Twitter – @MrJDeLuca – Looking For Us?

If you have come to find out what we are up to you have almost reached the right place! Though we don’t post here very often we are very active on Twitter.

Visit our public Twitter page for lots of classroom news and information!

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Learning About Polar Bears

We started learning about the polar bears of Churchill, Manitoba today. We know that they are up against some big challenges.

Here is the link so that you can keep learning more or visit the live webcam to watch the polar bears for yourself!

http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/

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Reading Is Thinking – Visualizing

Now that we feel like we have mastered “Making Connections” we are learning to visualize. Good readers know how to “paint a picture” in their mind of what they are reading. It just helps us to better understand the text.

Into the book has a wonderful tool for us to use to help with Visualizing!  Give it a try! Make a Mind Movie!

We’ll be back soon, with some visualizing to share with you!

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Reading – Good Readers Make Connections!

In literacy, we have been talking about strategies that good readers use when they are reading. Making connections is one way that we can gain a better understanding of what we’re reading. When we sit down to read, we are not only reading the words, but we are also thinking. Here are the ways that we are making connections when we’re reading!

  • Text-to-Self (T-S) refers to connections made between the text and the reader’s personal experience. 

  • Text-to-Text (T-T) refers to connections made between a text being read to a text that was previously read.

  • Text-to-World (T-W) refers to connections made between a text being read and something that occurs in the world.

    Take some time to visit our AUDIOBOO Channel and listen sot some of our connections that we wrote about after reading “When I’m Big” By Nila Aye

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Patterning Practice

Have fun with this site exploring patterns. Use all of the different strategies that we have learned at school.

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Our Words of the Week…

Students have their words of the week written in their agenda. Spelling City is a nifty site that I’ll be using to help students practice spelling commonly misspelled words or words that follow a specific letter pattern that we are studying.

Click on the picture to go to our Spelling City page.

Have fun by playing some games with these words!

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Welcome To Our Blog…

Hello World and welcome to our Grade 2 blog.

We have our first slideshow of the year posted here!

This is our place on the web where we’ll begin to share many of the amazing things that we’re working on in our class. Families, friends, and other students can follow along with our adventures and leave comments or ask us questions.

We will have pictures, articles, drawings, and videos of our learning on this blog.

Please leave a comment to introduce yourself. You can answer one of the questions below, or just tell us a little bit about yourself. 

What is your favourite part of Grade 2 so far?

What are you looking forward to most this year?

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