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Open house 10 11 duprat
Open house 10 11 duprat
Open house 10 11 duprat
Open house 10 11 duprat
Open house 10 11 duprat
Open house 10 11 duprat
Open house 10 11 duprat
Open house 10 11 duprat
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  • 1. Welcome to Grade Two at ISM! Ms. Duprat’s ‘Lightening Bolts’ How education has changed ! http://
  • 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 –
    • 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!!