Grade 2

Mar
08

4 Great Inventions

本单元结合二年级的探究主题——发明创造,我们重点学习了中国四大发明之一——造纸术。使学生了解各种纸的中文名称,并能够动手将各种纸分门别类粘贴定位。与此同时,由纸的话题延伸至要节约用纸的观念培养,并以“节约用纸”为文本进行语言知识的学习。 Connecting with grade 2 POI—invention, we learned one kind of China’s invention— paper. Students learned how to identify different kinds of paper in Chinese. Then using the “save paper” lesson, students’ sense of saving paper has been improved.   Images and text by Ms Stephanie.

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Jan
08

In Grade 2…

We started our third unit of inquiry, Where We Are in Place and Time, before the winter holiday. Our central idea is “Throughout history, people have invented and innovated to improve their quality of life.” As a tuning in activity we were engaged in a sort of 8 different inventions and their innovations. We know […]

By Jessica Vargas | Grade 2 . How the world works
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Nov
13

Setting the stage…

This past week we continued exploring measurement with non-standard units… Thank you Grade 6 for reading to us your amazing stories…we really enjoyed listening to your creativity! We are now setting the stage for our summative project about transportation systems. We have been working in our respective water, ground, and air transportation groups to create […]

By Jessica Vargas | Function . Grade 2 . How we organize ourselves
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Nov
06

Road Transport Museum!

We began our week by dressing up in our favorite costumes for our Autumn Festivals Carousel. We really enjoyed learning about Diwali (India) with Mr. Skinner and guest, Día de los Muertos (México) with Ms. Cecilia and Ms. Jessica, baking delicious Halloween (North America) cookies with Mr. O and Ms. Jackie, and learning dance moves with […]

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Oct
30

How We Organize Ourselves…Transportation Systems! 

In Grade 2 we have started our new Unit of Inquiry, How We Organize Ourselves, in which we will focus on Transportation Systems. We began our week by organizing our Portfolios and our Literacy Circle folders after completing our first Unit of Inquiry, Who We Are.  We began our new unit by working together in […]

By Jessica Vargas | Causation . Change . Form . Grade 2 . How we organize ourselves
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Oct
25

Who We Are…Unit Celebration!

We were very excited to work on our summative project for our first unit of inquiry, Who We Are, which was all about celebrations. We really enjoyed organizing our personal pictures about celebrations that are important to us. We wrote about how we celebrate them and why. We then took some to share with each […]

By Jessica Vargas | Chinese . Connection . Form . Grade 2 . Reflection . Who we are
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Oct
02

Happy Chongyang Festival!

  We had a wonderful week filled with sharing! At our PYP sharing assembly we learned about urban and rural schools from our Grade 6 friends. They shared with us their experience while visiting Jimo, a rural school, and did an amazing job taking action, we are very proud of you! Grade 5 sang a […]

By Jessica Vargas | Concepts . Connection . Form . Grade 2 . Grade 3 . Grade 5 . grade 6 . Who we are
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Sep
27

Happy Moon Festival!

After learning about the legend of the Moon Festival, as part of our unit of inquiry Who We Are, we had our own celebration. We made Chang-E’s Jade Rabbit and enjoyed other fun activities together! We decided to get creative and change the ending to the legend of the Moon Festival and shared them with […]

By Jessica Vargas | Chinese . Grade 2
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Screen time & Children

This is a fascinating article about how the child’s brain interprets screen time. It recently appeared in Psychology Today. Screentime Is Making Kids Moody, Crazy and Lazy Victoria L. Dunckley, M.D. Mental Wealth   Children or teens who are “revved up” and prone to rages or—alternatively—who are depressed and apathetic have become disturbingly commonplace. Chronically irritable […]

By Rosemary Gosse | Grade 1 . Grade 2 . Grade 3 . Grade 4 . Grade 5 . grade 6 . Montessori
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Sep
26

Early Childhood & PYP After School Activities

After school activities started for all students this past Tuesday. New to this school year, we have added activities open to early childhood students. They are learning to dance, cook, kick in Tae Kwon Do, and draw language thoughtfully in calligraphy.  

By Jon Springer | Chinese . Grade 1 . Grade 2 . Grade 3 . Grade 4 . Grade 5 . grade 6 . Montessori
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