We hope you have a Merry Christmas and a happy new year! Stay safe on the holidays.
From Grade 2C and Mrs Mladenis
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.
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
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 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
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
This week was eSmart week and here are some things we learned:
Do not say bad things on the internet. Don’t bully someone online or you can’t take it off the internet. Do not talk to strangers. Don’t press any other buttons. Don’t say any mean stuff or people will report you to the police. Don’t tell your password. Keep your identity a secret. By Joel, Inkido, Rayshan and Riaz
On Tuesday we were making heroes for eSmart week. By Zahira
I drew a toothless dragon. He flies everywhere to save everyone. Now he’s the eSmart hero to save people in trouble online. By Krew
If you don’t be safe online, someone could hack your account. By Virraj
Do not tell all your details to someone you don’t know. By Hannah
On the 4th of September we had eSmart week. We watched Hero. We said it was fun to watch. It was very entertaining. We learned a lot of stuff watching the movie like don’t talk to people you don’t know. You should watch it. By Jesaiah, Maddy, Alana and Gurchet
We also explored robots such as Dash.
Dash can change colour. Dash can say anything. By Saad
Dash can move with codes. Dash can walk and turn colourful. By Emma
Dash can blink. Dash has no sensors. By Shahwaiz
You can control Dash using an iPad using Blockly. Dash has 4 circles on it. By Olivia