Grade 2 - Term 2 Overview 2014-2015
In the New Year we will concentrate on the preparation of our first sacrament of this school year, the sacrament of First Reconciliation. We will learn about friendship and forgiveness through the story of Zacchaeus, The Good Shepherd, and The Prodigal Son, learn the Act of Contrition, learn to examine our conscience, and understand the meaning of doing penance. We will also be studying the I Am A Gift from God program this term.
We will continue to develop students’ reading, and comprehension skills through our Guided Reading program. Students will continue to learn different vowels sounds, blends, inflected endings, prefixes, syllables and digraphs through our spelling program (Word Work). They will also be developing their drafting, writing, and editing skills with a specific topic in their journals, “Student of the Week” assignments, and various writing strategy focus lessons. We will continue with Adrienne Gear’s Reading and Writing Power approach to reading and writing, as we explored throughout term one. Non-fiction writing skills will also be developed as they complete their research reports for our annual Learning Fair.
The units being covered include addition & subtraction to 100 (without and with regrouping), solving addition and subtraction problems in variety of ways, linear measurements, area & perimeter, mass & capacity. Word problems will also be introduced. These math concepts will be taught through games, exploratory activities, concrete examples, and worksheets in order to make math fun and multi-modal.
The focus during this term is Properties of matter (solids, liquids, and gases). We will also do various experiments as students practice how to use the processes of science (predict, observe, explain).
The main topic of study in Social Studies is “Mapping” this term. Students will be learning about the compass rose and how to use the cardinal directions to interpret maps. They will also be creating maps by creating symbols and legends.
Health and Career:
Students will be learning to identify healthy eating habits and use a decision-making model to make healthy food choices. They will also explore different types of emotions and learn various ways to express feelings, needs, and wants at home, school and in the community. Through the Canucks Autism Program, we will celebrate each person’s uniqueness while accepting differences.
We will be doing a number of projects that explore a variety of art techniques and materials. We will also learn through famous artists and be inspired by some of their famous work.
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