Category Archives: 2C

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!**

Friend Like Me

On Monday, we rehearsed our concert dance with Grade 2I. They came to our classroom and we practised the dance together. Mrs Fernandes and Grade 2I gave feedback on how to improve our dance.

Our concert dance was from Aladdin. – Benadee

On Thursday morning, all the Grade Prep, One and Two students did a final rehearsal in the gym. We sat in the red section and watched other children’s performances. When it was our turn, we went to the quiet zone and went back stage to get ready for our dance. We were really confident.

After school Hannah and I went to Maumau’s house and we ate noodles. We drank soft drink and we put on our clothes. I felt scared. – Olivia

After school we went home and had a rest. After that, we changed into our party clothes. We went back to school at 5:30. I felt happy and excited.- Sia

Then I came to school with my parents at 5:30 PM  and showed them where the gym is. – Avani

When we got to school, my class got ready. The boys wore sparkly hats, buttoned shirts, black pants and black footwear. I felt confident. – Aish

We put our feather boas on and went to the gym and waited in our lines. I wasn’t nervous at all. I was feeling excited. – Merza

When we got to school, we watched Tom and Jerry. We took pictures. I was nervous, happy and excited. – Shaurya

Some teachers were putting balloons in the gym. – Devika

We went to the concert dance in the gym. We did the performance. I felt happy. My parents were happy. – Armaan

I felt excited for the concert dance. – Milind

My mum and dad were happy when I was doing the aeroplane moves. – Sadika

We all started dancing happily. I felt excited. After the dance was finished, we went back to our classroom. Then we went home. All our parents were proud of us. – Avneet

Parents, if you have any videos of the dance from the red zone, could you please let me know so I can replace the video above?

Thank you,

Grade 2C and Mrs Mladenis

 

 

 

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!

WORD MANIA CHALLENGE 2018

Good Morning Year Two Community,

It is that time of year again, the WORD MANIA CHALLENGE is here! We would love to see all students and parents involved in the challenge. We need everyone to jump onto Word Mania and play as many times as you can to build up the highest possible scores. Last year our Year Two students achieved a tenth placing on the National Leaderboard and won some amazing prizes.
Together we can achieve great things, so let’s get playing!

Accessing Word Mania:
Word Mania is accessible on desktop and mobile devices. Simply log in to LiteracyPlanet on desktop and click on the Word Mania icon, or can download the free Word Mania 2018 app (iOS and Android). Students use their LiteracyPlanet login details for Word Mania.

How to Play
Word Mania is an interactive online word building game. Players are given a board of 15 randomly generated letters, and have three minutes to create as many words as they can. Every valid word formed earns points. Longer and more complex words score higher, and scores can be boosted by building valid words consecutively, and using special Gold and Diamond letter tiles. Word building uses various literacy skills: phonemes, morphemes including affixes and plurals, spelling, word recognition, vocabulary and word knowledge. Students can play as many times as they like, and the sum of the highest 50 game scores by at least five students from the same grade will be their school’s score for that year level.

$350,000 in Prizes!

Word Mania Dates:
Practise – Thursday, May 17 – Sunday, July 29.
Competition Round 1- Monday, July 30 to Friday, August 3.
Competition Round 2 – Monday, August 6 to Friday, August 10.
Final Round – Wednesday, August 15 to Friday, August 17.

