Grade 2 - February 22 / 2019

HIGHLIGHTS

This week in our unit of inquiry,  we have been looking at different forms of communication and how communication between people has improved over time. The children were fascinated to discover how people used primitive ways to communicate, such as with the use of smoke signals; and how mail was sent using carrier pigeons and continued to be used even after the invention of the modern day postal system. In mathematics, we have finished our unit on addition and subtraction to 100.

French

In French, the students have been practising les questions partielles, that is partial questions that contain the words qui, ou, quand, comment, pourquoi, etc. (who, where, when, how, why, etc.). These are partial questions because they hold part of the answer in the question. For example, a partial question could be Ou est-ce que la poule Maboule regarde quand le gland tombe? La poule Maboule regarde le ciel quand le gland tombe. Please follow the link below to view the song with the questions we have been practising in class.

Les questions

Music

In Music, the Grade 2s performed the pentatonic song I’ve Been to London in class with a partner. The students are also singing very well and enjoy the song A You’re Adorable.


LOOKING AHEAD

In language students now have a good grasp about the structure of a paragraph. Next week, we will be focusing on strengthening our introduction and concluding sentences based on what we want to convey within our paragraph.

In math, we will be moving onto our next unit focusing on data management and probability. We will be focusing on teaching the children how to organize, describe and label data onto picture graphs and bar graphs and demonstrate probability through simple games and experiments using simple terms (likely, unlikely and probable).

For our unit of inquiry, we will be looking specifically about how radio and technology has changed and how the invention of common household items have made our lives easier. If you have any old items that you would like to share with the class (sewing machine, washing board, ice box, etc), please contact Mr. Rand or Ms. Kendra. We are also looking forward to having Mr. Shaikh back to to teach coding to the students using the ozobots!

In French, on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019, Grade 1, 2 and 3 students will see Gregg LeRock in concert. This is the rescheduled date after the concert was postponed on Feb. 6th 2019. He is an educator and a musician who performs for children in French. Please follow the link below to see the Venturing Out form for this field trip.

Venturing Out form

Merci,
Evelyn Calhoun and Katherine Almeida  

The Junior School’ annual Book Fair has been moved to February for March Break Reading! Click HERE to complete the electronic book purchasing permission for your child[ren].

GLOBAL PATHWAYS SCHOOL

India Donation Drive Wish List - Drop off in Gathering Place before February 25th

Global Pathways School is looking for gently used items below - get your spring cleaning done and out of the way early! This years' wish list is here. We will be collecting these items until Monday, February 25th. Many thanks in advance for your donations.

-The Global Pathways School Team


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