This Week in Year two

Week 28

Review Blends and Digraphs

As the school year winds down, prepare your child for year three by reviewing blends and digraphs which can challenge some readers.
Your class may have had a lot of practise reading digraphs and blends, but it is still important to review them! Write words that include digraphs and blends, then have students sort them by type.
Beginning Consonant Blends
Worksheet
Beginning Consonant Blends
This fill-in-the-bubble test is a great way to help kids familiarize with standardized testing.
Year 2
Worksheet
Consonant Sounds: S Blends
Worksheet
Consonant Sounds: S Blends
Boost your first grader's reading skills by practising S letter blends like in smile, swing, and star.
Year 2
Worksheet
Consonant Sounds: L Blends
Worksheet
Consonant Sounds: L Blends
Work on L blends with your first grader with this worksheet that asks kids to match pictures with the same beginning blend.
Year 2
Worksheet
Sorting Blends & Digraphs
Worksheet
Sorting Blends & Digraphs
Knowing how to spot blends and digraphs helps your students become super readers. Use this worksheet to give your students the chance to practise sorting the blends and digraphs they find.
Year 2
Worksheet
Digraphs Matching
Game
Digraphs Matching
Do some quick digraphs review with this short-and-sweet matching game.
Year 2
Game
Play Beanbag Letter Blend Toss
Activity
Play Beanbag Letter Blend Toss
Year 2
Activity

Place Value: Ten More and Ten Less

Play with money at home to teach place value. Teach your child that 10 pennies equal one dime.
Be sure to represent tens and ones in a variety of ways, and allow students opportunities to build numbers with cubes and blocks. practise exchanging ten pennies for a dime to further reinforce place value.
Reading Place Value: Ones and Tens
Worksheet
Reading Place Value: Ones and Tens
Help your child improve his maths skills determining place value with this printable, which is all about the ones and the tens place. challenge is maths skills.
Year 2
Maths
Worksheet
Counting Coins in the Wallet
Worksheet
Counting Coins in the Wallet
Get this year two maths worksheet, which focuses on counting coins.
Year 2
Maths
Worksheet
Place Value Game Show
Game
Place Value Game Show
Kids find numbers with tens and ones in this place value game show!
Year 2
Maths
Game
Show Me the Money! Two-Digit Subtraction
Lesson plan
Show Me the Money! Two-Digit Subtraction
Who doesn’t like to spend money and plan parties? Students will subtract two-digit numbers as they calculate the remaining money for their party supplies. They will subtract in multiples of ten and focus on place value.
Year 2
Maths
Lesson plan
Subtraction Strategies
Lesson plan
Subtraction Strategies
Get your students synthesizing various subtraction strategies as they work with a partner to solve word problems. This lesson can be used alone or with the lesson plan **Show Me the Money! Two-Digit Subtraction.**
Year 2
Maths
Lesson plan

Retelling Stories

Be creative and have your child act out a favorite book with puppets or dolls. Stage a performance for the rest of the family!
By this time of the year, students should be reading A LOT! Give them an opportunity to retell and act out their favorite books with a reading buddy.
You Are a Character!
Worksheet
You Are a Character!
What better way to learn about characters in stories than to become one? In this activity, students take on the role of a character as they act out scenes with a partner.
Year 2
Worksheet
The Ugly Duckling Story
Worksheet
The Ugly Duckling Story
Test comprehension with this fairy tale jumble! Put "The Ugly Duckling" story scenes back in order.
Year 2
Worksheet
Jack and the Beanstalk: Part 1
Worksheet
Jack and the Beanstalk: Part 1
Take your young reader on an adventure in the fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk. colour the illustrations and practise reading and counting skills too!
Year 2
Worksheet
Character Puppets
Worksheet
Character Puppets
Bring books to life by having students create their very own character puppets! When they're finished, students can use the puppets to act out their favorite scenes.
Year 2
Worksheet
What Would the Character Do?
Worksheet
What Would the Character Do?
Bring story characters to life by having your students imagine them in real life scenarios. In this creative activity, students will seek to analyze their favorite characters by thinking about how each one would react in different situations.
Year 2
Worksheet
Play It Again
Lesson plan
Play It Again
Merging art, creativity, and literature, this lesson is sure to be a crowd favorite. Students will practise their puppetry as they create plays to retell stories in this drama-filled lesson.
Year 2
Maths
Lesson plan
Who are the Key Characters?
Lesson plan
Who are the Key Characters?
Use this fun theatrical lesson plan to help your students identify key characters and events in fiction stories. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the Play it Again lesson plan.
Year 2
Maths
Lesson plan
The Rainy Day: Level G
Story
The Rainy Day: Level G
In this levelled book about a rainy day, a little girl and her cat find fun things to do around the house.
Year 2
Story

Realistic Fiction: Editing

Help your child edit a realistic fiction story at home. Check for correct capitalization and punctuation. Your child may even want to experiment with including dialogue in the story!
As your students put the finishing touches on their realistic fiction stories, show them how to reread and edit their stories. Check for correct capitalization. Some students may even want to include dialogue in their stories!
Fix the Sentences: Rainy Day
Worksheet
Fix the Sentences: Rainy Day
These sentences about rainy day fun have errors. Kids rewrite the sentences using correct capitalization and punctuation on this year three writing worksheet.
Year 3
Worksheet
Fix the Sentences: Baking a Cake
Worksheet
Fix the Sentences: Baking a Cake
These sentences about baking a cake have errors. Kids rewrite the sentences using correct capitalization and punctuation on this year three writing worksheet.
Year 3
Worksheet
Play Punctuation Red Light, Green Light
Activity
Play Punctuation Red Light, Green Light
With nothing more than a flat open space and some lively kids, you can reinforce key concepts of punctuation while having lots of healthy laughs.
Year 2
Activity
Make That Dialogue Pop!
Worksheet
Make That Dialogue Pop!
As students write stories, encourage them to add dialogue to their writing with this fun worksheet. Students practise both correctly punctuating dialogue and adding details to make their writing pop!
Year 2
Worksheet
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