The discovery that our 2.3 classroom is a community is definitely an amazing experience, and now the students see themselves as a big family. They managed to finish our Y2.3 Agreement for the year, that still can be amended at any time according to our needs and they also understood the different responsibilities inside the classroom.
In language we began to access the curriculum by taking little steps. Lots of work was put into the recount process with beginning, middle and end, as well as finding names (titles and subtitles) that would suit the corresponding drawing.
Also this week we had many different activities in mathematics, to elicit attention, increase visual skills and help the students to think in many different ways with numbers and shapes.
When looking at the pictures from this week, choose one to share with your child. Ask him/her to describe what was happening in class when the picture was taken. This will help them to remember their work, what they did in class, and also help with vocabulary and articulation of words.
Here are some pictures from this week:
Last week the students started getting to know a bit more about our current unit, How We Organize Ourselves. During the week students added their information to a world map, built their own dream board and played cooperative games.
In language, Year 2.3 started developing good habits by reading everyday. This habit will become a powerful tool for language acquisition throughout the year. Students also started to write about their weekend.
In Mathematics, students had a week of challenges that had to do with patterns, counting and observing details in mathematical problems.
Here are some pictures from the last week:
Year 2.3 spent a fair amount of time getting to know each other and building our friendship skills, but they also worked very hard this first week.
Students went to visit Mr. Chris in his office and even listened to Mr. Chris’ favorite story!
In the classroom, our pupils set some routines and talked about behavior, expectations and goals to be achieved.
After all the introductions, our students began their learning process with the basic knowledge they need: It is okay to make mistakes because we actually learn from them!
Next week we will dive into our unit How The World Works. For that reason, we would like to make the unit overview available for the parents to understand a bit more about their child’s learning process and content. Link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8utOm-PZ3xiZHEyMUdlVVBYd0k
Check some pictures of the first week’s best moments.