Winter Concert Information

The music blog page has information about the Winter Concert.

Here is additional information about the songs that G2 will be singing if you would like to practice with your child at home and sing along with them.

The costume description is in (parenthesis) for each class. We will ask Mr. Chris about G2A’s costume and update it ASAP.

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Board Game Workshop

This is a great workshop that shows parents how playing board games can strengthen your relationship with your children.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Last week, we continued to find out more about our first line of inquiry in this unit – the Interconnectedness of Nature. Students first began to make simple food chains, but then some of the more risk-taking students began adding to their chains, which inspired other students to see how many animals they could include in their chains.

As a result, on Friday, we followed the students’ lead and let them group up and make chains of paper, where a different animal was written on each. I believe Kira and Yuki had the longest, most complex food web, which included 29 different animals.

This week, we will sort out what we know and the students will work in groups to research and draw complex food webs, which will show them how connected everything in nature truly is.

As always, as we continue inquiring into our new unit, you can visit this page to find out more about our learning outcomes and to see how we create transdisciplinary integration.

 

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Books for Birthdays!

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Wednesday, November 6

Last week was an exciting week in Grade 2.

For our second UOI, we created biomes in groups and displayed them on the wall outside of our classroom.

As a provocation for our next unit, Sharing the Planet, we demonstrated how these biomes and being destroyed by human actions. The students were quite shocked at first, but at the end of the provocation when we asked for questions about what they had seen, we ended up with a list of over 40 questions for each day/biome, with the students wondering how desertification happens, or why we are willing to cut down all of the trees, or what will happen if all of the coral die.

In Math, the students began to collect data on their own and created their own bar graphs. They’re still learning about how to correctly label everything correctly so that anyone can understand the data they’ve collected, but we are all making progress.

In Writing, the students are learning about how to develop reasons in order to support their opinions for the persuasive writing that we will be doing this unit.

In Reading, the students are learning how to read non-fiction texts and how to skim and scan for important facts.

Learning Engagements for this week:

UOI –Tuning into food chains and food webs.

Math: Addition skills;  Collecting data and bar graphs.

Writing: Persuasive writing.

Reading: Skimming and scanning non-fiction texts.

 

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Welcome back!

We hope everyone had a restful and/or exciting holiday!

This week, we will begin tuning into our new unit, Sharing the Planet.

 

Learning Engagements for this week:

UOI –Tuning into Sharing the Planet.

Math: Addition skills;  Collecting data and bar graphs.

Writing: Persuasive writing.

Reading: Learning different strategies to decode unknown words.

 
UPCOMING DATES:

Wednesday, October 30 – Diwali Performance, 8am

Friday, November 1 – Halloween celebration and costume dress-up

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Red Bin Collection

Red BIns

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Poster Competition

Please see the following from our PYP Coordinator about an inter-house poster competition.

Poster Competition

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

We hope everyone enjoyed their 3-day weekend, and are ready for one last week before our October break!

Last week, we synthesized all of the information that we have been learning this unit – biomes, needs and wants, settlement patterns – and we created our own settlements within the biomes that we created using the virtual sandbox.

In math, we finished our maps that we created on a coordinate grid, and we finished writing the directions that would lead people around the map and to the hidden treasure.

In language arts, we continued to deepen our understanding of the use of descriptive language and began typing up our final products on the Chromebooks.

Learning Engagements for this week:

UOI –Reflection on what we learned and how well we did throughout the unit.

Math: Addition skills;  Introduction to collecting data and bar graphs.

Writing: Descriptive writing.

Reading: Finding information in non-fiction texts.

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UPCOMING DATES:

Wednesday – Friday, October 16 -18 – Book Fair

Monday, October 21 – Friday, October 25 – Autumn Break

Wednesday, October 30 – Diwali Performance, 8am

Friday, November 1 – Halloween celebration and costume dress-up

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Book Fair!!! October 16 – 18.

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