Thank you to all parents, guardians and students for such a wonderful transition into Year 2, 2018. We really appreciate all the support and interactions that we have already had in regards to learning experiences within the classrooms.
We highly encourage all family members to be involved in your child’s learning throughout the year. To do this we have a range of communication methods that you can access for each class. Our wonderful and enthusiastic students will contributing to these with their work, feedback and photos displaying the learning they have been involved in. We would love if you could access these and look through them as a family to discuss the learning experiences. Class teachers and specialist teachers update these regularly.
YEAR 2 BLOG
The Blog can be accessed by using the following link:
Checkout class tweets by following the links below:
2A – https://twitter.com/MrsRushworth
2B – https://twitter.com/Annadavis
2C – https://twitter.com/MrsMladenis
2D – https://twitter.com/tarynashby
2E – https://twitter.com/MissESahin
2F – https://twitter.com/CarlaBarba4
2G – https://twitter.com/MarissaPapa
2H – https://twitter.com/MrHamptonACPS
2I – https://twitter.com/MrsFernandesIeu
ACPS – https://twitter.com/AitkenCreekPS
Compass is also used to send out reminders about important events coming up. The Year 2 teachers put up a Compass post to encourage parents to check out new Blog posts.
We encourage you and the wider community to reply and give feedback on our posts. We look forward to sharing these in our classrooms and to have parents involved makes it even more special. This allows us to be connected and gives you an insight into our learning experiences.
Kind Regards, Year 2 Teachers
Today 2A and 2I joined forces and went outside to enjoy the sun. During this session we were able to use the Play Pod learning space at ACPS. We got to know each other a little more and were able to model our amazing teamwork skills.
Check out some of our reflections:
Mia – We played with some scraps and barrels to make a Nutella factory.
Cassandra – We were showing teamwork and we were playing together.
Toshani – I was playing with my group and we built something that we wobbled on and fell off. We felt a bit scared but we had a laugh.
David – I made a shelter for myself and then I played with Julian and Angad to make an obstacle course. Then we started to make a trap and we had lots of fun.
Julian – I made a truck with Angad, Logan and David. I was in the barrel and I was hot. Then I got out of the barrel which was a truck and drove it.
Aryan – I helped make an obstacle course which has jumping, rolling and going up and down. I made it for other people to go on, I collected the scraps for my group. Getting all the scraps made me very tired so I needed to rest.
Binoy – When we were in the barrel we had fun and we were spinning each other. We were taking turns at hopping in the barrel. Izaan and I pushed Logan and then we swapped to give each other a turn.
Welcome to the Year 2 blog! Here we will share with you all the amazing learning and fun that has been taking place both inside and outside our classrooms.
We encourage students, parents, grandparents and carers to regularly visit and make comments on our blogs. Please be sure to use first names only to maintain privacy.
Our individual class blogs will help the students learn many important skills, like communicating safely and appropriately in online environments, writing posts, revising and editing, uploading images and files, communicating with others and much more.
This year the Year 2 team consists of nine grades.
2A – Mrs Rushworth
2B – Miss Davis
2C – Mrs Mladenis
2D – Miss Ashby
2E – Miss Sahin
2F – Miss Barba
2G – Miss Papargiris
2H – Mr Hampton
2I – Mrs Fernandes
These grades will work collaboratively and independently throughout the year. Please make sure to stay connected and keep up communications on posts so that we can share these in the classroom. Your involvement and interaction is an important element to bridging communications from school to home.
Year 2 Teachers
The results have come in and the hard work we’ve all been putting in has paid off. We have officially finished in the TOP 10 nationally for Word Mania. Classroom teachers will be handing out certificates to all students by the end of the week so make sure you celebrate our efforts. We are super proud of our amazing achievements!
Harry: Gave a thumbs up for our achievements.
Charli: It’s a miracle, it’s amazing, I love Word Mania!
Aiden: I feel great and I am happy that we came 10th.
Harrison: I love Word Mania.
Ann Maria: I am happy because I love Word Mania.
Mason: I love getting diamond words in Word Mania. I got them all the time. I love Word Mania!
Priscilla: I am happy because we tried really hard when we were playing.
In 2G we have been reading The Tear Thief. Together we were able to identify key words that help give meaning to a text. We have been learning about the importance of verbs, adjectives and adverbs and how these engage the reader.
“Every evening, she moves soundlessly about the town in her silk slippers, collecting children’s tears and popping them into her silvery waterproof sack. No-one can see her, because her reflection is only visible in puddles, but wherever she goes, she works a special magic, and the child she is visiting has no need to cry any more.”
We had the following questions about the Tear Thief:
Ashton – How can she take tears? Why does she need the tears?
Aiden – What does she do with the tears she collects?
Baani – Why is she invisible? Does she collect her own tears?
Eman – What does the tear thief look like? Does she collect the tears for a reason?
Mia – How does she make magic? Where does the tear thief live?
Ela – Why is she magic? How does she know who’s crying?
Aleyna – How does she get the tears? Why are the children crying?
Blessing – Why does she collect the tears?
Lachlan – Where does she take the tears?
What questions do you have after reading the first passage from ‘The Tear Thief’?
Round 1 has started for Word Mania and there are heaps of prizes to be won. Already we are ranked in the top 10 nationally. Make sure you jump on have a go and try to beat your best score. Don’t forget to have fun and talk to your family about how this can improve our spelling by practising daily.
Comment your top score below!
WOW, after looking at all the statistics on Literacy Planet it was amazing to see all your efforts on Word Mania. Of all the schools in Melbourne’s North registered, the Year 2 cohort at ACPS are ranked in the top 5 for skills practise and participation practise.
On the NATIONAL LEADERBOARD we are ranked at number 15, moving us from below level 50 before the holidays started.
If you haven’t had a chance to get some practise in, please head over to Literacy Planet and have a try. All efforts help us progress and there are some amazing prizes to be won once the competition begins.
A BIG congratulations for what we have already achieved, I am super proud of our achievements! Keep up the wonderful work and enjoy the rest of your holidays.
Over the holidays I have been questioned by my three and four year old with some AMAZING wonderings…
Why is a banana not straight?
Why am I taller than John but he’s older than me?
We all have questions and wonderings and we want to hear them!
Share the questions and wonderings that are happening in your household over the holidays and comment below.
I wonder… how many questions we can ask in the ACPS community?
How many different equations can you create with the target number as the answer? (e.g 40 + 8 , 24 x 2, 50 – 2, 96 divided by 2)
Comment below how many combinations you found!