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Open house 10 11 duprat

  1. 1. Welcome to Grade Two at ISM! Ms. Duprat’s ‘Lightening Bolts’ How education has changed ! http://
  2. 2. Introductions <ul><li>Ms. Duprat </li></ul><ul><li>ESL – Mrs. Atkinson </li></ul><ul><li>TA– Ms. Crucillo </li></ul><ul><li>Art Teacher – Ms. Hartley </li></ul><ul><li>Music Teacher – Ms. Linell </li></ul><ul><li>PE – Coach Bill </li></ul>
  3. 3. What’s it like to be in our classroom?
  4. 4. Units of Inquiry <ul><li>In Grade 2 we cover four Units of Inquiry. </li></ul><ul><li>1). Interconnectedness </li></ul><ul><li>Essential Questions </li></ul><ul><li>How are living things connected? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do living things look different? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we know our environment is healthy? </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Ecosystems can help us to understand that organisms and their environments are interconnected and that changes in one part of the system will affect other parts of the system. </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary Words </li></ul><ul><li>Connections, responsibility, habitats, food web, food chain, features, behaviors, survive, </li></ul><ul><li>local environment, protect, interconnected   </li></ul><ul><li>2). Time </li></ul><ul><li>3). Discovery </li></ul><ul><li>4). Celebration </li></ul>
  5. 5. Numeracy <ul><li>Everyday Math program. </li></ul><ul><li>Each child has a workbook. </li></ul><ul><li>We also use supplementary resources to enhance student learning and for differentiation. </li></ul><ul><li>In Grade 2 we use small group activities to teach the various mathematical concepts. </li></ul><ul><li>Every week, a lesson is set aside specifically for the development of basic facts from 1-20 in addition and subtraction. </li></ul><ul><li>ICT is also used to help develop numeracy skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Children are encouraged to do logical thinking in our supplemental Marcy Cook program </li></ul>
  6. 6. Being Literate <ul><li>Writing Focus – specifically linked with the unit of inquiry being studied. </li></ul><ul><li>Procedural, rules, note taking, factual reports, letter writing, interviews, personal recounts, newspaper reports, imaginative writing, fairy tales, play scripts, advertisements, invitations, various forms of poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Organization – planning and sequencing of ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Sentence structure – Grammar, word choice, sentence variety, Paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanics – Spelling, capitalization, punctuation ( C.O.P.S – editing) </li></ul><ul><li>Handwriting - The basic writing skills will also be taught in D’Nelian. </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling - There will be no spelling homework. </li></ul><ul><li>Twice a week the children will have a 45 min block of spelling where they work on spelling patterns and parts of speech. </li></ul><ul><li>The lessons will be activities based around teaching children strategies to help them spell and read words independently. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Homework <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” </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Focus - Guided Reading, Reading Folder, CMC, Phonics Program </li></ul>
  8. 8. Value of Communication in the Education Process <ul><li>We are partners in making sure that your child has a successful year in </li></ul><ul><li>Grade Two. </li></ul><ul><li>Communication is the key! </li></ul><ul><li>Concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Positive outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Clarification </li></ul><ul><li>Progress </li></ul><ul><li>Blog Site – </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Book a time and come in and see me </li></ul>
  9. 9. I couldn’t let you leave with out giving you some work to do!!