Category Archives: 2B

Start Smart Incursion

Dear parents and carers,

During the past two days, Grade Two students have had the opportunity to attend the Start Smart incursion.

Benny: I learned the teacher was a superhero.

Shylah: I learned different types of money.

Armaan: I learned the 50 cent coin and the $2 coin.

Japtesh: I learned all the animals on the coins.

Avneet: I learned to total the money.

Milind: I learned how to save money. I learned to save money in your wallet.

Jannat: I was holding up a poster of things you need and things you want.

Aish: Speed to your needs, wait for your wants.

Paul: I learned types of ways to save money.

Olivia: I learned where to put your money. A good place to put your money is in the bank.

Thanks for reading!

From Grade 2C and Mrs Mladenis

 

The Power of Expressions

This term we have learnt about the artist Edvard Munch who painted the famous painting called “The Scream”. We tried to use some of the expressive colours and lines he used in his painting and learnt how to blend tones and colours with oil pastels. We created the textures by scratching into the pastels and learnt about backgrounds and foregrounds in art works. We completed our drawings with a collage photo of ourselves expression the emotions of the the person in the picture. We think that we really captured the feelings in this painting.

Tigers in the forest

We have completed our Tiger collages and wanted to share them with you. We were inspired by the artist Henri Rousseau who painted jungles from his imagination. We created our Tigers in a jungle using our imagination and drew all of the elements of our collage by hand. We think that they are very beautiful and our Tigers really stand out in the forest.

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Word Mania

Hi everyone,

Congratulations to the Year Two students of Aitken Creek Primary School for making it to the top schools leader board for Round Two of Word Mania.

We now qualify to participate in the Word Mania Finals, which begin today (Wednesday the 15th of August) and finishes on Friday the 17th of August midnight.

If you have some time to spare, please keep up the great work on Word Mania. If our school does really well, we may even win some prizes!

Year Two Teachers

We’ve got the POWER!

What an amazing day it was today for Year 2 students, who had the opportunity to explore a variety of provocations relating to

‘The POWER of Technology’.

 

 

 

 

 

In the first part of our session, 2B and 2E we focused on Power Sources and Technology. Students were able to tune in to the topic by reading books and viewing videos about different power sources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the second part of our session, students made paper windmills and created  kites. They were able to make connections to wind power through the creation of the windmills and kites.

 

 

 

 

 

In the final session of the day, students created a reflection on their learning. Students focused on their favorite activities throughout the day and why they though technology is powerful.

Jiya 2B: I really enjoyed watching videos of people dancing from the 1950’s and I could hear that the music was plain.

Curtis 2B: I created a kite using string and paper. I had to run in the direction of the wind to help my kite fly.

Paramveer 2E: When playing old games like pixie sticks and marbles, I was curious because we always plays games on ipads now

Ayaan 2E: We made windmills today because there are places that use windmills to create energy to make electricity.

We hope you enjoyed reading our post!

 

 

Welcome back to Term 3!

Welcome back to Term Three!

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday and now in preparation for the new term there are a few reminders to get us on our way.

Arriving at school and attendance:
It is essential that students are attending school every day and arriving to their classroom at 8:50am. Our classroom instruction commences at this time and if students come any later they miss out on important learning time and social interactions with their peers. Across the Year Two cohort we will be celebrating 100% attendance and punctuality when we achieve this within our rooms.

Lunch boxes:
We’ve loved seeing the amazing efforts going into packed lunchboxes. Just a friendly reminder that it is important your children have enough food for the school day, including lunch and snacks. 

Writing Seeds:
It would be great to see children bringing in seeds/writing prompts on Monday from their holiday experiences. This will help remember the wonderful moments they’ve had over the holidays and stimulate ideas and creativity in writing.

iPad’s: 
Please ensure that if your child has an iPad to bring in every day. It needs to be fully charged and have all required Apps downloaded and updated. This is really important as we will be using them on a daily basis as a learning tool throughout the term.


2018 P-2 ACPS Student iPad App List 

The Year Two Teachers are super excited to be back and we look forward to seeing all your smiling faces Monday morning, ready to learn and to follow our curiosities.

 

WORD MANIA UPDATE

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all having an amazing holiday break! I had to share the AMAZING news after checking the current scores on Word Mania.

Even though we are still in the practise rounds we are absolutely shining and putting in our best efforts. Well done to everyone that has managed to log on and have a game during the holiday period.

Remember the more we practise the more experience and skill we will have when it comes to the first round of competition. Not only will it help us in the competition but it will also help us as learners with our spelling!

Below is an update on our position on the National and Regional Leaderboard! 

Yes, you read that correctly! We are FIRST on the National Leaderboard and FIRST on the Regional Leaderboard!

You should all be super proud of your efforts and I am so excited to see what the competition holds for us.

Keep up the hard work and make sure you have a lot of fun playing Word Mania.

Enjoy the rest of your holidays!

** Comment below and tell us your high score or bonus point successes. Let’s all celebrate our wonderful efforts!**

Discovery Solution Open Morning

Dear Parents,

We had a wonderful turnout to our Discovery Solution Open Morning! Students were ecstatic to showcase their projects to their friends and families. There were able to explain the process and their journey within the Challenge Based Learning topic of Discovery.

Students in 2E and 2B took the opportunity to give each other written feedback about the solutions. They discussed their topics with each other and were very positive in their statements.

Thankyou for reading!

2B and 2E

Word Mania Update

Wow, what an amazing thing to see! This morning when I logged onto Literacy Planet to see our updated scores, I was so surprised. All of your efforts are really standing out and our score proves it.

Currently we are sitting in 35th position on the National Leaderboard and 2nd place in our local region.

Keep up the hard work! We will be checking on our scores in class to monitor our efforts. Keep playing and aim for those high scores.

Well done to everyone who has contributed so far!