All posts by Mrs Mladenis

2C CBL Solution

Hi everyone!

For our CBL solution, some of us are making bracelets to sell to raise money for the World Wildlife Fund for Nature. They protect animals around the world.

Here is a poster of the details. We will sell the bracelets at red timetable snack time between the Grade 2 portables and the gym. The bracelets are $1 each. They are for children over the age of 3. Please do not buy them for young children just in case they eat the beads.

From Gurchet, Olivia, Sarah, Alana, Fatima, Maha, Enes, Krew and Aram.

2C Wild Action

Today, in staff room 2, we had an incursion. There were lots of Australian animals. There were reptiles and mammals. Animals don’t like loud noises so we had to sit quietly. If we are quiet, then the animals can have peace.

Alana: I held Mr Bumpy Stumpy. He was a type of lizard. Lizards have scales. He looks like he has two heads. One of them is real and the other is his tail. He has zero teeth.

Maha: At the Wild Action incursion. I held Amy the lizard. She was so cute. She could camouflage. I loved Amy.

Gurchet: I held Lacy the Lace Monitor. It had yellow and black scales. It is a type of lizard or reptile.

This is a Growling Grass Frog. It drinks water through its skin. The Growling Grass Frog lives under the ground and lays eggs in water.

Rayshan: I held Timmy and Tommy. Timmy and Tommy were brothers. They came out together. Tommy’s legs were hitting me. It was waving its legs.

Zahira: It was trying to swim when Rayshan was holding it. When it goes in its shell it looks like a rock so no animals eat it.

Fatima: Casper is a python. He has a black face. He is soft and heavy.

Riaz: I love the python because it is squishy and soft.

Harjap: Crocodiles have 3 eyelids.

Shahwaiz: My favourite animal was the crocodile because it can breathe under water for two hours. It is cool and squishy.

Here is a Howling Owl. It can spin its head 270 degress!

This is a Gang Gang Cockatoo. It talks!

Olivia: I got to hold a cute baby joey. It fell out of its mother’s pouch. The lady who was teaching us about reptiles and mammals, kept the joey and fed it.

Jesaiah: They joey’s mother dropped the joey out. The mother didn’t give him any milk so he lived somewhere else so he wouldn’t be alone and get hungry. He lives with the lady and he drinks milk so he survives.

Sarah: The koala was fluffy and cute. It has to sleep 20 hours. In the other 4 hours, they eat. His name was Chuck.

Thanks for reading!

By 2C


Better Buddies Day

Dear parents and carers,

Today was Better Buddies Day. We came to school dressed in purple to raise money for the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.

We had two sessions with our year one buddies today. In the first session, we made a dance with our buddies. It was lots of fun.

At lunch time, there was a teachers vs students soccer match. We cheered for the teachers and they won!

In the last session of the day, we made rain sticks with our buddies. We followed a procedure to make the rain sticks. It was tricky getting the elastic band around the tube. We haven’t finished them yet but we will continue working on them next Thursday.

Here are some photos:

Thank you for reading!

The Ecosystem Game

On the 12th of May, grades 2B and 2C and some children from 2G went to the basketball court to play the ecosystem game. Firstly, people  held up resource cards that were food, shelter and water. Next, we had to run around. When the teacher calls out one of the resources, you have to run to that resource. There were also diseases and predators. The predators could tag people who were the prey.  The people who were diseases could tag people who were predators and prey. We felt happy when we played the game. You should try this game.

By Grade 2B, 2C and some split kids from 2G

2B and 2C Mega Maths

Dear parents and guardians,

We have been exploring different maths ideas in Mega Maths.

We chose 10 things to put in a bag. We took 2 things out at a time and estimated which one would be heavier. We used the balance scales to check. When something is heavy, the bucket goes down. When something is light, the bucket goes up.

We investigated the volume of our lunch boxes. We estimated how many unifix blocks could fit in our lunch box and then filled up the capacity of the lunch box with blocks. We compared our the volume of our lunch boxes with our partner.

We have been learning about Australian money. We used play coins to make $1 in as many ways as we could. We took photos of the combinations on Book Creator.

We also played Money Snap in small groups to help us recognise different coins and their values.

