Here are some of the images from the Digital Citizenship Fair which we presented today.
Thank you to all the parents that attended.
Math current focus – Time
- Tell time to the quarter-hour, using language of ‘past’ and to.
- Name and order month and seasons.
- Use a calendar to identify the date and determine the number of days in each month.
- We continue to focus on addition, subtraction and place value during our number sessions.
English – New Unit Focus
|Standards to be covered in Non-Fiction Reading / Expository Writing Unit|
|Understand that different types of texts have identifiable text structures and language features that help the text serve its purpose – Expository (Persuasive)|
|Discuss different texts on a similar topic, identifying similarities and differences between the texts|
|Re-read and edit text for spelling, punctuation and text structure|
|Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to analyse texts by drawing on growing knowledge of context, language and visual features and print and multimodal text structures|
|Understand that simple connections can be made between ideas by using a compound sentence with two or more clauses usually linked by a coordinating conjunction|
|Understand the use of vocabulary about familiar and new topics and experiment with and begin to make conscious choices of vocabulary to suit audience and purpose|
|Identify the audience of imaginative, informative and persuasive texts|
|Write legibly and with growing fluency using unjoined upper case and lower case letters|
|Use interaction skills including initiating topics, making positive statements and voicing disagreement in an appropriate manner, speaking clearly and varying tone, volume and pace appropriately|
New UOI – Parents as Partners
Please be advised that Grade Two will next week begin their new Unit of Inquiry, entitled Sharing Limited Resources!
The concepts below will be taught in class, however, it would be of great assistance to help your child become familiar with the main unit components and vocabulary in order to maximize their learning experiences and make connections in class.
This is especially important for non mother-tongue English speaking students. Please translate the following into your child’s mother tongue in order to develop their linguistic abilities and foster their conceptual development.
Any extra reading, websites, films or learning experiences you may give your child in their mother tongue to compliment this unit, would be extremely valuable.
If you have any expertise or can help us find a guest speaker in relation to the limited resources of water, food or education please contact me.
|An inquiry into actions people take to share limited resources.|