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Curriculum Outline – Grade Two             

2010-2011

J. Edwards

 

The Learning Outcomes Framework comprises a series of curriculum outcome statements describing what knowledge, skills, and attitudes students are expected to demonstrate throughout each school year.  The curriculum outcomes outlined in each grade level build upon and reinforce those gained in previous years.  Thus, the learning cycle is an ongoing process. 

 

Below is an outline of the general curriculum that we will be covering this year in Grade Two.  I have attached a more detailed list of the specific outcomes for both Language Arts and Mathematics.

 

 

Language Arts:                

 

Writing is strongly promoted with an emphasis on developing the writing process.  Throughout the year, students will be involved in writer’s workshop sessions,  journals, poetry, spelling and grammar activities, and book responses.

 

 

The General Curriculum Outcomes for Language Arts are as follows:

P - 6 General Curriculum Outcomes

Speaking and Listening

Students will be expected to speak and listen to explore, extend, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences.

Speaking and Listening

 
Students will be expected to communicate information and ideas effectively and clearly, and to respond personally and critically.

Speaking and Listening

 
Students will be expected to interact with sensitivity and respect, considering the situation, audience, and purpose.

Reading and Viewing

 
Students will be expected to select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts.

Reading and Viewing

 
Students will be expected to interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies.

Reading and Viewing

 
Students will be expected to select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts.

Reading and Viewing

 
Students will be expected to respond critically to a range of texts, applying their understanding of language, form, and genre.

Writing and Other Ways of Representing

 
Students will be expected to use writing and other ways of representing to explore, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and learning; and to use their imagination.

Writing and Other Ways of Representing

 
Students will be expected to create texts collaboratively and independently, using a variety of forms for a range of audiences and purposes.

Writing and Other Ways of Representing

 
Students will be expected to use a range of strategies to develop effective writing and other ways of representing and to enhance their clarity, precision, and effectiveness.
 

Click to view Specific Language Arts Outcomes for Grade 2

 

 

 

Mathematics:                

 

This program fosters the development of mathematically literate students who can extend and apply their learning outside of the classroom.  Students will be involved in various math activities, such as the hands-on use of manipulatives, as well as oral and written responses to questions.  This helps students to organize, clarify, and refine their thinking.  Mental Math is an important addition to our math lessons, where students will increase the recall speed of their math facts while learning skills to make computations “in their head” much easier.

 

Mathematics GCOs 
GCO A Students will demonstrate number sense and apply number theory concepts.
GCO B Students will demonstrate operation sense and apply operation principles and procedures in both numeric and algebraic situations.
GCO C Students will explore, recognize, represent, and apply patterns and relationships, both informally and formally.
GCO D Students will demonstrate an understanding of and apply concepts and skills associated with measurement.
GCO E Students will demonstrate spatial sense and apply geometric concepts, properties, and relationships.
GCO F Students will solve problems involving the collection, display, and analysis of data.
GCO G Students will represent and solve problems involving uncertainty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click to view Specific Math Outcomes for Grade 2

 

 

 

 

Science:                    

 

The Science program has a “hands-on” approach where students will be involved in planning, performing, recording, analyzing, interpreting, and communicating.  Observations, inferences, comparisons and predictions will be made to enhance the learning process.

 

 

The Grade 2 Science units of study include:

1.        Animal Growth and Changes

2.        Air and Water in the Environment

3.        Liquids and Solids

4.        Relative Position and Motion

 

Social Studies:         

 

 

The Grade 2 Social Studies units of study include:

1.        People

2.        Technology

3.        Economics

4.        Environment

 

 

 

 

 

Health:                      

 

The Health program focuses on an awareness and respect of self and others and skills for taking care of oneself and others.

 

The topics that will be included in our Health Program are:

 
The Body: Growth and Development
GCO A: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the body, body functions, and growth and development.
 

Strategies for Healthy Living

GCO B: Students will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and attitudes that contribute to active, healthy living.
 
Values and Practices for Healthy Living
GCO C: Students will demonstrate knowledge of factors that contribute to healthy living values and practices.
 
Strategies for Positive Personal Development and Healthy Relationships
GCO D: Students will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to live happily and productively as an individual, within a family, and within the community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art:

 

Much of the artwork created will be integrated with various themes and topics across the curriculum.  Special art activities will be undertaken for special events and holidays.

 

Students will be involved in creating, observing, and reflecting upon the artwork of themselves and others.  They will have an opportunity to express themselves using a range of materials both individually and as part of a group.  In addition, we will be focusing on a critical awareness of various art styles.

 

 

 

Thank you very much for your time and cooperation.  Together, we can ensure that every student will have a successful year.

 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. 

 

Sincerely,

 

J. Edwards