Math is one of the subjects Gr 2 MR enjoys. They have been learning about Addition and we are currently moving into learning about Subtraction. In Math, we usually start with a review where in the students are tasked to recall the previous topics, we also use brainteasers for the students to answer to stimulate the learning process. We then introduce the topic for the day by giving a discussion, then the students are tasked to work on the board or their whiteboards to facilitate learning in the classroom. Students are then given time to answer on their own the problems on their worksheets.
Here are the students working on their task for the day. Good job, Gr. 2 MR!. Keep it up!
The month of October has gone by quickly and the Grade 2 MR class has had numerous fun learning experiences. The students also enjoyed preparing for our school wide activity this month, UN day! Here are pictures to show our readers what the kids have been up to.
Gr 2 MR has been having fun learning experiences this September in ELA. Some of the topics we covered are Nouns and the kinds of sentences as well as short and long vowels. The students have enjoyed distinguishing sentences by giving their own examples of each in class. Our sentence construction activities have surely aided the students in improving the structure and meaning of their sentences. The students have also been working on their writing skills in creating their narrative pieces.
Our weeks usually begin with a spelling pretest and ends with a spelling post test. The students enjoy this as they see how much they have improved from the said beginning to end test. This also helps in the sense that the kids learn new words as we also discuss these words in the class.
Our ELA class, also involves the kids learning how they can properly express themselves. Here is an activity where in the kids are going around to share their work in ELA with their classmates.
Apart from these, the students have also been reading different types of Genres which allows them to distinguish what types of selections they are reading and which they like best. Moving forward, we are all excited to learn more in ELA!
Welcome to Grade 2MR!
Below are a few reminders for the school year. Please be guided accordingly
GRADE 2MR SCHEDULE
- SCHOOL HOURS – 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- WEDNESDAYS – Late Start at 8:20 a.m.
- EARLY BIRDS (7:00-7:25 a.m.) – Students leave their bags in designated areas along the first floor hallway, and wait at the cafeteria.
- LATECOMERS – Students secure a late slip from the Admissions Office.
- DISMISSAL – Students wait at the cafeteria.
- TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS – Students wear P.E. kit and bring a CISM shirt.
- FRIDAYS – Students have the option to wear casual clothes. Nail polish, make-up, jewelry (except for stud earrings), flamboyant hairstyles, and immodest style of clothes (e.g., short shorts, hanging shirt/top) are discouraged.
NOTEBOOKS, LIBRARY BOOKS, AND STUDENT PACKET
- NOTEBOOKS – Label, cover with clear plastic, and return on or before August 16.
- ASSIGNMENT NOTEBOOK – Check for notes, sign, and send to school everyday. Homework is assigned only when needed.
- LIBRARY BOOKS – Students borrow and return books on MONDAY.
- STUDENT PACKET – Supplies will be kept in the classroom.
- LABEL your child’s things with his/her full name and class.
- WATER BOTTLE should be sent to school everyday.
- HYGIENE KIT – Students leave extra clothes, underwear, socks, small towel, comb/ brush, and apron in a small box or bag at school.
- GADGETS AND TOYS are not allowed at school.
FOOD AND MEDICATION
- Healthy food and drinks (Chips and soda are highly discouraged.)
- MEDICATION – Give this along with instructions to the school nurse.
HOMEROOM TEACHER: Ms. Marie Antoinette Roxas (Ms. Maritoni)
Ms. Maritoni is the homeroom teacher of Grade 2MR. This is her third year of teaching in Chinese International School Manila. Prior to CISM, she also worked as a school teacher in various levels in Australian International School. She graduated from De La Salle University with a degree in BS-Early Childhood Education and received her Teaching License in 2011. She has also acquired Masteral Units in Educational Leadership and Management from the same University.
MANDARIN TEACHER: Ms.Viola Huang (Huang laoshi)
Viola’s Chinese name is Huang Fang. She is from Guizhou,which is located in the southwest part of China.She graduated from Guizhou Normal University with a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Major in English. She has lots of Mandarin and English teaching experience as a bilingual teacher at Qi Hang Education Center in Guizhou, China. She has been teaching Mandarin to Elementary school students at Bethel International School, Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines these past two years. She likes traveling abroad and making friends with local people so that she could learn multi-culture from them. She believes that every student is unique and should be taken seriously. Her goal is for students to develop divergent thinking while enjoying Mandarin language teaching.
