Image result for welcome bee clipart

Welcome to the Grade 2/3 Busy Bee classroom blog!! We are so excited you have joined us in our learning journey! Ms. King is super excited about all the wonderful learners buzzing in our classroom!

You are welcome to comment and join in our learning conversations and share our blog with family and friends! We can’t wait to share what we are doing in our class with everyone!

Here we go!!

Fidget Spinner Mental Math

Today, we are practicing our mental math facts up to 20 using our fidget spinners as a timer! We wanted to see how many we could answer before our spinners stopped and try to beat our own records!
Check out our hard work!


End of the Year Special Events Update…

Dear Grade 2/3 Families,

We are quickly approaching the end of the school year. Just a few reminders about upcoming events for our class/school.

Absences – if your child is going to be absent these last few days, please try to notify us as far in advance as possible. We have some special activities and want to plan accordingly.

Wednesday, June 21 – Book Swap – this is a chance to gather up books no longer wanting to trade for some different books. Please send these books along on Wednesday for our event and expect some new ones to prepare for summer reading!

Thursday, June 22 – Math Activity – students, if they have one, are asked to bring in their fidget spinners for a special math activity. Please do not purchase one just for this activity, but if you do have one, please feel free to label it and send it in for this activity. They will be returned the same day.

Friday, June 23 – Field Trip – it’s looking like it may be a rainy day so dress for the weather (we are still heading out for our adventure)! Don’t forget that lunch is included and we are returning late that day, so please have a parent to pick up your child at 5:30pm at the school. Remember:

  • dress for the weather (we will be going rain or shine)
  • wear running shoes (crocs/sandals cannot be considered as running shoes)

Students will be taking a backpack (with nothing valuable inside please) to carry…  

  • water bottle
  • sunscreen and a hat (bug spray is also a good idea)
  • bathing suit and towel
  • rubber boots or shoes that can go in the creek (crayfishing! 🙂 )
  • a positive attitude and a smile! 🙂
  • an extra plastic bag to put wet belongings in after

Tuesday, June 27 – Report Cards – a reminder that reports will be sent home on this day. Please review the report and celebrate the successes and discuss next steps. Please complete the bottom portion of page 3 & 4 and return to the school before the last day of school. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact me directly to discuss the report. Watch for student portfolios of work to come home as well.

Wednesday, June 28 – Play Day & BBQStudents in Grades 1 – 6 will be put into groups to rotate through a variety of fun activities. We ask that students come dressed to be outside for the middle block of the day. Students have been asked to bring their bathing suits, sunscreen, a hat, and a bag with extra clothes. Most of the activities include water. An extra set of clothes is essential so students can change before re-entering their classrooms for the end of the day. Students will also be given a little bbq lunch for the second break (ie. hot dog, drink and treat). Students will still need a lunch/drink for first break (pre-ordered lunch day for those that ordered, will still occur). 

Thursday, June 29 – Last Day of School Party – On the last day of school, we are planning a couple fun activities to do as a class to celebrate our amazing year together. One special event will be to with our Gr 5 reading buddies to have an ice cream sundae party. We want to honour our Gr 5 buddies as they have done a lot to support our learning and what a great way to say thank you by enjoying a special treat together! The teachers will provide the ice cream, bowls and spoons for all the students but feel free to send in your favourite topping to contribute to the sundae collection. Remember that we are a nut free school and a strawberry free classroom.

Also, a reminder that we may get a chance, weather depending, to slip outside to have some last day fun activities. Please ensure there are running shoes for outside play as we hope to be active after all those treats. 


Wishing everyone a great few days of school!!