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Grade Two Open House
       13th September, 2010
       13th September, 2010



Be Aware, Show you Care
Welcome to Grade Two!
• Thank you for coming to Parent/Teacher
  Partnership Conferences.
• Thank you for signing up as vo...
The Teachers
• Ms. Moon-Grade 2 Aqua
•   I am Korean and is ISSH alumni. This will be my 5th year teaching at
    ISSH as ...
We are committed to the growth
 of each child in all dimensions.

• Emotional
  • Social
 • Physical
• Academic
2010-2011School Theme:

 Be Aware, Show You Care
The Five Goals are:
 1. A Personal and Active Faith in God
 2. A deep res...
Let’s talk about Grade Two
•   Curriculum
•   Homework
•   Classroom routine
•   Parent-Teacher Communication
Overview of the Curriculum

      Language Arts
         Writing
       Mathematics
           IPC
Reading:
• The more you read, the better you
  get at it; the better you get at it,
  the more you like it; and the more
 ...
The Two Basic
“Reading Facts of Life”

Reading Fact 1:
Human beings are pleasure centered.

Reading Fact 2:
Reading is an ...
Balanced Literacy Approach to
         Teaching Reading:

• Guided Reading/Small Group Instruction
         • Independent ...
Reading
• Guided Reading – working in groups
  based on learning needs. (from Oct)
• Reading Continuums – working on
  rea...
Writing

• Journal Writing
   • Narratives
     • Letters
  • Procedures
      • Poetry
  • Non-fiction
• Creative writing
Writing
• “6-traits + 1”
• Writing Continuum
• Cross-curricular links with IPC,
  reading, and values (scaffolding and
  m...
Spelling
• 100 most common words in English
• Spelling Test every Friday.
• Spelling test is based on either
  phonics rel...
Oral Language – World News
• Every student will be given a day to
  talk in front of the class for two
  minutes, about ne...
Handwriting
• K3 – Grade 4 are using the
  ‘Handwriting without Tears’
• Correct formation of all letters
• Pencil grip
• ...
•    Mathematics / Investigations

1)   Taught using hands-on practical methods,
     emphasizing the use of manipulatives...
• Areas of Mathematics

Addition and subtraction facts (single, double, triple digits)
Regrouping
Place Value
Time
Estimat...
Maths
• Exemplars
• Math Continuum
• Each morning we have a 10 minute
  Maths warm up activity where the
  girls can pract...
Making things and showing how
    many blocks you used.
• IPC - Units of Study
 (International Primary Curriculum: Social Studies
 and Science curriculum designed for Internation...
Specials
• P.E. shoes may be kept at school.
• White Socks to be worn for P.E. and hair
  should be tied up in a simple fa...
ESL – Ms Matsukata
Learning Support- Mrs
       Matsuki
Homework
•   Homework is part of your child’s learning experience. It will review and
    reinforce skills covered in clas...
Weekly Homework
• Spelling Words given on Monday.
  Spelling Test is on Friday. We will do
  activities in class with spel...
Giving Feedback to
         Students:
• A compliment
• Keep it positive and constructive
• Remember we all possess unique
...
Social Development
• Class jobs
• Star of the Week
• Group work
Privacy of students
• There may be opportunities during
  the year for some parents to work
  with students or to handle t...
Parent/Teacher Communication
•   Monthly newsletter
•   Handwritten notes
•   Email is great
•   Please make an appointmen...
Our homeroom parents are:

Kris Sauer (2 Orange)
Anne Marie Deeming (2 Aqua)

Thank you in advance for your support
 and d...
Nut Free School
• Please be mindful of the snacks and
  lunches you prepare – Some oils, chocolate,
  candy, and dressings...
Birthdays & Treats
• We sing Happy Birthday in class & in assembly.
• You may send in a simple treat e.g.: cupcakes,
  coo...
Name Labels
• Please label EVERYTHING. Clothing, socks,
  bags, lunch boxes, shoes, umbrellas,
  stationary, pencils…anyth...
Plain and simple
• Pencil cases, pencils, hair pieces and
  all stationary equipment should be
  plain and simple. Student...
Assembly
• The first Grade Two assembly is on
  Monday November 8th
• 8:40am – 9am.
• Seats are provided for parents at
  ...
Important people:
 Pat McCreight
Thank you for coming!

