ClassroomEvents Notes






Teacher:  Ms Stasiewicz






The grade two class was busy in November preparing for and writing end of term tests and assignments.  They worked hard and showed good growth and maturity since the beginning of the school year.  I was happy to meet the parents at the Parent-Teacher Conference last month.


December will be a short month at school but another busy one. We are now in the season of Advent as we journey closer to Christmas. The school participates in weekly Advent celebrations to reflect upon this journey. 


The annual Christmas concert takes place on Wednesday, December 19th.  The students are busy, in Music class, preparing for this important and exciting event.

In Math, we are presently working on the number 11.  During the second term we will be focusing on the addition and subtraction number facts to 14.


We have begun our Home Reading Program  To make this a beneficial reading experience for your child please use some of the comprehension strategies that are included in the bookbags.  The bags are to be returned every Tuesday and Friday.


Parent Teaching Hint (Parents are the first teachers of the child)

Retelling a story in order is sometimes difficult.  To practise sequencing a story, write sentences from a story your child has read, on different strips of paper. Have your child arrange the strips in order.  The sentences can also be written on one sheet and then numbered in order.  Increase the number of sentences for more difficulty.


 I would like to wish all the Holy Ghost School families a Merry Christmas and a Blessed Christmas season.


Ms Stasiewicz






General Information

Term Outline

- Information regarding the concepts we will be covering in each term will be made available during each term.  Parents can use this information to help their children with their learning.



- Homework is usually the unfinished spelling assignment for the day.

- Please check your child’s Homework and Message folder for any other homework or notes and messages. 

- Parents can also provide homework by having their child do extra reading, phonics, or math, based on the concepts outlined for the term.



- Spelling unit tests are every Monday. 

- Notes will be sent home informing parents about other tests.



- Evaluation consists of student performance in daily work and on tests.


Support Work

- The Home Reading program begins in November.

- Students having difficulty in an area will be asked to do extra work at home.


Physical Education

- The students will be changing into gym clothes this year.  Please label the

gym bag as well as the shorts and shirt.

- Gym bags can be brought home every Friday for washing.