We hope that all families had a wonderful and relaxing vacation and we have loved hearing about all your winter adventures from the kids. We have started back to some busy learning in Grade 2.
In math, we have been looking at odd and even numbers and multiplication. We have learned that we can show multiplication by making equal groups, creating arrays or through repeated addition.
In literacy, we have been choosing books and learning how to talk about the characters from those books. Once we have formed an opinion about our chosen character, we have been practicing writing persuasive letters to our writing partners. In these letters, we have stated our opinion and given examples to back up why we believe our opinion to be correct.
We have also spent this week wrapping up our learning from our Sharing the Planet unit. As a final project, the children have been asked to choose an animal that they would like to keep safe. Their project must:
- Teach others about which eco-system their animal lives in.
- Name some threats to their animal or to their eco-system.
- Suggest some ways that people can help.
They have had choice in the way that they would like to present their project with some having chosen to make a video, some a book, and others a poster. We can’t wait to see the final result!