• Please take the Curriculum guides
  with you.
• You may visit with any of the
  specialist teache...
Library
     Art          Computer                 Library                                               Music
Ms Mayuka T...
The End


• Thank you for
  coming today
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  1. 1. Grade Two Open House 13th September, 2010 13th September, 2010 Be Aware, Show you Care
  2. 2. Welcome to Grade Two! • Thank you for coming to Parent/Teacher Partnership Conferences. • Thank you for signing up as volunteers at the parent coffee morning. • Thank you for coming to school today. • We have had a great start to the year.
  3. 3. The Teachers • Ms. Moon-Grade 2 Aqua • I am Korean and is ISSH alumni. This will be my 5th year teaching at ISSH as a second grade homeroom teacher. My passion is to teach reading and writing to young students. I look forward to an exciting school year with lots of learning for my students and for myself as well. • Ms. Stevens-Grade 2 Orange • I am Australian and have enjoyed a varied 16 years of teaching. I have been with ISSH for 4 years as a K4 teacher. This year I look forward to the challenges and rewards Grade 2 will bring.
  4. 4. We are committed to the growth of each child in all dimensions. • Emotional • Social • Physical • Academic
  5. 5. 2010-2011School Theme: Be Aware, Show You Care The Five Goals are: 1. A Personal and Active Faith in God 2. A deep respect for intellectual values 3. A social awareness which impels to action 4. The building of community as a Christian value 5. Personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom
  6. 6. Let’s talk about Grade Two • Curriculum • Homework • Classroom routine • Parent-Teacher Communication
  7. 7. Overview of the Curriculum Language Arts Writing Mathematics IPC
  8. 8. Reading: • The more you read, the better you get at it; the better you get at it, the more you like it; and the more you like it, the more you do it. • The more you read the more you know; and the more you know, the smarter you grow.
  9. 9. The Two Basic “Reading Facts of Life” Reading Fact 1: Human beings are pleasure centered. Reading Fact 2: Reading is an accrued skill.
  10. 10. Balanced Literacy Approach to Teaching Reading: • Guided Reading/Small Group Instruction • Independent Reading • Phonics/Word Work • Shared Reading • Read Aloud • Writing about Reading
  11. 11. Reading • Guided Reading – working in groups based on learning needs. (from Oct) • Reading Continuums – working on reading skills. (Bonnie Campbell Hill) • DRA assessments – fluency, accuracy, comprehension.
  12. 12. Writing • Journal Writing • Narratives • Letters • Procedures • Poetry • Non-fiction • Creative writing
  13. 13. Writing • “6-traits + 1” • Writing Continuum • Cross-curricular links with IPC, reading, and values (scaffolding and making connections)
  14. 14. Spelling • 100 most common words in English • Spelling Test every Friday. • Spelling test is based on either phonics related words or topic related words.
  15. 15. Oral Language – World News • Every student will be given a day to talk in front of the class for two minutes, about news from around the world. (November) • Please help your daughter to find a news worthy article to share with the class when it’s her turn.
  16. 16. Handwriting • K3 – Grade 4 are using the ‘Handwriting without Tears’ • Correct formation of all letters • Pencil grip • Neat handwriting • Cursive handwriting is taught in Grades Three and Four.
  17. 17. • Mathematics / Investigations 1) Taught using hands-on practical methods, emphasizing the use of manipulatives to each concepts. 2) Integral part of the curriculum relating, wherever possible, to the daily lives of the children. 3) Problem solving and logical thinking are key elements of our program requiring the application of their knowledge and not just note learning.
  18. 18. • Areas of Mathematics Addition and subtraction facts (single, double, triple digits) Regrouping Place Value Time Estimation (less than, greater than, equal to) Fractions Measurement Geometry (2D shapes, 3D shapes, symmetry, corners) Collecting and organizing data (bar graphs, pictographs, pie chart) Problem solving Money value (2-Aqua AUCTION) Multiplication
