Grade 2 News
Newsletter #2: Where We Are in Place and Time
UOI 1: Where we are in Place and Time
Where we are in place and time
An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries,explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.
Central idea: Geography impacts the transportation of people, goods, and ideas.
Key concepts: Form, Perspective, Change
Related concepts: Geography, mapping, transportation, land features, changes in transportation, and personal history.
Lines of inquiry
- Form: Physical geography around the world
- Change: How geography Changes over time
- Perspective: Transportation and the flow of goods and ideas
What have we been up to this Unit?
Math- Place Value
- expanded form,
- written form
- numerical value
- writing number bonds
- using multiples of 1s, 10s, and 100s
- skip counting within 1000
- patterns on the 100s chart
English Language Arts
Science: Pebbles Sand and Silt
- Explore Sand and its uses in our environment
- use earth materials to create things (like beads and bricks)
- test soil to find out more of its properties
- explore earth materials and identify them in depth by their uses and availability.
What to expect next......
- Finishing our Unit on Pebbles Sand and Silt in Science
- Finalizing our unit of inquiry into geography and transportation.
- In math we will continue working in Module 3 with numbers and values.
- In reading we are continue to increase our vocabulary and working on our individual reading goals to become better readers through comprehension and accuracy while reading.
- We are working throughout the year on writing sequentially and walking through the writing process this unit our focus is using transitional words that demonstrate sequence such as First, Next, Then and Last. These words will show students how to order their writing so that it flows in a way that is easy for readers to understand.
- Our end of unit summative will be worked on in class this week. We are changing some aspects of the assessment to accommodate for the time that I was out. I will send out an updated version of the assignments and rubrics based on what we are going to be able to complete in class.