Archives for September, 2012

Family Culture Inquiry.

This week we have delved further into the world of culture and how it helps make us who we are. We conducted a temperature check of our learning by positioning ourselves in a line  according to how much we thought we knew about culture. Then we produced a colour, symbol and image that came to mind when we thought of Read full article »

Developing Number Sense In Grade 2.

We have kicked off our yearlong study of place value and operations.  These two concepts will progressively get more in depth as the year continues.  We will build on previous knowledge of concepts as a way of developing a deeper understanding of place value and operations.  Below are our unit understandings and essential questions for these two units. Place Value Unit Understanding: The Read full article »

Group Membership- Family Culture Inquiry.

What? -A collaboration between children, parents and teaching staff. Why?-To provide a practical experience for children to explore how different parts of family life are different and the same in cultures around the world. It provides a lead into the bigger overall idea of how being parts of groups provides part of the explanation as to "Who am I?" http://www.flickr.com/photos/ismanilaes/sets/72157631530821231/ Read full article »

Inquiring into Family Cultures.

  The Adventurers class are now well into the swing of things in grade 2. We are enjoying our Group Membership unit and are focussing on the big idea of how our family history and culture helps to give us an identity and shape who we are. Our class is also a group that we are part of too! On Friday we went Read full article »

Communicating.

Literacy and the power of words. Reading, writing and verbal communication.

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