Happy New Year– January Newsletter

January 2007 News: Mr. McGaughey’s Grade 2 Class

Studies: Communities Here there and Everywhere
During January and
February, your child will be completing a study of our local community
(Midland, Simcoe County) and comparing it to other communities around the
world. We will be completing the unit from January 15 to the middle of

The final project for this unit will be to complete a
travel journal and poster of an imaginary trip to a destination outside of
Canada. Upon completion of the project, each child will make a brief oral
presentation to the class about his or her chosen destination. We will be
celebrating the end of the unit with a party sampling foods and music from
our chosen destinations.

The bulk of the work for this project will
be completed in class but you can help with discussing possible travel
destinations with your child. If you have any travel brochures, books,
souvenirs or posters that you can loan the class for the duration of the
unit, we would appreciate it. If you are planning a family vacation
outside of Canada for March break, encourage your child to collect
brochures, postcards, newspaper clippings and flyers to prepare for your

Current Events
Your child will be starting to do
weekly current events presentations in class. He or she can choose an
article from a newspaper, magazine, webpage or television, then write a
brief summary using the 5 Ws—Who, What, When, Where, Why and How?
current events schedule will be the same as the sharing schedule before
Monday: Alexis, Colter, Jaden,
Tuesday: Rebecca Brendan,
Wednesday: Jared, Shaelyn, Carter, Danny
Thursday: Jordan
Sam, Chevy
Friday: Gage, Nicholas, Simon
Important days to remember
in our class
Monday: Poetry books back to school, Gym
Thursday: Gym.
Library—Bring your library book.
Friday: Poetry books go home.
up the good work with reading your weekly poems and songs with your
family. Repeated reading of familiar songs and poems helps readers to
develop fluency.

January 19: PD Day—No School:
January 16:
Scholastic Book Orders Due

Class Website:

Math: Chapter 6 Place

For the next few weeks, we are exploring numbers to 100. It
would be helpful if your child brought in a bag of pennies (up to 30) and
dimes (10) to keep in their desks to help them with their math lessons.


We finished our wrapping paper project just in time for
Christmas. Pictures of all the wrapping paper is on our website. Santa
sent this letter to thank us for our hard work.

Dear Grade 2
Students at Parkview School:

Thank you for all your hard work on
the wrapping paper for my printing press. The elves scanned your pictures
and put your designs into the printing press. With your help, I had enough
wrapping paper for all the good girls and boys around the world. Please
remember to thank Mr. McGaughey and Mrs. LeMesurier for helping you to do
such a good job.