In 2A we have been working hard to create a classroom environment that promotes our school values. We have been working together to build on our knowledge of our peers and have used this knowledge to accept each other for our unique differences. We have embraced a positive approach to making sure our daily learning experiences are encouraging everyone in our room to ‘do their best always’ and to feel respected in our classroom community at all times.
2A worked in teams to take on the Cup Challenge to build a cup tower using resources. Through collaboration, discussions and sheer determination we achieved some wonderful results.
By learning about our peers it has encouraged every individual to learn about themselves. We have found out a lot of important information about how we learn and how our feelings can impact on our learning. By using the Zones of Regulation as a guide we have been able to identify the different emotions that we may face throughout our working day. Our aim is to be in the green zone to ensure that we are ready to learn. Check out our amazing brainstorm identifying key vocabulary that fits into each zone!
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.
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
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.