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Number Formation

In Numeracy today, we were learning how to write numbers correctly. We firstly watched a video on YouTube with a rhyme to remind us how to write the digits 0-9.

Then we had a go writing the numbers in our books. Once we did this, we used the ozobots to trace our numbers. Sometimes the ozobots didn’t follow our paths because the lines were too thin. We had to debug to solve the problem.

Thanks for reading!

Grade 2C and Mrs Mladenis

Community Roles

Dear parents and carers,

Today we were writing about people in the community. There are lots of jobs in the community. We chose one role in the community and made a “Who Am I” page. We wrote clues about the role and wrote the answer at the bottom. Some people made their page on their iPad. If people didn’t have an iPad, they wrote it on paper.  Here are some examples of our work:

Sia: What do you do in the community?

Milind: What jobs do you do?

From Grade 2C and Mrs Mladenis

Scavenger Hunt

Today during our numeracy session, we were learning how to read maps. We had a map of our school community. ‘Community’ is our Big Idea for Challenge Based Learning (CBL) this term.

We did a scavenger hunt around the school of different spaces that we can play, learn, play sport, meet, eat and feel safe together.

We made a legend on the scavenger hunt sheet and then walked around the school to find places that match.

Once we found a place, we had to draw the same symbol from our legend onto the map. Here is an example of what we did:

Can you find a place children can learn? Do children only learn in the classroom? Tell us what you think.

Thanks for reading!

Grade 2C and Mrs Mladenis

Year 2 Sleepover

On Wednesday the 6th of December, we had the Year Two Sleepover at Aitken Creek Primary School. We changed into casual clothes. After that, we went to the learning neighbourhood and we played ‘The Invisible Ball’.

We played some outdoor games all together.

Then we came to free time on the playground.

Later, we had afternoon tea, which was fruit and biscuits.

After that, we had a scavenger hunt. In the scavenger hunt, we had to find the teachers and follow the instructions on the posters.  Some were easy and some were hard. There were lots of people and activities.

We had delicious fish and chips for dinner.

After dinner we had free time and icy poles. Some people got their icy poles the next day. Then we went inside and and set up our sleeping bags, brushed our teeth, changed into pyjamas and watched a movie, which was Monsters University. Then we all went to bed.

In the morning we ate breakfast which included rice bubbles, cornflakes. toast and juice. After breakfast we brushed our teeth. We had to pack our sleeping bags, tidy up and change back into our uniform. Then we watched the Bee Movie and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs in the morning.

We had a great time at the sleepover.

2C Assembly Performance

Dear parents and carers,

Thank you to those who could make it to assembly and watch our performance. We practised the song and moves for 6 weeks before performing it. Here is the video of our assembly performance if you missed it:


From Grade 2C and Mrs Mladenis

CERES Excursion

On the 14th of November, Grade 2A, B, C and D went to CERES Environmental Park for an excursion.

North, east, south, west. That’s the way the wind blows. We can blow bubbles and we can also pick up leaves and drop them to see which way the wind goes. – Krew, Maddy and Sarah

Birds feed their babies by getting worms. Birds use their wings to fly. Magpies swoop people in breeding season. When the magpies are angry, they are ready to attack. Birds build nests to lay eggs. Owls sleep in the day and wake up at night. Birds have sharp claws. – Inkido, Aram and Shahwaiz

In the community garden, there were flowers. That means that fruit or vegetables are going to grow. Some people said it was a food maze. There were lots of plants growing and food like pumpkins, tomatoes, carrots and apples. Everyone could take some fruit or vegetables if they grow it there. – Joel and Zahira

Worms eat compost and then they poop out the compost into dirt to make worm castings. Worm castings mean worm poo. Worms have saddles. When the saddles come off, the baby worms come out. – Hannah, Emma and Maha

We are going to tell you about insects from CERES. When we were digging in the dirt, we found slaters, centipedes and worms. When we were holding the worms, it felt slimy and ticklish. When we saw the worm, we thought it was a girl but then Luke said worms are both girls and boys. We dug and dug and we found a worm and spiders. – Alana, Olivia and Enes

Yesterday we got bird food. We waited for Kim to pour chicken feed into the palms of our hands. We all threw the chicken feed at the rooster and chickens. However, they didn’t eat their dinner because they were probably not hungry.  – Rayshan, Saad, Virraj and Riaz

We learned a lot and had so much fun.

From Grade 2C

Fossil Fuels

Hi everyone,

In grade 2C, we have been learning about where energy comes from. Today Mrs Mladenis read a passage about fossil fuels. We listened out for key words and then used sketchnoting to take notes about what we found out about fossil fuels.

Here are some examples of our awesome sketchnotes:

By Grade 2C and Mrs Mladenis

Maddy’s little lamb

Hi everyone,

Maddy’s mum brought Chops the lamb to school. A few of us had never seen a lamb in real life before. We were super excited! We asked Maddy lots of questions before Chops arrived on the oval. We found out that Chops is not even a  year old yet. He will grow up to be a ram with horns. Chops likes to play hide and seek. He drinks formula because he doesn’t have any teeth yet. Chops was the cutest thing ever! He licked some people, jumped onto Joel and chased Virraj around on the oval.

Thank you to Maddy’s mum for bringing Chops to Aitken Creek Primary School.

From Grade 2C and Mrs Mladenis

CBL Provocations

Hi everyone,

Today Grade 2C were exploring provocations to spark our interests in the Big Idea ‘Energy’. We brought in anything  related to energy and put it on our provocations table to share with the class.

Emma made a model of a treadmill. You use energy when you exercise.

Gurchet brought in a digital diary that needs 3 batteries.

Lots of children brought in toy cars. Cars need energy to take us to places.

Hannah pretended she was ironing her jacket.

We explored the items and wrote down our connections and prior knowledge about them in our Energy Journals. You can have a look at these on our iPads in Book Creator. There were some things that were new to us and we wrote questions about them. We look forward to finding out more about ‘Energy’ soon.

Grade 2C and Mrs Mladenis