The students had a great week of inquiry and learning. They are ready for a well earned break. Enjoy your time away from school next week and return healthy and safely on Monday 15th of October.
In social studies, students considered how to be responsible, safe, and respectful in the digital world as they completed a variety of activites. Grade 2 students collaborated on a friendship Flipgrid as part of our Global Read Aloud. 2B collaborated with 2A to share their favorite book digitally through a Padlet. During our morning meetings this week, we greeted different people using technology, including a Skype call to 2A and a Twitter reply to 2D.
Students discussed safety in the real world, then applied their understanding to the digital world by creating a digital traffic light. Please ask your student what types of websites and apps are red, yellow (orange), and green.
We also enjoyed an introduction to our new elementary school maker space.
After the holiday students will have the opportunity to explore and evaluate the technology we have experienced in this unit: Gmail, Seesaw, Padlets and Flipgrids.
In writing, students began an inquiry into word families and word sums. In reading, students continued to develop strategies to clarify unknown or interesting words and ideas in their books.
In math, students continued to work on data handling in the real world by creating surveys and bar graphs. Students also conducted surveys of other classes digitally. We began an inquiry into large numbers and place value, as well as continued to develop strategies and fluency through number talks and games.
Parents have asked for some ideas to use at home. Ms Beth the UNIS Math Coach shared these websites for some ideas.