Open house 2011-2012


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Open house 2011-2012

  1. 1. Welcome to Grade Two at ISM!Ms. Duprat’s Class<br />How education has changed !<br /><br />
  2. 2. Introductions <br />Ms. Duprat<br />ESL – Mrs. Atkinson<br />TA– Ms. Andrea<br />Art Teacher – Ms. Hartley<br />Music Teacher – Ms. Linell<br />PE – Coach Noli<br />
  3. 3. What’s it like to be in our classroom?<br />MS . Z<br />
  4. 4. Units of Inquiry<br />In Grade 2 we cover four Units of Inquiry.<br />1). Interconnectedness <br />Essential Questions<br /><ul><li>How are living things connected?
  5. 5. Why do living things look different?</li></ul>Understanding <br /> Ecosystems can help us to understand that organisms and their environments are interconnected.<br />Vocabulary Words - Connections, responsibility, habitats, food web, food chain, features, behaviors, survive, local environment, protect, interconnected <br />2). Time3). Discovery 4). Celebration<br />
  6. 6. Being Numerate<br />Everyday Math program. <br /><ul><li>Each child has a workbook.
  7. 7. We also use supplementary resources to enhance student learning and for differentiation.
  8. 8. In Grade 2 we use small group activities to teach the various mathematical concepts.
  9. 9. Every week, a lesson is set aside specifically for the development of basic facts from 1 20 in addition and subtraction.
  10. 10. ICT is also used to help develop numeracy skills.</li></li></ul><li>Being Literate<br />Reading<br />Writing - specifically linked with the unit of inquiry being studied.<br /> Organization – planning and sequencing of ideas<br /> Sentence structure – Grammar, word choice, sentence variety, Paragraphs <br /> Mechanics – Spelling, capitalization, punctuation <br />Oral Language<br />Spelling<br /> There will be no spelling homework.<br /> Children will have spelling twice a week for a 45 min block<br /> The lessons will be activities based around teaching children strategies to help them spell and read words independently.<br />Handwriting - The basic writing skills will also be taught in D’Nelian.<br />
  11. 11. Homework<br />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”<br />Reading Focus <br />Guided Reading, Reading Folder, CMC, Phonics Program<br />
  12. 12. Value of Communication in the Education Process<br />Communication is the key !<br />Concerns<br />Positive outcomes<br />Issues<br />Clarification<br />Progress<br />We are partners in making sure that your child has a successful year in Grade 2!<br />Blog Site –<br />E-mail<br />Book a time and come in and see me <br />
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