<ul><li>In Grade 2 we cover four Units of Inquiry.</li></ul>1). Interconnectedness <br />Essential Questions<br /><ul><li>How are living things connected?
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<br /><ul><li>Connections, responsibility, habitats, food web, food chain, features, behaviors, survive, local environment, protect, interconnected .</li></ul>2). Time<br />3). Discovery <br />4). Celebration<br />Units of Inquiry<br />
Everyday Math program. <br />Each child has a workbook. <br />We also use supplementary resources to enhance student learning and for differentiation. <br />In Grade 2 we use small group activities to teach the various mathematical concepts.<br />Every week, a lesson is set aside specifically for the development of basic facts from 1-20 in addition and subtraction. <br />ICT is also used to help develop numeracy skills.<br />Numeracy<br />
There will be no spelling homework.<br />Twice a week children will have a 45 minute spelling lesson.<br />The lessons will be activities based around teaching children strategies to help them spell and read words independently.<br />Spelling Inquiry<br />
Literacy <br /><ul><li>Writing Focus - specifically linked with the unit of inquiry being studied.
Handwriting - The basic writing skills will also be taught in D’Nelian.</li></li></ul><li> 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 - Guided Reading, Reading Folder, CMC, Phonics Program<br />Homework <br />
Value of Communication in the Education Process<br /> We are partners in making sure that your child has a successful year in Grade Two. <br /> Communication is the key !<br /><ul><li> Concerns