This morning in 2F and 2G, we have conducted a science experiment and made our own sherbet. We needed to follow a procedural text, making sure we measured each ingredient accurately in order for the experiment to work effectively.
During the experiment we noticed how each ingredient was mixing together and we saw how the colour changed only a little bit.
We were able to do a taste test after making our sherbet and made a connection between the citric acid and the sour after taste we got!
Sketchnoting is creating a visual story while listening to a speaker or reading a text.
Today, 2F and 2G attempted to sketchnote their thoughts and connections to the text Wind Power. This was the first time we have done this and we were excited to see how it would work in the classroom. We started off by Mrs Rushworth reading a paragraph from our text, from there we continued to add pictures and words to our visuals and our learning came to life.
We had to talk with a partner about our Sketchnotes and then share what they were thinking on their page. We summarised what our partner communicated with us.
Chris – “Gursewak was thinking about bubbles, air, clouds, Earth and the sun. Some of these are cold and some are warm. They all use Wind.”
Lachlan – “Navroz was thinking about the sun, cool and hot, kites and trees. He was thinking about these because they all connect to Wind. I knew he was thinking about these things because I could see it.”
Charli – “Brianna was doing a lot of clouds and a bent tree because you said wind can sometimes bend trees. She added blue texta to the wind because we found out that wind can sometimes be cold.”
Harun – “Ari drew a tree being pushed by the wind and he drew the Earth being heated up by the sun”.
Since all the year 2 students participated in the Commonwealth Bank Start Smart program we all received amazing VR headsets!!
The Teleporter Adventures is an expansion of CommBank’s award winning financial educational program Start Smart, which over the last 8 years has serviced more than 2 million students right around Australia.
The storybook, Sammy the Space Koala (downloadable PDF), teaches children the difference between a ‘need’ and a ‘want’ through an epic space adventure. At 3 different points during the book, users will be asked to ‘Teleport’ into the story using ‘The Teleporter Adventures’ app and a virtual reality headset. The virtual reality setting can also be turned off to allow the app to be experienced as a full-screen interactive game.
We hope you enjoy your Teleporter Adventures!
Last week, 2F and 2G learnt about Empathy and the purpose of showing Empathy to others. We discovered that Empathy is not just about understanding someone else’s emotions but it is also about sharing that emotion and finding a way to help.
Children had to select different emotions and come up with a way that they could help people who were experiencing that feeling.
Next we read a book called “I Think, I am” by Louise Hay. It is a book that teaches us all about the power of Affirmations and positive thoughts in our day-to-day lives.
From this we started to think about words and phrases that could change the way somebody thinks about themselves, the day they are having or feelings they may come across. We decorated different sized pebbles with kind and inspiring words. These will be displayed in our classrooms so we can refer to them when we are feeling down.
Over the past few weeks children in 2F have been learning about code, more specifically, coding with Bloxels. Bloxels is a hands-on platform for students to build, collaborate and tell stories through video game creation.
We started off by reading a couple of articles on Bloxels being used in the classroom and formed an opinion of weather we are for or against using them in our classroom. Students used a writing prompt to begin our opinions.
Our next step was to begin planning what our game board would look like. We did this by using a 1 – 169 number chart because our Bloxels game board was a 13 x 13 grid. There are different colours that represent different elements of a game. We used these colours to help us plan what we wanted in our game room.
Once we were finished creating our paper game board, we transferred our ideas onto the Official Bloxels Board. The next step was super easy. We took a photo of our game board using the Bloxels app and then all of a sudden we had our own game ready to play.
It was fantastic to see students collaborating and extending their games using each others ideas and creativity! Don’t forget to ask our gamers how they created their game and you can have a go at it too!
Post any questions or comments you have below and we will be extremely happy to reply 🙂
Dear Parents and Carers,
On behalf of 2F, we just wanted to say a big thank you for all the hard work and effort that was put into all the costumes for todays Book Week Dress Up. It was fantastic to see everyone in all their amazing outfits portraying their favourite book characters.
Stay tuned for another blog post with all our fun from the day!
From, Miss Alebakis 🙂
Good Afternoon Parents and Carers!
Over the next two weeks our students will be participating in the Maths Superhero Challenge created by Manga High. Students can earn points for our school by completing any activities whether it may be, Games or Prodigi tasks. Students who demonstrate mastery earn medallions and each medal is worth a certain number of points.
We are encouraging students to complete activities and games over the next two weeks, to not only work towards participating in the challenge, but to built upon their maths knowledge.
We look forward to seeing what we can do over the next two weeks.
Best of luck to all who are participating.