of Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/page/learn-at-home

Task 5: Check out Scholastic Learn at Home. Click on the Link:https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Math-We are now learning about Area and Perimeter

Overall Expectations
By the end of Grade 2, students will:
• estimate, measure, and record length, perimeter and area using non-standard units and standard units
• compare, describe, and order objects, using attributes measured in non-standard units and standard units

By the end of Grade 3, students will:
– estimate, measure, and record the perimeter of two-dimensional shapes, through investigation using standard units (Sample problem: Estimate, measure, and record the perimeter of your notebook.)
– estimate, measure (i.e., using centimetre grid paper, arrays), and record area (e.g., if a row of 10 connecting cubes is approximately the width of a book, skip counting
down the cover of the book with the row of cubes [i.e., counting 10, 20, 30, …] is one way to determine the area of the book cover)

Mass and Capacity

In Grade Two students learn to:
– compare and order a collection of objects
by mass and/or capacity, using non-standard
units (e.g.,“The coffee can holds more sand
than the soup can, but the same amount as
the small pail.”)

Grade 3 students begin to learn standard measurement. Look for things with your child in your fridge and cupboards measured in ml/L and g/kg

1 ml=1 drop of water
500 ml=1 water bottle
1 L=jug of orange juice

1 gram= 1 paper clip
1 kg=a bag of sugar

Telling Time

Grade 2 expectations:
– tell and write time to the quarter-hour,
using demonstration digital and analogue
clocks (e.g.,“My clock shows the time
recess will start [10:00], and my friend’s
clock shows the time recess will end
– determine, through investigation, the relationship
between days and weeks and
between months and years.

Grade 3 expectations:
– read time using analogue clocks, to the
nearest five minutes, and using digital
clocks (e.g., 1:23 means twenty-three
minutes after one o’clock), and represent
time in 12-hour notation;
– determine, through investigation, the relationship
between days and weeks and
between months and years.

Click to play Telling Time games-IXL