Learning this week.
In Seesaw, students used their understanding of being a safe, responsible, and respectful digital citizen by making verbal comments using TAG. When we become confident in using this strategy we will write the comments onto Sessaw.
I am a safe, respectful, and responsible digital citizen when I comment on my friend’s posts.
|T – Tell something you liked
||“I like how you sorted your pictures.” “I like how you added description from two descriptive bubbles.”
|A – Ask a question
||“Have you read other books by this author?” “How did you learn so much about ____?”
|G – Give a suggestion
||“I wonder what it would look like if you added labels?” “I wonder if you added a drawing I could see how you got your answer?”
We would love to invite parents to use our TAG guidelines when commenting on student posts.. Tell us why you liked our work, ask a question, or give a helpful suggestion!
On Monday, October 29th, grade two will begin a new unit of inquiry into Where We are in Place and Time. 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 imporant for non mother-tongue English speaking student. 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 complement this unit would be extremely valuable.
Central Idea: Curiosity drives exploration to discover and understand the world around us.
Lines of Inquiry:
- types of exploration
- how people explore
- outcomes of exploration
Vocabulary: world, map, adventure, ocean, river, lake, sea, continent, country, space, technology, mountain, exploration, to explore, curiousity, geography, to motivate, outcome, journey, to discover, to understand
In math, students played Leapfrog to practice addition and subtraction within 20. We spent time learning about different strategies to add and subtract larger numbers including modeling, number lines and stretch it out. We continued to develop our knowledge of skip-counting using 2, 5 and 10 by using larger numbers and different starting points.
In reading, students were using the comprehension skills of making predictions and connections to make reading more enjoyable.
On Friday we shared some of the independent writing we have written by choice with a group of our classmates. They gave us feedback us the T.A.G commenting strategy.
- 29 October – Snack Sale Students can bring 10,000 or 20,000 to participate if the wish.
- 31 October – Dress Up day in support of MS/HS Spirit Week. Please see the Tin Tuc for costume guidelines.
- No School on Thursday and Friday (1 and 2 November) due to Faculty/Staff professional development
- 26-30 November is our SDG week – what will you do to bring a teaspoon of change?
- 30 November United Nations Day – our community is encouraged to dress in national costume or a representation of their cultural identity