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The goal of the grade 2 program is that all the students are successful
learners. Throughout the year we will be using themes and topics of
interest to integrate all academic areas.
Language Arts enable each student to understand and appreciate language.
Students become confident and competent through many opportunities to listen,
speak, view, read, write and represent in a variety of relevant contexts, using
a variety of texts.
The grade two
balanced literacy learning environment will include:
-shared reading and writing using poems/books/chants/children’s own work
-responding to stories read
-journal writing/story writing
-Power Word Pup Program
-guided reading groups
-individual vocabulary development using Words Their Way
- printing upper/lower case letters
A key component in
successfully developing numeracy is making connections to students’ background
and experiences. Students learn by attaching meaning to what they do. They need
to construct their own meaning of mathematics.
The use of
manipulatives and a variety of teaching styles addresses the diversity of
learning styles in our classroom. By
addressing concrete, pictorial, and symbolic representations of mathematics
students will strengthen their ability to apply mathematical learning to their
Math Experiences will include:
-describing, extending, and creating increasing patterns using
manipulatives, diagrams, actions, or numbers
-skip counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s forward and backward
-3D and 2D shapes
-addition and subtraction with answers to 100
-apply mental math strategies to 20
-solving simple story problems
In Grade 2, students focus on 4 topic areas in Science.
Cluster 1: Growth and
Changes in Animals
They will build upon their knowledge of living things and
the changes that take place over a lifetime of different animals. They will
learn about the four food groups outlined in Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy
Cluster 2: Properties
of Solids, Liquids, and Gases
Students will examine materials in the world around them by
investigating properties of solids and liquids. They will explore gases by
examining the properties of air.
Cluster 3: Position
They will explore position and motion to develop a sense of
space as well as an understanding of the relationship between stationary and
Cluster 4: Air and Water in the Environment
Through investigations, students learn about the
characteristics of air, and the various forms of water in the environment. Students
continue to build their understanding of the nature of science by describing
evidence of the water cycle.
Grade 2 students
explore life in Canada, beginning with a study of their own community and then
learning about other communities. Students enhance their awareness of the
cultural and geographic diversity of Canada through the study of an Aboriginal
community and one other Canadian community.
relationships with ourselves, others, and nature and the learning of the Seven
will learn about healthy lifestyles that prevent illness and disease. They will
identify responsible and respectful behaviour for developing friendships and
appropriate ways for sharing and expressing feelings and emotions related to
different situations. Students will also learn about safety of self and others
by learning safety rules, bus, fire safety, road safety, vehicle safety and
potential weather situations.
Integrated Computer Technology
into all subject areas through programs and projects.