MUSIC TEACHER: Ronald Peter T. Palma (Mr. Ronald)
Ronald holds a Bachelor of Music Major in Guitar degree from Centro Escolar University. In 2014, he earned his Master of Music in Performance: Guitar Arranging and Orchestration degree at IISF Nagoya Japan. Ronald has been teaching music for more than 15 years. This is his first year at CISM, and he is very excited to share his knowledge and God given talents with his students. He is married and has a son and a daughter.
VISUAL ARTS TEACHER: Nelson Suarez (Mr. Nelson)
Nelson Suarez teaches Visual Arts to elementary students at CISM. He is very passionate about creating Artwork and sharing his enthusiasm, skills, and values to educate young students. He also has a background as a Math teacher in the United States, graduated (2006) from the California Polytechnic University of Pomona in Pomona, California with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, and holds a Professional Engineering License. His technical background and life-long interest in the visual arts has enabled him to structure his work and teaching in a very clear and methodical way, making it engaging and fun, simple to understand and emulate. He believes it is important for young students to develop art skills and appreciation; nonetheless, he emphasizes the importance of original work, exploration, idea creation, imagination, expression, and even beauty that visual arts provides to his students empowering them to make a difference in their own lives and the world around them.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER: Zuriel
Zuriel handles the Physical Education class. He holds a Bachelor of Physical Education degree from the University of the Philippines, Diliman and is taking his Master’s degree in Human Movement Science from the same university. He has been teaching Physical Education for 5 years and it will be his 1st year teaching in Chinese International School Manila.
DIGITAL LITERACY TEACHER: Zen
Zen Martinez is the current Lower School Digital Literacy Teacher for Grades 1 to 4. She graduated from University of the Philippines. Zen taught Digital Literacy in the Upper School division of Chinese International School Manila (CISM) from 2016 to 2019. She is a Google Certified Educator. Zen loves teaching and learning about Digital Citizenship, Google Apps, Scratch, Makey Makey, Robotics, and MIT App Inventor.
April has been nothing short of Amazing! The students have finished learning about Fractions and are now moving on to Angles. They are also learning about renewable and non renewable resources as well as kinetic and potential energy. Here they are having fun learning experiences in the classroom!
Also, the students dressed up for English week this month and we also welcomed the launch of the Anti-Bullying campaign.
As we move on to the end of March, I stop and think of how much the students have come a long way and how much they have grown since the first day of school! It just makes me so proud of the 4th graders! The students enjoy and make the most out of all our activities inside and outside of school. Here they are in action:
February has been a fun month! We have had our Sports day and the Celebration of the Chinese New year for our whole school activities this month. Dog Coach, Francis also gave the students a visit to educate us all on proper pet care we can provide our furry friends at home and for our lessons in Science and Math we have been learning about The Earth’s structure and Fractions. Here are some pictures that I would like to share with you that show the fun learning experiences that we have had inside and outside the classroom.
Indeed, it has truly been the most wonderful time of the year! This month has been packed with a lot of activities that the students enjoyed. We had the Christmas Concert, Service Learning with MoveEd students, Santa’s Grotto and of course our own Christmas party. The students were so excited for the coming holiday and school activities but still they gave their best efforts in their school tasks and activities. In Math we continued to learn about division through various activities. The students enjoyed our learning activities through games such as the Division duck game and the boat is sinking. In Science, we continue to learn about our body systems and how we can properly take care of them. The students enjoyed our investigatory activities such as the stomach ziplock stimulator.
Also, the students went to Bahay Tsinoy for their First fieldtrip and gathered a lot of useful information regarding Tsinoys in the Philippines.
Here are some pictures of the students during our Christmas activities in school.
November couldn’t have been better! This month, the students continued to actively engage themselves in the learning activities we’ve presented to them in class. Even during the week long class suspension for the ASEAN summit, the students were responsible in getting their school work done. Its amazing to see the eagerness of the students to learn. To give you a glimpse of that, here they are in class!
In Math, the students are learning about division concepts. The students have been doing differentiated learning activities. Here they are working in pairs and solving problems in their worksheets regarding estimating quotients with the use of digit cards.
The students are enjoying the investigatory projects we’ve been having in class. Here they are experiencing doing things without the help of their thumbs such as writing, picking up objects and opening bottles. This was done in relation to our lesson on structural adaptations of animals. The reflection of the students reveal their understanding on how the physical qualities of animals help them survive.
This month, we also celebrated Book Week. The students enjoyed the activities that the Library team provided for them. They had archery, a storytelling and art activity led by Mr. Boulton and we were also able to see the great performances of the other levels of the various books they represented.