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  • 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 dupratm@ismanila.org
    Book a time and come in and see me 