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Open house 11 12 winton for blog

  1. 1. Welcome to Grade Two at ISM!Mr.Winton’s Class<br />http://www.scottberkun.com/essays/29-the-problems-with-training/<br />How education has changed and continues to do so!<br />
  2. 2. Introductions <br />Mr. Winton<br />ES Intern - Ms. Kelly<br />ESL – Mrs. Atkinson<br />TA– Mrs. Ramirez<br />Art Teacher – Ms. Domingo <br />Music Teacher – Ms. Diaz<br />PE – Coach Chapman<br />
  3. 3. What’s it like to be in our classroom? <br />
  4. 4. What the Children think!<br />
  5. 5. My personal favorite !<br />
  6. 6. <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?
  7. 7. 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 />
  8. 8. Interconnectedness<br />
  9. 9. 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 />
  10. 10. 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 />
  11. 11. Literacy <br /><ul><li>Writing Focus - specifically linked with the unit of inquiry being studied.
  12. 12. Procedural
  13. 13. Script Writing
  14. 14. rules,
  15. 15. note taking,
  16. 16. factual reports,
  17. 17. letter writing,
  18. 18. interviews,
  19. 19. personal recounts,
  20. 20. newspaper reports,
  21. 21. imaginative writing,
  22. 22. fairy tales
  23. 23. play scripts
  24. 24. Advertisements
  25. 25. Invitations
  26. 26. Recipes
  27. 27. Various forms of poetry.
  28. 28. Organization – planning and sequencing of ideas
  29. 29. Sentence structure – Grammar, word choice, sentence variety, Paragraphs
  30. 30. Mechanics – Spelling, capitalization, punctuation
  31. 31. 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 />
  32. 32. 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
  33. 33. Positive outcomes
  34. 34. Issues
  35. 35. Clarification
  36. 36. Progress
  37. 37. Blog Site – www.wintona.ism-online.org
  38. 38. E-mail wintona@ismanila.org
  39. 39. Book a time and come in and see me </li></li></ul><li>I couldn’t let you leave with out giving you some work to do!!<br />

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