Dear Grade 2 Parents,
We hope you’re well. Thank you so much for helping to make our first week of our hybrid model a successful one! It was wonderful getting the chance to be back in school with the students, and to see them having so much fun interacting with their friends and classmates. We hope that our fully remote learners in Group 3 had a great week as well, and enjoyed getting the chance to interact with new students and teachers online.
This past week we began our new ‘How We Express’ ourselves unit of inquiry. The students spent time, at home and at school, thinking about what it means to be creative, and how we can express ourselves in many different ways. The students also spent time experimenting and creating new things, and then sharing the things that they made.
Above you can see the Padlet where students documented all the creating they did at home and at school this week. What a fun way to tune into our new unit, How We Express Ourselves. Check out more of their awesome work here: https://padlet.com/jordanro1/znjp1n6mgqaigj53
In maths, we shifted to shape by identifying and describing polygons. And let’s not forget about the beautiful and symmetrical shape creations.
In language, students thought about characters in stories and wrote about one they created from a picture prompt focusing on traits and interests.
We loved welcoming back some of the students to school this week! Playing on the “big kid” playground was a highlight for many of the children.
Next week our students will be asked to consider some of the big questions from the unit, such as what is and what isn’t art, and what are the attributes of a successful artist? The students will also think about all the different forms of artistic expression and then work to sort them into categories of visual art and performing art. From there students will think about and experiment with different types of performing art, such as drama and music.
Reminder: if you have any of the reading books, or whiteboards that were sent home in the original learning pack, please send them in with your child next week. Any of the notebooks should be kept at home for use during remote learning days.
Thanks again, for all your support with our transition into this new hybrid model.