ORT Reading home reading

Grade 2 will begin reading ORT books at home. Each student will be given 1-2 books in a reading folder, along with a focus. This focus will help develop skills to reach the next level in readers.

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The card included in the folder will explain how to assist their reading development. Conversations regarding the book can be in your home language.

Currently half of Grade 2 have received the folder. We are waiting on additional folders and hopefully everyone will have a folder by the end of next week. If your child did not receive a folder today, but you would like to begin reading ORT books at home, please contact Ms Lisa. Folders are to be returned the same day as homework on a Friday and new books will be sent home on a Monday

If you have any questions, please email lisa.di@kis.ac.th.

 

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Monday, September 16, 2019

This will be a short week, since we do not have class on Thursday and Friday. Thus, there won’t be any official homework. However, if students would like to stimulate their brains, they could do RAZ kids or IXL at home for fun.

This week was Dot Day.

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We celebrate Dot Day in honor of the story, The Dot, where  students explore the story’s powerful themes: bravery, creativity, and self-expression.

This year, we had the students collect plastic bottle caps from home, which we used to make an art display.

Eventually, we will give these caps to Precious Plastic, who will use these caps to make art.

Here is a video showing what they do. It’s very inspirational and we hope that everyone uses the opportunity they provide to recycle their plastic tops.

 

This week, we are tuning into the difference between needing something and wanting something. We will then connect it to what we learned about biomes last week, and have students try to figure out how our needs could be met depending on which biome we live in.

In math, we are continuing to develop our foundation of understanding numbers by breaking them down, and figuring out different ways to make the same number. For example, 22 can be – 10 + 10 + 2.  or 10 + 12 ones.  Or 22 ones.

In writing, the students are finding out about new ways and words they can use to describe familiar objects.

In reading, we are working on developing strategies to read and understand non-fiction texts.

 

Learning Engagements for this week:

UOI – Sorting out what we know about biomes and people’s needs.

Math: Place value and ordering of numbers;  Map skills

Writing: Descriptive writing.

Reading: Finding information in non-fiction texts.

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Augmented Reality – exploring landforms

As part of our inquiry into why we live in certain places, Grade 2 explored land forms using Augmented reality. This allows students to explore the impact of mountains, lakes, rain, floods and terrain. We will use this technology later during our inquiry to identify the best place to create a settlement.

 

 

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Wednesday September 11, 2019

This week, we began to find out more about our current UOI, Where We Are in Place and Time. The students have been exploring three different biomes with the different homeroom teachers. From here, they will use the knowledge that they have gained and then do research on their own to learn more about biomes.

In math, we have been learning about mapping and coordinate points. Here are some photos of the students attempting to draw maps of our playground area.


The students are also learning how to find coordinate points on a graph. They have progressed from plotting points to playing battleship with each other. The next step will be to create their own maps using directions and coordinate points as we combine the different skills that we have learned.


In writing, the students are learning how to use descriptive writing to express themselves. Mr. Jordan has been working with them to unlock the necessary vocabulary that they need to express their five senses.

Next week is a 3-day Week. We do NOT have school on Thursday and Friday.

Learning Engagements for this week:

UOI – Tuning in to maps, landforms, and biomes.

Math: Place value and ordering of numbers;  Map skills

Writing: Descriptive writing.

Reading: Finding information in non-fiction texts.

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International Dot Day, September 16, 2019

Dot Day Sign Final (1)

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Last week, we continued to delve a bit deeper into what it means to have a balanced lifestyle. We did a provocation where we had the students look at photos of food from the canteen, and then wrote down what they saw, what they thought, and any questions that they had.  A lot of the students seemed to realize that eating french fries and rice is not a healthy meal, and we are hoping to set some goals where they will try to improve their eating habits in order to be more balanced.

 

On Thursday and Friday, the students split up by house and participated in a number of team-building activities, led by Mr. Matt. Here are some photos of Hanuman and Naga in action.

 

On Friday, the students brought in their healthy snacks. We explored them and talked about which ones we thought were healthy and why, and then we ate them!

 

This week, we will begin unpacking our new UOI, Where We are in Place and Time. We will do our provocation on Tuesday and then we will begin tuning in to what the students know about maps, landforms, and biomes.

Learning Engagements for this week:

UOI – Tuning in to maps, landforms, and biomes.

Math: Place value and ordering of numbers;  Map skills

Writing: Descriptive writing.

Reading: Finding information in non-fiction texts.

 

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Coffee Meeting Powerpoint

Grade 2 Coffee Morning Term 1 2018 (1)

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Tuesday, August 26, 2019

Last week we continued to reflect upon what it meant to be a member of a safe and caring community, and what our essential agreement should look like.

These are the agreements that we came up with as a class.

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In math, we furthered our knowledge about patterns and the students worked in pairs to create their own patterns using items from around the classroom.

On Monday of this week, we had a provocation into our yearlong UOI about having a healthy and balanced lifestyle. This week, we want the students to begin thinking about the foods they eat and how they could make a few small changes in order to eat healthier.

 

Learning Engagements for this week:

UOI – Finding out what it means to have a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Math: Place value and ordering of numbers

Writing: Setting goals

Reading: Learning how to choose books that they enjoy reading.

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Seesaw QR Code

Here is a link to our Seesaw QR code. If you open the Seesaw app at home and log in as a student, scan this code with your device and your child should be able to upload files to Seesaw.

 

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Monday, August 19, 2019

We had a lot of fun last week getting to know each other and unpacking our first UOI about Who We Are.

We also began our reading, writing, math rotations, which we will be continuing for the rest of this year. For this term, Ms. Lisa will be teaching reading, Mr. Jordan will be teaching writing, and Mr. Marc will be teaching math.

Learning Engagements for this week:

UOI – Tuning in to how to create an inclusive and caring community.

Math: Patterns

Writing: Describing what makes a good friend and a caring community

Reading: Learning how to choose books that they enjoy reading.

 

Upcoming Dates: 

Tuesday, August 27Coffee Meeting – 8:00 am.

 

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