Grade Two Project Collection

Teacher Librarian - Denise Rossmo-Wiegers
Attach Planning Template:
Project Title
Communities
School / Teacher Name
Roland Michener / Brianne Downey
Grade Level
grades 1 / 2
Subject Area
Social Studies
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
Why would a family choose to live in the community of Saskatoon?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)

Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project
Students will blog about what they have learned.
Link to Teacher or Classroom Blog
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http://kidblog.org/MissDowneys12Split
Teacher Librarian - Erika Bakker
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
How do worms help us?
School / Teacher Name
Tammy Booth-Peterson
Grade Level
gr.2
Subject Area
Science
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How do worms help us?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
Student made rubric
Other Supporting Documents
Student work book (attached above)
Culminating Project
Individual Vermi-compost pails, school wide assembly on composting
Teacher Librarian - Jan Harrison Attach Planning Template :
inquiry 2014.docx
inquiry 2014.docx
inquiry 2014.docx

Project Title
Animals of Saskatchewan
School / Teacher Name
Caswell-Sandi Harper Brownell-Debbie Andrie
Grade Level
1 and 2
Subject Area
Science
Essential Question (Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How does First Nations ways of knowing help our understanding of observable animal characteristics, behaviors and life cycle?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
Medicine wheel, anecdotal records, rubric
Other Supporting Documents
The Sacred Tree
Culminating Project
Comic Life or Pixie
Link to Teacher or Classroom Blog
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Link to Teacher-Librarian's Blog

Teacher Librarian - Greg Wihak
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Community Comparisons
School / Teacher Name
Prince Philip/Jennifer Olson
Grade Level
2/3
Subject Area
Social Studies/ELA
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How do communities meet the needs and wants of its members?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
Concept check, Venn diagram, anecdotal records, rubric
Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project
Student videos about school/Common Craft style video
Teacher Librarian -L. Walters
Attach Planning Template :

Project Title
Needs/Characteristics/Lifecyclesd of Living Things
School / Teacher Name
JLA / C. Pender
Grade Level
1/2
Subject Area
Science
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How do my animal’s needs, behavior and growth compare to my own
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
Co - constructed rubric/checklist
Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project
Voicethread or Video of Diorama Interview
Link to Project Blog
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http://mrspenderjla.edublogs.org
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Teacher Librarian - Tamzen Kulyk
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Living Things
School / Teacher Name
Greystone Heights School: Kerri Spidla
Grade Level
Grade 1/2
Subject Area
Science
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
Why are living things important?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
writing samples, anecdotal notes, writing rubric
Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project

Link to Teacher or Classroom Blog
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http://spsinquirywalk.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/grade-12-science-living-and-non-living-things/
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Teacher Librarian -K.Smith
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Meadowgreen through our eyes.
School / Teacher Name
WP Bate/ C. Campbell
Grade Level
2
Subject Area
Social studies / Art/La
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
What is special about our community?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)

Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project
Photo Essay on Meadowgreen

Teacher Librarian - Ruth Elliott
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
People's Needs or Animal Habitat?
School / Teacher Name
King George / Melissa Poundmaker
Grade Level
1 & 2
Subject Area
Science
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How do the basic needs of people and animals bring them into conflict or contact?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
Rubric, Observation, Anecdotal records, Baseline data on technology skills
Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project
Word document, Powerpoint
Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
Teacher Librarian - Jennifer Berthelot
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Global Citizenship/Conservation
School / Teacher Name
Callie Tratch, Lakeridge
Grade Level
1/2
Subject Area
Science
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How can I take better care of Mother Earth and all living things.
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)

Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project
http://video.spsd.sk.ca/uploads/BerthelotJ201349135655.mov
Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
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Teacher Librarian - Najla Akl
Attach Planning Template : Brunskill
Project Title
Treaty Inquiry
School / Teacher Name
Brunskill/ Jennifer Hamon-Adair
Grade Level
2
Subject Area
Social Studies
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How has treaty affected the needs and wants of the First Nations People?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
obsevations, rubric, conferences, class discussions,talking cirlces
Other Supporting Documents
Darrell Seib, Past employee of the OTC
Culminating Project
Pixie
Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
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Teacher Librarian -Jaime Schroder
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Healthy Eating Choices
School / Teacher Name
Bojana Krienke
Grade Level
1/2
Subject Area
Health
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How does healthy eating affect my body?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
Blog, Conversations, Final Projects
Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project
Magazine, Cooking Show, Commercials, Posters, Blogging (voki, healthy meal plan)
Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
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http://kidblog.org/MrsKrienkesClass/
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Link to TL's Blog

Teacher Librarian - Lisa Proctor
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Patterns Are Everywhere
School / Teacher Name
John Lake - Theresa Dolgopol
Grade Level
Grade 2/3
Subject Area
Math
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
Why do you think people use and create patterns?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
Co-constructed criteria (wallwisher), observations (video taped), conversations, product (NLVM, clips, voicethread)
Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project
Students will create various patterns using various tools/approaches - if we receive our grant we will be creating our own starblanket designs, choosing one design and sewing a blanket to be given away to someone important (perhaps the principal at Whitecap)
Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
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http://mrsdolgopol.weebly.com/
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Teacher Librarian - Dawn Morgan
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Oceans versus Aquariums
School / Teacher Name
Dr. J. G. Egnatoff School- Heidi Kreis
Grade Level
Grade 2
Subject Area
Science
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
Should there be aquariums?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
Anecdotal records, checklists, discussions

