Welcome to Mr. McEnery's Grade 2 Class site. Here you will find subject information, weekly reminders and information about major assignments.
Additionally you will be able to access links to valuable educational websites that support student learning and provide valuable resources for parents.
There is a PD Day on Friday so there is no homework being
sent home this week. Students can still study their word wall words
and use the Raz Kids reading program or the math Zorbits program at home.
* The new pizza and Subway lunch forms are due this week.
* The new math program 'Zorbit,' is now up and running and the
passwords have been sent home. Please have your child use this
program as part of their homework this week.
* Please ensure that your child Library books are back on
I have set up a twitter account for our class. You can follow us at:
Our class has library every Wednesday afternoon but library books are due back every Tuesday. Please remind your child to keep track of their books and to take care of them properly.
Please have your child read to you every night as part of their homework. I want to see everyone continue to improve with their reading levels during the term.
Parent volunteers are always most welcome to come and read with students in our class. We have reading time every morning during second block.
If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach me at the school or write a note in your child's agenda book. Please sign your child's agenda book every night. Please check it daily for newsletters or forms. They can be found inside the front plastic pocket of the agenda book. Thank you.
Raz-Kids is now working. I have sent home your child's passwords. Please have your child use this programs as part of their homework each week. It can be found on the Student Portal at the School Website.
For Raz-Kids students will have to enter my username: mmcenery and then their password. I will be sending the passwords home once the programs are working.
The school board is no longer subscribing to the math Dreambox program this year. They will be introducing another program this term to replace it. Another good math program that they can use in the time being is Podigy Math.
Bookflix is now working. Please check it out with your child. It is available to your child on the Student Portal. Bookflix is a remarkable new online literacy resource that pairs classic fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods with related non-fiction eBooks from Scholastic. The username is: ottawcarl an the password is: otta1135. Please encourage your child to use this program on a regular basis.
The following is my September Parent Letter
Welcome back to school! I am very excited about beginning another school year and I want to welcome you and your child to Grade 2. In partnership with you, my goal as an educator is to provide a warm, nurturing and productive learning environment for each child.
I would like to outline a few routines and guidelines that will assist in allowing this school year to run smoothly. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Every student will be given an agenda book, where notes home and special events will be written in on a daily basis. The agenda is an effective way of building communication between home and school. I will encourage the students to show you their agenda book each night. Please sign/initial the agenda daily and have your child bring it to school each day. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
It is recommended that Grade 2 students do between 5 to 20 minutes of homework each evening. Reading with your child is an expected part of homework every night. Homework will be given at the beginning of each week and will be due every Friday. Your child will have library time every Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure that their library books are returned each week.
Every Friday we will have a short word wall spelling quiz. The students are asked to read, review and practise writing the weekly word wall words. All new word wall words for the week will be written in the agenda book every Monday. They will start during the second week of school.
Students are asked to have a pair of non-marking indoor running shoes at school. We have gym three times a week. Please label all clothing (to avoid losing personal belongings). Thank you.
Lunch and Snack
Please try to provide healthy lunches and snacks that your child will like. We have snack time twice a day, after each recess. For the safety of all students, please do not send your child with peanut butter, nuts or other nut products.
School Web site and Teacher Blog
Please regularly check our school web site and this blog for upcoming events and important notices.
Donations of Kleenex, student headphones and chair slippers (pre-cut tennis balls for desk chairs), would be greatly appreciated this year. Students are asked to bring in any non-electronic games to be kept at school and used during inclement weather recesses. Lego is also allowed.
Scholastic Book Orders
Book order forms will be sent home every month. Scholastic Books offers a huge variety of exciting fiction and non-fiction books that encourage children to read. Children love to read when they find something that interests them.
I look forward to meeting you at our school Curriculum Night, on October 20th. In the meantime, should you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at the school or by note in the agenda book. Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.
Mr. Mark McEnery