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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 