Good Afternoon Parents and Carers!
Over the next two weeks our students will be participating in the Maths Superhero Challenge created by Manga High. Students can earn points for our school by completing any activities whether it may be, Games or Prodigi tasks. Students who demonstrate mastery earn medallions and each medal is worth a certain number of points.
We are encouraging students to complete activities and games over the next two weeks, to not only work towards participating in the challenge, but to built upon their maths knowledge.
We look forward to seeing what we can do over the next two weeks.
Best of luck to all who are participating.
As you know the last few weeks the year 2 students have been participating in the 2017 Word Mania competition. In round 1, we were so amazed with our result, we finished the competition 1st on the leaderboard out of 4000 year 2 classes in the entire country!
In round 2, we finished 3rd nationally as well. However, in our region we have been ranking first throughout the entire competition. We are extremely proud of the efforts all our students have made throughout the competition and have noticed massive improvements in our writing.
Since we have been on an amazing streak while playing Word Mania, we had a special visitor from Literacy Planet and she gave us a special prize pack for all of our incredible efforts!
We are currently playing in the final round and it finishes at midnight tonight so all of us are encouraging our students to keep playing and making some incredible words.
Challenge: How many words can you make using these letters? What is the longest word you can make? What word can you make that will have the most points?
Comment all your words below, we cannot wait to see what you can all make!
Wow! What an amazing start to the term! All the grade twos have been busy exploring different curiosities and developing their knowledge.
This week and the coming weeks we are going to be looking at addition and subtraction. If you know of any awesome games that link to addition and subtraction please add a comment to our blog so we can play them in class as well.
One game that we know is really fun is Subtraction snap. Played with two players, each player gets half a deck of cards. At the same time each player flips a card over. The first person to figure out the difference between the two numbers collects the cards. The game is played until one player has no more cards left.
Let us know what you think of the game and we cannot wait to hear about and play all the games you have suggested too us!
On the 31st of July, it was science day. In the first session we were experimenting with corn. We had a cup of water and vinegar. First we put some corn in the cup of water and vinegar. The corn sunk. Then we added some sodium bicarbonate and our experiment exploded. Then we mixed the ingredients and we saw the corn starting to jump inside the cup.
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Secondly, in Mr Munro’s class, we did a balloon experiment. We had to poke the sticks inside the balloon without popping it. We put the sticks under the knots because the rubber at the top of the balloon was thicker. Some of us did it! The second experiment in Mr Munro’s class, we put two cups on a balloon and let go of the cups. They stayed on the balloons. The balloon pushes into the cup so it gets tighter and stays there.
In session 3, when we were in Miss Surplice’s class, we played with Oobleck. When we played with it, some parts were liquid and other parts were solid. Liquid is something that you can put your hand through, like water. Solid is when it’s like a brick wall and you can’t put your hand through it.
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!
In preparation for the Word Mania challenge it would be amazing to see how many words you can make using the game board below. Make sure you post your responses below so we can keep track of your wonderful efforts.
Our mid year holiday break is coming up and some of the year 2 teachers have come up with some fun projects to do over the holidays. This is optional and does not have to be done, however it is there for students who would like to do it.
Don’t forget to have fun on your break!!!
Year 2 Teachers 🙂