We compared lengths of strings and put them in order from shortest to longest. Then we used base ten blocks to measure how long the strings were. The longest piece of string was 100 base ten blocks long. The shortest was 7 base ten blocks long.

Thanks for reading!

ANZAC Day Wreath

Today we read a book called Digger. It was about a dog who went to war with a 16 year old soldier. Digger was brave because he tried to save his owner’s life. The soldier didn’t survive but he saved his pet dog.

After we read the book, we made a wreath to remember people who went to war.

From Grade 2C

Retelling fairy tales with Ozobots

Hi everyone,

Today we read the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. Afterwards, we identified the settings in the story and created a map of it. We used colours to code instructions for the Ozobots to follow.

Next, we put the Ozobots on the path and retold the story. The Ozobots flashed different colours depending on the colours of our codes. We recorded videos of our retelling of the fairy tale.

At the end of the lesson, we reflected on our experience using the Ozobots using a PMI chart. We had heaps of fun!

From Grade 2C

CBL Solutions

Dear students and grown ups,

We expressed our identities in different ways. We are writing this blog post to tell you about how we expressed our identities for our CBL solutions.

Shahwaiz and Virraj: We made exploding Coke by mixing Coke and Mentos to express our identity because we like science. We invited some people to watch our experiment. It went a little well.

Zahira and Fatima: We taught other people tennis because we like tennis and we practise. We taught people forehands, backhands and how to serve. People loved it.

Maddy, Alana, Emma and Olivia: We expressed our identities through doing gymnastics. We asked Miss Abbas if we could use the equipment at the gym. We made a poster to show people the day and what we would teach them, how many minutes the gymnastics session would go for. A lot of people came to do gymnastics with us and found it exciting.

Aram, Enes, Krew, Jesaiah and Aiden: Our solution was to play soccer. We brought our own soccer ball and a whistle. We had more people playing. We played boys versus girls. It was great and people saw our tricks.

Joel: In buddies, I had some people play Lego with me because I like Lego. Everybody in the group liked the Lego.

Harjap, Maha and Ghina: We are teaching people about our languages.  We  wrote down what we were going to say in our languages and then we practised it. At the end, we recorded our own languages on iPads.

Gurchet: First, I wanted to make a song then I made lyrics. Then I got my iPad to go on Garageband and I got some instruments on it. I practised singing the song. Then I recorded my voice for the real song. Then I saved it.

Riaz and Sarah: Our solution was to express our identities through basketball. We taught people how to play basketball. We taught them tricks. Other people came up to have a try. People were actually good at it.

Hannah:  I planned what I was going to do for my solution. I wrote a letter to Cathy to ask her if I can borrow gardening equipment. I taught people how to garden. I watered the plants. People saw it and it was good.

Rayshan: I taught people how to do tap dance by myself. I learned how to do tap dance from my family and I practised it.  It was very hard to practise. It was fun to tap dance. I picked tap dance because it’s about dancing. I invited people to watch me tap dance.

Harmony Day Photography Exhibition

Today we held a Harmony Day Photography Exhibition with all the grade 2 classes. We met in the learning neighbourhood to discuss Harmony Day and the values such as diversity, respect and inclusiveness. Then we visited each classroom, looked at all the wonderful photos showing the values of Harmony Day. We also gave feedback to the other classes.

We hope everyone enjoyed the Photography Exhibition with all the photos we took for Harmony Day!

Bullying No Way

Tomorrow is National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence.

Here is some advice from Grade 2C about bullying:

Alana:  No bullying people.

Shahwaiz: If you see someone bullying someone else, you should tell them to stop.

Hannah: If you see someone hurt, don’t just leave them.

Rayshan: Don’t bully someone because it can hurt their feelings.

Olivia: You have to be a good person. Don’t bully people. Be a good role model.

Virraj: Never bully anyone.

Zahira: If you bully someone you can hurt your feelings and others.

Harjap: Never bully anyone or hurt anyone. If you bully or hurt someone, they might feel sad or angry.

Maha: You should never bully others because if they tell their dads or mums, their dads or mums will not let them come to this school anymore.

Gurchet: You should never bully someone because you can get in trouble.

Fatima: You should be resilient.

Riaz: Respect others.

Sarah: Be kind to others.

Joel: Don’t hurt your friends.

Emma: Do not hurt people.


What advice do you have to share about bullying and violence?