Good schools focus on habits, on what sorts of
intellectual activities will and should inform their graduates' lives ... the
purpose of education is not in keeping school but in pushing out into the world
young citizens who are soaked in habits of thoughtfulness and reflectiveness,
joy, and commitment. - Ted Sizer

GR 2 Unit 7: Parts of a Whole, Parts of a Group (March 29 - April 13)

Students lay the foundation for fractions and division by discussing halves, thirds and quarters of objects. Coloring fractions of flags and determining whether or not sets of objects can be divided evenly among friends are some of the activities used to explore these ideas.

New Vocabulary: equal, fourth, fraction, half, one and a half, one half, one fourth, one quarter, one third, semi-circle, third, two and a half, two thirds