December 10, 2015
This week will also be very busy with our Winter Concert on Tuesday and Our Class Holiday Party on Thursday.
Donations for the Food and Toy drives will be accepted throughout the week.
Reading and Writing
When writing a Realistic Fiction story all authors rehears the story in their head before they begin writing. Students choose to tell their story
- to a partner
- across their fingers
- across the pages they will be writing on
- by tapping it out
We have moved from addition to subtraction and will continue to solve problems using regrouping.
Other strategies we have introduced include:
"Break it Down" and "The Empty Number Line".
Here is a link to the video I will show students on Sunday morning as we introduce this strategy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Buyaqe_L5-Y
Our next unit introduces Maps and Landforms, a social studies unit. Please see the letter below detailing more about this unit.
Maps and Landforms
Dear Grade 2 Families,
Our next Social Studies unit focuses on Maps and Landforms.
Throughout the unit students will explore and distinguish various landforms found in the physical environment. They will explain the concept of location using maps, graphs, tables and diagrams and represent their understanding in designing a model.
Some of the key skills students will demonstrate:
- to read and use a map key
- to create a map
- to design a model
- to be able to explain how humans interact with their physical environment
Students will also engage with IT software and applications to help apply their understanding of key concepts.
You can help at home by looking at a map, atlas or globe and locating your hometown and country. If you are going on a holiday or plan to travel over the winter break, try mapping your journey. Remember – maps can be of rooms, buildings, parks, even shopping malls!
The Second Grade Teachers