Grade 2 – Writing

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The Grade 2 student have been moving through our explanatory writing unit with great success!  We have analyzed examples of explanatory texts together, such as How A Trick Candle Works and How An Orb Spider Builds Its Web.  The students watched videos about the water cycle and explained in their own words how it works.  Recently, we reviewed posters and pamphlets about the life cycle of a butterfly and the students wrote an explanation based on the success criteria we  developed.

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You’re Invited!

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The Grade 2s have created some outstanding invitations for their imaginary celebrations.  After analyzing elements of sample invitations, they applied those elements to create their own unique invitations.

This activity targets concepts we’ve learned in Social Studies and Media Literacy.

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Check out Photos of Students in Action for more pictures.

I Spy!

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As part of our study of “Time” the Grade 3s did a scavenger hunt around the room to find and record the times on all of the analogue clocks the could find.  We’ve been focusing on the position of the hour hand in relation to the minute hand.  For example, 12:55 might look like 1:55 at first glance, but the hour hand hasn’t quite reached the 1, so that is how we can tell it’s 12:55.  Here are some time games to play online.

Bang on time

http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/BangOnTime/clockwordres.html

Beat the Clock

http://www.tvokids.com/games/beatclock

Matching Time

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/dynamo/den/matching/index.htm

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