For more information visit: http://www.wordmania.com/au/

 

Scienceworks Excursion

Dear parents and carers,

“On the 30th of May, we got in the bus and we went through a tunnel. When we went through a tunnel, everyone was screaming. It was a long drive.” – Sia

     

“We saw the city. Then we arrived at Scienceworks.” – Shaurya

“First we ate food. Second we wrote about the senses: smell, hear, touch and see.” – Milind

“I worked with my mum, Jannat M, Shylah, Sadika and Benadee. We wrote about seeing, smelling, hearing and touching.” – Olivia

“My favourite bit about Scienceworks was the Planetarium. So we lay down in a chair and look up at the ceiling and we watched Tycho to the Moon! Scienceworks is so awesome!” – Benadee

“In the Planetarium the seats could push down if we leaned on them. We tried to make constellations.” – Avani

“My favourite bit about Science works is the bit that we go into a thing, slide the door and we have to push it. The other door opened. You go in it, then people think you disappeared. Then you pop out of nowhere when they aren’t looking.” – Aish

“We went to the exhibitions and we looked at very cool things like wheelchair races, rock climbing, running races, buildings.” – Merza

“After we went back to school and then we looked at some photos and went home. It was fun! I never knew Scienceworks existed but now I know.” – Avneet

Today we reflected on our learning experiences with some writing. Some of our writing is in this blog post!

We also surveyed each other about what we enjoyed about the excursion to Scienceworks. We collected data in a table using tallies. Next we graphed our results to show our data in a visual display.

Thanks for reading.

Sketchnoting in Grade 2C

Dear parents and carers,

We have been learning about the Big Idea of “Discovery”. Some of our questions were:

  • Why is space dark? – Olivia
  • How do you live in space? – Devika
  • How many stars are in space? – Jannat M
  • Who discovered space? – Avani
  • Why are there planets in space? – Sia
  • How is the sun made? – Lakshmeet
  • How many rocks are in space? – Japtesh
  • Why does space have gravity? – Shaurya
  • What are planets made out of? – Mirha

We have been reading books about space and researching answers to some of our questions.

We have also been sketch noting to take notes using key words and pictures. Here are some examples:

“I learned there are lots of planets.” – Shaurya

“I learned there are stars and the moon in the sky.” – Sia

“Space started with the big bang.” – Aish

“I learned there are thousands of things in the sky.” – Mirha

“I learned that Mars is red.” – Benny

“I learned about Earth.” – Armaan

Thanks for reading!

From Mrs Mladenis and Grade 2C

 

2C Better Buddies Day

Dear parents and carers,

Today was Better Buddies Day.

We show respect and responsibility to our buddies and in our community. – Milind and Armaan

We have to be nice to each other. – Olivia

We should care for people. – Sadika

We show teamwork with others. – Japtesh

First we worked with our buddies to cut out pictures of fruits and vegetables. – Paul

We made some pictures. – Jannat M

We learned Las Fruitas in Spanish. – Armaan

While we were doing the activity, we worked hard on our task. – Avneet

When we finished the vegetables, we had to find words in Spanish in a word find.  – Sia

We got house points. – Janet U

Next we went on a scavenger hunt. – Shylah

We have to show good values. – Armaan

At performing arts, we did a dance. We were acting like we were singing but we weren’t. – Aish

We did lip syncing and we had to dance.  We could choose from these songs: Roar, Dynamite and Happy. – Milind

Thanks for reading!

 

CBL

Dear parents and carers,

We have been exploring the Big Idea of ‘Discovery’ this term. Over the past few weeks, we have taken part in a range of experiences to tune into our learning.

We brainstormed what we knew about discovery to show our prior knowledge.

We wrote down what we think the word ‘Discovery’ actually means. Some great definitions were:

“Discovery means you’re trying to find something and it means solve a problem.” – Avneet

“Discovery means learning.” – Olivia

“Discovery means you’re figuring out something or you are learning.” – Aish

“Discovery is a longer word for wondering.” – Avani

We went to different classrooms to immerse ourselves in the Big Idea. We learned about senses, space, habitats, animals, plants, sports, engineering, robots, science and so on! We took photos of different provocations, asked questions and made connections.

We also answered the question: Who makes discoveries? There are lots of different people who can make discoveries. Here is one example of someone discovering new places by travelling.

We used a lotus diagram to make connections between the provocation experiences from the different classrooms. Here is an example of our work.

Thanks for reading!

Grade 2C and Mrs Mladenis