Grade 2

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Literacy:

Within the 2nd grade classroom students will build basic understanding and features of reading. They select letter patterns and know how to translate them into spoken language by using phonics, syllabication, and word parts. They will also apply this knowledge to achieve fluent oral and silent reading. Within the classroom, students will be immersed in grade level material and will be building their reading comprehension strategies of generating, responding to essential questions, making predictions, comparing information from several sources. In the 2nd grade classroom, students will be writing clear and coherent sentences and paragraphs that develop a central idea. Students write and speak with a command of standard English conventions appropriate to this grade level.

Math:

By the end of grade two, students understand place value and number relationships in addition and subtraction and they use simple concepts of multiplication. They will measure quantities with appropriate units. In the classroom, they will be classifying shapes and see relationships among them by paying attention to their geometric attributes. They will also collect and analyze data and verify the answers.

Science:

Within the 2nd classroom, students will learn the motion of objects that can be observed and measured. They will also be learning that plants and animals have a predictable life cycle. In the 2nd grade classroom, the students will be learning about the physical properties of rocks and learn that rocks are composed of different combinations of minerals. Students will learn that fossils provide evidence about the plants and animals that lived long ago and that scientists learn about the past history of Earth by studying fossils. 9g0ao2w2

Social Studies :

Students in grade two explore the lives of actual people who make a difference in their everyday lives and learn the stories of extraordinary people from history whose achievements have touched them, directly or indirectly.

Thai:

At Buds, it is essential to incorporate the Thai culture and traditions. The 2nd grade students will be introduced to the basic foundations of Thai culture. The students will learn the Thai language and structure by learning the Thai alphabet in a positive and fun environment.

Arts and Crafts:

The arts and crafts class has a wide selection of coloring tools, paints, brushes, play dough and other creative materials for the 1st grade classroom to explore and express themselves artistically. The 2nd grade students will continue to expand their understanding of elements of art and apply them as they learn to use basic tools and art-making processes, such as printmaking and collage.

News, Events and Field Trips:

In December we had our end of Semester 1 field trip. All of our students enjoyed a fun and relaxed day of activities and games. On three separate days we took the nursery, the kindergarten-Preschool to the Phuket Zoo. The Primary school visited the Botanical Gardens. A good time was had by all. Check out the gallery for photos of the trips. On December 23rd we had our annual Christmas Party, Santa came to visit and had a gift for everyone. Thanks to everyone who joined us! We are very excited to announce that Buds has officially obtained a licence for the Primary School which means we can now offer student visas. Please contact the office for more details. As always we are continuing to improve our facilities with new books, playground equipment and toys. Be sure to like Buds International School on Facebook for more recent news and updates!

Primary School Curriculum:

We have made a major change and upgrade to our primary school curriculum. We have adopted the internationally top rated, “Common Core Curriculum Standards,” and have been using the modern textbooks that have been specifically developed for this standard. This has enabled us to provide a clear and consistent curriculum throughout the entire school at BUDS to ensure that all of our students are learning and progressing at a standardized rate that is recognized as being elite on an international level.

Sports classes:

We continue to offer swimming classes to all our students in the Kindergarten and Primary School. Since Phuket is an island and the culture is very aquatically based, we believe that teaching our children about water safety and progressing their ability to swim is very valuable and important. These lessons also help introduce our students into the world of sports which helps lay the foundation for a healthy and active lifestyle in the future. facebook