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RELIGION

Many of our grade two students will be receiving
the Sacrament of First Eucharist during a special mass
on April 10th at 2 p.m. at Divine Infant Church. All
grade two students will attend a church visit on April
5th to learn more about the different aspects of the
church itself. Our Easter mass for the school will be
celebrated on May 3rd during Education Week. Both
grades will continue with the Fully Alive and Religion
programs after Easter.
LANGUAGE ARTS
During the month of April, we will begin a unit on
fairytales (gr. 2) and fables (gr. 3) and hope to further
enhance the students' understanding of the “beginning,
middle and end” segments of a story. They will learn
about the different characteristics of fairytales,
legends and fables. We continue to focus on guided
reading and comprehensive responses. The children are
learning how to find information in the text which
helps to support the main idea or lesson. The children
are strongly encouraged to be involved with some
aspect of reading on a daily basis both at school and at
home. They are also encouraged to continue practising
the reading, spelling and correct application of their
word wall words. We will continue to have opportunities
to exercise the editing components of the writing
process for the remainder of the year.
MATHEMATICS
In the subject of mathematics, the grade 2
children will work on lessons associated with two digit
addition and subtraction with regrouping. The grade 3
will continue to work in numeration with addition,
subtraction and multiplication. Both grades will also
begin to explore linear measurement.

Bring on SPRING!

SCIENCE
Our last unit of instruction for grade 2 will be on
various aspects of animals. We will begin this about
half way through the month. We hope to be
receiving chick eggs by April 11th, for incubation and
hatching. The grade 3 students will explore 'Growth
and Changes in Plants after their soil unit. They will
be planting their own seeds and conducting a variety
of experiments to investigate the different
concepts in this unit. Both groups will be observing
the growth of our “Tomatosphere” seeds, some that
may have been on the international Space Station
for 5 weeks.

ARTS
In the Arts, we will continue to
explore concepts in music and movement. Students
enjoyed performing in the musical theatre dance for
the “Lion King”. We hope to be able to use different
rhythm and sound instruments new to the school
this year!

COMMUNICATION
*Education Week will begin on May 2nd. Look for
upcoming information on special events that week.
*As the temperature gets warmer the children get
the urge to take off their jackets. I will use my
discretion as to whether or not they need to
continue wearing them as the days warm up unless
parents inform me otherwise. Please ensure they
have a change of socks for “wet” feet days, as I’m
sure there will be a few during the month.
*Thank you for your on-going support. Please do not
hesitate to contact me with any questions or
concerns.
Yours in education,
Katherine Shaw