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  • 1. Welcome to Grade Two at ISM! Ms. Duprat’s ‘Lightening Bolts’ How education has changed ! http:// www.scottberkun.com/essays/29-the-problems-with-training/
  • 2. Introductions
    • Ms. Duprat
    • ESL – Mrs. Atkinson
    • TA– Ms. Crucillo
    • Art Teacher – Ms. Hartley
    • Music Teacher – Ms. Linell
    • PE – Coach Bill
  • 3. What’s it like to be in our classroom?
  • 4. Units of Inquiry
    • In Grade 2 we cover four Units of Inquiry.
    • 1). Interconnectedness
    • Essential Questions
    • How are living things connected?
    • Why do living things look different?
    • How do we know our environment is healthy?
    • Understanding
    • Ecosystems can help us to understand that organisms and their environments are interconnected and that changes in one part of the system will affect other parts of the system.
    • Vocabulary Words
    • Connections, responsibility, habitats, food web, food chain, features, behaviors, survive,
    • local environment, protect, interconnected  
    • 2). Time
    • 3). Discovery
    • 4). Celebration
  • 5. Numeracy
    • Everyday Math program.
    • Each child has a workbook.
    • We also use supplementary resources to enhance student learning and for differentiation.
    • In Grade 2 we use small group activities to teach the various mathematical concepts.
    • Every week, a lesson is set aside specifically for the development of basic facts from 1-20 in addition and subtraction.
    • ICT is also used to help develop numeracy skills.
    • Children are encouraged to do logical thinking in our supplemental Marcy Cook program
  • 6. Being Literate
    • Writing Focus – specifically linked with the unit of inquiry being studied.
    • Procedural, rules, note taking, factual reports, letter writing, interviews, personal recounts, newspaper reports, imaginative writing, fairy tales, play scripts, advertisements, invitations, various forms of poetry
    • Organization – planning and sequencing of ideas
    • Sentence structure – Grammar, word choice, sentence variety, Paragraphs
    • Mechanics – Spelling, capitalization, punctuation ( C.O.P.S – editing)
    • Handwriting - The basic writing skills will also be taught in D’Nelian.
    • Spelling - There will be no spelling homework.
    • Twice a week the children will have a 45 min block of spelling where they work on spelling patterns and parts of speech.
    • The lessons will be activities based around teaching children strategies to help them spell and read words independently.
  • 7. Homework
    • Alfie Kohn – “there is absolutely no evidence of any academic benefit from assigning homework in elementary or middle school.  For younger students, in fact, there isn’t even a correlation between whether children do homework (or how much they do) and any meaningful measure of achievement”
    • Reading Focus - Guided Reading, Reading Folder, CMC, Phonics Program
  • 8. Value of Communication in the Education Process
    • We are partners in making sure that your child has a successful year in
    • Grade Two.
    • Communication is the key!
    • Concerns
    • Positive outcomes
    • Issues
    • Clarification
    • Progress
    • Blog Site – www.dupratm.ism-online.org
    • E-mail [email_address]
    • Book a time and come in and see me
  • 9. I couldn’t let you leave with out giving you some work to do!!