The Year 2 students have been co-constructing some new Touch Footy rules together with teacher support.
They have an excellent understanding on these expectations and were able to model these during snack time. Our footy players are extremely talented and have shown great leadership skills guiding other students to play Touch Footy. Well done to all the students involved in helping create an excellent modified game plan that is school appropriate and still loads of fun!
Check out some of the awesome photos of them in action on the field.
The Year 2 teachers have noticed a growing interest in fidget tools with students. We wanted to provide some extra information on the correct use and the importance fidgets can play within the classroom.
Fidgets are self-regulation tools to help with focus, attention, calming, and active listening, as long as they are being used properly.
There are students that we encourage to use these fidget tools as it helps with their learning. Not allstudents require these in the classroom and it is important that we teach students the purpose and correct use of fidget toys.
Check out the short video that explores the effective use of fidgets in the classroom below!
Today in 2G we were experimenting with the BeeBots. We were able to code the BeeBots to spell high frequency words. During this session we recorded all of the different words we could find and watched as the BeeBots navigated their way to each letter.
We spent some wonderful time today working with our buddies. We used a Venn Diagram to compare our similarities and differences. Throughout the session we were able to make connections to the Big Idea of ‘Identity’. We all had an amazing time finding out information about each other.
Today in 2G we were revising how to visualise. A visualisation is when we use the text clues and our prior knowledge to make a picture in our mind.
We read ‘Boris Monster Scared of Nothing’ without seeing the pictures. Mrs Rushworth read the story to us and we used the text clues and our prior knowledge of monsters to help draw our visualisations.
We were then able to read the story and looked at how similar our drawings were. The text clues helped our visualisations and using this strategy helped us gain a better understanding of Boris throughout the story.
2G have been learning about asking guiding questions to conduct a survey. We have then been able to use these questions to collect data using a tally. Congratulations on the excellent effort and teamwork shown throughout the lesson.