Sunday, August 21, 2016

Welcome to Grade 2!

Mr. E and Ms. Ciara have launched Grade 2's first Unit of Inquiry.

Central Idea
Awareness of our characteristics, abilities and interests informs our learning and development.

Lines of Inquiry:
1) Exploring physical, social and emotional characteristics
2) Exploring personal abilities and interests
3) Using self awareness to set learning goals 

2A and 2B students engaged in various activities that encouraged an awareness of their own communication and social skills.

2A and 2B students created "Holiday Snapshots" to share their summer experiences.

The students wrote descriptions with their pictures.

2B students reading in the morning.

A student search activity helped the girls in 2A and 2B learn something new about each other.

Asking questions is an important part of learning!

2A students working on the finishing touches to their "Holiday Snapshots".

2A girls cooperated in pairs to brainstorm a list of "Agreements for the Carpet" such as sitting with their legs crossed.
Enjoying working with others!

2A girls agree to "put your hands on your lap" when sitting on the carpet.

These girls decided to use a ruler to help them list their agreements in straight lines.

~ Smiling at a new friend ~ Class 2A girls welcomed a new student!