Week 8-9 Communication

Dear parents,

We hope you and your families are well. Thanks as always for the support for our Grade 2 learning program!  We are so pleased with the progress and quality of learning that we’re seeing from our Grade 2 students thus far.  Here’s a brief overview of the learning this past week, and what we have planned for the week ahead:

This past week our Grade 2 students inquired into what it means to be a balanced person.  They learned that to be balanced we need to consider different aspects of who we are, specifically our mental, physical and emotional sides. Our students then reflected on their own personal balance, and the things that they do to help fill their own mind, body and heart. Afterwards students learned about mindfulness and reflected on how we can use this practice to help our wellbeing.

 Wow! Work from the week:

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Here you can see how students reflected on their wellbeing by considering their physical, emotional, and mental health in a pie chart.
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This week students practiced their estimating and counting skills by finding collections around the house. You can see they used different strategies for physically counting the total of each collection and communicated it symbolically in an equation.
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Continuing in our Who We Are unit of inquiry, students are learning strategies for maintaining mental health through mindfulness. Above are a few ideas from the students on the topic.

In the week ahead our students will inquire into the different things we need to think about when it comes to our physical wellbeing. To do so the students will be learning about physical exercise, sleep and nutrition.  Throughout the week our students will also be revisiting different mindfulness practices, and begin thinking about the many connections between the different aspects of our wellbeing.

Please see the Weekly Overview document attached below for information about the learning in all Grade 2 subject areas. As always, more detailed information about our planning for student learning can be found on our Grade 2 blog.

Here’s to a great week ahead!  We are happy to remind you that this will be the last one before our October Break, where parents, students and teachers will get the chance to take a well deserved week long break.  😀

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