Term Two Overview
Ms. Sharla Day
The following is an overview of the big ideas and content planned to be covered in Term Two. It is possible, however, that not all of them will be covered. This is simply a guide.
The students will be expected to use their agendas and focus on organizational skills. The students are encouraged to check our weebly site if they are absent to keep up with their assignments. The students will participate in a variety of mindfulness activities to help calm and relax their brain and body. The students will also complete Growth Mindset activities to help foster perseverance.
Language Arts:(Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening)
language and text can be used as a source of creativity and joy
exploring text helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world
synthesizing the meaning from different texts and ideas help us create new understandings
listening carefully helps us learn
developing our understanding of how language works allows us to use it purposefully
Students will be working on reading and writing using the Daily 5. They will also learn reading power strategies such as: connecting, visualizing, predicting, reflecting, inferring. They will also focus on finding the main idea of text and respond to text in a personal and creative way. The students will also use literature circles to create meaningful discussions on novels read. Students will focus on writing stories using the basic conventions of English spelling, grammar, and punctuation. They will use writing to plan, develop and create texts for a variety of purposes.
participation in Daily 5
observation of participating in literature circles
evaluation of written comprehension activities
oral presentations, readers theatre
whole reading assessment
written responses to our daily morning message
the editing process
expressing ideas clearly
ability to follow oral instructions
listening to stories and presentations
Mathematics (Fractions, Decimals, Percents)
Numbers represent values that can be used in calculations and expressed in many ways
Patterns can be expressed with algebraic variables and symbols to represent problems and solutions
The students will use multiplication, addition and subtraction strategies to develop, construct, and apply mathematical understanding through problem solving and connect math concepts to the real world. They will use estimation with large whole-numbers, decimals and fractions as well as develop mathematical understanding of fractions and decimals through concrete, pictorial and symbolic representations. The students will understand numbers to 1 000 000 and decimals to thousandths. They will understand rules for increasing and decreasing patterns and they will understand multiplication and division up to 3 digits including division with remainders.
classroom work ( worksheets, text book, cooperative problem solving etc)
completion of assignments
tests and quizzes
Science (Simple Machines)
In Science students will focus on one big idea:
Machines are devices that transfer force and energy.
The students will design a project that includes two different simple machines that is able to transfer force from one place to another. The students will complete this project with their “little buddy”( grade k/1). Also, the students will go to the Big Little Science Centre to create a simple machine.
effort, completion assignments and classroom participation
tests and quizzes
Social Studies: ( poverty, residential schools, immigration and treatment of minorities)
Canada's policies and treatment of minority people have negative and positive legacy
Immigration and Multiculturalism continue to shape Canadian society and identity
Complex global problems require international cooperation to make difficult choices for the future
The students will study the changes in Canadian immigration over time and the past discriminatory government policies and actions. They will also study the human rights and responses to discrimination in Canadian society. They will also learn about the migration of people and the push/pull factors involved. They will learn about global poverty and inequality issues.
classroom work and participation
tests and quizzes
Health and Physical Education (Units on basketball, dance/ gymnastics and daily fitness)
daily participation in physical activities enables us to practice skillful movement and helps us develop personal fitness
knowing what we enjoy doing and knowing about our opportunities to participate in those activities help us develop an active lifestyle
The students will develop and apply the fundamental movement skills in basketball and cooperative games taught. They will develop and demonstrate safety, fair play, and leadership in all physical activities. They will participate in our class fitness program to enhance and maintain health components of fitness. This term students will learn the proper form of passing, shooting, dribbling, as well as the rules of the game.
effort and fair play
Career Education (goal setting, exploring strengths and abilities, making good choices)
Exploring our strengths and abilities can help us identify our goals
Personal choices and social and environmental factors influence our health and well being
developing healthy relationships helps us feel connected, supported and valued
They will be able to identify factors that influence healthy choices, and develop strategies to achieve healthy living goals. The students will work on goal setting and how to achieve their goals. The students will work on the Zones of Regulation and continue to practice ROCKS behaviour and demonstrating our many virtues. The students participate in a daily video on random acts of kindness, caring for others, racism and discrimination. The engage in a class talk about their feelings and thoughts about the videos.
French(basic conversation, vocabulary for clothing and sports)
listening and viewing with intent helps us acquire French and to understand a message
Meaningful communication is possible French using simple, high frequency words and patterns
With basic French, we can describe ourselves and our interests and important people in our lives
The students will be able to comprehend high-frequency words in simple texts. They will learn simple sentence structure with high-frequency words. They will be able to ask simple questions and will demonstrate comprehension by responding to simple commands and instructions. The students will use greetings and expressions of politeness.