Welcome to Grade Two at ISM!Ms. Duprat’s Class How education has changed ! http://www.scottberkun.com/essays/29-the-problems-with-training/
Introductions Ms. Duprat ESL – Mrs. Atkinson TA– Ms. Andrea Art Teacher – Ms. Hartley Music Teacher – Ms. Linell PE – Coach Noli
What’s it like to be in our classroom? MS . Z
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?
Understanding Ecosystems can help us to understand that organisms and their environments are interconnected. Vocabulary Words - Connections, responsibility, habitats, food web, food chain, features, behaviors, survive, local environment, protect, interconnected 2). Time3). Discovery 4). Celebration
Being Numerate 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.
Being Literate Reading Writing - specifically linked with the unit of inquiry being studied. Organization – planning and sequencing of ideas Sentence structure – Grammar, word choice, sentence variety, Paragraphs Mechanics – Spelling, capitalization, punctuation Oral Language Spelling There will be no spelling homework. Children will have spelling twice a week for a 45 min block The lessons will be activities based around teaching children strategies to help them spell and read words independently. Handwriting - The basic writing skills will also be taught in D’Nelian.
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
Value of Communication in the Education Process Communication is the key ! Concerns Positive outcomes Issues Clarification Progress We are partners in making sure that your child has a successful year in Grade 2! Blog Site – www.dupratm.ism-online.org E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Book a time and come in and see me