The Grade 1/2 classroom focus' on becoming more independent with our learning and always striving to do our best. Students begin by having independent and group goals to challenge and extend themselves. We use learning intentions and success criteria's so they know their focus and we begin implementing open ended tasks. We have a daily Literacy and Numeracy block. Our Literacy incorporates our whole school SMART Spelling Approach, aspects of the Reader's Workshop Model that promotes student choice, writing centres and language experiences. In Numeracy there is a strong focus using hands on materials, open ended tasks, fluency tasks and real life experiences.