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Toronto Catholic District School Board

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TEACHERS:  MRS. KOS, MRS. KRYTIUK, MRS. IVANOVSKY

 

We would like to welcome both you and your child to our year in Grade 2.  It is indeed a privilege to share in your child's growth and education.  We look forward to a rewarding collaboration with you in making this year special for your child.  We plan to get to know your child and to keep in touch with you about his or her progress.  Please help us by sharing any information that could affect your child at school (ie, allergies, fears, etc).  If you leave a message and phone number, we will try to get back to you as soon as possible.  We have outlined certain routines, expectations and basic objectives for this year.  
 

 

ROUTINES  

 
  1. Punctuality:  encourage students to be on time
  2. School Attire:  students should wear their school uniform at all times
  3. Gym Dress:  T-shirts, shorts or track pants and running shoes.  An extra pair of shoes or running shoes are suggested during the winter months (in case of fire, fire drills, etc)
  4. Absenteeism/Appointments:  if your child has an appointment or is absent, send a note.  If you know ahead of time that your child will be absent, please send a note or phone in
  5. Parent-Teacher Appointments:  please feel free to contact your child's teacher to set up an appointment when you feel necessary
  6. Student Agenda Book:  handouts and letters from school will be placed in the plastic pocket at the front.  Check for letters daily and to see if your child has any homework.  Sign the planner daily in the appropriate place.  If you have a letter to send to the school, please place it in the plastic pocket. 
 

Reinforcement of these daily routines will help your child to be better organized. 

 

EXPECTATIONS  

 

Classroom Behaviour:

 
  1. Students are to sit and work quietly when assigned their own individual tasks
  2. One person speaks at a time
  3. The students are to be courteous and polite; rudeness is unacceptable
  4. Group work will be encouraged with a hands-on approach.  This will only take place with co-operation from the students.  Silliness and immature behaviour will not be tolerated 
 

HOMEWORK 

 
  1. Homework consists of reinforcing concepts taught in class, finishing up classroom work or special assignments
  2. All homework must be done neatly and completed to the best of the child's ability
  3. If homework is not completed, it will be noted in the agenda 
 

PROGRAMME  

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

 

God Gives Life; We Are Children of Light 

 

The purpose of this programme is to create situations in which the students can develop and grow in faith by responding to the Lord's invitation to live in His way.  The programme will include preparation for Holy Communion, prayers, bible study, participating in liturgies and learning about special feast days. 

 

FAMILY LIFE

 

Fully Alive

 

Fully Alive is intended to supplement the religious programme.  Teachings of the Catholic faith and morals will be incorporated into the programme. 

 

LANGUAGE ARTS 

 

Balanced Literacy Program: 

 

The following areas will be taught:

 
  • Shared and Guided Reading
  • Self-Directed Reading
  • Word Study and Writing
  • Readers from Scholastic
  • Momentum Literacy in Motion
 

The Wright Group Resources and Mona Resources will be used. 

 

Assessment in Language Arts:

 

A variety of assessment tools will be used.  Some examples are:

 
  • Word Study:  spelling tests, word activities
  • Self-Directed Reading:  teacher conferencing, book reports
  • Guided Reading:  running records, listening to students read
  • Writing:  teacher and/or peer conferencing, writing journal and creative writing assignments
  

MATHEMATICS

 

Nelson Mathematics 2 

 

Areas which will be covered are:

 
  • Number Sense and Numeration
  • Sorting and Patterning
  • Data Management and Probability
  • Geometry
  • Measurement and Problem Solving
 

The difficulty of the program will be geared to the student's grade level.

  

SOCIAL STUDIES  

 

Many Gifts

 

This program is divided into two parts.  The first will be the study of Heritage and Citizenship based on traditions and celebrations in Canada.  The second part is the study of Canada and the World Connections featuring the communities of the world. 

 

SCIENCE  

 

This program includes topics in the following domains:

 
  1. Life Systems growth and change in animals 
  2. Matter and Materials:  properties of liquids and solids
  3. Energy and Control:  air and water in the environment
  4. Structures and Mechanisms:  movement 
 

HEALTH 

 

Students will be studying:

 
  • Personal Safety and Injury Prevention
  • Growth and Development
  • Substance Use and Abuse
 

This program will be incorporated into the Family Life program.

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  

In physical education, the students will be learning a variety of movement skills.  These are divided into three categories:

 
  1. Locomotion
  2. Manipulation
  3. Stability 
 

THE ARTS 

 

Visual Arts:  students will begin to develop the ability to communicate about their immediate environment and interests through visual images.  They will learn to use a variety of art tools, materials and techniques.  The students will identify elements of design and describe how the elements are used by artists. 

 

Drama and Dance:  students will begin to use stories, plays and poems to explore real and imaginary situations.  They will develop the ability to respond appropriately to others verbally and in non-verbal ways.  The students will use role playing and movement strategies to communicate their thoughts and feelings as well as develop a sense of audience. 

 
 

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW 

 

LANGUAGE 

   
​Writing ​Reading ​Oral Communication ​Media Literacy
 

  

 MATHEMATICS 
  

 Number Sense & Numeration

 

Measurement

​Geometry & Spatial Sense ​Patterning & Algebra ​Data Management & Probability
  
 

SCIENCE AND TECHOLOGY 

 
Life Systems Matter & Energy Structures & Mechanisms Earth & Space Systems
  
 

SOCIAL STUDIES  

 
Heritage & Citizenship ​Canada & World Connections
 
   

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

 

 
Healthy Living Fundamental Movement Skills Active Living