Other Supporting Documents
Voicethread
Culminating Project
Students will take their knowledge of what they studied and their personal observations and share the information through photo story. The primary focus is on technology
Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
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http://kidblog.org/MissKreisGrade2Class/
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Teacher Librarian - Najla Akl
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Forces of Motion
School / Teacher Name
Brunskill/ Jodie Wachs
Grade Level
2
Subject Area
Science
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How can factors (friction,speed, direction, gravity) affect the motion of an object (natural or constructed)?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
inquiry plan, videos, conferencing, observations of schema and new learning
Other Supporting Documents
Reading with Meaning by Debbie Miller
Culminating Project
Flip Camera to capture students learning
Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
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http://mrswachsgradetwo.blogspot.ca/
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Link to TL's Blog

Teacher Librarian - Greg Wihak
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Indigenous Connections to Humans, Animals and Nature
School / Teacher Name
Prince Philip/ Andrea Koehn
Grade Level
1-2
Subject Area
Science/Social Studies
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
What can we learn from Indigenous knowledge about animals and their connection to nature and humans?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
Observations, anecdotal records, and rubric for final project
Other Supporting Documents
OTC website, Saskatoon Tribal Council documents,
Culminating Project
Student Pixie project to be shared in class, school video screen, talking circle
Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
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Link to TL's Blog



Teacher Librarian- Denise Rossmo-Wiegers
Designing Student-Performance Task Template
Project Summary: The grade 1 /2 class will study the importance of clean and safe air and water for the health and survival of living things as well as the environment. They will learn how living things depend on air and water for survival. They will look at the effects of air and water pollution and what we can do to decrease water and air pollution.
Project Title
Air & Water
School / Teacher Name
Silverspring / Blair Ross
Grade Level
Grade 1 / 2
Content Area
Science / Lang. Arts
Driving Question
What can we do to keep the air and water in our environment clean and safe?
Scenario Task
Students, as a class, will create a power point presentation outlining the importance of clean and safe air and water as it pertains to living beings and the environment and what can be done to decrease air and water pollution.
TYPE of Communication
persuade, narrative & expository expression, describe, analyze
MODE of Communication
power point with images and narrative and persuasive text
Student Digital Product
power point, internet research, finding images
Other Supporting Documents

Teacher Librarian- Alison Robbins Jakes
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary: The grade 2/3 class will choose an animal to create a classroon zoo. We will name our zoo, have a map, and create habitats that sustain life. They will create a 3-D enclosure. When they complete their enclosure they will be video-taped where they will explain about features in the enclosure and why it is important to the animal. Lastly they will become their animal and they will have to decide whether they would like to live in the zoo enclosure that was created for them or stay in their wild habitat.
Project Title
Natural Habitat vs. Zoo Environment
School / Teacher Name
Queen Elizabeth/ Jamie Prokopchuk
Grade Level
Grade 2/3
Content Area
Science-Language Arts
Driving Question
Do animals have a better quality of life in their natural habitat or in captivity within a zoo?
Scenario Task

TYPE of Communication
personal expression, describe/conclude, compare/contrast, summary, analyze/conclude
MODE of Communication

Student Digital Product
video, voki, microsoft wordhttp://www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=6186134&height=267&width=200
Other Supporting Documents
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Teacher Librarian - Alison Robbins-Jakes
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc/PDF):
Project Summary:
Corkboard for Questions
Corkboard for Ideas
Project Title
A Day in the Life of a Student in Another Country
School / Teacher Name
Queen Elizabeth / Jamie Prokopchuk
Grade Level
Grade 2
Content Area
ELA and Social Studies
Driving Question
What makes our school day different (better or worse) from other school communities in the world?
Scenario Task
Students will create a docu-drama where they will become a student from another country and share a school day from when they wake up to after school activities.
Following investigation of several school day routines and procedures in schools on other continents students will be given the task of creating a new school day for Saskatoon students.
They will design a school day timeline using ideas put forth if given the opportunity to have input in a reconstruction of our school day.
TYPE of Communication
Narrative (communicating new learning about a school day in another country) Persuasive (Design a school day timeline using ideas you would put forth if given the opportunity to have input in a reconstruction of our school day)
MODE of Communication
Docu-drama/Photostory
Student Digital Product


Project process and project (VoiceThread)
Other Supporting Documents




Teacher Librarian - Denise Rossmo-Wiegers
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc/PDF):Project Summary:
Corkboard Questions
Corkboard Activities
Project Title
Interdependence of Living Things and The Environment
School / Teacher Name
Silverspring/Blair Ross
Grade Level
1/2
Content Area
Science
Driving Question
How are various Canadian animals and their environment interdependent?
Scenario Task
Students will create a "public service" announcement on how to use the environment respectfully.
TYPE of Communication
persuade
MODE of Communication
Kidspiration
Student Digital Product

sharonkids.jpg
Other Supporting Documents