  19. 19. Maths • Exemplars • Math Continuum • Each morning we have a 10 minute Maths warm up activity where the girls can practice and apply concepts we are focusing on as a class.
  20. 20. Making things and showing how many blocks you used.
  21. 21. • IPC - Units of Study (International Primary Curriculum: Social Studies and Science curriculum designed for International Schools, where awareness of the world and other cultures are important) • Food and Farming • Different Places, Different Lives • Water • Habitats
  22. 22. Specials • P.E. shoes may be kept at school. • White Socks to be worn for P.E. and hair should be tied up in a simple fashion. • No jewelry. • PE gear may be worn under pinafores. • Art Smocks or old shirt should be named and kept at school. • Library book bag should be brought to school on their library day.
  23. 23. ESL – Ms Matsukata
  24. 24. Learning Support- Mrs Matsuki
  25. 25. Homework • Homework is part of your child’s learning experience. It will review and reinforce skills covered in class. • Students are to work independently and to seek help from you when needed. • Your daughter will receive a homework pack each Monday which consists of weekly homework tasks. We are hoping they learn to organize and manage their time efficiently and balance this with time for family and after school activities. • 20 minutes of reading. Reading to be recorded in reading log. • If you are away from school for an extended time students will be asked to record a daily journal and continue to read and enter these books into a log. • No homework on weekends.
  26. 26. Weekly Homework • Spelling Words given on Monday. Spelling Test is on Friday. We will do activities in class with spelling words but please look over the words at home with your daughter. • Reading Log is given on Monday and is due on Friday. (Leveled books sent home in October) • The weekly homework pack is due each Friday.
  27. 27. Giving Feedback to Students: • A compliment • Keep it positive and constructive • Remember we all possess unique strengths and qualities
  28. 28. Social Development • Class jobs • Star of the Week • Group work
  29. 29. Privacy of students • There may be opportunities during the year for some parents to work with students or to handle their work. • Please be mindful of the need to respect these learners. They are very sensitive to any comparisons.
  30. 30. Parent/Teacher Communication • Monthly newsletter • Handwritten notes • Email is great • Please make an appointment for any other matters
  31. 31. Our homeroom parents are: Kris Sauer (2 Orange) Anne Marie Deeming (2 Aqua) Thank you in advance for your support and dedication provided throughout the year.
  32. 32. Nut Free School • Please be mindful of the snacks and lunches you prepare – Some oils, chocolate, candy, and dressings may contain nuts. Please read labels. • Please keep snacks healthy. Let’s make fruits and vegetables fashionable!
  33. 33. Birthdays & Treats • We sing Happy Birthday in class & in assembly. • You may send in a simple treat e.g.: cupcakes, cookies. This is optional. • Invitations brought to school must be for everyone.
  34. 34. Name Labels • Please label EVERYTHING. Clothing, socks, bags, lunch boxes, shoes, umbrellas, stationary, pencils…anything that comes to school. Use initials on small items. • Many things go missing everyday that are unnamed and never find their way back. • Lost items with name and grade level fare much better. • No toys to be bought to school.
  35. 35. Plain and simple • Pencil cases, pencils, hair pieces and all stationary equipment should be plain and simple. Students can be quite distracted during work time by sparkly things.
  36. 36. Assembly • The first Grade Two assembly is on Monday November 8th • 8:40am – 9am. • Seats are provided for parents at the back.
  37. 37. Important people: Pat McCreight
  38. 38. Thank you for coming! • Please take the Curriculum guides with you. • You may visit with any of the specialist teachers now if you wish.
  39. 39. Library Art Computer Library Music Ms Mayuka Thais Mr. Mitchell Norris Ms. Kirsten Gallagher Assistant Mr. George Nicholson Ms Chie Mizukoshi Japanese Language/Math PE ESL Enrichment Ms. Michiko Matsukata Mrs MamiTakagi Mr Brendan Doherty Mrs Helen Brittle-Matsuki
  40. 40. The End • Thank you for coming today
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