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:
Here you can see how students reflected on their wellbeing by considering their physical, emotional, and mental health in a pie chart.
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.
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.