September Tales from Grade 2
September was a very busy month! Students became familiar with their classroom and school environments. We spent a great deal of time learning about one another. We created ripped art self-portraits, shared and wrote about treasure bags that contained items that represent who we are. While learning about our emotions/feelings we created a class book in the style of Todd Parr to share with all students at Nellie McClung. We think all families should read some Todd Parr books!
In math this month we spent a lot of time outdoors exploring number concepts and patterns. We made repeating patterns with natural items like twigs, leaves and pine cones and are currently working on increasing patterns. We can extend our patterns for up to 5 terms and are able to identify how much the pattern increases by each time or “the rule”.
Each day we spend time listening to stories and reading “Just Right Fit” books to help us become the best readers we can be.
This week we have spent time exploring some indigenous stories to further our understanding about Orange Shirt Day. We had many great discussions and created a beautiful indigenous alphabet to be displayed in our classrooms.
This month we participated in the Terry Fox Run. Our classes ran many laps and cheered each other on! We got ourselves prepared for this by playing many tag and cooperative games outside in the beautiful weather. This was another great way to get to know each other.
We are looking forward to learning so many more things in October. We will continue to talk about our community, begin exploring liquids, starting math and literacy centers and so much more!
September in our Grade 2 Learning Community
It has been a busy start up and everyone is settling in nicely.
Students spent some time creating self- portraits using a torn paper technique. Each child highlighted their uniqueness and together we created a portrait wall for our classroom community.
Stay tuned for more learning updates from Grade 2!