Welcome to Grade 2 The International School of Tanganyika
Grade 2 Has Four Classes  • 2P: Ms Perera and Ms. Conjester  • 2S: Ms. Sam and Ms. Lillian  • 2A: Ms. Alefiyah and Ms. Flo...
Communication• You can reach us by email at... • Louise Perera: lperera@istafrica.com • Sam Smith: ssmith@istafrica.com • ...
The Curriculum We Use... • Includes:  • Primary Years Programme (PYP)  • Everyday Math  • Sitton Spelling  • The 6+1 Writi...
PYP Units of Inquiry• How we express ourselves - Signs and  Symbols• Who we are - Different Cultures• How we organise ours...
Differentiation Happens• Across all subjects for all students as  needed• Adaptions to the classroom curriculum  to meet t...
Our Specials Are..• Physical Education• Swimming• Art• Library• Music• Foreign Language - Kiswahili or English as an  addi...
Technology In Grade 2• Each classroom has two student computers• ICT integration occurs within the technology labs across ...
Being Prepared for School  • Students are expected to:    • Wear the IST uniform (PE uniform on PE days)    • Bring a hat ...
Meals at School• Food sent from home should be  nutritious and healthy• Chocolate, biscuits, candy and soda pop  are not p...
Homework...• 20 minutes of reading each night, please sign  the linkbook to show you have heard your  child read.• Each we...
Homework Pointers• Should be done in a quiet space away from  distractions such as the TV, computer or siblings  who are p...
Responsible Second Graders  • Are learning independence and    responsibility with many tasks at school    and at home. Gu...
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Grade 2 open house

  1. 1. Welcome to Grade 2 The International School of Tanganyika
  2. 2. Grade 2 Has Four Classes • 2P: Ms Perera and Ms. Conjester • 2S: Ms. Sam and Ms. Lillian • 2A: Ms. Alefiyah and Ms. Florence • 2J: Ms. Rehana and Ms. Stella
  3. 3. Communication• You can reach us by email at... • Louise Perera: lperera@istafrica.com • Sam Smith: ssmith@istafrica.com • Alefiyah Adamjee: aadamjee@istafrica.com • Rehana Jasani: rjasani@istafrica.com
  4. 4. The Curriculum We Use... • Includes: • Primary Years Programme (PYP) • Everyday Math • Sitton Spelling • The 6+1 Writing Traits
  5. 5. PYP Units of Inquiry• How we express ourselves - Signs and Symbols• Who we are - Different Cultures• How we organise ourselves - Field to Table• Where we are in time and place - Space• How the world works - Forces and Simple Machines• Sharing the planet - Invertebrates• Plantastic
  6. 6. Differentiation Happens• Across all subjects for all students as needed• Adaptions to the classroom curriculum to meet the needs of the child but does not change the Grade Two learning objectives
  7. 7. Our Specials Are..• Physical Education• Swimming• Art• Library• Music• Foreign Language - Kiswahili or English as an additional Language (EAL)
  8. 8. Technology In Grade 2• Each classroom has two student computers• ICT integration occurs within the technology labs across all subjects• Grade level teachers work with ICT teachers to teach collaboratively• Grade level teachers encourage the use of technology (cameras, computers, personal devices) at home• Some websites for students to practice skills are found on the IST Grade 2 Blog which can be found at: http://istgrade2.wordpress.com/• There is a typing section in the linkbook that families can use for typing practice at home
  9. 9. Being Prepared for School • Students are expected to: • Wear the IST uniform (PE uniform on PE days) • Bring a hat to school each day for outside play • Bring a water bottle, a healthy snack and lunch to school with them each day • Be at school and ready to learn by 7:10 • Get a good nights sleep (9-10 hours) • Leave toys, electronics and cell phones at home • Come to school heathy and remain home if they are unwell • Bring folder with linkbook and reader everyday • Make sure everything brought to school is labeled
  10. 10. Meals at School• Food sent from home should be nutritious and healthy• Chocolate, biscuits, candy and soda pop are not permitted• Nutrition was taught last year in Grade One and the students should be practicing a healthy lifestyle by eating nutritious snacks and lunch
  11. 11. Homework...• 20 minutes of reading each night, please sign the linkbook to show you have heard your child read.• Each week the students will receive a math and a spelling activity. They will have a full week to complete these.• These activities should take a maximum of 20 minutes
  12. 12. Homework Pointers• Should be done in a quiet space away from distractions such as the TV, computer or siblings who are playing• Students should have available to them any materials they may need (pencils, paper, rulers, ect.)• If a child needs assistance, try to help guide them to the right answer, but never allow homework to become a cause of friction at home. If it is problematic please write a note in the Linkbook or have the child come to the teacher
  13. 13. Responsible Second Graders • Are learning independence and responsibility with many tasks at school and at home. Guide them, but please don’t do tasks for them. • Are learning how to be kind, generous, thoughtful and helpful. Expect this behavior to carry on into the home as well.

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