This term we have been curious about making different effects with paint. We tried blowing it, spinning it, pouring it and scraping it.
The art works below are made using a salad spinner. We made predictions about what would happen when we put the ink in the spinner and then gave it a spin. We think the effects are amazing.
When we finished spinning our work we used markers to draw contour lines around the shapes that the spinner had made. The ink made swirling shapes and patterns and even mixed together to make new colours. We hope you enjoy our work.
The results have come in and the hard work we’ve all been putting in has paid off. We have officially finished in the TOP 10 nationally for Word Mania. Classroom teachers will be handing out certificates to all students by the end of the week so make sure you celebrate our efforts. We are super proud of our amazing achievements!
Harry: Gave a thumbs up for our achievements.
Charli: It’s a miracle, it’s amazing, I love Word Mania!
Aiden: I feel great and I am happy that we came 10th.
Harrison: I love Word Mania.
Ann Maria: I am happy because I love Word Mania.
Mason: I love getting diamond words in Word Mania. I got them all the time. I love Word Mania!
Priscilla: I am happy because we tried really hard when we were playing.
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!
In 2G we have been reading The Tear Thief. Together we were able to identify key words that help give meaning to a text. We have been learning about the importance of verbs, adjectives and adverbs and how these engage the reader.
“Every evening, she moves soundlessly about the town in her silk slippers, collecting children’s tears and popping them into her silvery waterproof sack. No-one can see her, because her reflection is only visible in puddles, but wherever she goes, she works a special magic, and the child she is visiting has no need to cry any more.”
We had the following questions about the Tear Thief:
Ashton – How can she take tears? Why does she need the tears?
Aiden – What does she do with the tears she collects?
Baani – Why is she invisible? Does she collect her own tears?
Eman – What does the tear thief look like? Does she collect the tears for a reason?
Mia – How does she make magic? Where does the tear thief live?
Ela – Why is she magic? How does she know who’s crying?
Aleyna – How does she get the tears? Why are the children crying?
Blessing – Why does she collect the tears?
Lachlan – Where does she take the tears?
What questions do you have after reading the first passage from ‘The Tear Thief’?
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.