This week in 2F we have been looking at world maps and the different communities we come from all over the world. We have a variety of cultures in our classroom and had lots of fun learning about where our classmates come from.
We also discussed the importance of maps and why we need them.
Aryaman: We can use maps when we get lost to help us find our way back.
Arav: My dad has a GPS in his car that he uses while driving when we don’t know how to get somewhere.
Noah: Maps help us get from place to place.
Nasrin: We can use maps when we go on holidays and want to visit different countries.
Arvin: A map can help us see all the places we come from in the world.
We hope you enjoyed reading!
By 2F and Miss Barba
In 2F we have been developing our knowledge on the Big Idea by describing what our ideal community would look like. We designed a map and labelled it to show what we would include in our community. We also incorporated digital technology in our lesson by using BeeBots. This also helped us practice our directional language.
Arvin: We need police in the community to help us feel safe so I am going to put a police station close to my home on my map.
Arav: I included a Mcdonald’s in my map because it is important to have places to eat.
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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
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
This morning in 2F and 2G, we have conducted a science experiment and made our own sherbet. We needed to follow a procedural text, making sure we measured each ingredient accurately in order for the experiment to work effectively.
During the experiment we noticed how each ingredient was mixing together and we saw how the colour changed only a little bit.
We were able to do a taste test after making our sherbet and made a connection between the citric acid and the sour after taste we got!
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.