New Year, New Inquiries and Parent Teacher Conferences

Dear Parents,

Now that the year of the Rooster is in full swing it is time for some new inquiries. Please remember that Tuesday, February 14 is Parent Teacher Conferences. Please be on time as we want to value the 15 minutes of every family. If you are running late, that 15 minute block is still yours but we cannot run into other families block times. Thank you for your understanding.

 Here is what learning we are aiming for in grade 2 for the upcoming weeks:

Unit of Inquiry is How We Organize Ourselves.

Our central idea is Choices digital citizens make contribute to the global community.

Our inquiry questions include:

  1. How do we manage the information we find on the internet?
  2. Why do we empower people to share ideas?
  3. What responsibilities do we have as digital citizens?

This week we have been focusing on making responsible choices and learning how to send an email. We have discovered our user names and have now been emailing our classmates. Getting comfortable with the keyboard and finding out the correct formatting of an email as been a focus as well.

Next week students will be investigating and setting up their own blogs. Be on the lookout towards the end of next week for your child’s blog. Our big focus is teaching our students to be safe and responsible with their choices regarding technology and its many uses.

MathData Handling and Number

Students are investigating the steps within data handling.

  1. Formulating Questions
  2. Collecting Data
  3. Analyze Data
  4. Interpreting the results

We will be working on all of these steps for the next couple of weeks, and continuing to work on building our number knowledge with addition and subtraction. Our focus is always working within the Math Practices- Looking for Shortcuts, Checking our Work, Thinking about Math, Keep on Trying, Using Math Tools, Looking for Patterns, Modeling Math and Talking About Math.

In Literacy, we are looking at the Response Text. Responses include looking at a piece of work either written, performed or created and making a judgement about it. We are then building a bank of vocabulary to help us give positive critiques and some areas for improvements. We are continuing to work on reading of non-fiction texts and looking at the text features to help us build our skills. We will be looking at various blogs, and creating our own as well. 

Be on the look out for some amazing learning surrounding the use of technology and responsible use.

Thanks, 

Christy

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