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!
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!
¡Hola! іBienvenidos a Español!
Hello! Welcome to Spanish!
It’s great to have Spanish again. So far, we’ve learned that Spanish is one of the three most spoken languages in the whole word.
We have also been curious about each other. What languages are spoken by our classmates?
We made tallies as a way to write down how many people spoke each language at home.
Then, we used the tallies to make a bar graph. Each square represents one person who speaks that language. The bar graphs can be found as a poster in our classroom. Come and be curious too!
We are very lucky to be at a school were students come from so many different language backgrounds. English, Punjabi, Arabic, Assyrian, Tamil… these and many other languages will help us learn Spanish, because our brains can make so many connections!
We will be learning lots of Spanish this term, and songs are a great way to do it. One website we use often with some great songs is: https://rockalingua.com/ Practising at home will build our confidence.
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 🙂
In 2E we worked as a team to identify animals that live in our local community, their habitats and needs for survival. We were able to reflect how different nature would look and sound in our community if the wildlife was gone.
Thank you to all parents, guardians and students that have been viewing our Year 2 Blog. We really appreciate all the feedback and interactions that we have already had in regards to learning experiences within the classrooms. It is great to see numerous comments on posts and these are then shared within the classroom.
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. The wonderful and enthusiastic students contribute 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. These are updated regularly by each grade and specialist teachers.
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/2A_ACPS_2017
2B – https://twitter.com/MrsFernandesIeu
2C – https://twitter.com/MrsMladenis
2D – https://twitter.com/munro_p
2E – https://twitter.com/MarissaPapa2E
2F – https://twitter.com/MissAlebakis
2G – https://twitter.com/MrsRushworth
2H – https://twitter.com/CarlaBarba4
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 to reply and give feedback on our posts. We look forward to sharing these in our classrooms.
Kind Regards, Year 2 Teachers